Delivery Information for Mature Trees and Screening

As part of our service we will always endeavour to deliver your purchase by the most appropriate method, and therefore the type and cost of delivery from us varies.

Factors that influence this include:

  • Suitability of carrier type for transporting live goods (this can vary on the time of year as 2-3 day delivery schedules can be detrimental to plant health in hot weather)
  • Size and weight of stock to be delivered
  • Quantity of stock to be delivered
  • Required timescale for delivery
  • Price (i.e. the customer's budget)
  • Access issues/limitations

The above map gives a rough indication of our delivery charges based upon geographical area.

The vast majority of our deliveries (other than local deliveries within 12 miles of the nursery) tend to be made by one of the following methods:

Option 1 - Pallet carrier

Type of stock:

Shrubs, hedging and accessories of approximately 2m tall or less in relatively small amounts, especially for customers who are geographically further away. We would encourage customers to order the right amount of stock to fill a pallet or pallets to get the best value for money (we are happy to consult with you to discuss and amend quantities to help you achieve this). Some guide quantities: Laurel hedging blocks: typically 3 per pallet Shrubs in 45ltr pots: typically 3 - 7 per pallet (depending on variety)

Type of vehicle:

Anything from an articulated lorry to a van so please notify us of any limiting factors

Unloading:

The stock will be on a pallet, so access to a forklift would be great! However, as most people don't keep a forklift at home, please confirm when arranging delivery that a vehicle with a tail lift is required. Pallet carriers should normally have a pallet truck onboard to help move the pallet from the vehicle tail lift onto your driveway but these require a firm surface (i.e. not gravel or soft ground).

Timescale and price:

Typically 2-3 days delivery from date of loading here (as arranged), usually costing £60 (including VAT @ 20%) per pallet to anywhere within mainland UK.

 

Option 2 - Haulage carrier (lorry)

Type of stock:

Trees or shrubs, hedging and accessories over 2m tall (or larger quantities of smaller stock)

Type of vehicle:

Lorry - either a large, rigid, curtain-sided wagon (approx 33ft long and 14ft high) or a full-sized articulated lorry, so please notify us of any limiting factors

Unloading:

These lorries tend not to have tail lifts, therefore we advise that heavier items will require mechanical means for unloading.

Timescale and price:

Timescale as arranged. Hauliers charge us per drop and by the mile, therefore the price is dependent on distance - please refer to the map shown for prices (including VAT @ 20%) for delivery as part of a shared load.

 

When your order is processed by our staff we will confirm the delivery charges before your order is despatched.

All deliveries are effectively to curbside unless otherwise agreed (assisted deliveries may incur a further charge). Please be aware that the majority of the stock we sell is heavy and that customers should arrange for assistance at their end to avoid risk of injury when attempting to move the stock (in some cases mechanical lifting aides may be necessary).

Please note that customers must make us aware when placing their order of any and all relevant limitations to access (weight limits, restricted drive/road width, height restrictions, etc) that would affect delivery.

We will contact you prior to despatch to arrange/confirm a convenient day for delivery but please be aware that it is not possible to confirm an exact time, so please let us know of any limiting factors. Once the delivery arrangements have been confirmed, any missed deliveries, which therefore require a second delivery, may incur a further charge.