Architectural Plants is a nursery in Pulborough, West Sussex, set within 32 acres of open fields and surrounded by farmland overlooking the South Downs. We welcome both the general public and trade customers.
The nursery was established in 1990 by Angus White, and Guy Watts joined as Managing Director in 2016 (see 'The Story So Far...' for more info). We specialise in plants that are both shapely and exotic - Japanese and European topiary, hardy palms, bananas, bamboos, plants for screening, and a range of rare evergreen trees. Many of our plants are homegrown and we also source a lot from elsewhere in the UK. There's a powerful discipline behind what we grow and why we grow it. We are the home of the interesting, unusual, quirky and bizarre - the tropical and the jungly of both big and small specimen plants.
If you share our enthusiasm for the sculptural qualities of plants and want to transform your garden, we make the process absurdly simple. If we design your garden, we only use our plants. Whatever we do in your garden, it will look quite a lot like the nursery and if you're one of those people who really like the nursery, this is a heavenly solution. We also provide planting and maintenance services.
In 1990, Angus put a little box ad in The Garden magazine and coined a tag line - "We're terribly helpful and awfully enthusiastic". We still are!