About Us

Please note that we are currently moving our nursery with some disruption to email and phone services. We will respond to all enquires but we apologise for any delays in doing so.

Todd's Botanics is a specialist plant nursery in the beautiful countryside of North Essex. We also offer a huge range of plants for sale online. To see our range of plants for sale please click here.

Online Ordering Service

All of our plants are available to purchase online and can be delivered nationwide. We can also offer a full planting service for our specimen olives, whether they are going in the ground, container or raised bed, we can take care of it for you, please get in touch for costings on this service. Prices will be based on location, site access and the size of the trees.

If you can't find what you're looking for please get in touch and we'll be more than happy to help.

Design and Landscaping

Sadly this is a service we are not currently offering. With a growing family and a new nursery to get ship shape the design and landscaping services have to go on hold. We are happy to offer suggested landscpaers for many areas of the country if you are looking for recomendations.

Our Nursery

At Todd's Botanics we specialise in drought tolerant herbaceous and architectural type plants and trees which are either grown by us or hand selected from Europe's specialist suppliers. We stock a wide range of ancient olive trees, palms, box, bay, yew, tree ferns and bamboo, as well as succulents, grasses, ferns and other quality perennials. Canna, Dahalia and other hardy exotic plants feature strongly for us with an ever growing range. Please note we only sell through shows and our website.

Our History

Established in 2004, Todd's Botanics is the creation of Mark and Emma Macdonald who met while studying at Pershore College. Emma specialised in Garden Design, and spent time working at Great Dixter, Beth Chatto, Le Manoir, BBC Gardeners' World and The Flying Gardener, while Mark studied Commercial Horticulture and went on to manage an exotic plant nursery in the Midlands.

The Team

Mark
Mark 
Emma
Emma 
Connie
Connie 

is busy practising (on the boys) her management and delegation skills ready for the future. She is already the queen of pot and bag labeling and is key in the run up to Chelsea!

The boys!
The boys! 

Fergus and Arthur like to be hands on at the nursery! Watering and potting seemed to be the prefered jobs to help with :)

Julie
Julie 

has been with us for longer than we can remeber and is a vital part of everything we do. She joined Todd's after graduating from Writtle Horticultural College (with a first class degree in Horticulture). Julie is co-owner of our partner company Vaso Toscano and takes the lead on the day to day sales of all things terracotta! 

Rob
Rob 

Rob takes care of all Todd's Botanics off site work from maintenace to deliveries as well as helping with the shows (when he's not playing around up trees or with a tractor)

Mary
Mary 

Gets to do the fun job of actually working with the plants! Althoug the continous watering in the long summer months is less fun lets hope the new irrigation helps!

Karen
Karen 

Another Writtle graduate Karen is based at the nursery and takes charge of the mailorder when she's not on holiday! 

David
David 

is Emma's father and all round helper. I think we may need to find a better picture of him!

Lou's Poo!
Lou's Poo! 

is an Alpaca farmer from Shropshire. She is a key helper throughout the show season with a neverending stream of smiles and enthusiasm.

She has some beautiful Alpaca based products for sale on her website.

 
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