About us

Our specialist areas

  • Wholesale supply of UK provenance forestry trees and hedgerow plants
  • Wholesale supply of forestry and landscaping products
  • Bespoke collation of orders to meet your exact requirements

Advice and guidance

Our website features relevant advisory notes and information guides. These are designed to help with the decision-making process and cover:

  • Species suitability and characteristics
  • Tree life expectancy
  • Woodland and hedgerow planting
  • Woodland and hedgerow maintenance
  • Plant spacing and stocking density
  • Choice of tree shelter
  • Plant welfare and loss replacement policy

Please note: These are only for guidance. More in-depth information is available from our sales team.

Established 1989Founded in 1989, British Hardwood Tree Nursery Ltd is one of the UK’s leading specialist wholesale suppliers of bare root plants and planting accessories for the forestry, farming, estate management and landscaping sectors.

Committed to supporting British nurseries, our bare root trees, shrubs and hedging plants are contract grown by select UK growers, using seed with a UK provenance where available.

For our planting accessories, we work with preferred suppliers and manufacturers in the UK, Europe and Asia to bring you the best range possible.

Tubex DistributorWe are proud to be a Tubex Distributor, the UK's leading producer of tree shelters, designed to enhance the growth of young plants and protect them from browsing animals.

Renowned for our customer service, we always go the extra mile. From our nursery and warehouse staff through to our office support and sales teams, our number one priority is ensuring our customers are happy.

Principally serving trade customers, our clients include farmers and landowners, forestry contractors, landscapers, charitable organisations, land agents, councils, public bodies, government organisations, landscape architects, specifiers, carbon offset companies, and also private individuals.

Nationwide delivery networkOperating out of our Lincolnshire HQ, we have a nationwide delivery network, and only work with reputable pallet and parcel carriers who deliver the highest of standards and most reliable service.

We remain at the forefront of the industry, certified to issue plant passports and strongly associated with leading organisations, including Grown In Britain, Confor, Forestry Commission, Defra, and the HTA.

Proud to be associated with these organisations

Our sector leading website has been developed principally for the trade, enabling our customers to log in to access their discounted trade rates, account information and purchase history, produce quotations, reserve stock and place orders, in addition to being a great resource for guidance and advice.

Company history

John Henderson'From small acorns...' and a patch of rural Lincolnshire land, planted out in 1989 with seedlings, cells and transplants, the British Hardwood Tree Nursery was born. With backgrounds in farming and horticulture, the nursery was established by the late John Henderson with his wife Susan, initially serving just local clients, but as their reputation for great customer service grew, so did their client-base.

When his late father retired in 1998, Andrew Henderson took over the reins, continuing to drive the company's growth with his wife Zoe. Their combined backgrounds in agriculture, woodland management, and landscaping meant they genuinely understood what it takes to deliver successful planting schemes and structured the business around this.

BHT oak leavesOver three decades on, having supplied millions of plants and supporting accessories into planting schemes throughout the UK, British Hardwood Tree Nursery continues to flourish, occupying a large site in rural Lincolnshire, with multiple warehouse facilities, a growing team and plans for further expansion.

Acquired by Origin Enterprises PLC, an Agri-services group, on 1st June 2023, the Henderson family may have moved on, however, we continue to stay true to the core values that built the company’s reputation since that first acorn.

Under the leadership of our Managing Director Gary Rogers, we remain committed to supporting thriving landscapes, with the same great team delivering the exceptional customer service we have become renowned for.

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