Privet is probably the best evergreen hedge plant for urban areas. It grows in compacted, polluted soil next to roads and tolerates more shade than almost anything else. Green privet or variegated golden privet are the preferred choices in towns as they are truly evergreen, work well as screening plants and can be clipped to make smart formal hedges. Privet hedges grow quickly and forgive overzealous clipping. In the country, wild privet, while not as evergreen as the other two, carries masses of black fruit into the winter which are loved by birds. Privet hedges are best kept to about 2-3 metres.
Uses: Formal hedges from 80cms upwards and topiary
Good Points: Evergreen, dense, tolerates pollution, clips beautifully
Position: Almost anywhere including dry shade
Privet Hedge FAQ's
Privet hedging is one of the easiest ways to create fast-growing, smart, evergreen barriers around your garden. However, easy to grow as privet may be, you will get a much better end result if it is properly planted.
When is the best time to plant?
You can start with privet cuttings, but that will add 2-3 years to your timescales, so better by far to use bare root privet hedge plants that will establish very fast and are much more economical than privet grown in pots. The planting season for bare-rooted hedging is from October up to the beginning of April.
Prepare the planting area really well; privet may be tough but it is enormously greedy and rewards you with rapid lush growth if it is started in soil that has plenty of added organic matter. Get rid of larger stones, perennial weeds, tree roots and other detritus at the same time.
What Spacing is best between my plants?
Plant privet hedging in a single row at 3 plants per metre.
Planting a Privet Hedge
Put your privet in a bucket of cool water an hour before planting and then take them out as you need them. Dig a trench just a little wider but no deeper than the roots. put the plants in the trench and return the soil around the plants, firming it down well making sure the finished soil level is the same as when they were lifted. Water privet hedging really well immediately after planting and, until it has established and is growing away, whenever the weather is dry.
Privet Hedge Pruning
As soon as you see the first new leaves emerging, trim your plants down by about a third to make them bushier at the base. After that, clip the sides 2-3 times a year and the top once a year until your privet hedge has reached the desired height. Thereafter, trim as required.
Best advice before you buy, and great support afterwards.
Thank you so much, Catherine & Co.!
The tree arrived this afternoon along with the rhubarb. It was so well-packed that it took me almost an hour to unravel all the tape, bubblewrap and such. The tree looks great. It has had some compost put around its roots in a breathable bag for this evening and the rhubarb root planted in a pot; I won't plant that out until Spring is around the corner. I find they don't like sitting in cold, damp soil over the Winter when establishing.
Thank you again for all your kind help and valued advice. I certainly know where to come next time!Ruth
thank you for my very quick order so well packed, very impressed.
Sue Sue Harder
The quality of your plants is superior to the others I've received and I'll try to ensure I order from Ashridge Trees in the future.
all the hedge plants arrived safely and the great packaging meant that their roots were still damp. They're all in and we're watering regularly - looking forward to seeing first leaves. This is the 4th time I've ordered hedge plants from you and I laid the hedge we planted at our allotment site last year - great plants have now made a lovely hedge... here's a photo!Miranda
The bulbs arrived yesterday and once again I am very pleased with the goods from Ashridge Nurseries.
Hi thank you for my purging buckthorn, which came on time today and in great condition. Really nice root systems. They were unboxed and planted up within the hour.C JONES
Thank you for the efficient handling of my order. The yew and beech hedging plants are of excellent quality and I'm really pleased that I bought them from Ashridge! Thank you
I just want to say a big thank you to Vikki and the whole team for ensuring my order of apple trees were delivered safely after all my faffing about. They are lovely examples and will make a lovely mini orchard. Hope to order again from you soon(if you allow me to).V Parker
I have just completed a Feefo survey. Just thought I would let you know how great the lady who served me on the phone was. I needed some plants for my gardener the following day (and I rang quite late). The lady said it wasn't possible so I said OK. Shortly afterwards she rang me back...... She had arranged for next day delivery. I'm sorry I can't remember her name, she sounded quIte young but her service was outstanding, super helpful.
The plants turned up the following morning and I was really pleased with the quality, size and price of the plants and my gardener was very impressed too.
Will definitely order from you again
I’ve received my order and I’m delighted with my purchase!Jane C
I wanted to thank you for my recent order that I received today.
Delivery and packaging exceptional and the plants are beautiful and really healthy. I can't wait for them to flourish in my garden.
Thank you so much
Hello, This is just to say thank you very much for the lovely beech saplings which we ordered from you back in November. They have all been planted (as per the very comprehensive instructions on your website) and we are looking forward to seeing them coming to life in the Spring. This was our first order with you and we were very happy with the quality of the saplings received and the customer experience. Thanks again! Francesca Gurner
Just wanted to say that my herbs arrived safely this afternoon. Lovely plants & have potted up the plugs to grow on for planting out later on. Nice oregano in 9cm pot too. Thank you for your quality plants & good packaging of them. Glad that your Nursery supplies plants of high standard & packs them with care before posting them. Just would like to add that your soft fruit plants that I bought from your Nursery a few years back now have done well & fruiting well every summer, which proves what good grade of plants your Nursery supplies. Many thanks once again for your service & will use your Nursery in future when the need arises.G. B.
Thank you to everyone at Ashridge Nurseries for your prompt and efficient service from taking the order to delivery. I will not hesitate to either purchase from you again or recommend you to friends.Lesley Atkinson
Thank you so much, fantastic customer service!
Very best wishes
Thank you so much. My order arrived today in perfect condition. I will definitely recommend you my friends and will be ordering from you again
Thank you for my sweet peas, they are in excellent condition,
The plants are well presented, carefully wrapped to protect the tender stems and I would highly recommend you.
My beech trees are also appearing to do quite well. A little early to see if they have survived the winter but certainly looking good at the moment.
Thank you, yes, I have received my order and am extremely pleased with everything you have sent and the way all the plants and trees were protected.
I definitely will be a future customer and will recommend you to others.
Thank you again,Lori
Thank you so much for your help with my order. It arrived just after 9 o’clock this morning. I cannot believe it arrived so quickly as I only managed to complete my order yesterday afternoon!
The lavender plants look very healthy. They are a present for my daughter who has been very poorly with the Virus and has been unable to do any gardening. They are to help her recovery. Thank you again,Susan Edwards
It came a lot quicker than I had expected and I'd like to congratulate you on your excellent packaging.
It was easy to handle and the plants were held firm. A change from other plant orders I've received from some suppliers.Lorraine
Delighted to have them. Arrived this morning and have been dug into the greenhouse between the tomato plants!
Brenda Brenda Harris
Arrived safely and it must be one of the best trees we have had over many years.
Perfect shape, size and quality as promised.
Thank you.Edward Armitage
The beech hedging arrived safely and was planted within the hour of delivery. The root system is absolutely fantastic and I'm really impressed with the quality of the plants.
Thank you very much for the lovely Honeysuckle plants we received today. We managed to get them planted this evening and they look great.
Well done to your team for all the hard work you are all doing in these incredible difficult times, we think you must be so proud of yourselves.
You all take care of yourselves and keep up the good work.Yvonne
The tree & roses that you sent at the time we asked for, despite the wet weather, are very good specimens. They were wrapped well too. We have just finished planting them, taking advantage of a few rain free & sunny hours! ThanksChristine
Dear Ashridge Nurseries
I have always been impressed with your service and all the goods I have bought have been great. But I am absolutely thrilled with my Rowan tree planted in my front border recently. It looks wonderful and I can't wait to see the leaves, blossom and fruit come out.
Many, many thanksBarbara Thurston
Dear Ashridge Just to say thank you for our order which arrived, as always, in perfect condition. I recommend you to everyone! Regards Cheryl Cheryl
We are delighted with these well grown trees. Thank you very much,Gilly Higgs
Hi, just wanted to say thank you for my recent order, it was only a small order, but they were beautifully and carefully packet, the plants were in perfect condition, and the parsley plants are now planted on and looking great.
So that’s a big thank you from me !!Catherine
My Cosmos arrived in perfect condition. Your packaging system is great, unlike other companies I have used in the past.
Thank you Ashridge for the splendid dahlia tubers. I am delighted and pleasantly surprised to have received whole clumps.
