Ever wondered where you can buy a particular plant? Then look no further. The RHS Plant Finder is an A-Z directory of 69,000 plant names and where to buy them
About the RHS Plant Finder
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.
Published once a year, it lists all the plants available from more than 300 nurseries in the UK and Europe. You can identify the plant you want and see its stockists nationwide alongside website, mail order information, opening times and contact details for each nursery.
Order your 2022 copy
“For garden designers, RHS Plant Finder offers an indispensable list of ingredients, while horticultural writers use it for reference.”
Janet Cubey, Plant Finder Editor-In-Chief
Originally compiled by Chris Philip and his partner Denys Gueroult, who were looking for interesting plants to grow in their garden and recording what nursery was selling what selection, the original Plant Finder
listed 22,000 plants. Since then the book has grown in terms of the plant groups it covers, its comprehensiveness and the number of genera, species and cultivars that are included.
We took the difficult decision not to publish the directory in 2021, but are delighted to say that we are back with the 2022 edition containing more than 4,000 plants that had never been included in RHS Plant Finder
before. As well as a feature on new plant highlights, this edition includes a feature on ‘Going Peat Free’ by RHS Head of Horticultural and Environment Science, Mark Gush.
RHS 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 (for example, which tulips are Fringed, Lily-flowered, Triumph or Parrot cultivars)
- Find out which plant groups have had nomenclatural name changes since the previous edition
RHS Plant Finder 2022 online
Nursery information and nursery plant lists from our RHS Plant Finder directory 2022 can be found on the Find-a-plant section of the RHS website just after the publication of the directory at the end of April. Here, you can search for plants by name and attribute and look for potential suppliers around the UK.
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 [email protected].
Please note: The RHS Plant Finder and online nursery and supplier information is updated and published annually and therefore stock availability from nurseries will change throughout the year. Inclusion of any nursery does not imply a value judgement on behalf of the RHS. We regret but we are unable to add new nurseries to the website until the next edition.