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 .

Christmas Specials -

Bundles of plants

Extra discount on sales of 3 plants or more and special prices for groups of near flowering size and flowering size (post seasonal).

eg Masdevallias flowering size/post seasonal (normally £18.00 each) – 3 plants mixed colours special price £30.00 including P&P. Other offers on odonts and mixed collections.

The nursery will be open for special offers on 12th, 13th and 19th December

Please call to arrange other times (see below).

Gift vouchers available by post, by email.

Read More…


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…



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 ORCHID SALES – OPEN  WEEKENDS – throughout the year at our nursery.

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


New! Paphs and other varieties in stock. Come along and see – or check our Plant lists page

Next Open Weekend -Sat 12th and Sun 13th December.

We will also be open on Sat 19th Dec for those presents to please

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

Sat 6th & Sun 7th February

See our societies page to check if we at a show  near to you


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..

Read More…



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.