The lavender plants I bought from you have lots of new growth. Having been in the same garden for 30 years I don’t often need to buy anything but, even as an experienced gardened, I find your newsletter and monthly tips extremely interesting and my daughter and son-in-law who are new to gardening are finding it to be a wonderful learning resource.
Thank you for your attention to my order. received as promised and very satisfied
In response to your email checking the safe delivery of my order, may I thank you for the superb secure packaging and the excellent quality of the plants.Richard
Hi, I know it’s not urgent, but I just want to thank you for the perfect service. Your reply to my prev email, the delivery driver and the trees. Really has made my day today unwrapping them. Kind regards MatthewMatthew
I have just received my delivery of plants (various lavender and a honeysuckle) and I am absolutely delighted with the quality of the plants, and the packaging was also excellent (and necessary for the journey and multiple handling needed to get to the Isle of Wight!). Ali Cripps
I could not believe it I am so thrilled, thank you.
This plant is so much healthier than the last one and three times as big!
My next lesson is to learn how to send photographs, still have it on my phone.
Yours very gratefully Jackie.
Many thanks for prompt delivery. Excellent, healthy, vigorous plants received in perfect condition. My first order from Ashridge Nurseries and certainly won't be my last!
yes the plants arrived and have been planted. All had very good roots and were healthy. We are very pleased.
Just wanted to say, how lovely the plants are and how well they were packed.
Thank you, I look forward to receiving them when you are ready and will take great care in planting them , thank you for an excellent service
Fabulous tree. Looks very healthy. Planted within 24 hours of delivery. Thank you very much.
Thank you all very much for getting this order to me so promptly and efficiently. I really appreciated it.
The timing of your delivery was perfect and all the bare root plants are now in the ground.
Many thanks, JoanneJoanne Walker
Hi all at Ashridge,
I just had to write and say thank you for the best Christmas tree I have ever had!! It has and is still stunning! It hasn’t dropped any needles despite being in a warm room. I have given it water regularly but I still can’t believe how amazing a tree it is!
For me the most wonderful thing about Christmas is having a tree indoors, I absolutely love a Christmas tree and this one takes the prize as the best ever. I can’t thank you enough for sending the most beautiful tree to grace my front room this Christmas, I won’t want to take it down!! And to think all I did was order it on line, no driving for miles to search out a tree, no hassle getting it in or on the car, then out at the other end. It just arrived one day in perfect condition and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, and everyone who has seen it over Christmas has remarked on just how beautiful it is, and been amazed that I got it in the post! So a big thank you to all of you at Ashridge for the most perfect of Christmas trees.
Best wishes for 2019.S Rothwell
Great Roses , I have bought from you in the past . Always good communication and the plants always arrive on time and in perfect condition thanksPaul
Just a bit of feedback, my last order from you was the best quality and best packaged trees
I have received this year. They took a while to arrive, but when I opened them up was very impressed.
You produce quality trees and customer service is excellent.
I will be in touch next season.Richard
Everything arrived safely thanks to your superb packing, I checked your planting video and both trees are now planted and looking very happy.
Wow that was a quick response!
Thank you so much for you kindness and understanding.
First rate plants and first rate service. The plants arrived within two days of placing the order so thanj you very muchCharles
Dear Ashbridge, I want to thank you for your excellent service. Both my recent orders arrived when you said they would and the plants were in top condition. The information on your ordering webpages was very helpful and my email questions were answered efficiently and were again very helpful. Well done. I will recommend you to other gardeners. Nicola
Thank you so very much. Once again such very good customer service. You are indeed, a super company.
Brilliant and many thanks again
Thanks for the great service. Tree delivered & delighted with quality - thanksJan
Thank you for the healthy gorse specimens, they arrived in the post today. Well pleased with their condition and packaging. Hope to get them planted at the weekend. Highly impressed with the service. Thank you. Richard Richard Wood
For the excellently packed half standard Malus Red Falstaff which arrived yesterday
Lovely tree and excellent roots. Planted it straight away in prepared hole.
Look forward to a harvest in a couple of years.
Anita Anita Chapman
Thank you very much for our order, the plants were received in excellent condition and the packaging was really top class.
Well worth waiting for!John Cadden
I am writing to you in relation to the 'Ellen' daffodil bulbs we bought off of you. We would just like to thank you and compliment you on the bulbs. We are keen gardeners and these are best bulbs we have ever used. We will certainly be using you again.T Thornberry
Just received my beautiful Hydrangea Semannii...lovely large plant and very healthy. Thank youLinda
Docton Mill Gardens, Devon
Narcissi, primulas, camellias, rhodos, azaleas, bluebells and twenty-five varieties of magnolia promise a spectacular display.
I want to say an enormous thank you for the tree you supplied. It exceeded all my expectations. It was an absolute pleasure buying from you and look forward to ordering from you again, in the future. To everyone at Ashridge...thank you...you are awesome. :-)DONNA BROWN
Many thanks for my lavenders, really well packed and in good health. I know you must be so busy now and I want you to know how much u looked forward to my order and how much pleasure it has given me. Thank you all, SarahSarah D
Just to say your sweet peas are the best we have ever grown. Many thanks. See you next year!
My dahlias arrived yesterday, and I am thrilled (and I never use that term lightly) with their great condition and size - they are obviously raring to go. Can’t wait to get them in the ground to plug those late summer gaps. Thank you so much!Elizabeth Taylor
Hi, we have just received the roses my husband ordered, and I just wanted to say thank you for such lovely healthy plants. And the Tufnell delivery man was so polite and took great care in carrying them in. I would highly recommend your roses and wish you all the best for the future. We will definitely purchase roses from you again, kind regards Linda. Lin Brooks
The rose tree arrived at the right place at the right time and in very good order. Thank you very much.M
Just thought I’d let you know plants arrived safely and in good health, looking good & already planted.
Clare Clare Phelan
Just to let you know that the above order arrived safely today, impressively packed and is at present relaxing in the greenhouse with VIP treatment !!
Many thanks from a very satisfied customer.
I’ll be sure to recommend you and buy from you again.Nina McBeath
No response required. Just wanted to say the quality of my items is superb. Customer service brilliant, my second order was added to my first to give me free shipping and order arrived at best time to plant out my roses, fruit bushes and strawberries. I will use your services again and recommend them to others. LMA
Order safely arrived. Very pleased with the plants - and beautifully packaged. Thank you. JanetJanet Elsey
Just to let you know my trees arrived today in Sutherland in good order. Absolutely fabulous service from yourselves and the couriers. We will plant our Christmas present trees as a family ASAP. Can’t thank you enough!I Paterson
Just wanted to say thanks. We received our order of 3 silver birch trees this week and thankfully the weather was kind and allowed us to get them in the ground in a timely manner!
We are delighted with the trees which look so healthy and are a good size. They represent excellent value for money and we can’t wait to see them take off and grow big and strong.
The whole process was so easy from selection, ordering delivery ((excellent delivery driver who arrived when I had popped out but who left the trees safely in the carport).
Can’t thank you enough and will certainly come back to you for future needs and recommend you to family and friends.
Dear Ashridgetrees, I am writing to thank you very much indeed for your prompt attention to my order, received first thing this morning and only placed on 4th March. All your staff have been most helpful and courteous . I look forward to receiving my remaining 2 orders and watching them grow. I shall certainly use your company again and recommend you to my friends and colleaguesJane
Thank you so much. My dahlia cuttings arrived this morning. Beautifully packed healthy plants. I am looking forward to growing them on for my cutting garden. CSChris Symondson
Thanks for your attention.
We are, as always, delighted with the items from Ashridge
Richard Richard Philipps
My tree was delivered yesterday together with the rose I ordered.
I just want to tell you how delighted I am with my order. It was packaged beautifully, so well in fact that I had difficulty in getting into it but when I did, I was thrilled with what was inside.
Both the lovely tree and the climbing rose are planted and I look forward to next Spring when they will both begin to show their glory.
Thank you so much for excellent products and superb packaging.
With kindest regards,
Just wanted to drop you a note to say how pleased we are with our tree. It's an excellent shape and you had packed it so carefully, we especially appreciated the bamboo cane to keep the top well protected.
"Bruce the Spruce" is installed, decorated and looking gorgeous in our hall.
Thank you very much indeed.
Thank you so much, plants are perfect, beautifully packed,
Arrived as stated, could not be more pleased.
