Welcome to E Smith and Son

Suppliers of quality bedding plants and hanging baskets since 1959

E Smith and Son is a local family business, started in 1959, when Edwin rented a patch of land in Statham and began to grow bedding plants. A couple of years later he bought two acres of green field on Booths Lane, our present site, and set about building glasshouses, a home for his family and growing his plants.
Over 60 years on, Edwin and Barbara are no longer with us, the nursery has doubled in size, and we are continuing to grow the plants that Dad loved.


Is it time to plant bedding plants yet? So many people ask that question! We have plants that are big enough and strong enough to go outside now, while there is no frost forecast, but please be aware that an unexpected frost will damage the tender plants – it will probably not kill them at this time of year, but it will damage them and make them look unsightly. Make your hanging baskets and planted containers, and leave them in a sheltered or protected area for a few days to harden them off properly before you leave them out in the garden.

Pop in and see us – you’ll be surprised at the range of stock we carry!

Winter / Spring Season 2022: Monday to Saturday 10am – 4pm

Sunday 11am – 3pm