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Welcome to Hardy Exotics . . .

Hardy Exotics is at the heart of exotic gardening in the UK. We have developed a unique collection of exotic looking plants most of which are propagated and grown on site.


You can create an exotic looking garden almost anywhere in the country. Plenty of friendly advice is on hand to help you choose the plants suitable for your garden climate.


Hardy Exotics has a unique and unrivalled collection of over 1,500 species of plants ideal for exotic gardening. They have been gathered as seeds and cuttings and then developed in our nursery in Cornwall over the last thirty years. These include: Palms, Bananas, Canna and Ginger Lilies, Agaves, Gunnera, Echiums, Agapanthus, Bamboos, Grasses, Succulents, Voodoo Lilies, Exotic Trees, Shrubs, Climbers and hundreds more to turn your garden into an "Earthly Paradise"


We are open throughout the year


Monday to Saturday inclusive from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Sunday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

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Our delivery service is currently unavailable 

Currently we have suspended our delivery service and will resume this service later in the year.


You can reserve plants from our selection listed below, by giving us a call on  01736 740660

then visit the nursery and collect your items during our normal opening hours.


Symbol Guide

When visiting Hardy Exotics, you will enjoy a totally unique experience. Our nursery nestles below huge banks planted out with palms, succulents, puyas, gunnera, and all sorts of dramatic plants, too numerous to mention. Our symbol guide is to assist you in choosing the right plants for your own garden.


Hardy-ness Zones

We are bursting at the seams with rare, unusual, weird and wonderful species. To help you choose plants suitable for your area of the country we have developed a zoning system. The British Isles is divided into eight zones and every plant on our list is allotted to the zones it can reasonably be expected to grow in.


Our A to Z Guide

Our extensive range of over 1,500 exotic plants can be viewed in our online A to Z Guide.

Just click on a choice of letters and click on any photo for enlargements, descriptions, further information and a guide to their price.


We love our nursery but don't just take our word for it

Here's what some of our customers have to say about us...


Finding us

The A30 is a fast moving road when you enter Whitecross. Travelling west we are the next village after Canon's Town. If travelling east, say from Penzance, we are just after Crowlas.


Gilly Lane




TR20 8BZ


Tel: 01736 740660


Have a Question?

If you have a question or query: on the hardy exotic plants we have in stock; have a problem locating an exotic; want to ask for some additional information on a particular exotic plant; then please message us and we will be happy to help.


If required we can provide an on-site consultation service with our experienced staff advising on planting plans and layouts.


We provide a hire service for events, exhibitions, campaigns and photo shoots. This varies from packing and despatching our exotic plants to the client location, through to our staff attending and setting up the plants ready for presentation.

Send us an email by clicking here.


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Gift Vouchers...


For the plant lover!


How about one of our Hardy Exotics Gift Vouchers?


We can send these by Royal Mail, with a personalised card direct to the recipient (or even one for yourself).


Gift amounts start from £20.00 and from there, you can nominate any amount you like.


To order, simply phone us on 01736 740660 or message us here.







Due to customer demand, we have now launched an on-site consultancy service.


This would involve one of our experienced team, attending your garden to offer advice and a planting plan, suitable for the local conditions and climate of your garden.


This service is costed on your location and the amount of time involved, message here to request more details and a brief summary of your idea.






Our Offers...


Our next set of offers will be available to view here from early March!


Here at Hardy Exotics, we supply Exotic Garden Plants for the British Climate . . .

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