Hardy Exotics is a unique and unrivalled collection of over 1,500 species of plants ideal for exotic gardening.

They have been personally gathered as seeds and cuttings by Clive Shilton and Julie Smith and then developed in their nursery in Cornwall over twenty years.


At the heart of exotic gardening in the UK


We have created this exotic gardening collection of plants for a very specific purpose.
The word exotic is used in its visual sense.

Plants have been carefully selected to create strong visual effects
evocative of faraway places.

Many of the plants can be grown in large areas of the country.
Use our zoning system to create for example,
"Barbados in Birmingham" - "Mauritius in Manchester" - "Hawaii in Hertford"

Our aim is to help you create an earthly paradise in your garden achievable through the use of our exotic gardening plants.



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Hardy Exotics Nursery - Exotic Gardening, Gilly Lane, Whitecross, Penzance, Cornwall, UK TR20 8BZ