These are our Roots
Choose plants. Choose any old website. Choose annual bedding that needs watering every day and replacing every spring. Choose plants sprayed with fungicide that look good on the shelf but are DOA in your garden. Choose 100 plants for £12.99 because some of them will survive, right? Choose plants flown in from a hothouse somewhere that won’t last in the UK. Choose a website written by AI that tells you to plant tomatoes in shade and tries to sell you a wickerwork stag. Choose pesticides, weedburners and a chemical covered square of lawn that you mow every Sunday morning and wonder why you can’t hear the birds singing.
But why would you want to choose plants like that?
At Roots, we go deeper.
You don’t have time for that nonsense and neither do we. We’re too busy getting stuck in at the nursery, mudsplattered wellies squelching through fields as our UK growers proudly show off their plants.
We trust our growers to know the best way of doing things. Because they’ve been growing the traditional way for decades and doing it well. Planting trees in the fields and watching them grow, pruning in all weathers, excitedly waiting for their new seedlings to come up and working with nature rather than against it, because that’s the right thing to do, not the cheapest.
Sure, they could produce more plants in less time if they used a bunch of bug spray and fungicide, but that’s no good for you, your plants or the planet. We’re not here for a quick buck, we’re here for the plant lovers, the flower photographers, the allotmenteers and the courgette chutney makers.
And we’ll make it easy for you. Gardening should be for everyone, so if you don’t know how to train a clematis or store a bumper apple crop, we’ll show you.
So choose nature. Bite the strawberry. Watch the butterflies. Get your hands dirty. Smell the roses. Because gardening is more than a hobby, it’s what makes us human.
It’s in our Roots.
Alex and Ian, Roots Founders
Meet our UK growers
Want to see where your plants started life?
Our UK growers are at the heart of everything we do. They share our values of sustainability, innovation, and most importantly caring for the little beauties they grow with as much love and attention as you would yourself. Each of our partner nurseries is a family business with many years of expertise, so you can be confident of getting the best quality plants and enjoying them in your garden for many years to come.
Get top advice from our experts
Here you’ll find care guides for all your plants and more! Our growers have given us a lot of good advice over the years (along with plenty of random and bizarre facts) and now we’re passing the best bits to you.
Find help to choose and insider tips and tricks for getting the best from your fruit and veg. Whether you’re a complete beginner or a champion leek grower, you’ll find all you need to know to give your plants, trees and flowers a long and happy life.
If you’ve got a gardening query or a question about your Roots order, we’d love to hear from you.
Not sure which apple tree to pick? Dahlias looking a bit weird? Alice and her friendly team are on hand to help sort out anything that you’re not 100% happy with, and if there’s a problem with your order, we’ll put it right as quickly as we can.