Open today from 07:00 until 17:00
  • Trade Only

About Us

Vision and Mission

Provender Nurseries’ Vision
To become the UK’s most respected, most popular, and most innovative nursery.

Provender Nurseries’ Mission
Provender Nurseries is dedicated to providing a unique and unrivaled range of high-quality products which are supplied with a sense of warmth, friendliness, and professionalism. We are committed to helping our customers, employees, and suppliers develop and grow in partnership with us.

Our Story

Established in 2003, Provender Nurseries in Kent is a progressive, independent wholesale supplier of high-quality plants and trees alongside related landscape supplies and accessories to the horticultural trade industry throughout Kent, London, the South East, and further afield.

There has been a horticultural business on our cash and carry site since 1982 supplying specialist soils and growing media to the horticultural trade, something that Provender Nurseries continues to do to this day.

Provender Nurseries started selling plants from a small area on-site around 50m2 in size. Over the years, Provender Nurseries has expanded to an 18-acre cash and carry to allow us to display our top-quality stock to its best for our customers.

What We Do

Provender Nurseries prides our reputation on being a leading plant supplier ensuring quality, value, and convenience are of as much importance to us as they are to you, our clients. We offer a professional and specialist service to all landscape professionals.

Plant sourcing is our specialty. Whether plant sourcing for our clients, for our cash and carry, or for our production facilities, plants are our passion. Our extensive plant range is unrivaled in a wholesale plant nursery. When sourcing plants for stock, we search for the traditional, tried and tested, and new innovations in the wholesale plant supply industry, offering you choice, convenience, and horticultural expertise from one site in Kent.

Our diverse, exciting plant range is supported by a range of professional landscape-related sundries, including soils, composts, tools, and irrigation systems. All aspects of horticulture are a passion for us at Provender Nurseries, and we feel this is reflected in our quality of service to you as professionals in the horticultural industry.

As a wholesale plant nursery to the trade, Provender Nurseries are dedicated to promoting the importance of plant health and biosecurity as a reliable plant provider. You can read more on our plant healthy and biosecurity practices here.

Meet the Team

Behind Provender Nurseries is a very friendly, professional team working hard to ensure our customers are more than satisfied with their service and orders! Want to meet them?

  • RM – DIRECTOR
  • RB – SALES DIRECTOR
    Quoted Sales: CV/NG/BL/GN/(JW?)
    Commercial Sales: GN/GB
    Online Sales: LP/DD
    Cash and Carry Team: AB/JG/JM/KH/KH/MJ
    Sundries: GM/JW
    Purchasing Team: ND/GM
    Nursery Team and Production: ST/CV/PL/RP/CK
    Transport Team: KOM/PS/SB/SH
    Marketing: LH/LW
    Business Development: DT
    Admin Team: JW/MB/ND/BK/MP/AR/SB/SH
    Accounts: Accounts email

Accreditations

  • Trade Nursery of the Year 2023, Pro Landscaper Business Awards
  • Soft Landscape Supplier 2020, Pro Landscaper Business Awards
  • Supplier of the Year 2017, APL Awards
  • Exceptional Affiliate Service 2016, BALI National Landscape Awards
  • Kent Mega Growth 50 2013, Provender Nurseries is selected as one of the 50 fastest-growing companies in Kent
  • Grower of the Year Awards 2008, Finalist
  • Gold Medal 2021, Freddie Strickland: On Tropic, RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
  • Silver Gilt Medal 2015, VaRa Garden Design: Foundations for Growth Garden, RHS Flower Show Hampton Court
  • Silver Gilt Medal 2013, Peter Reader: Four Corners, RHS Flower Show Hampton Court (Student Design & Build Award 2012)
  • Gold Medal 2012, Adele Ford and Susan Willmott: Coastal Drift, RHS Flower Show Hampton Court (Student Design & Build Award 2011)
  • Silver Gilt Medal 2011, Charlotte Murrell: Wild in the City, RHS Flower Show Hampton Court (Student Design & Build Award 2010)
  • The London Gardens Society 2013, The Provender Nurseries Garden at Capel Manor College Garden Display in a Public Place, The All London Championship

How to Order / Working with Provender Nurseries

There are many ways that Provender Nurseries, your leading garden trade supplier, can work with you, and with our award-winning customer service, you can rest assured that every order matters as much to us as it does to you.

Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to help advise whether on-site, by phone, email, or social media. Our strengths lie in the source, select, and supply of top-quality plants and trees.

Cash & Carry

Visit our 18-acre site and see the wide range of plants and landscape sundries we have to offer. We have regular deliveries of supplies each week from our vast network of trusted suppliers, keeping our cash and carry well-stocked all year round.

Plants and landscape supplies can be selected and loaded up ready to take away with you on the day. Alternatively, items can be tagged and reserved for delivery or collection at a later date.