Order received today and very happy with the plants. Thank you for the service you've given us - best of all the garden companies I've used. Kind regards and best wishes for your future success.John Hughes
All arrived yesterday, in the best plant packaging I have ever seen!..Thank you! JoanJoan Wilson
I just wanted to thank you so much for sorting my replacement lavender plants, they arrived safely and are looking very healthy.
I received my 8 plants today and I would like to thank you they look really health and vigorous.I do appreciate your efforts in these strange times.Gwyn Gregory John
just a quick note to say thank you for keeping me in touch with the delivery of my blackthorn trees. They have arrived, well packed, very healthy and we are both very impressed with your service. thank you again.Pamela Kyte
Thank you so much - you are fantastic! Exemplary customer service - unlike that I recently received from another supplier for a similar problem!
I thought you might like to know that my order has just been delivered. Thank you for your excellent service.
John John Neville
Our trees arrived safely yesterday, for which many thanks. We will be planting them tomorrow. We are most impressed with the quality of your customer service and will recommend you to others without hesitation.
Thank you so much for the prompt delivery of the ordered cosmos purity. They are now all in the 4 box beds I have in the middle of my garden and have been loving the rain showers over the last couple of days! As in previous years, your plants are always a joy to savour over the summer. Well done to your team for all their hard work in producing, not just my plants, but a whole range of plants and trees - thank you! Sarah
Thank you for safe arrival of order. Beautiful healthy plants to add to previous orders. A really good service.
Best wishesJessica Crichton
A simple message to thank your team for the delivery of our order- all complete, very well packed, the plants look in very good condition ... regards Ian ian snelling
This is the 3rd year I have ordered my Christmas tree through you and I realised, when I was placing my order, that in the past I used to think my Christmas planning started when I ordered my cards on line - now it starts when I order my tree from you.
Received my plants this afternoon :) thank you very much, they look lovely :) Just need the rain to stop so I can plant them.
Stay safeJ Reed
I would like to say thank you for your delivery of the Amelanchier trees. I was very impressed with the quality of the trees together with the through packaging and also supplying an extra tree! My Brother in Law was looking for a Wisteria to replace a previous tree which had died. As he was having difficulty in finding a suitable supplier, I told him about Ashridge Nurseries and how pleased I was about my recent and previous orders. As a result he has placed a order with you. Thanks again for your business and especially during these very difficult times.Mike Head
I recently ordered 24 Hidcote lavender plants which have arrived. I am very pleased with the plants and have planted them in my garden to form a small hedge and looking forward to seeing them in bloom and encouraging bees and butterflies to visit.
May I take this opportunity to congratulate your company on the excellent packaging of these plants - they arrived looking very healthy. They were delivered very promptly. Your logo is also excellent.
Top marks to Ashridge for your quality of service and plants. I heard of your company from my daughter who bought some of the same lavender earlier this year.S Denny
Thank you for the excellent quality of the trees. They arrived at 12 pm and were planted and watered in by 3 30pm. The root balls ware so substantial that we had to make the trench wider in places.Pat Bailey
I just wanted to thank you for my order. The beech hedging arrived in good condition and looks healthy. Your service was very efficient and you have been a pleasure to deal with. I am looking forward to watching my new hedge thrive! Many thanks, Claire Claire
Thank you for this. The order has been received and the trees are to your usual very high standard. I have ordered trees from several nurseries, and the ones from Ashridge are alway 5* - not always the cheapest - but definitely the best. In our experience 100% excellent!
Thank you Ashridge Nursery, great communication and wonderful quality plants. Very happy customer! Jean Moralee
Thank you so much for your efforts.
We will order more and I have recommended you to my neighbouring Churchyard team too. Cathryn
Your package arrived this morning all in perfect order. I wish all transactions were this good (PERFECT).
I hope that we do business again in the near future.David Spragg
Just wanted to say that I received my order of Honeysuckle Darts World and Clematis Jackmanii this morning and that I’m absolutely delighted with not only the quality of the plants but your customer service as well.
The honeysuckle has a little grey mould on some of the leaves , probably to do with being in a cardboard box in this beautiful weather, but the packaging was superb and protected the specimens extremely well.
When I first placed my order on 26th March I was a bit disappointed that the delivery date was 4 weeks, but you have delivered sooner and taking into account the difficulties raised during the lockdown I think your service is very good.
I will tell my friends and neighbours about your service and good quality plants at a competitive price, just hope they don’t overwhelm you !
Thank you again - keep up the good work- Britain’s gardeners need you !
Lyn Lyn Heath
Just thought I’d let you know we are very pleased with the tree, it was delivered on time and is of top quality.Mr. Johnson
I just wanted to let you know that our Christmas tree was wonderful. I have only once previously bought a tree sight unseen and that was a disaster. Luckily for you I had forgotten this when I ordered my tree from you! I need not have worried as you delivered a beautiful tree, well pruned and healthy. It seems a shame to have to take it down but we will definitely be ordering one from you next year if we are at home.B Montgomery
Hi, my trees have just arrived. I'm so pleased with them, they look amazing especially the beautiful beech trees. Many thanks
Thank you Ashridge for a beautiful tree delivered to my house. Fabulous service and lovely tree.
Order arrived today, all in good condition and the plants look great!
Thanks for the prompt service, much appreciated
Jo Joanne Page
I bought a tall Christmas tree from you this year and it just had to be the best one I have ever, ever had. I usually buy 2-3 trees each Christmas for family in Somerset, London and Cheshire from various nurseries and shops but I have never had one that kept its needles,colour and shape - and looked as good waiting to go on the bonfire as it was when I first bought it some weeks before Christmas.
Thank you,Ursula Inglis-Jones
I just wanted to thank you for the way you have dealt with my order. The plants are of a very high quality and arrived in excellent packaging and as planned, the whole transaction has been first class from ordering to delivery . I just wanted to acknowledge this and thank you again for the excellent way it's been dealt with.Chris Gardner
I am writing to tell you that my Hidcote Lavender plants arrived on the day you said they would - excellent service. I have now unpacked them which was very good - all safe and sound, no damage. The quality of the plants is first class, very healthy and ready to be planted.
This my second order - the first being a flowering cherry which I was also delighted with. I will continue to shop with you and will recommend you to my friends and family.
My order was delivered the following day (Saturday).
I have no complaint, quite the contrary, I wanted to commend you for the excellent plants (frankly,much better quality than I expected for a mail order); and all planted today.
Just received your trees
Delighted with the quality
Yes my order(s) has been received and just want to say many thanks for your excellent service and brilliant website, advice etc.
Dear Mary, Mae and Sarah
In response to your email below I would like to tell you that we very happy with our 4 trees (3 x Himalayan Birch and 1 Common Alder) that we ordered from you.
The trees are all happily tucked up in the soil of our paddock.
In particular I'd like to praise your website and the email contact that you kept up while we were waiting for all our order to be available (the common alder delayed things quite a bit - not a problem for us though). The video on help with planting a tree was really good, although I was extremely jealous of your soil - ours is heavy clay!
The other important point I'd like to praise with your service concerns the way the trees had been packaged, not a single bud was damaged. You'd also sent us great specimens. The latter is a very important point as when ordering on-line, its not as though we can pick and choose the actual tree ourselves.
In summary its a big thank you from usNikki
just felt I needed to thank you for the trees which arrived safely, healthy and are now planted and stood to attention down our driveway! You even arranged the rain to come for the last two weeks to water them : )
I wanted to say how much I appreciated each communication I had with your staff - all helpful and pleasant. I wouldnt have any hesitation in recommending you to anyone.
i just wanted to say how impressed I was with the quality of your service and plants. Delivery was efficient, the 12 Rosa Ragusa carefully packed and healthy. This was in contrast to some shrubs I ordered from another company which didn't match their online description. I will definitely choose Ashridge Nurseries again and have recommended you to other people. I wish I'd ordered the other shrubs from you too!Kathy
I’d like to thank you for excellent service and super products. Sending a new tree when the first was the wrong Berry colour is very much appreciated. I will certainly recommend you and buy from you again.
I have now received the plants as ordered and want to say how impressed with the 50 Dwarf Box plants ordered. The speed of delivery was truly amazing !
In addition, the telephone advice which was given was 'second to none ; and I will not hesitate to deal with you again.
