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About Us

Thornhayes  Nursery in Devon was established  in 1991 by Kevin and Pat Croucher, and now extends to 33 acres of field and container production. Pat and Kevin and their hard working skilled staff are proud to be celebrating 25 years of Thornhayes Nursery being in business.

A combination of plantsmanship and commercial growing skills results in the production of one of the broadest ranges of woody plants available in the UK. This range is marketed to wholesale and retail customers. Our plants are produced to a high quality, with emphasis on a sound root structure and a well formed crown. Trees are field and container grown, ranging from whip to heavy standard. We also offer multi-stemmed specimens, pleached trees, hedging including large plants for instant effect, clipped topiary and choice unusual shrubs. All our container stock is grown in peat-free compost. Customers are welcome to visit Thornhayes Nursery to view all our stock at anytime of year.

Our customer base is as broad as our range. We supply Landscape Contractors and Garden Designers, Retail and Wholesale Nurseries, Private Gardeners, Estates and Farms, Charities, Local Authorities and Community Schemes. Large wholesale/retail orders generally need prebooking for collection. As we also operate as a retail nursery six days a week, smaller orders of container-grown plants can be selected and purchased on the day. Please check our opening hours.

We offer skilled advice to both our professional and amateur customers on all aspects of designing, planting and managing trees. A site visit/consultancy service is available. To aid our customers in their selection of suitable trees, we have several acres of arboretum and display plantings and orchards at Thornhayes Nursery that customers are welcome to visit and tour. Throughout the year we offer a range of courses, at varying technical levels, and events to educate and entertain our customers. 

We respond to customers' telephone or e-mail enquires within 24 hours. Please leave a message if you get the answer machine. We do call back.