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Rabbit and Deer resistant plants.

16th March 2018 | Planting Advice

Planting advice.


Deer and rabbits can be a real problem for many gardens not just damaging your plants but hurting your inspiration and energy levels for gardening at all. Not to mention hurting your pocket!

Below is a list of plants that are usually deer and rabbit resistant. I say this because if we have had a particularly cold or snowy winter a hungry deer/rabbit will eat anything!


  • Aucuba Jap Variegata
  • Azalea
  • Berberis Thunbergia
  • Buddleia
  • Buxus Sempervirens
  • Ceanothus
  • Cistus
  • Cornus
  • Cotneaster
  • Daphne
  • Deutzia
  • elaeagnus
  • Euonymus
  • Fatsia
  • Gaultheria
  • Hebe
  • Hypericum Hydrangea
  • Ilex
  • Laurel (Prunus)
  • Ligustrum (Privet)
  • Lonicera
  • Mahonia aquifolium
  • Oleria
  • Philadelphus
  • Rhododendron
  • Rhus
  • Ribes
  • Rosa Rugosa and Alba
  • Skimmia
  • Viburnum Opulus
  • Viburnum tinus
  • Vinca


  • Acanthus
  • Acontium
  • Agapanthus
  • Agastache
  • Alchemilla Mollis
  • Anemone
  • Anthemis
  • Aquilega
  • Astilbe
  • Bergenia
  • Epimedium
  • Eryngium
  • Euphorbia
  • Geranium
  • Geum
  • Grasses
  • Iris
  • Kniphofia
  • Lupin
  • Lychnis
  • Phormium
  • Rosemary
  • Salvia


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This afternoon myself, elderly mother and daughter visited your nursery. We had taken a couple of wrong turns and ended up at your nursery at 4.15pm and were disappointed that it closed at 4.30pm. We were looking for a large mature tree and my mum asked the lady at the counter for help and she call on a young gentleman called William. William was absolutely wonderful and so helpful. He took us around showing us all the different trees and we apologized for our late arrival but he assured us that wasn't a problem and that he was usually there till late. He gave us so much information and help that I felt I had to email you and let you know. You have a wonderful staff member in William and a credit to your staff and company.


Sheryl Noble (email)