Farms, Garden Nurseries & Business Centres in Kent & Staffordshire

fremontodendronWilliam and Louise Friend run their  ‘Friendly’, family run business at two combined farm, plant nursery and business centre sites, one at East Northdown Nursery Ct10 3BN and East Northdown Business CentreCT9 3FF, at George Hill Road, Margate, Kent.   (East Northdown Kent map) located on Kent’s North East tip, near the original ‘Botany Bay’.  

Their second plant nursery, Mucklestone Nurseries  in Staffordshire, specialises in a complimentary range of trees , shrubs and perennials and Mucklestone Business Centre,  provides premises for a wide range of local small businesses.  (Mucklestone Map).

Each area has a very different climate, so offer a  comprehensive range of plants for growing conditions across the U.K. from two sites , to nursery visitors or delivery.

You can select plants from our online plant list that is available in PDF or Excel format. See ordering plantsfrom

William’s roots extend far into the past at both villages:- the ‘Friends, Tomlins, Sacketts and Taddys’ at East Northdown, and the Hinchliffe, Crewe, and Offley families, in Mucklestone. For details of local history see our blogs., or contact us if we can help you trace your roots.

Each nursery, farm and business centre, serves as a hub of local community life, offering affordable premises and facilities for local businesses, groups and charities, retaining the original farm, garden and parkland character of each site. 

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Plant Nurseries Kent and Staffordshire
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 5 reviews
 by Sara M
A gem in Mucklestone

I have lived in the area for over 20 years and only discovered this lovely plant nursery today, after a fruitless search for Rosemary plants in other local garden centres. The service was excellent and I will be returning soon with a bigger shopping list. Many thanks!

 by Ted Tylee
Wonderful plant knowledge and great service

I was looking for a particular tree to give as a present for Christmas as nominated by a friend. I had no idea where to find this tree or what it might cost.
After searching a number of sellers websites and finding the tree in question it was either not available or quoted at a price which was well beyond what I was ready to pay. (The difference in prices was huge) When I found Botany Plants Louise knew exactly what I wanted, checked it was in stock, said the delivery would be delayed (which did not matter) and delivered the tree herself (100 miles) well before I expected it. The price was very substantially lower than the next cheapest price. Could not have been a better service by charming people. Thank you Louise. Recipient extremely happy and surprised.

 by Jacki Betts
Talk on Mediteranean plants for the Kent Coast

Dear William
Thank you so much for your talk last night at Eastry Hort Soc. Everyone said how interesting it was and, given the current conditions, very appropriate.
Take care, Regards

 by Robin Carsberg
Great Service.

Just found this nursery listed as a supplier for a quite rare plant I have been looking for, and found it here. Great range of plants, lovely people, and very quick and efficient service. Great to find such a helpful nursery which I highly recommend. Thank you Louise. 💐🌿🌸👍💐

Louise Friend, East Northdown Farm, Margate, Kent, CT9 3TS (Tel. no: 01843 862060).

 by Sally Adams

I messaged many nurseries looking for a specific plant. Louise was one of the few to message me back. She had the plant I'd been searching for. She posted the plants to me and they arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Brilliant communication and an outstanding range. Thank you Louise.