About

Coastal Plants is a result of years of hands-on garden design and planting. We have selected varieties of plants that thrive in this part of the Sussex coast, an area blessed with sun, yet not too much rain (like the SW) and not too much drought (like the SE). It is also a selection very much geared to climate adaption and dry conditions, yet able to cope with the wet. It is certain that our climates will be getting more and more extreme and that our planting must handle this without irrigation (beyond establishment).

Coastal Plants is a family-run business. Mark Laurence is a member and committee member of the Society of Garden Designers and a chartered Horticulturalist. Georgia is an artist but works behind the scenes as financial director, ensuring the business runs smoothly. Ruben manages the day-to-day care and production of plants, as well as dealing with orders.

You are welcome to visit by appointment and we observe all necessary Covid precautions. Please wear a mask inside the greenhouse and we look forward to seeing you! Please see the contact page for our location, or we can email you some directions.


We operate on a cash & carry basis and are strictly trade only. Please contact us to visit and/or place an order in advance, we will also require contact and business details in advance.

All prices are excluding VAT and are ex. nursery. We do not offer a delivery service but can post plants – 1.5 or 2 litre, in multiples of four (minimum order 12 plants) with P&P at cost.

All orders to be paid by bank transfer in advance or by card at point of collection. We do not offer credit terms or accounts.