Our Story

We are a plant nursery near Battle in East Sussex, open 9.00am – 5:30pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 4.00pm Sunday and Bank Holidays. You are most welcome to visit and see first hand the range of plants and pots available with a little bit of friendly customer service thrown in to boot. Buying online is fast, secure and convenient I know, but please if you are close enough come instead, we are really well worth a visit.

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Athelas Team

Well it wouldn’t be an About Us page without telling you something about us. We are a family affair, two sisters, Sarah and Emma, along with two husbands, Matt and Nigel and a bunch of children (free labour), and the essential helping hands from the wider family. We aren’t a very commercial enterprise just a family run nursery which acts as our very own garden.

‘Our Garden’ is full of inspiration with the bold forms from central America, the strking flowering colours of Australia and South Africa, the beautiful fragrances and textures of the Mediterranean to the vibrant foliage plants of Southern Asia. But shaped into our selections from far and wide is our experience and expertise knowing what plants will do well here right in the UK. Please don’t feel ‘unusual, exotic, tropical’ means difficult to look after, it doesn’t, we keep to varieties that are really very reliable and need little green-fingered knowledge to flourish.

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Athelas is about offering quality and service, yes corny I know but true. As a nursery we try to offer our visitors something different from the norm. There are no sheds, BBQs, or ponds here, it is simply all about plants and pots, big, bold, unusual (and usual), full of statement and character.

Sincerely Matt, Nige, Sarah and Emma

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