First published in 1987 and providing a snapshot of British garden plants and trends for more than 30 years the RHS Plant Finder is a horticultural bible.

‘For garden designers, Plant Finder offers an indispensable list of ingredients, while horticultural writers use it for reference.’ – Janet Cubey, Plant Finder Editor-In-Chief.

Published once a year, it lists all the plants available from more than 530 nurseries in the UK and Europe.

Available to order from: Waterstones & Summerfield Books

RHS Plant Finder 2020Identify the plant you want and see its stockists nationwide alongside website, mail order information, opening times and contact details for each nursery.

First compiled by Chris Philip and his partner Denys Gueroult, who were looking for interesting plants to grow in their garden and recording which nursery was selling what, the original Plant Finder listed 22,000 plants. Since then the book has grown in the plant groups it covers, its comprehensiveness and the number of genera, species and cultivars that are included.

The 2020 edition contains more than 3,300 plants that have never been included in Plant Finder before.  As well as a feature on new plant highlights, the book also updates gardeners on the results of the RHS Plants for Bugs’ project that studied the best plant mixes to encourage invertebrates into gardens.

Plant Finder helps you:

  • Find a specific plant and where you can buy it
  • Find a plant with a particular name, such as the name of your daughter
  • Look for specialist nurseries near you
  • Learn the correct name to use for a plant
  • Know which plants are good for pollinators
  • Select AGM fruit and vegetables from their descriptions
  • See the horticultural classification of genera with large numbers of cultivars (e.g. which tulips are Fringed, Lily-flowered, Triumph or Parrot cultivars)

Available to order from: Waterstones & Summerfield Books

Looking for a specific plant?

Try our ‘Find a plant’ online where you can search for more than 10,000 plants by name, attribute (or both) to help you find information on plant details and a list of suppliers.

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For further information about the RHS Plant Finder, or to request an entry for your nursery in the next edition, please contact Lindsay Durrant, RHS Plant Finder Compiler at

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