Very Many Thanks for sending me these 'quality plants' and here's hoping we can look after and endure them for may years to come.Joseph
I just wanted to say how delighted I am with the plants I received from you today. The plants were well packed and in excellent condition. Thank you a full five stars from me.Stuart Birt
Thank you very much to all the crew for working under these conditions. Gardens are such an important restorative and uplifting distraction from this stressful time. I am continuing to work as a gardener and it's good to be able to continue to get supplies from good nurseries like yours.
I just wanted to say thank you for the safe delivery of my new hedging plants. They look really good and I've given you a shout out on my blog.CK
Always enjoy your products. High quality and a good firm to work with. Mike Hopkins
I just wanted to drop a quick message across to say how pleased I am with the Bay Tree I received today. It’s beautiful - since your delivery driver knocked at the door, I basically spent the rest of the day admiring it! Thank you so much! L Groom
I just wanted to say how delighted I am with my Lavender Plants delivery yesterday. Top quality plants. So thank you so very much and I look forward to ordering more plants for my garden in due course.Ellie C
Thank you for my lovely lavender which arrived safely on the predicted date. Well done!
Helen Helen Powell
Just to say that our plants arrived during this week and we are delighted. I don’t know if your sweet pea plants would usually be as substantial or whether their despatch was delayed by events but, either way, they look great.
Many thanks indeed.
My order has arrived and it was well worth the wait. The plants are in terrific condition and I am absolutely delighted. It’s my first order with you and it definitely won’t be the last. Thank you so much.Jane
My Alnus incana have arrived, and they are very fine young trees: thank you very much
The parcel arrived today and I want to thank you for your excellent service in these difficult times. The packing was first class and the lavender plants look wonderfully healthy, all 26 of them. Can’t wait to start planting.
Hi - I just wanted to say how impressed I am with roses I bought last year - I have 4 superb healthy, vigorous bushes, with perfect blooms. 'Aphrodite' produced the largest bloom I have ever grown, and 'Fragrant Cloud' is covered in buds. Thank you so much - they are giving so much pleasure. I shall certainly come to you if I can find room for more!
Hi good morning Bit delayed due to eye operation but our raspberries are all great - had to share as not one was less than perfect. Thank you so much, fantastic service, beautiful canes. Many thanks indeed. Penny
I just wanted to say thank you very much for the beautiful sweet pea plants you sent me this week. They arrived in good condition and are resting in pots in the cold frame just now. I will plant them out on Friday when the cold east wind is due to stop.
I know this is such a difficult time for business and I think you really deserve to get through these hard times and prosper! I hope you and your fantastic team keep safe through this dreadful pandemic and I look forward to buying more wonderful plants from you in the future.
Thank you again for your generosity,Ros W
Thank you so much, the trees have just arrived in perfect order!
I’m really grateful you sorted out my delivery and look forward to planting the trees with the help of your excellent video.judith
Just to say your plants for my first order from you arrived this morning, beautifully packed and within minutes were unpacked and lightly watered. Will be planted tomorrow and all look really healthy. Thanks very muchJ Quinn
Thank you for a great service and easy, informative website.Ruth W
I have just received delivery of the three Honeysuckle plants that I ordered from you four weeks ago.
They are top quality, packed very well and I am totally satisfied with them, I will recommend you to any of our friends.
Value for money at a premium.
Brian Brian Osborne
Just a short note of thanks. I had not ordered from you previously and, looking for options to order hedge plants on-line, I found your website easy to navigate and informative. The ordering process was straight forward and I appreciated the way you kept me informed, including letting me know the day you had dug my plants. When the plants arrived (in two packaged bundles) they were clearly labelled and very healthy looking. I look forward to seeing them grow! Thank you.Mr. Hesketh
Another fantastic bundle of plants team. That’s the 3rd hedge and I couldn’t say how many trees. Always arrive in fantastic condition and we have them all in after a big family effort today. Thanks a million as ever. We’ll be back PPatrick Pollock
Thank you so much, my order has arrived - already. Now that really is good service, it just couldn't be better.
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.Stephanie (Hibberd)
Received recent order and as usual it arrive in excellent packaging.Plants in superb condition.I know I can always rely on you. Many thanks.Mike
Thank you for the lovely, healthy, well-rooted camomile plants. I recently planted lots of bare rooted tiny plants from another source. That seemed a more economical solution at the time but I realise I would have been better off getting fewer, larger ones.
The new ones are being well tended and are looking good and will hopefully rescue my small camomile lawn project.Mrs F
Thank you once again for excellent service. You delivered our well packed trees early Friday morning as promised and in between the showers we were able to get them planted.Brian Knowles
Dear all at Ashridge. Thank you for completing my order prior to Christmas and an even bigger thank you for the excellent Csar plum and Newton Wonder apple what really beautiful young trees they are. I hope I can grow them on into wonderful productive fruit trees. They were packaged, obviously, with great care and arrived without a blemish in fine condition; even the delivery driver was polite and enthusiastic ! I am most grateful for your excellent stock and services and wish you all a Happy Christmas. GilesGiles
Fantastic service and healthy happy looking plant.LH
order received in very good shape and we are very pleased with the quality of the plants and with the service we have received. So many thanks!Paul Medlicott
I have been pleasantly surprised at the professional level of advice available from Ashridge Trees. They don’t try to push products down your throat like the major names. They rely more on building a good reputation. That will always attract good customers instead of push push push of product by second rate service companies.George Harvey
Hedge planted - am delighted . Fingers crossed it springs into action!
Ashridge were terrific thank you - and hedge planting video on website .Laura Field
Well packed, great communication throughout, impressed. First time I’ve bought from you, but will certainly do so again.Rob
Thank you for your excellent customer service! I hope you have a great week ALICE MITCHELL
Just to say thank you for both of my orders that you have delivered this year. Your products, web site and customer service are all amazing. As a very amateur gardener I enjoy your emails telling me what time of year to buy and when to plant. I will definitely be ordering again. Thank you for all your hard work during very pressing times and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year.
From FFiona Brownhill
Thank you for your email; the plants arrived safely this morning.
They all look fine, and will be an excellent antidote to Lockdown!
Thank you, Ms Young. I received the order last Thursday (7 April), as scheduled. Everything was included and arrived in perfect condition. The plants have already been planted. I am grateful for your help.Elemer Szabadi
Merry Christmas Everyone
Just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the Christmas Tree - best one I’ve ever had -
Admired by my ‘family bubble’ too
I think you will have orders from all my family next year
Enjoy your Christmas holidays and New Year celebrations
Many thanksLynne Boulton
Thank you for the wonderful quality of my recent order. Over the last 20 odd years, we have planted many hundreds of trees on our farm, from various grants/suppliers/hedges/woodland etc, but I have rarely seen such beautiful quality as I planted from you today.
Absolutely delighted AND it’s just started raining, so gently watered in
Dear Ashridge Nurseries,
Our lavender plants have arrived in good shape and look lovely. Beautifully packed!
Thank you!I Ward
Order received promptly. Excellent plants, very pleased thank you. All potted up and ready for spring. Regards JohnJF
I just want to say thank-you for your very prompt service - despite the current difficulties. The plants arrived today as scheduled and in good order. I am very pleased with them and they are already in the ground where I want them to grow. With the help of Mycorrhizal and a good watering in, I am sure they will do well. Thanks again and regards, RogerRoger Toll
My order has arrived safely and I would like to say that the plants were all in great condition.
Planting is now complete today(Sunday) and look great in situ.
Thank you for your efficient and high quality service.
Many thanks,Helen (Orrell)
Thanks very much for my order which arrived this morning. All plants in good condition, and very well packed.
Many thanks for your quick response that's brilliant. Just getting excited about the Dahlias - they look amazing!
Kind regards, Jamie.Jamie Mattock
This is just to say that we have been very pleased with the trees we have bought from you. They are all of excellent quality and were delivered on time. We would unreservedly recommend Ashridge Nurseries Trevor and Susan Parr
Thank you for our Victoria plumb tree; as usual it was packaged perfectly to protect the excellent shaped tree within > we planted it this afternoon!Nikki
I just wanted to tell you how delighted I am with the Victoria plum tree you delivered today. It arrived in perfect condition and is a fine specimen. I enjoyed planting it this afternoon. It replaces a rather poor one, from one of your competitors, which never thrived for eight years and died this yearMr. K
Just like to drop you an email to say how pleased we were with the 2 Christmas trees we purchased from you, especially the larger of the two it was such a beautiful tree it seemed a shame to decorate it.
