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Monday – Friday… 08:00 – 16:30


Saturday & Sundays… Closed



Bank Holidays…Closed


tel: 01423 330234


As an accomplished nationwide grower and leading supplier of plants, shrubs and trees, based in North Yorkshire, we offer a vast portfolio of stock to suit all your horticultural needs.

Wholesale Commercial | Johnsons of Whixley

Wholesale Commercial

From contract growing to continuous commercial supply, our vast range of plant stock allows us to cater for large-scale public and private sector landscape schemes ...

Garden Centre Sales | Johnsons of Whixley

Garden Centre Sales

We are one of the UK’s primary suppliers of plants, shrubs and trees to independent garden centres across the country and also supply to other retail chains and outlets.

Wholesale Xpress | Johnsons of Whixley

Wholesale Xpress

Our on-site professional trade outlet supplying landscape gardeners, garden designers, tree surgeons, estates, caravan parks and Universities, with a large variety of stock all year round.

Who We Are

A three-generation North Yorkshire family-run business, we have nearly 100 years’ experience growing and supplying trees, shrubs and plants for horticultural projects, garden centres, landscape gardeners and designers.

About Johnsons
About Johnsons

Why We're Different

If you want the impossible made possible, you need Johnsons.

  • About JohnsonsOne of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe with an expansive range of stock grown and nurtured on site to support ‘on-demand’ supply
  • About JohnsonsComplemented with an established supply chain across Europe - ‘if we don’t grow it, we can supply it’
  • About JohnsonsCentrally located in North Yorkshire with our own nationwide delivery network from Aberdeen to Andover
  • About JohnsonsTrusted supplier of plants and trees to national, high profile landscape projects, garden centres and wholesale commercial sectors
  • About JohnsonsQuality assurance at competitive prices delivered to specification
  • About JohnsonsThree generations of horticultural business experience ensuring unrivalled knowledge of the sector and its evolution
  • About JohnsonsDedicated customer service team – providing quick turnarounds, expert knowledge and support every step of the way
  • About JohnsonsJohnsons constantly innovates to retain the cutting edge that keeps us at the forefront of the industry and ahead of the competition
  • About Johnsons100-strong workforce, increasing to 150 seasonally, made up of family members and many colleagues with more than 30 years’ service
  • About JohnsonsCommitment to excellence in Health and Safety - ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management accredited and ROSPA Silver

Need more information? Contact us directly or read our full customer charter which outlines what you can expect from working with Johnsons.

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Retail Gallery

An overview of current seasonal lines

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Case Studies & Testimonials

This Month’s Highlights

We grow millions of plants in our wholesale nursery each year, with over 56,000 stock variants for our customers to choose from. With a wide variety of stock including shrubs, herbaceous, trees and hedging. Here is an evolving overview of this month’s highlighted products.

Here is a small snapshot of 8 products that are looking fantastic right now

Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

Perovskia ‘Blue Spire’

These Russian sages are filled with tubular upright violet-blue flowers from August to September with aromatic silver-grey leaves. Plant along a path to appreciate its sage-like smell.

🌸 Flowers: August – September

🌞Position: Full sun



A long-flowering perennial with pink, daisy-like flowers and prominent orange-brown centres on strong stems. A great addition to a mixed hot colour border that is sure to attract hoards of bees and butterflies.

🌸Flowers: June – September

🌞 Position: Full sun


Salvia 'Caradonna'

Salvia ‘Caradonna’

A clump-forming perennial ideal for a summer border, producing flowers for a long period and happiest in a sunny, sheltered spot.

🌸Flowers: June – October

🌞  Position: Full sun

Crocosmia 'Lucifer' 

Crocosmia ‘Lucifer’ 

Bold, tomato-red funnel-shaped flowers with sword-shaped leaves- a great late flowering perennial perfect at the middle or back of a border.

🌞  Position: Sun – partial shade

🌸Flowers: August – September

Cotinus 'Royal Purple'

Cotinus ‘Royal Purple’

A popular deciduous shrub with eye-catching purple-red foliage which almost appears translucent when backlit by the sun followed by copper tones during autumn.

🌸 Flowers: July – August

☀️ Position: Full sun


Hydrangea 'Annabelle'

Hydrangea ‘Annabelle’

A popular Hydrangea with large white balls of flowers in mid-late summer that contrasts beautifully with its the dark green foliage.

🌸 Flowers: July – September

☀️ Position: Full sun – partial shade

Verbena bonariensis

Verbena bonariensis

Tall upright stems topped with clusters of beautiful lilac-purple flowers appear from June through to September attracting hoards of bees and butterflies.

🌸Flowers: June – September

☀️ Position:  Full sun



Roses are one of the UK’s best-loved plants, we have a great selection available on our cash & carry from climbing roses to shrub and groundcover roses.

???? Flowers: (Most flower from June – September)

☀️ Position:  Full sun – partial shade

Latest News & Stories

Keep up with developments and trends in horticulture, read our gardening tips for every season and discover the latest news from Johnsons.

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View our latest catalogue for all the company information you need to know from our heritage to case studies and our top 100 plant lists...everything you need to know in one place.

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