Ferns,Palms, Bamboos and Hardy Exotics in Dorset

Crawford Hardy Ferns is a small nursery established by Jurgen & Elaine Schedler in 2001 which is run from their premises in Spetisbury, Dorset. The nursery was originally established out of Jurgen’s love of ferns but as the business has grown over the years we have diversified from ferns into tree ferns, palms, bamboos and hardy exotics.

The stock is personally selected by Jurgen from specialist suppliers ensuring of quality. As the nursery is small we have a selected limited stock from more unusual exotic locations from around the world.

A Personal Service

As the nursery is small we are able to provide personal services to all new and old customers. We have been providing site visits, advice on planting schemes and landscaping.

Visit Us –

Open Wednesday to Sunday 10 am -4 pm. Closed on 20/21 July, exhibiting at Wisley Gardes- see events

We provide delivery for heavy items locally within the Dorset area, we do not do mail order. If interested please call on 01258857240 or email info@crawfordferns.co.uk

New Arrivals

Various Palms, Bamboos and Exotics


What a lovely company! Happy to discuss everything I needed to know about bamboo and extremely competitively priced. Nothing is too much for the couple who run this company and they were a pleasure to deal with from start to finish. Will be going back for more plants in the future 🙂


A great experience being shown around by the knowledgeable and passionate Juergen. Really friendly place – I’ll be back for more!


Lovely couple who were very helpful. Our new tree fern was very healthy looking and sold at a very competitive price. Highly recommend


Great place for unusual tropical plants. Great friendly and helpful service. Plants very reasonably priced. So worth a visit! – Holly