About Babylon Plants
Wholesale Plant Nursery in Oxfordshire
We are a wholesale nursery offering a complete plant supply service for garden designers, landscapers and horticulturalists. We specialise in growing hardy perennials, ornamental grasses and shrubs, but also carry a wide range of containerised trees. Plants are available in pot sizes ranging from 9 cm to 110 Litre.
The nursery was established in 1994 on the site of derelict farm buildings and intensively farmed wheat fields. The aim was to grow the sort of plants we wanted to use in an environment that was full of wildlife and beauty without the use of chemicals. As the nursery developed, the rejection of chemicals had to be modified to accept slow release fertilizers and a limited palette of pesticides. However biological controls, a healthy growing environment and a tolerance of imperfection continues to dominate our approach to pest control. Benefical bacteria, insects, nematodes and fungi are applied to ensure healthy stock. Recycling, renewable energy, reedbeds and other green technologies are applied throughout the nursery and we completed the switch to 100% peat free growing media in 2012.
Babylon Plants is a cash and carry wholesale nursery where customers can browse the stock beds and containerised stock areas for inspiration and purchases. Plants can be picked personally or ordered in advance via email and phone. Large or complex enquiries are best sent as emails so they can be turned into quotations to be emailed back for confirmation. Plants can be sourced from other British growers and nurseries to complete lists whilst bulbs, bare-root and root-balled plants are stocked and ordered at the appropriate times of year.
The stock is set out over 4 acres in sections devoted to perennials, grasses, trees and shrubs as well as cultural requirements such as shade and dry sun. Designers and landscapers are welcome to visit during opening hours – Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 5.00 pm. Please report to a member of staff on arrival.