My order arrived on time today, all beautifully packaged, in tiptop condition - lovely plants!
Would like to pass on my sincere thanks to all concerned, am very grateful and will definitely be returning in the future for further orders.Diana Holdsworth
Super excited to be planting some more trees :) we'll be back again next year for more bareroot.MS
Thank you very much for my Cosmos Purity order that arrived, beautifully packed and in very good condition, last week the plants were planted the next day and are extremely happy. I congratulate you on your packaging and care. Thank you, SueSue Paterson
Great plants and fantastic customer care - what a brilliant business. From T
Just to let you know how pleased I am with my tree. It is a lovely specimen and arrived in very good condition on the date you gave me. I also found the planting video very helpful. The whole service couldn’t be better
Hi all at Ashridge!
I really enjoy reading your emails and follow your jobs to do with gay abandon! Well, perhaps not quite such gay abandon, but you know what I mean!
Just got home from a lovely meal out to celebrate my birthday today and am listing jobs to do for tomorrow if the weather is reasonably kind.
Keep up the good work and look forward to your further emails!Frances Tarbin
I must say that the After Sales Service of Ashridge Nurseries is the very best and encourages customers to return.
Again thank you
Hello Ashridge Folks
The trees and accessories arrived as planned and the two beautiful Whitebeam saplings are now planted and will, hopefully, have long and happy lives where situated.
The trees were planted in memory of my husband who died last year so the care, attention and patience you gave this order are very much appreciated. Thank you.
Should I need trees, other garden goodies (or advice) in the future, for whatever reason, I will certainly be returning to you.
Very best wishes for Yuletide and 2020.
Liz LowrieLiz Lowrie
Thank you so much for your very efficient reply, I am very grateful and will be sure to use Ashridge Nurseries
when I am buying some new shrubs for my garden.
Hi - everything perfect with my order of snowdrops in the green - all now planted - some still flowering - sure to be back again - excellent service and plants - thank you
I just wanted to say how impressed I am with your web site together the efficient service and advice I have received.Russ Mathieson
I would just like to say how pleased we are with the trees you supplied. Good strong healthy specimens and a first class delivery system.
All the best,Ian
Thank you. My trees arrived safely today and have been planted. Lovely trees in nice condition. Not sure we have room for any more, sadly. Our first trees from you, about twenty years ago, are now a lovely woodland and a real pleasure.
Thank you for my roses they were delivered today and are already in pots.
I am absolutely delighted with them and will look forward to the summer blooms.
I couldn't have wished for better, healthier plantsMerry
Just to say that the Christmas tree I bought from you for this Christmas is the best tree I have ever bought. Beautiful needles, lovely shape etc. I will definitely get my tree form you again next year.D Letham
Earlier in the year I received 8 lavender plants from you. They were excellent. I believe best time to plant lavender is the spring. I would like another 8 for next Spring.Mrs Crawley
I just wanted to thank you for the lovely Xmas tree that was delivered to my door in December. It was, and still is beautiful with no needle drop. I have kept it up for an extra few days to cheer us up during lockdown.
I was a bit cautious about ordering one online but was absolutely delighted, it’s just been perfect.
Thank you to all.
This is my second order from you. I've been very impressed by your tree quality, selections, price and customer service. From MMS
Thank you Ashridge. Lavender and herbs arrived. Beautifully packed; beautiful condition. First class service. Thanks to all involved at Ashridge.M Hemming
My lavender hedge has just arrived, beautifully packed and in perfect
condition. Many thanks - I'm looking forward to getting the plants into the
ground and watching them flourish!Kate
Thanks for your speedy reply and update on the processing of my order, it is much appreciated.
Thanks too for the useful tips page and the planting videos which are excellent.
Robin Robin Wain
Many thanks for the lovely Vilmorinii
Kind regards John
Parcel arrived safely, well packaged and in lovey condition!
I have received my plants and trees and I must say that I am extremely pleased they are in an amazing condition and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Ashridge for confidence in buying on line for quality and delivery, well done !!!Ann Race
Received the 3 plants, well packaged and a brilliant size to look good in place immediately. Looking forward to seeing them thrive. Thanks for great servicePH
I am delighted with the quality of plants and the customer service couldn't have been any better.Rebecca Thomas
I received the Cider Apple trees and the Discovery pollinator this morning in the rain. That has kept them nice and moist as I unwrapped the huge parcel. For maidens, I'd expected trees either 5ft or a bit shorter, similar to ones received from other suppliers in the past. Yours were over 6ft and all in blossom. All in exemplary condition and well-branched. I shall need to put them in deeper pots for the time being, having been doused in rootgrow gell and shakings of the dry rootgrow to give them head start before planting them properly, where they are intended to grow on.
I cannot thank you enough as these five trees will last a lifetime. Ashridge trees come highly recommended by me.
I now look forward to making my own cider in the years to come.Myra
I would certainly recommend Ashridge Nurseries to friends, especially for your customer service.
Janet Janet Woodward
I Just wanted to say many thanks for my recent order the plants look excellent and I am very happy with them. Your service has been great too and I will be sure to order with you again.
I ordered various herb plants from you a few months ago. They arrived perfectly packed, in excellent condition and have thrived. I will certainly use you again.
In contrast, I also ordered from other companies, large and small. None of them came close to your quality.
In these difficult times I wanted to say thank you for maintaining excellence when so many others have been so disappointing.
With best wishes
Jane Jane Clarke
I am delighted with the Pear tree. It is a lovely shape and in excellent condition, well packed and transported. It is already in the ground, looking perfect. Thank you for the advice and attention to detail.
Kind regards,Yvonne Gil
Thank you so much for the pleasure your plants will bring during our lockdown!
They have arrived in good condition and have been potted up in the greenhouse.
Really grateful to you.
Warmest greetings, Sheila Smith.Sheila Smith
This is to all the staff that run your company!!
WELL DONE! It makes a change to deal with a professional company, quality goods, well packaged, helpful, knowledgeable, and efficient staff. If only all companies were like yourself.
Yes the trees are in (touch wood!) this weather should help, let's hope they take Jo Peel
Many thanks for your help and that is all now sorted. Wanted to persist with this order as I have always had very good quality product from Ashridge Nurseries so look forward to receiving my order in due course.
As always, the care given to customer service sets you apart from your competitors which is why I will keep buying from you.N Richards
I am delighted with the tree you sent, it has a wonderful scent and was expertly packed.l just wish l had been quicker to tip the delivery man who carried it up on his back and asked where l wanted it! Though it cost more than l usually spend l consider it money well spent. Put me down for next year. Thank you very much.
Just wanted to say my Christmas Tree is perfect. Beautiful shape and condition. Well packed and the Delivery Driver was marvellous carrying the tree to the back gate. Thank you Ashridge.
Just wanted to say that the 6 salvias arrived at the end of last week and we were delighted with their size and health. Our only challenge was fighting off the bees when we were planting them out! Very happy with the service and quality of the plants.Wendy
p.s. Your willow and crab apple trees are also doing really well.Wendy
Thank you for our delivery of two fruit trees. As usual they have arrived on time, beautifully packaged and in superb condition. They are now happily planted on the Red House Ramble. We would like to thank all involved for your outstanding service and wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy and Proseprous New Year.C Savage
Thank you Ashridge! My trees arrived safely yesterday and I am delighted with both the quality and condition as well as the very efficient service and advice. I will certainly recommend you to others.Ian Oxfordshire
I wanted to tell you how fabulous the sweet peas are that I ordered from you this year and how thrilled I am to know that I will have the same again next year...thank you very much!
I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing tree and service. I have not see a freshly cut tree like this since I was a child and it was quite emotional when I saw its lovely bright green needles. I will certainly be ordering a tree from you every year from now on and some plants in between in the spring. Thank you so much once again and and may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. BarryBarry
You provided me with a malus red jade which was very well packaged and arrived in wonderful condition, exceeding my expectations. So I figured you have top notch packaging and the courier is both reliable and good value for money.Douglas Klym
I would just like to say how very impressed and pleased we are by the way our order has been dealt with. It came a whole week before we were originally given to expect it and spot on the day given in this email. It was beautifully packed and the plants were in excellent condition. They still are in excellent condition in our lavender hedge.
