Hedging Plants

Hedges are one of the most valuable groups of garden plants. They’re cheaper than fencing, easy to plant and can form an attractive boundary around your garden and structure within it. Not only does our hedging look the part, but it’s also brilliant for sustaining wildlife. If you’re not sure which species to choose get in touch to discuss which hedging plant will be perfect for you

Most people think that hedges take years to look the way they want them to, but this is not always true.  Some hedging grows fast, plus there’s instant hedging available to buy so that your garden can look perfect in no time at all. Alternatively, we also offer customers the chance to purchase smaller plants to nurture and grow into their dream hedge. Browse our list of products below.

Further Information about Hedging

About our Hedging Plants

On this page, you can find our complete selection of hedging species listed alphabetically by common name, so if you know what you’re looking for you can scroll directly to it or you can simply browse our informative pages by species to help you choose your perfect hedge.

We sell a wide variety of sizes from a few centimetres to several metres so that you can find the best fitting hedge for you. The best part is, we only sell directly from our nursery so we can guarantee that the plants you receive will be of the best quality. Our hedging is always sent to you fresh from the nursery bed, ready to plant.

We understand not everyone knows which hedging is best for them, so if you aren’t sure which type of hedge would suit your plot, why not take a look at our choosing the right hedge page. Here we have listed our hedges not by species but into groups by their key traits so that you can see hedges that fit the purpose you need.

We also stock a great selection of expertly selected mixed native hedging if you want a natural ‘rustic’ hedgerow. You can find all of these on our mixed native hedging page.


Our Hedge Species

Our hedging plants come in four main types. If you aren’t already familiar with the different variations here is a little extra information:

  • Potted plants, these are grown and delivered in their pots and you can plant them all year round because there is no root disturbance. Pot grown hedging plants will usually get established and grow away more quickly than other types of hedging. Potted hedging can be planted straight away or later on (as long as you keep them watered!)
  • Bare root hedging plants, this is the ‘traditional’ way to buy hedging and they remain great value. Bare root hedging plants are field grown in the soil, then lifted and the soil is shaken off before being delivered ready to be planted. The season for these plants runs from November until late April while the plant is dormant. This is during the correct time for planting. Bare root hedge plants should be planted within a few days of receiving them.
  • Root ball hedging plants, these are beautiful larger, older and bushier plants that have been grown for longer in our fields and at a wider spacing to provide a more instant effect. We carefully dig these plants with our specialised machine with the immediate soil and root system which is wrapped in hessian mesh for protection. Root ball plants are available from October until early May.
  • Instant hedging plants, if you really can’t wait for a new hedge to grow then this could be the best option for you. We have carefully grown (and clipped!) these plants in one-metre sections for several years before delivery to give a hedge with immediate impact, all you need to do is plant them!

Choosing your hedges at Hopes Grove Nurseries

At Hopes Grove Nurseries we are the hedging plant specialists, providing a suitable and ideal place where hedges can grow. Our nursery covers 50 acres and is set in the heart of the beautiful Weald of Kent.

Our skilled nursery staff are committed and passionate about all things plants, allowing us to grow stunning hedging plants, but also help customers through our extensive knowledge.

Because we have been growing and delivering hedging plants since 1992, we are very experienced in delivering our plants to many thousands of customers in a perfect condition, where and when they want them.

Here at Hopes Groves Nurseries, we believe that every delivery is just as important as the last. Hedging plants may seem trivial, but to us, they are lovingly grown for you to enjoy. You can rely on us for quality hedge plants. Contact us to discuss our hedges with the experts