Welcome to the Dorset Perennials online store. Click on the SHOP button to the left to go straight to our shop or alternatively use the buttons either side and below to explore the information pages on our website and direct links to some sample seasonal perennials.

We now offer free shipping on orders of £39 or over (4.99 otherwise) . This applies to UK mainland zones 1, 2 & 3 – see FAQs for details

Please note : Our nursery is Mail Order only, Whilst you are welcome to collect your order from us, we do not have a retail site that you can browse.
Phlox paniculata 'Rosa Pastell'

The easiest way to use our site is to visit the shop by clicking the ‘Aster Button’ above. This will lead you to our plants arranged by Genus alphabetically. Alternatively, to quickly jump straight to a Genus, for example Astrantias, use the ‘select a category’ dropdown list over on the right – it will take you right to where you are heading

If you are more in the mood to mooch about then you may be more interested to explore our site using the various information pages that compare similar plants, show them growing in the garden, or arrange them taxonomically. If this appeals then use the menu above or the buttons lined up just below. Welcome and happy browsing.

A Selection of Seasonal Products


Dorset Perennials – plants for colour, plants for life

At Dorset Perennials you will find a husband and wife team, Dawn and Martin, who have been plantsmen and nurserymen for nearly 25 years. Our nursery in the heart of Dorset is full of the plants we love. There’s no overall theme, just an eclectic mix of perennials that, for one reason or another, we consider well worth growing. We have plants for shade, plants for sun, plants for wildlife and a few more just because. In short all the perennials you would ever need to make a garden full of colour throughout the year and full of the plants you need to make it hum with wildlife.

We’ve tried to make this website full of inspirational colour and easy to use. The shop page has  a nifty plant selector sidebar which can be used to filter our plants by size, colour season and so forth to help you quickly pin down the right plant for a particular spot. We’ve added picture pages showing plant associations to inspire you, or if you  need a little advice just give us  a call.