Thank you so much. We will definitely be ordering more from you.
Just to let you know that we were very pleased with the quality of our recent orders (x2). We’ve now planted nearly a 90 trees this year. Everything you sent really was first rate and we look forward to watching everything start to grow. Your service and your helpful advice were terrific as well. We will back for more, larger orders at the end of the year. Now that we know what we are doing! Thanks again.WB
Thank you Ashridge Trees, my order delivered Wednesday 9th in excellent condition, great rooting system a prime example of this product, well pleased.I will shop again.Doug Sainsbury
Thankyou, the trees have arrived safely and were left in our porch. They are in perfect condition.Ms T Fedden
Thank you for my order of Lavender (Munstead and Hidcote) to replant two borders in lavender hedging which arrived safely and in good condition. It's the first time I've ordered plants online and it's been a good experience. Your website is clear, informative and straightforward to navigate with good advice too. When I called your company to discuss delivery dates I found your staff very helpful and friendly. I have recommended Ashridge to friends already! Many thanksJune Inglis
Thought I’d drop you a line to thank you for the wonderful quince bushes that arrived yesterday. They are really top-notch trees and are already planted in a nice sunny spot. Purely, on the back of this I’ve now ordered these two apples from you, so hope sincerely that they will be similarly really great quality bushes.Mark Edwards
Dear Ashridge Just to say many thanks for your usual efficiency in despatch and careful packaging. I’m very pleased with the quality of the stock - it looks excellentR. McCall
Beautifully packed. Now planted and looking very well.Myra Brown
Thank you so much for spotting my mistake! You're absolutely right that what I want is Rootgrow for planting. I would be very grateful if you could swap them.
I'm so impressed that you offer this level of customer care!P Collins
Good day team,
MANY THANKS for the quality communication and customer service past to present day and look forward in hearing from you as and when over the coming weeks until then happy gardening and happy days.
Can I just say a huge thank you for the Christmas trees that arrived on Tuesday. By a mile the best we have ever had - fresh as a daisy and excellent shape. Coupled with which they were great value for money compared with some of the trees being offered locally.Simon
I just want to thank you for the dispatching of the two trees to us here in Loughborough. We have unpacked the parcel and found everything in it correct, we have planted the trees and are hopeful that they will produce lasting trees for the future. Thank you so much for your effort for us we appreciate it very much indeed.JB
Many thanks for the delivery of fruit/plants over the weekend. They are lovely plants, I’ve never seen raspberry canes with such good root growth. I shall pass on my recommendations to any new allotment/garden starters next year.
I have been growing fruit and veg for over 15 years and finding quality plants and good service is always a challenge on the internet. Keep up the good work.David Hunter
Thank you so much for the lovely tree which arrived safely late yesterday and is now planted and staked. It is first class tree - a tree for life instead of a Christmas Tree!
Thank you once again
That is amazingly good service. I am very impressed. The plants are adapting to their new home. Best wishes to you all. I can heartily recommend you. Thank you.
Many thanks. What lovely plants you sent!Dr A Palmer
What a fantastic service guys!
Incredibly lush,healthy looking plants,sensibly packaged,good planting and advice instructions and informative communication emails at every step.
Well done to the whole teamB McCarthy
Have just received the 13 wallflowers, Winter Orchid and would like to thank you for such superb plants. They were all in very good condition and beautifully packed and delivered. Again, many thanks.ELISABETH NAPIER
Excellent packaging, Yodel delivery excellent, Vines, as in photo below, Excellent plants and very pleased all round. Many thanks.Angela Fuller
Just to let you know the trees arrived yesterday and are now planted out. Great specimens and very well packaged, we’ll be back for more later.
Richard Richard Steele
The story is that I particularly wanted a Box Elder having seen one on Dermot Gavin's high rise garden at Chelsea in 2012, and you were the only nursery that had one for sale. I have fond memories of my tree arriving here in Suffolk in a large lorry beautifully cushioned in bubble wrap. I couldn't wait to get it safely at home in my garden! I think I received the tree in the Autumn. It was about 8 or 9ft tall with just a few sturdy branches; Every year I marvel at the beautiful leaves as they change through their colours, and every year the tree grows more attractive.
I am happy for you to use my photos - if good enough - I live on the edge of a wheat field and it's always breezy so getting the tree to stand still is always a problem! I just wanted you to see what a beautiful tree you grew and that I haven't killed it since you handed it over to me! there must be a dedicated plants-man/woman who maybe wonders what has happened to the trees they have lovingly looked after.
Thank you so so much, our plants arrived today. We ordered them as part of my garden project, something I have waited almost 11 years to begin to realise, to have the finance (single mum of a special needs kiddo), the time and the help (it’s hard labour as you know...) to complete.
My order from you guys was part of a larger spend on carefully considered and researched plants. They are a beautiful addition to my build... ♥️
You kept in touch about the delivery status, the glimpses into your lives was humbling and lovely. The fact that you survived without taking payment for plants! Well blooming done!
They’re beautiful. Such tremendously healthy plants and I was RIDICULOUSLY excited to welcome them.
Thank you, from my little family to you all, you’ve made a difference.Jo
Thank you for the prompt delivery of my order, all were in good order and are now planted.
So with many thanks,
All trees received, well packed and ready to plant, along with rootgrow.
Time to get digging!Mike
Shipment arrived today, excellent plants, delighted with them, will definitely use you again .. Many thanks jo outram
Can I please just pass on my thanks for getting the 60 copper beech hedge plants out to me when you did, a couple of weeks ago.....
I know the weather has been awfully difficult for you, so to get me the plants out as you did, to time in with my week off work, was hugely appreciated.
To the team at Ashridge.
Just to say a big thank you for getting our trees to us, last week. It was like Christmas, when the large
They arrived safely and after a busy weekend, all the trees and hedging are now planted in the garden.
We have bought trees from you previously and once again we are impressed with the quality
of the plants that we have received.
Many thanks for your extremely helpful website and for supplying healthy plants to us.
My order has just arrived - fresh healthy plants that I just know will grow on well in my garden. Thank you! Liz Allen
Plants were received on Friday thank you.
Fantastic, the roots were almost as well developed as the rest of the plant.
I shall certainly recommend you and your service to anyone who is looking to buy hedging plants.
My partner and I spent most of today planting the yew.
Really pleased with the way they look now that they are in the ground.M Breen
I am absolutely delighted with the trees which arrived yesterday. The Lime Tree is a lovely shape and nice big size, I can't wait for Spring!E Elliott
Thank you very much for your prompt attention. The parcel arrived safely to day, and the contents were absolutely perfect, and will be a delight in the future I'm sure.
P.S. I am so delighted this time every year when the 3 Gt White Cherries you supplied come into blossom. They are amazing!
Thank you. All arrived safe and look really good strong and healthy - they came this morning and all are planted now.
Excellent quality and service.J Joseph
Fantastic, great service, thank you! Thomas Martin
My order received and it was worth the wait.
Very pleased with the quality and health of all the plants.
Thank you for updating my order. I appreciate your high standard of customer service and hope to buy more trees from you in the future. I still have space for more!Julia
Many thanks again for your time & all your replies, specially as I know how busy you are. I really appreciate it.
I hope you have a good day,
Take care & stay safe.
From Rosey.Rose Blakeley
I know its probably an automated email but many thanks for the enquiry about my order and delivery.
I couldn't be happier, the bare root tree/standard I got delivered was much bigger, healthier and shapely than I expected. It was extremely well packed too.
I'll certainly be ordering from you guys again. Mark LEWIS
I wanted to thank you for the prompt service and the quality of the trees and other equipment we ordered. All the trees are planted … so over to nature and some additional TLC from us to watch them grow.LS
Thank you for the subject order. Received in very good order. My compliments on your packaging regime. Outstanding.Abel
Our order was delivered very promptly, on time in excellent packed conditions. Thank you.R C
Just to let you know order arrived in great condition will be buying more from you. Your delivery firm were impeccable. Could not believe the quality and size of the trees. Thank you again and have a great year ahead. Chris
I wanted to say thank you for sending this order so quickly. It cheered my niece up no end receiving and planting them.
