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Hardy Exotics Nursery

The Cottage, Gilly Lane
Penzance, TR20 8BZ

01736740660[email protected]

Visit Hardy Exotics and enjoy a totally unique plant experience. Our sales nursery nestles below huge banks planted out with palms, succulents, puyas, gunnera, and all sorts of dramatic plants too numerous to mention.

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  • Monday10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday10:00 - 16:00
  • Sundayclosed

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Martin Nicklin 2017-03-31 19:55:00

1 visitor found this review helpful


I thoroughly agree with the other reviewer. This is a real fun place to plant hunt. It is a bit ramshackle but this adds to the charm because it is like discovering a treasure trove of choice plants. There are poly tunnels crammed with all manner of material I cannot get up in the Midlands and I too, on the several occasions I have been, have come away with a fair few plants. I need to go back because I sadly lost my Saurauja subspinosa and this is the only place I have seen it. The owners (?) are very friendly and, as the other reviewer has said, give great advice about places to visit locally. For people who love plants and not daft cafes and gift shops, this is a great place to spend a few hours.

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C Moores 2013-04-30 21:15:33

2 visitors found this review useful


A great little place with very friendly service. We discovered this place purely by chance when staying in Hayle for the weekend. A leaflet was left on our table so we decided to check it out as it was only 5 minutes drive. We came away with multiple plants and could have easily spent more if we had the space! The place is a fantastic little haven of tropical plantlife - the day was a sunny so could have been fooled into thinking we were in Spain! The plant selection is great and I would say that the leaflet doesn't do it justice. The service is very friendly and they even gave us some good advice on other places to visit (that weren't commercial like Lands End!). We are very pleased with our plants and will defo be visiting again when next down in Cornwall!

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