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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, with 100 years’ experience growing and supplying plants and trees 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.

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    100 Years

    Supplying the nation with quality plants and trees for 100 years.

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    Who We Are

    One of the largest commercial nursery businesses in Europe with an expansive range of stock grown and nurtured onsite to support ‘on-demand’ supply.

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    Centrally located between Harrogate and York, North Yorkshire with our nationwide delivery network from Aberdeen to Andover

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    Commitment to excellence in Health and Safety - ISO 9001 Quality Management and ISO 14001 Environmental Management accredited and ROSPA Silver.

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    Onsite Trade Shop

    Our onsite trade outlet is the perfect one-stop-shop for horticultural professionals.

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    Johnsons constantly innovates to retain the cutting edge that keeps us at the forefront of the industry and ahead of the competition.

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    Established Supply Chain

    Complemented with an established supply chain across Europe - ‘if we don’t grow it, we can supply it.’.

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    The UK's Trusted Supplier

    We are the UK’s trusted supplier of plants and trees to national, high profile landscape projects, garden centres and wholesale commercial sectors.

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    Customer Service

    Our dedicated customer service team, provide quick turnarounds, expert knowledge and support every step of the way.

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    Our Staff

    130-strong workforce, increasing to 160 seasonally, made up of family members and many colleagues with more than 30 years + service.

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    Competitive Prices

    Quality assurance at competitive prices delivered to specification.

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    Three Generations

    Three generations of horticultural business experience ensuring unrivalled knowledge of the sector and its evolution.

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

Viburnum tinus

Viburnum tinus

Our Viburnum tinus plants are full of bud and flowers right now… An excellent evergreen shrub with dark green leaves and clusters of small white flowers.  Ideal for brightening up a part shaded area of the garden over winter and into spring when little else is flowering.

🌸 Flowers: Late November – April

🌞Position: Full sun – Partial Shade

Cornus 'alba sibirica'

Cornus ‘alba sibirica’

Are known for their bright-red stem that are revealed during mid-late autumn when the leaves fall. In early summer you will find small white flowers that appear amongst masses of dark green ovate leaves.

🌷 Flowers: May – June

🌞 Position: Full sun – Partial shade


Ilex varieties

Ilex varieties

We have a great selection of Ilex varieties that are not only seasonal but look great too, from Ilex aquifolium to Ilex ‘Golden King’ there’s an Ilex for every garden.

🌸Flowers: generally May – June depending on variety

🌞  Position: Full sun – partial shade



A compact, clump-forming perennial with crisp white flowers and dark green, leathery leaves. A great border plant that will brighten up your garden when little else is flowering.

🌞  Position: Partial Shade

🌸Flowers: December – March

Skimmia Rubella

Skimmia Rubella

Are you in need of some autumn/winter colour? Skimmia Rubella are known for their dark red flower buds that are produced in autumn and last through to winter until the flowers open in spring — an excellent plant for a patio pot or border

🌸 Flowers: April – May

☀️ Position: partial – full shade


Mahonia 'Winter Sun'

Mahonia ‘Winter Sun’

are the perfect addition to a shaded spot in your garden as they prefer full – partial shade with spikes of yellow flowers from November through to March that has a fragrant reminiscent of lily-of-the-valley on dark green holly-like leaves. Prune in spring after flowering. Available in 2L,5L and 10L pots.

🌸 Flowers: November – March

☀️ Position: Full or partial shade

Cornus 'Flaviramea'

Cornus ‘Flaviramea’

White flowers in May – June with dark green leaves that redden in Autumn and fall to reveal bright yellow stems in winter. A great choice for a moist area of the garden.

🌸Flowers:  May – June

☀️ Position:  Full sun – partial shade

Hamamelis 'Arnolds Promise'

Hamamelis ‘Arnolds Promise’

Spider-like yellow, fragrant flowers cover bare branches in January and February when little else is flowering. This is a great plant for the back of a shrub or woodland border.

🌸Flowers: January and February

☀️ Position:  Full sun – partial shade

Latest News & Stories

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