Quoted Sales

With a vast amount of plant, industry, and supplier knowledge, our dedicated quoting team has all the relevant information at their fingertips. For a fast quote, no matter the size, please get in touch with the quoting team on 01322 662 315 or via sales@provendernurseries.co.uk.

Online Sales

Our online stocklist is live and up to date with regular updates to stock levels throughout the day. You can find all of our stock at trade prices in our Trade Zone.

We have designed the Trade Zone to be convenient, hassle-free, and give you the ability to place an order from the comfort of your office or while on site.

Deliveries and Collections

Supplying top-quality plants and sundries and delivering them to your site is part of our delivery service. Our transport department and our dedicated drivers offer first-class service ensuring all plants arrive in excellent condition perfect for you and your client.

Our transport department is FORS Silver accredited, and all of our liveried vehicles are ULEZ compliant. As part of our FORS accreditation, delivery routes are planned with an emphasis on putting the environment first.

Deliveries are offered six days a week including Saturdays.  Please request Saturday deliveries a week in advance.  Our delivery service is speedy, hassle-free, reliable, and friendly.

All deliveries are kerbside, so please make sure you have staff on site to help unload when our friendly drivers arrive. To help plan our deliveries, we ask that you let us know of any access or time restrictions.

Delivery Charges

Please note all delivery prices are based on postcode and per drop which is automatically calculated in the check-out stage of the Trade Zone. If the delivery postcode is not shown, please contact us to obtain a delivery price. Note that we can only deliver to UK addresses.

Forklift Hire Service

For any deliveries that require a forklift, Provender Nurseries can offer a forklift hire service that provides the use of the forklift and trained driver on a per-hour basis:

  • £40.00 for one hour (minimum booking 1 hour)
  • £80.00 per hour after the initial first hour

The forklift hire service will need to be pre-booked and is not offered on a pro-rata basis. It is in addition to the standard delivery charge and is available only for the movement of Provender Nurseries’ products on your site. Please note that prices shown are ex-VAT.

Orders including all standard deliveries and the new forklift hire service are subject to Provender Nurseries’ Terms & Conditions.

Our Helpers

Palletised: Certain stock lines can be delivered by Pallet. Please call our sales team for options and prices.

Tipper Lorry: We do have access to a Tipper Lorry for larger loads (20 tonnes) of loose compost. Please call our sales team for prices.

Collections

Your orders can be collected from our dedicated collection service. Please let your sales team member know whether you would like your order collated ready for you to collect at the beginning of your order journey. We will do the rest. We will contact you when your order is ready for collection.

Please note, if you wish to change an existing order for collection, we will need two days’ notice to facilitate.

Contact Us

For general enquiries:
Phone: 01322 662315
Email: admin@provendernurseries.co.uk

For sales enquiries:
Email: sales@provendernurseries.co.uk

For accounts enquiries:
Email: accounts@provendernurseries.co.uk

Opening Hours

Cash and Carry
Our cash and carry is open:

  • 7am to 5pm Monday to Friday. Extended Opening hours
  • 8am to 12pm Saturday

We are closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Location

You can be assured you will always receive a warm welcome on our cash and carry conveniently located just off junction 3 of the M25 with easy access to the M20, A2, and London.

You can find us at:
Provender Nurseries Limited
The Landscape Centre
Leydenhatch Lane
Swanley
Kent
BR8 7PS
Link to Google Maps

If you use a map browser such as Google Maps, please remember to put in the full address and not just the postcode. Putting in the postcode only will take you to a different location nearby that is covered by the same postcode area.

Events

Provender Nurseries often holds onsite events, and this is the page to find them!

We hold a range of events, covering many relevant topics varying from training events and workshops held on site by external companies and events run by our team for our clients.

Our events are held with you in mind to benefit you, your company, your employees, and of course, your business!

Keep an eye out here, via our social media channels, and in your email inbox for updates on events held on site.

Do you want to hold an event at Provender Nurseries?

We have three options available for onsite events or meetings:

  • Small Meeting Room 4-6 participants
  • Large Meeting Room 8-10 participants
  • Large Event Room 40 – 50 participants (Time restrictions may apply)

All rooms are offered free of charge; however, we do ask for donations to the charity that we support at the time.

If you would like to hold a training event at our cash and carry, please contact Louise Webber on louise.webber@provendernurseries.co.uk.

Vacancies

We nurture our plants and people at Provender Nurseries and invest time and effort into creating an environment where both thrive.

If you want to become part of our team and become a member of the leading plant provider in the south-east, then please contact Grace Adams, our HR Administrator, via email at careers@provendernurseries.co.uk for more information or send in your CV. If you are thinking about a career in horticulture, we’d love to hear from you.

Small Print

Link to T & C

Link to Customer Care Policy - NEW – NEEDS UPLOADING