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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.


Over £400.00 raised for the Lincs/Notts Air Ambulance at the Leasingham Show !

A huge Thank You to all who came along and supported the Leasingham Show, held on Saturday 6th October  – a great success for this inaugral event  which attracted 150 people through the doors including supporters from the Lincolnshire Orchid Group , Fenlands Orchid Society & Hinckley Orchid  Society and visitors from many other areas, raising a massive £448.00  for the Lincolnshire/Nottinghamshire air ambulance crews. We are especially grateful to all those who helped out on the day with the organising, food and drinks and tombola etc – also the many people who helped us spread the word about the event in the form of posters and emails, special notices and put up the outdoor signs. A fantastic response without which we couldn’t have achieved such a brilliant day. This will be held again in 2019 – come along and enjoy the day and meet up with your friends and admire an orchid or two. The next show has been confirmed for Saturday Oct 5th 2019 at the Leasingham Village Hall, Chapel Lane, NG34  8LB

If anyone has any inspiring ideas for other table top-stalls, informative sessions, or who wishes to participate,  please contact Laurence direct on 07961 350053


Come and see our wide selection of Orchids  – for perfect gifts !

Lots of colourful flowering plants available for sale – come and browse!

For further information on plant availability, sundries or advice, please ring Laurence direct on 07961 350053

Now celebrating over 30 years as a nursery, 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 .

Open by appointment only.

Visitors are welcome but this must be by prior arrangement, except on our Open Weekends or Sales days when we are open from 10.00am  – 5.00pm (listed below and at bottom of this page). Please ring in advance: 07961 350053 to arrange a convenient date and time to drop by at other times (normally on Monday – Thursdays between 9.00 – 5.00). Alternatively email with an approximate date to visit and (essential) please also leave a telephone contact number.

Drop in on our Open Weekends for a chat, advice, see our beautiful range of orchids and enjoy a cuppa.

Family & friends welcome – we are also dog/pet friendly, (please call if your pet is timid, horse-size or likely to cause mayhem and we will accommodate as best we can!)

Our next Open Weekend:

Sat 1st & Sun 2nd December

Tea, coffee, cold drinks and cakes will be available as usual, you know they are delicious!!

Special Offers – orchid bundles, Laurence’s pick 

4x Paphs Size £50.00 (FS)  Paph list available- please ask

5 x Phalaenopsis £50.00

3 x Dendrobiums £40.00

4 x Masdevallias £40.00

Can’t make the open days? We send plants by mail order throughout the UK & Ireland; or also can bring along to a show near to you. Chat to us about what plants we have. Gift vouchers also available

Upcoming events:

Open Weekends

Dec 1st/2nd

Dec 15th/16th

Please call at any time for advice or further information on our open days or to book a visit for another time


For further details see Shows page; For contact information see also the Societies page





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.

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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, available for all throughout the OpenWeekends, with light refreshments also available on individual plant sale days.

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

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.



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.

gift ideas for your family and friends… at home, Europe, USA.



Brighten up your home with displays to order.