5 Nov 2021

Peat-Free Providers

Kevin McGinn

Want to be a peat-free gardener, but not sure where to buy your supplies? Here is a handy guide.


Peat-free plants

Below is a list of independent peat-free nurseries and garden centres in Wales.

Applewise, Llandeilo, Carms, SA19 7TG

Becky Wildman Gardener, Llanddeusant, Carms, SA19 9UN

Brynllwyd Nurseries, Lampeter, Ceredigion, SA48 8HG

Celtic Wildflowers, Swansea, SA4 4FU

Claire Austin Hardy Plants, Newtown, Powys, SY16 4EN

CountryCo, Monmouth, NP25 5HL

Corseside Nursery, Pembroke, Pembs, SA71 5AA

Crûg Farm Plants, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1TU

Gardd y Ddraig, Llanwrda, Carms, SA19  8NL

L&J Nursery, Narberth, Pembs, SA67 7AR

Lamphey Walled Garden Nursery, Lamphey, Pembs, SA71 5PD

Liliwen Herbs, Llandeilo, Carms, SA19 6YT

Little Barn Nursery, Llandeilo, Carms, SA19 9PR

Mieri Eco Farm, Drefach, Llanelli, Carms, SA14 7BU

Penlan Perennials, Llanybydder, Carms, SA40 9YD

Perennial Gardens and Café, St Davids, Pembs, SA62 6DB

Quinky Young Plants (wholesale – available in many garden centres across Wales)

Saith Ffynnon Wildlife Plants, Holywell, Flintshire, CH8 9EQ

Seiont Nurseries Ltd., Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 2BB

Tan-y-Llyn Nurseries, Meifod, Powys, SY22 6YB

The Rosemary Specialist, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 6AU

The Wildflower Nursery, Kilgetty, Pembs, SA68 0XN

Ty Cwm Nursery Llanybydder, Ceredigion, SA40 9XE

Ty Rhos Trees, Crymych, Pembs, SA41 3XD

Welsh Fruit Stocks, Kington, Powys, HR5 3QN

Welsh Organic Wildflowers, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, NP7 8TH

West Wales Willows, Gwernogle, Carms, SA32 7SA

Y Pot Blodyn, National Botanic Garden of Wales, Llanarthne, Carms, SA32 8HN


For pollinator friendly plants, grown peat-free and pesticide-free, see this list of nurseries: Saving Pollinators Assurance Scheme.

For a UK-wide list of peat-free nurseries complied by environmental writer, Nic Wilson, see here.



Peat-free compost is fortunately widely available. Many garden centre chains offer their own brand, as well as other brands such as Westland New Horizon and Miracle-Gro. Just double-check that the bag states ‘peat-free’ and not ‘peat-reduced’ (‘peat-reduced’ still contains peat!).

We highly recommend these brands:

Compost made from the green waste collected by local councils is a great cost-effective way to fill pots or raised beds, or to use as a mulch – e.g. Merlin’s Magic in Carmarthenshire. It is often available from local authority recycling centres.

For more details and handy tips about peat-free composts, see this blog: It’s time to go peat-free