About Mclarens Nurseries Ltd
Established in 1973, McLaren’s Nurseries is a Scottish-based wholesale and retail supplier and grower of plants.
We operate from a 50-acre site on the outskirts of Glasgow near Uplawmoor.
Forty years ago, Robert McLaren was a time-served electrician with a good job and a secure future. Robert and his wife Ruth gave it all up to indulge a passion for growing plants and rented a small holding at Inchinnan in Renfrewshire to start a nursery.
After operating the Nursery for two seasons Robert then purchased a 2.5 acre nursery in Ardrossan. McLaren’s Nurseries then relocated to our present site and now has one of the biggest intensive nurseries in Scotland.
The site outside Lugton where we are now situated was bought in 1980, it was a bare un-drained field. We now extend to 50 acres, operating on 25 and counting, 15 of which are under glass or poly-tunnel. We are very much a family business and like to get our hands dirty, we erect our own tunnels and we continuously develop and expand to suit growth and demand.
McLaren’s Nurseries Ltd supply garden centres, garden sections of DIY stores, landscape gardeners, charities, golf courses, the general public, and architects.
Our stock ranges from Herbaceous plants, Evergreen, Deciduous shrubs, Ornamental Grasses, Trees, Specimen Plants, Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Fruit trees. And with the demand for exotic and more unusual varieties increasing, McLaren’s Nurseries carry as broad a range of plants and trees as possible. We also stock a great number of larger specimen shrubs.