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Laurence Hobbs Orchids Ltd
Bailiffs Cottage Nursery
Hophurst Lane
Crawley Down
RH10 4LN

Mobile: (+44)7961350053
24 hour office: 01293 561029

opening hours: 9 - 5 closed fridays

Open Days

The nursery is open by appointment Monday to Thursday. there are also several open weekends each year with discounts and free refreshments. Visits from societies are welcomed and the nursery can cater for both lunches and teas.


Beginners Orchids

We provide a range of Orchids suited for beginners which are easy to care for. We also provide advice on plant care and sell a range of sundries to help you care for your plant.


Laurence Hobbs Orchids Ltd have been established in Sussex since 1987. Managing Director, Laurence Hobbs, gained an honours degree in plant biology and worked for several years at Stonehurst orchid Nursery before setting up his own business as an Orchid grower . We welcome visitors to the nursery on most weekdays -please call Laurence prior to visiting to arrange a convenient time.

Please call for details of events at the nursery, to see if we will be at a show near to you, or for any questions, help and advice on 07961 350053; or call 01293 561029 and leave a message and contact telephone number.

Gift vouchers available by post, by email.  Plants by mail order or delivery to a show.

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Visitors are welcome at any time, or why not join us for an Open Weekend and meet other experts and beginners to swap ideas and chat! Email us to receive regular O/W alerts. Plant patients welcome.

Are we at a show near to you? We can bring along any ordered plants or sundries; check our Shows page to find out where we will be…

Check out our plant lists for availability. Reservations & orders taken over the phone. Plants by post/courier or we can deliver to a local show – please call and ask.


Laurence Hobbs Orchids is near to Junction 10 (next turnoff past Gatwick) on M23 and head towards East Grinstead,  and Crawley Down – postcode RH10 4LN.  Or call us for directions./ 07961 350053

We have regular ORCHID SALES – OPEN  WEEKENDS – throughout the year at our nursery. opening hours 10.00 – 5.00 unless otherwise stated.

Come along for a browse, tea and a chat. – sample Sandra’s delicious cakes.

Also bring along any orchids  you may want some advice or help with.  All re-potting requirements can be supplied. Lots of plants available.

Other visiting times: Please call ahead to arrange a suitable date and time.

Any Questions?  Looking for a particular plant? Need help with plant health, re-potting or growing conditions?

For all the above, or for information on plant availability, or sundry supplies, Ring Laurence on 07961 350053.


Next Open Weekend – Sat 22nd and Sun 23rd


open 10.00 – 5.00

Other times by arrangement, please contact us

Need help to reach us? Call for directions by car and for details of local train and bus stations.

Please call us on 07961 350053 or email and leave your telephone contact details .___________________________________________________________________________


Upcoming Open Weekends 2016

Oct 22nd/23rd

Nov 5th  -One day Plant Sale only

Dec 3rd/4th

See our  shows page to check if we at a show or meeting  near to you. Society details can be found on the Societies page


Please call/email direct for purchases and delivery arrangements. We accept most cards or cheques with payment by phone or post. Delivery arranged to suit you..

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Laurence Hobbs Orchids

For quality Cattleyas, Paphiopedilums, Vandas, Phalaenopsis, Dendrobiums and more . We have a range of nursery raised and imported species and hybrids

Extensive choice, no order too small, supplied by mail order, please call/email for stock lists and colour brochure (sae required). Visitors welcome, Society Group visits catered for, please ring in advance to arrange.

We also offer hybrids, seedlings and mericlones from Carter & Holmes Inc (USA), for whom we are the sole UK agents. Call for more details on ordering, Plant lists available. For colour brochures (subject to availability), please send sae.

Plants and much more…

Please call us at any time for advice on plants in stock or available to order, sundries and plant care.

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