The Edible Garden Nursery, Moorland Barn, Whiddon Down, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2QL
The Edible Garden Nursery, Moorland Barn, Whiddon Down, Okehampton, Devon EX20 2QL
07905 518666 or 01647 400301

Our Plants

All our plants are grown cold and no chemicals are used in any shape or form and we use peat free compost and a slow release fertiliser which will feed your plant for up to one year.  The plants are all home produced and are well established and have a good rootstock before becoming available for you to purchase.

Chris and Jenny take a huge pride in the quality of the plants they offer for sale and insist on setting high standards of cultivation and despatch via mail order. You can count on good sized mature plants in larger pots than most other nurseries, which are despatched in strong cases. All plants from The Edible Garden Nursery will arrive in good condition with good growth and good rootstock ready to be planted.

The Edible Garden Nursery is located at the highest point of the A30 at Whiddon Down just 7 miles from Okehampton and 22 miles from Exeter. Easily accessible from the A30 a visit to The Edible Garden Nursery will give you a chance to chat with Chris and take advantage of his extensive knowledge of herbs and other edible plants.  Chris really is a mine of fascinating information about the plants that he and Jenny produce.  Why not pop along and have a chat and perhaps a little nibble or two before buying!  If you are travelling any distance please ring and check that we are open as we attend various plant fairs and food festivals around the country and are sometimes away during the week due to this.

The Edible Garden Nursery catalogue is online so you can browse through the full range of herbs and edibles that we grow. If you want to order plants online you can do this easily from the Online Catalogue by clicking the “[BUY one NOW]” link beside each plant. You can also request a copy of the catalogue by emailing us your address.

How are we different?

The Edible Garden Nursery produces almost all of its own stock from seeds, cutting and propagation.  We grow in peat free compost and do not use any chemicals or sprays organic or inorganic on the nursery at all.  We have not used any chemicals since VAT was 15% (that is a long time ago).

Most of our plants are in 2 litre pots and some varieties are available in 1 litre or 4 litre pots.  Larger plants can be grown to order if so required.

Everything growing on the nursery is edible in some way, including our hedges and trees.

How do we send our plants?

The Edible Garden Nursery prides itself on delivering good quality products to our customers in the best possible condition.

As you can see from the pictures we have three sizes of box – for 4 plants, 12 plants or 24 plants.  Our boxes are strong and durable and we have special inserts which hold the plants in place to avoid damage and disturbance in transit.

We also use reputable couriers to transport our products around the country.

Our testimonials

Steph Cussen

Just ordered a second batch of herbs. Really pleased with the first lot – beautiful, healthy plants in excellent condition, extremely carefully packaged. Chris rang re suitable delivery date. Very good service and value for money. Will recommend!

Kevin Risebrow

picked out my own plants from the nursery. Chris was at hand to give me advice and help me in my decision, in fact I purchased more than I had in mind. Plants were in exceptional quality and now look good in my tubs and old wheelbarrow.


Thank you The Edible Garden Nursery – I was not disappointed! In fact I was very surprised at the size and quality of my plants when they arrived. They looked amazing – thank you so much for your excellent produce and super courteous customer service.

Debs Cook

Order arrived today, very well packaged, lovely healthy plants, very pleased with my new herbs and the service, will be buying from Chris again 10/10 :-) Thank you!

Jenny Wade

So pleased with the service from The Edible Garden Nursery. Chris advised me on which herbs to buy and they arrived in beautiful condition. You really get personal service from Chris. Would use again and really recommend.

Christine Thornton

I ordered all my herbs from The Edible Garden Nursery last week. They arrived in immaculate condition (despite travelling to Perthshire!) and are very healthy. Chris has been very helpful and I shall certainly buy from them again.

Pete Fountain

Chris has been really helpful. Not only did the herbs I ordered arrive on time and in perfect condition, but he also put me in contact with a local supplier for herbs he couldn’t supply. I highly recommend The Edible Garden Nursery.

Prof Alan Baker

We bought two small shrubs of Lemon Verbena from you two years ago and both have grown extremely well in pots in our garden in Felixstowe,Suffolk. Furthermore both over-wintered outside without protection! We merely placed the pots in a sheltered position

Dawn Chris,

just wanted to say thanks for your help with my order. The herbs arrived today and I have collected them from my neighbour. They were really well packed and in very good condition and I am very pleased with them. Thanks Again.

Important Notice

From 16.00 on Saturday 22nd May 2022 the nursery will be temporarily closed until further notice.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts for future information and updates on our progress.