Nurseries – Scotland
‘Plants with Purpose’ and ‘Appletreeman’ can both be found at plantsandapples.co.uk and between them supply many useful plants for the forest garden. They are based in Perthshire.
Poyntzfield Herb Nursery are another useful Scottish supplier, based in the Black Isle.
Graham Bell is a long-established Scottish forest gardener, based in the Borders, who now sells forest garden plants through The Red Shed Catalogue.
Privick Mill Nursery in Ayrshire have a good range of unusual fruits. They tell me that last year’s bad summer limited their range a bit, so they are currently only selling through their Amazon page and on eBay.
Ann Miller’s Speciality Mushrooms is the place to go for mushroom spawn.
Nurseries – UK
The Agroforestry Research Trust have the UK’s widest range of forest garden plants.
Phil Corbett’s Cool Temperate nursery is just outside Nottingham and has a good selection of trees and soft fruit. It is also the home of the eagerly (and long) awaited Own Root Fruit Tree project, producing fruit trees grown on their own roots rather than grafted onto rootstocks.
Edulis is in Berkshire.
The Kore Wild Fruit Nursery in Wales has very wide range of fruit.
Crûg Farm, also in Wales, do ornamental plus some useful species for the forest garden.
All the following companies do ornamentals as well as useful species.
B&T World Seeds are based in France and carry a huge range of seeds. If you can’t find it anywhere else, try B&T.
Chiltern Seeds are based in Cumbria and also have a very wide range. Where B&T and Chiltern both have a variety, Chiltern is usually cheaper for UK delivery. Their catalogue is worth getting for its entertainment value alone.
Gardens North specialise in seeds for northern gardens. They are based in Nova Scotia, Canada.