About Us

For over 100 years, generations of Coolings have been growing and selling high quality plants from our home here in the Kent countryside. It was in 1913 when a 17-year-old Arthur Coolings first started to grow his small market garden as a part-time occupation. His original single acre of land has now expanded to the 14 acre site we live in today. We pride ourselves on our top quality plants, most of which are grown by our experienced horticulturalists on our own 5 acre nursery. This is the reason why we can confidently provide our unique 5 Year Hardy Plant Guarantee.

Our nursery produces over one million plants every year, including over 200 varieties of shrubs, 500 varieties of herbaceous perennials, over 200 varieties of conifers, and 150 different rose varieties. Here at Coolings Online, you will be able to find our handpicked favourites from this vast range.

We try to be as environmentally friendly as possible at Coolings, and are always looking for new ways to lessen our impact on natural resources. For example, we have our own purpose built water reservoirs, capable of holding over 1.3 million gallons of water. This makes us virtually self-sufficient in the water needed for our thirsty plants.

Our reputation for high quality customer service and our expert knowledge has led to numerous accolades and awards over recent years, including GCA Garden Centre of the Year, Retail Nursery of the Year, and Which? Best UK Garden Centre.

We are proud to bring this same award winning quality to our Coolings Online shop. If you have any questions, queries, or quandaries, we would love to hear from you! See our contact us page for details on how to get in touch.

Happy gardening!