Contact info

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

Phone: 01342 715142
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 undries 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 before setting up business as an Orchid grower.

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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…

See us at The 17th European Orchid Show & Conference London 2015, April 9th – 12th Royal Horticultural Halls, Vincent Square.



Visit us.

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

We have regular OPEN  WEEKENDS – throughout the year at our nursery

Come along for a browse, tea and a chat. – bring along any orchids  you may want some advice or help with.  All re-potting requirements can be supplied. Lots of plants available.

Or visit us. 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 Ring Laurence on 07961 350053 at any time  or for information on plant availability or sundry supplies.


Events at LHO

Sat Jan 17th -one day plant sale 10.00 – 5.00

Next Open Weekend:  Sat 7th /Sun 8th February

Come and join us for a browse among the plants followed by a refreshing cuppa. Sample Sandra’s delicious cakes.

Lots of  plants available


Tel: 07961 350053

Need help to reach us? Call for directions by car and for details of local train and bus stations. 01342 715142 (leave message) 0r 07961 350053.

Upcoming Diary Dates at L H Orchids 2015

Plant sale Sat 17th Jan – one day only 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Open weekends

7th/8th Feb

14th/15th  March



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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