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Earley Ornamentals - Committed to Quality

Specialists at helping you stay ahead

Delivering reliability, expertise and an extensive range of first class young plants, Earley Ornamentals is a leading UK producer providing a flexible service for growers looking to stay ahead and meet the needs of today’s challenging retail environment.

With time poor consumers chasing instant colour and garden spaces changing year on year, consumer behaviour and buying trends are evolving.

Particularly mindful of both the environment and economic climate, our in-house product, production and customer service team all understand current demands and we pride ourselves on being the first-choice young plant supplier for many of the UK's leading commercial and retail growers.

Extensive range of high-quality young plants

Today, over 180m young plants, made up of 1,700 varieties, are grown each year at Earley Ornamentals. In addition to being the UK's primary distributor of SunPatiens®, we offer an extensive range of young plants for all seasons.

Constantly focusing our product range to align with current market influences, we have introduced a host of additions for 2020 Bedding, Basket and Patio range that delivers bright colours and new commercial growing opportunities and Premium Perennials range, which already includes over 600 varieties. .

Keeping pace with the demand for plants that are ideal for extending the summer season, the Earley Super Bloomers collection meets the requirement for more robust plants that offer good vigour, structure and prolific flowering.

Committed to our customers from order taking to delivery and beyond
Access for growers is easy with Earley's experienced national sales force on-hand to take care of customers. And, with fewer miles to travel, you can expect less deterioration.

Nationwide deliveries, wherever possible, are made in our own temperature-controlled fleet lorries, ensuring the freshest plants in the very best condition.

Our customer service team is always available to answer questions and we are proactive in keeping you updated on the very latest range and product developments.

Growing our skills, facilities and our customer relationships allows us to evolve and remain one of the UK's leading independent producers.

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Yorkshire heritage
We have been growing young plants at our 12-acre site near Thirsk, North Yorkshire since 1992. In 2009, after a successful management buy-out from international ornamental breeding giant Sakata, the company was purchased by its managing director, Simon Earley.

The two companies have maintained strong trading links, with Earley Ornamentals now one of Sakata's preferred distributors in the UK.

The Science behind Earley

With an ongoing progressive programme of investment, innovation and development in place, the technology behind our state-of-the-art site is evolving constantly, enabling us to deliver quality plants.

Here's an overview of the process:

The Science Behind EarleyThe Science Behind Earley

Committed to Quality forms the root of our business strategy here at Earley. These are the elements we build on daily to make that happen.

Investment and Innovation


Improving our fast-turnaround service, product offering and environmental credentials
Our progressive programme of investment, innovation and development means our fast-turnaround service and our product offering are tailored to suit each customer’s individual requirements.

The installation of a biomass heating system has delivered significant fossil fuel energy and CO2 emissions savings for the environment, helping us to reduce our carbon footprint whilst maintaining stable greenhouse conditions.

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Specialist team

Earley Experts

Expert knowledge and support when you need it
As an independent company, we've built up a team of experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable experts who show long-standing commitment to giving our customers excellent service.

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We are easy to deal with

Simon Earley, Keith Gittens

One point of contact and open communication
Each customer is assigned a dedicated account manager to ensure excellent service levels.

Full openness of information is shared at all times with expert technical support provided where necessary.
Production can be tailored to meet customer needs, with mixed assortments as required.

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Committed to partnership
Young Plants, Tray, Plugs Better business relationships all round
Whether it’s our valued customers or our close network of suppliers, we believe in total transparency where growing regulations are concerned.

Furthermore, two-way communication is key and we are committed to working as partners, advising and accommodating both customers and suppliers at all times.

We maintain high standards

BoPP, British Ornamental Plant Producers

For consistently reliable young plants
As an accredited grower under the British Ornamental Plant Producers scheme, we ensure high standards are maintained consistently here at the nursery.

An environmental computer controls temperature, humidity, light and venting in all of our glasshouses.

Climate controlled despatch and delivery

Climate controlled delivery You receive the freshest plants in the best condition
Nationwide deliveries, wherever possible, are made in our own temperature-controlled fleet of lorries to ensure our customers receive the freshest plants in the very best condition and of course, on time.

A number of the vehicles in the Earley fleet have tail-lifts for easy access and Danish trollies are used for swift loading and off-loading.

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All of our high quality plants are produced to meet the needs of today's 
professional growers 

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Whatever the season, Earley Ornamentals is always growing strong

Download the new 2019/20 bedding, basket & patio catalogue & supplement to view the new varieties and colour additions selected to help you stay ahead.

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Perennials Catalogue

Download the new 2019/20 catalogue & supplement to discover a significant number of new additions in the Premium Perennials range, which already includes over 600 varieties.

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