Contact us

British Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd,
Norton Road,
NR. Gainsborough,
DN21 4TZ

Phone (01673) 818443
Fax (01673) 818444


All prices are subject to the addition of VAT at the prevailing rate. We reserve the right to amend published prices without prior notice.


Please contact our sales department with your requirement. We will endeavour to return quotations immediately. Please specify whether or not you would like your order delivering.

Placing an order

Orders can be taken online, verbally or in writing by post, fax or email. For customers without a trade account, payment will be required at the time of order. Trade Account application forms are available from the office or by clicking here. Where possible a minimum of 2 days notice will be required between placing an order and intended collection or despatch date. This period will be longer where stock has to be sourced.

Payment methods

Payment can be made by cheque, BACS or Credit and Debit card.

Collection and delivery

Orders may be collected during the opening times listed below. Where possible, orders that can be palletised and are in excess of £750.00 + VAT, delivery can be arranged free of charge anywhere in the UK mainland, excluding Isle of Wight and Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

Opening times

We are open between 8:30am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Saturday openings are by prior appointment only.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is your Plant Welfare and Loss Replacement Policy?

    All of our plants are provided on a supply-only basis and while we are confident as to the health and quality of all plants that we supply, there is no way of us knowing the ground type or conditions planted into, or for us to ensure that the level of care and maintenance advice that we offer is upheld.

    Even where good plant husbandry is upheld, it is not unusual for natural losses to occur when planting bareroot stock. The weather and amount of rainfall experienced can have a significant bearing on losses, such as a dry spring or summer, and as you will appreciate this is out of our control.

    It is for this reason that we cannot be held responsible for any natural losses that you may experience and we recommend that you should always budget for a small percentage of failures to be replaced in the first two years following planting.

    That said however, it is our intention and best endeavours to look after our customers and offer further advice and guidance as required.

    Planting and maintenance advice notes are available on our website and a Plant Welfare Guide for Bareroot Plants is despatched with every order to help you as much as possible.

    View our Terms and Conditions

  2. Who do you sell to?

    • Farmers, Land and Estate Owners
    • Council and other Government Bodies
    • Charitable Organisations
    • Environmental Groups
    • Landscapers
    • Forestry Contractors
    • Builders and Construction
    • Excavation and Landfill
    • Gold Clubs
    • and many more...
  3. Where are you based and how long have you been established?

    We are based in the village of Snitterby, North Lincolnshire and have been selling trees and hedging since 1989.

  4. What is the provenance of your plants?

    We are an approved supplier of UK provenance stock in accordance with the Forest Reproductive Material Regulations (2002) and as such are recognised by the Forestry Commission. Supplier Number S0172.

    Our plants are sold in accordance with the National Plant Specification as prepared by the Horticultural Trades Association.

  5. How do you look after and store your plants at the nursery?

    Following lifting and grading operations, the plants are all root-dipped in a water storing gel and heeled into a compost bed on site for safe storage throughout the winter. From here, orders can be quickly picked and packaged for despatch.

  6. What advice and guidance can you offer to help me choose the correct trees or hedging?

    We have endeavoured to produce comprehensive plant descriptions with clear images, and even make suggestions as to what protection and support we would recommend to compliment your plants.

    We have also created a range of guidance and advice notes, which cover such topics as woodland and hedgerow planting and maintenance, and identifying species, their suitability, and life expectancy.

    Feel free to contact the office, however, between 8am and 5pm for and further advice and information.

  7. Why plant bareroot plants and what are their advantages?

    1. Investing in bareroot, or field grown plants, is a far more cost effective way of purchasing in larger quantities than individually in containers.
    2. Bare root plants weigh less and are easily transportable.
    3. Bare-root plants are quicker and easier to plant than those in containers.
    4. Bare root plants are planted when they are dormant during the winter months and require little maintenance during that period.
  8. Are there any disadvantages of bareroot plants?

    It is sometimes considered that the loss rate can be slightly higher with bareroot plants over the containerised alternative, however assuming the correct plant has been chosen for your land type, they have been looked after well upon receipt, planted correctly and maintained as per our advisory notes then there should be no problem.

  9. When does the season start?

    We have to wait for total dormancy and leaf drop before plants can be lifted, graded and then despatched. As a guide, this is generally from mid-November. Orders containing plants will be despatched from this point onwards.

    Orders can be placed well in advance of our despatch date for those wishing to plan ahead and secure early delivery.

  10. When does the season end?

    Bareroot plants should not be transplanted once they start to grow and this very much depends on the timing of spring. As a guide, this is generally from mid-April.

  11. How are your plants packaged and despatched?

    Once the order has been picked, the plants are then placed into heavy gauge plastic bags and securely tied prior to despatch to ensure the roots remain damp during transport.

    We use a nationally recognised parcel carrier company to deliver our smaller parcels and these may arrive either as a single parcel or multiple parcels for one consignment, dependant upon the nature of your order.

    Larger orders are securely palletised and sent through a national palletline company.

    We do not use our own nursery transport to deliver nationwide.

  12. What bundle numbers are the plants sold in?

    During the grading process, all our plants are bundled either into quantities of 25 or 50, dependant upon the nature and size of the plant.

  13. How long from placing my order should I expect delivery?

    Subject to stock availability, orders can generally be despatched between 24 to 48 hours from receipt should you require a quick turnaround, alternatively delivery can be scheduled in to suit your requirements.

    Where our own stock levels need to be replenished to fulfil your order then you will be advised of any possible time delay.