Anne Anne Hurley
Hi, I know it’s not urgent, but I just want to thank you for the perfect service. Your reply to my prev email, the delivery driver and the trees. Really has made my day today unwrapping them. Kind regards MW
Just to say thank you for my lovely Lavender plants that arrived today..extremely well packed and parcelled. A credit to youKate G
Many thanks for our recent delivery of 40 lavender Blue Hidcote. I would like to thank you for the care you have taken over this order. The plants are very good quality and were well packaged. I also appreciated the post-delivery email to check all was well.Lygo Roberts
I just want to say thank you very much for my excellent quality plants. Obviously grown, packed and labelled with great care. Sharon Z
Our order arrived on time Tuesday & was found to be all in good condition & correct when opened on Saturday, it is now all well planted & waiting for Spring....Many thanks to the teams again for a first rate delivery of good quality plants, selected from native hedgingPeter A
Just a quick message to let you know that all arrived safely yesterday. We planted our lovely new tree straight away, in perfect conditions; soil still damp; sunshine; and no wind. The forecast for here is for several more such days. Planting a tree is incredibly therapeutic. It really lifted our spirits.
Thank you very much for all the work you are doing in these conditions, that none of us could have imagined. I hope you are all well and will continue to be so. We won't forget the year that we planted this tree, but it's already a little beacon of hope, that it will still be there, fine and healthy, when these difficult days come to an end.
Woww!……that’s what I call customer service! Thank you so much for noticing that I had not used that Halfbulb discount and then processing my order with it.
I woke up this morning realising that I had not remembered to apply the code, and wondering if I rang you, whether you could put me right! And there, lo and behold, you had already dealt with it. Gold star for thoughtful efficiency.
With best wishes MFMary Purser
I would like to thank you for the beautiful tree you sent me. I was so pleased with your service from start to finish. The smoothest purchase of a Christmas Tree ever. It usually involves taking car seats out of car then hoovering up pine needles etc.
All my family were very impressed and we hope to be buying from you again next year.
Well done and Happy Christmas and New Year.Y Masters
Thank you, excellent service.Rebecca Lewis
Thank you, the excellent service is really noticed
We are in our fiftieth year of marriage and I don't often write reviews but I wanted to take the time to tell you that our beautiful Christmas tree was the best we have ever had. Thank you.
Mr. & Mrs. Robinson
Dear All at Ashridge Trees
Thank you so much for supplying us with our 5 trees as ordered.
They were packaged with such care and clearly by people who adore their job and love their trees !
We took great delight in unwrapping and planting them. All the family helped dig the planting holes and fill them again. Wishing each tree welcome in its new home. Petitioning them for ‘delicious eating apples’, ‘ crumble apples’, ‘pears for supper’ and ‘plums and gages for puddings’.
We will take care of our new charges and reap the fruits of their labours for years to come.
With kind regardsThe Tompkins family.
Just to confirm my sweet pea order arrived this morning.
I'm impressed with both the service and the quality of the plants.
Let's hope I can do justice to them.
Just to thank you for my plant order.
Well worth the wait! So fresh and well packaged. Outstanding quality too, well done in these difficult times. Much appreciatedC Broad
Dear Ashridge Nurseries Many thanks to your staff for sending my clematis order. Super! Well worth the wait.Roderick B
May I say that the service from Ashridge has been excellent.
Good afternoon to you, thank you for your perseverance with my order, a very healthy looking tree has arrived today and has now been installed in the garden.
I have to say your customer care and follow up has been outstanding and I would not hesitate to order from you and recommend you to other people.Michael Beale
Many thanks, – received today. Lovely healthy plants once again.
Problems crop up from time to time is only to be expected. I judge a company not on the problems but on how they’re dealt with. Many thanks for dealing with this so swiftly and efficiently.
Received the order yesterday and planted today! Good quality trees and roses.
Just to let you know my order of 2 x thornless blackberries and a rose
arrived on Saturday,looking really good.Planted on Sunday.
The reason for the blackberry plants is that we have stick Insects in our garden,
They love roses,and my roses have been munched this summer.They also like brambles
hence the thornless blackberry plants!!JC
I have received all of my order with no issues.
I would just like to say how impressed me and my neighbours were with the whole process. Everything from the support to the delivery and packaging was excellent. I have passed on the website details to my neighbours who helped me with planting and choices.
I just wanted to say how pleased I am with my weeping willow tree. It’s absolutely lovely. It’s looking very healthy and I really am thrilled with it. We had a few problems with delivery but I was appreciative of the fact that this was during extremely testing times and just wanted to express my gratitude.
Marian marian dapice
Just to say how delighted I am with my beautiful lavender plants. So fresh, so green and so well packed (carefully and sensitively). Can’t thank you enough and look forward to ordering from you again soon.
Thank you very much for your help and excellent service,
We look forward very much to receiving our new fruit ,
All the best,
Rosemary Rosemary Davies
Thank you for processing my request and in particular, so quickly.
We received our delivery today and I wanted to thank you for the excellent service. Plants arrived in perfect condition and we were very impressed with the packing and the service. Please convey our thanks to all your team, well done.AD
Many thanks! Plants beautifully packed and arrived in perfect condition.
J M from WatfordJanet Millard
I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much.
I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months.
Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Thank you so much for my trees they really are super specimensAnnie
Just a short note to say what a superb Christmas Tree you supplied me with – actually better than the last one. It looked wonderful.
And I’m more than delighted with the bare root fruit trees you supplied me with recently, all of which have gone in and are showing bud.
From my point of view, it is very comforting to know that I will only ever get the best from Ashridge.A PEEL
A quick note to say the complete order arrived safely yesterday. The tree looks splendid and will make a fine feature in the garden. Cannot wait for next spring to see the blossom on the Blackthorn.
Many thanks for speedy and helpful service.
In the nicest way, we have your number!Finlay
Thank you for your help and understanding! The service exceeded my expectations and I'm really relieved you've been able to help so muchEd Brown
Many thanks for the Rosa glauca which were delivered this afternoon and which are now in the ground.
They look splendid plants.
Thank you for your good service. I am sure I will be dealing with you again.Mo Bennett
Can we just say a big thank you for your fabulous service and the quality of the produce? We will not hesitate to recommend you.Martyn and Sally Webb.
I am very pleased with the Hawthorn tree
you sent me, many thanks.TJ
Dear Ashridge Nurseries
Many thanks for the cotoneaster simonsii delivered today in excellent order with really good root systems – much appreciated.
With kind regardsPenny
Dear Ashridge Nurseries,
I wish to thank you for your excellent service. Earlier today I received the delivery of my replacement Silver Birch tree which looks to be a magnificent specimen that is about 14’ tall.
You will see that during the last couple of years, since moving to our new house, I have become an enthusiastic customer of yours as we work to enhance our large but slightly neglected garden. We live in a very leafy Estate with large mature gardens, and I have recommended Ashridge to my neighbours and our tree surgeon who also does structural planting in local gardens. You provide good quality products at a reasonable price and great customer service.
This is just to say what a really splendid tree you supplied. It is the best we have had for many many years and beautifully packed too. D Haley
Hi order arrived yesterday and planted last night.
As usual brilliant service and these 3 trees are exceptional so now it’s down to nature.
Thanks Mr W
Many thanks for delivering the damson tree and accessories before Christmas. It is now in the ground and looks to be a splendid tree. Also thank you for the refund of the postage and packaging it has now landed in my account. The Naked Wines Voucher was a welcome surprise.
I hope to do business with you again in the New Year
Best Wishes and a Merry ChristmasMike
Thanks and I always believe that good service and products need to be broadcast - please feel free to use my mail as a testimonial.
I’m afraid I’m a dinosaur in terms of technology so Facebook and Trustpilot are not known to me, sorry.
With good wishes
This was a gift from my sister. I just wanted you to know that these are the best quality plants ever delivered to me .....and I regularly order good quality online stock from Crocus, Sarah Raven and others.
Thank you very much. Planted today!S Lewis
I just wanted to say many thanks for my order, received today. I've just heeled all the plants in before planting properly at the weekend and all the bareroot stock looked very good indeed - good root systems and the sorts of sizes I was expecting. I have ordered from you before and I would certainly order from you again. Your communication has also been very good, organising alternatives etc when an item was no longer available. I work as a gardener and I would certainly recommend your business to other people.
Many thanks again.DE
Just wanted to say a quick thank you for my order of lavender plants that arrived safely today. You must all be working so hard under difficult conditions, and I imagine are inundated with orders, so the fact that all the plants look good and healthy is a credit to your team.Mrs E
I have just received my first order of roses from you. I just wanted to say they are fantastic quality, they were wrapping securely for transport and the courier took great care of them. I’ve bought a lot of roses for various locations, because roses are my passion, and I can honestly say yours are some of the best I’ve ever had.
Thank you to you and your staff, my first of many orders.
Many thanks, also to let know that the plants ive received so far are really good, and im really pleased with them.sue hazel
Dear Ashridge Nurseries
Thank you so much for the delivery of wonderful plants today!
I’m thrilled that they’ve arrived, looking perfectly happy, and can’t wait to bed them in later over this weekend.
Thanks again for such excellent service -
All the best!
Have just had our Christmas tree delivered, and have put it up-the reason for ordering our tree from you was because I have just had a major operation and cannot go out or drive until the new year-I saw your website, and your guarantee if not satisfied you will collect the tree free of charge-I was hoping it would be okay. It is the best tree we have ever purchased! Tall and bushy with lots of lovely branches, the stump cut nicely, it stands up nice and straight And smells absolutely wonderful-thank you so much for helping to make this Christmas very special for us all-we have decided to order our tree from you every year now. We are extremely satisfied customers. Wishing you All a very Happy Christmas.
Thank YouTina Langridge
Thank you for the speedy delivery. My personal plants are excellent. Two out of three now in my garden. Thank goodness for the mild spell. Each one full of promise and look forward to their fruits. Thank you for your care.
Thank you for all your help and advice. Your website is superb and the trees look great. We’re very excited to see them grow, and we will be back in touch for more.Chris and Ian Tomlinson OBE
I just wanted to say how very pleased I am with the trees I ordered from you. They arrived on Thursday. Sue Coates
Thank you so much for the roses, you have been brilliant. Excellent customer service and we will use you again ! Thank you Zoe Zoe Aldiss
Thank you very much for the splendid Syringa Beauty of Moscow. It arrived in perfect condition and it was so lovely to have it within days of ordering.Hilary Catchpole
Thank you so much for your lovely email.
I understand all you have said......thank you.....I do not require any refund, huge thanks, the quality of all the other trees, etc is so wonderful that I do not feel short changed at all.
So thank you, and I will be dealing with you again as plants are needed.
Vanessa Stocking Johnston.
Dear Ashridge team
Thank you again for all your help with the processing of the order and getting the delivery out quickly..
All turned up yesterday and in good condition - I can now head up to Norfolk next week to plant the bulbs - thank you so much!
Excellent customer service - couldn’t be happier
Amazing staff, Amazing service, Amazing products! Better than Christmas!!!Matthew Croft
My apple trees arrived today and I am thrilled with them. Perfect condition and beautifully wrapped !!! Very happy customer !!!!!EW
With reference to my order, must say I am delighted with the quality of my roses.
Thank you so so much for my lovely plants! Very well packaged and protected! Definitely worth the wait and such good value compared to other plants I've ordered online (another companies were a quarter of the size for the same price!) Will definitely be ordering again once the rush has died down.
Kylie x kylie prior
Hello. Just letting you know that the above order arrived this afternoon. All the plants look very healthy. Thank you for your efficient services. J.J.
Just wanted to say how delighted we all were with the service, quality of the tree and prompt delivery. Thank-you!
We spent the weekend decorating the house for Christmas, and my wife and two you boys were so pleased and excited at putting the lights on the real tree outside!
We'll be using you again, next year and every year!
All the best for Christmas and the New Year!Marc
I was very impressed with the quality,health ,condition and size of the trees supplied with my order .An excellent reflection on your Company.John Turner
Just a quick thank you for your service during theses trying times. My plants arrived safe and well.They were well packed and are very healthy. Will certainly buy from you again and recommend you to friends and family.Katrina Davies
The plants were well packed and the quality and condition of all plants was excellent. Thank you, I should have ordered more! R Lewis
Thank you so much for the lovely lavender plants - they look really healthy and perfect and your packaging was great. I do hope to buy more from you soon and would thoroughly recommend your service. Katie Price
Just wanted to thank you for such a good service and especially the strong and healthy quality of the plants. Also, they arrived earlier than expected which was excellent. Your carrier Yodel kept me very well informed. Mr Booth
I just wanted to say how much pleasure my ‘Everest’ crab apple tree is giving me one year on from delivery. It is exactly as you say, like little marzipan apples or little red jewels brightening up the garden.
Please will you be kind enough to pass on to all your colleagues at Ashridge Nurseries my sincere thanks and congratulations! From your monthly informative newsletter containing guidance for the coming weeks - written with a tremendous sense of humour! - to the clear and full details of the various plants and miscellany that you offer for sale - through to the most efficient way you handled, prepared and despatched my order - I have nothing but praise! I have thoroughly enjoyed my first foray into gardening for many years and I look forward to continuing to receive your regular newsletters and, in due course, making further purchases from you, knowing that I can trust the quality and service that I will receive. With very best wishes to you all at Ashridge Nurseries.MW
I just wanted to say how very impressed I am with the quality of the plants I have received from you this spring. I ordered snowdrops and sweet peas and both came very sensibly packaged and in very good condition.
I had not previously ordered from you but am highly likely to again in the future.
Regards, Linda Linda Mills
I just wanted to thank you for your continued support. We were initially warned to be wary buying any kind of trees of hedging from an online supplier, but you have proved any suspicions were totally unfounded. Not only were you very competitive on price, your continued support has been invaluable. Our first planting did not go strictly as planned, but your advice, professionalism and customer service has been second to none. You have been patient, courteous, always respond promptly and provided sound professional advice. I have found this level of service totally refreshing, and would have no hesitation in recommending Ashridge Trees to any future potential customers. Thank you once again. Sam Dey
Hi In the last few minutes I have taken delivery of my order and I would like to express my thanks and appreciation for the quality of the plants and most importantly for packaging which was totally fit for purpose, thereby ensuring the plants arrived in pristine condition. Brilliant! Thanks again. DavidDavid Leedham
Just a quick email to say how delighted I am with the plants, packaging, delivery etc. Will purchase from you again, when I can think of something edible I would like to grow.D Collard
Order was delivered yesterday, just unpacked it all, everything is fine and dandy thank you for an excellent service.
Keep doing what yer doing!Tom Vowles
I wanted to leave a message for Ashridge to thank you for delivering the most wonderful Christmas Tree. It is the best we have ever had. It is the perfect size and shape and I shall definitely order another next year. It’s such a success and I shall tell our son to do the same. It took all the angst out of choosing. Clare Pinsent
Thank you for the delivery of the above order - everything arrived in excellent condition and all plants are now safely in the ground! The quality of the plants is very good and your service is excellent.
Just a note of many thanks for the excellent lavender plants, arrived yesterday. I am making my new lavender hedge today. Like so many other people right now, gardening is pivatol to keeping us strong in every sense. Thank you for the wonderfully reliable service you provide. Janette Groves
Your/our tree arrived in perfect condition this morning and was planted, fed, watered, staked, rabbit-guarded within a couple of hours. It looks really lovely and we are delighted with it: looking forward to enjoying it for many years. Thank you very much.Gill
I'm emailing to saying thank you for your excellent customer service. I received this tree this afternoon as a replacement for a damaged one I phoned you about last week. Thank you for your no quibble response and the speedy dispatch of a replacement. This one is looking good. If I have room for another tree I will definitely order from you again!Anne
I just received my order of a Rowan and Spindleberry and I wanted to thank you for such good quality plant material. I used to be a horticulturalist so I know what to look for in quality. Also I had some retired hardy nursery stock growers staying with me and they were impressed as well and will be using you next time they need a tree. I am looking forward to seeing the lovely yellow berries of the Rowan next year and, in time, those bright Spindleberries - my woodland corner is going to look great. Happy Christmas JaneJane
Bare Root vs Pot Grown
Bareroot Plants are only delivered in the winter season, from November to May. Pot Grown plants can be delivered all year round
Plants will usually be available to order before they are ready for delivery. Order at any time, and we won't take payment until your plants are ready to be shipped.
We are a Somerset based mail order nursery, specialising in hedging, trees, shrubs, fruiting plants, roses, lavender & flower bulbs. We deliver across mainland Wales, Scotland, England & the Isle of Wight.