We have the good fortune to be situated in the heart of Ashdown Forest, one of the loveliest areas of outstanding natural beauty in south-east England.
The Garden Centre flows in easy stages down the south facing flank of the forest ridge and is bounded on three sides by woodland and open farmland. The terrace of 'The Hybrid Tea Room' commands sweeping views across the valley.
Still only a stone's throw away from the A22 London to Eastbourne road, midway between Uckfield and East Grinstead access couldn't be easier.
Roses at Wych Cross
About 20 years ago we took the decision to specialise in roses and by the turn of the century we had achieved the largest selection of roses in the country with over 1,400 varieties on offer. (It may actually have been the largest retail rose selection in the world!)
In recent years we have consolidated our collection, but customers are still spoilt for choice - as they constantly tell us! - with around 600 of the best varieties to choose from. We now also sell our roses online.
We hope you find this site helpful and informative. But however good your 'virtual' experience you need to come and visit us for the real deal. Many people travel long distances in June & July to experience the sight and smell of up to 20,000 roses in bloom. And if you can resist buying one - it's completely free! But whatever the time of year there's always something tasty on offer.
Wych Cross, the premier Garden Centre in the Ashdown Forest area, has been open since 1986, when it was first purchased by a group of friends. In a warm, friendly atmosphere, visitors can explore the extensive collection of plants available. We have many types of plant including fruit trees, shrubs, alpines, bedding and climbers and a choice of over 150 clematis. Rose plants are our speciality, however, and we pride ourselves on the wide selection that we now have available to our customers. Each of the 600 varieties to be found at Wych Cross has been carefully grown and nurtured using specialised compost and larger pots to ensure each plant will make the perfect addition to anyone’s garden. We have a quintessentially English flower for virtually every spot; from climbing roses for rambling countryside estates to patio varieties ideal for smaller inner city gardens. We are always happy to advise you as to which type of plant would be best suited for your intended site. You can see the range available by perusing the virtual catalogue found on our website or by driving out to Ashdown Forest and paying a visit to our centre in person.
We have been specialising in these amazing flowers for the past two decades after making a conscious decision to do so. Since then, we have expanded our selection resulting in one of the most diverse collections in the country. From climbers and shrubs to ground cover and standards, we have enough varieties to fill any English garden with colour and life. We have a collection amounting to roughly 600 varieties including new varieties and popular favourites as well as those with ancient pedigrees. The range or colours, growth habits and scents available are truly astounding and worth coming to visit throughout the summer months. For those wondering “Where can I buy roses of the rambling, bush or patio variations?” we hope that this has shown you that there is no better place to shop than Wych Cross. If you wish to make a purchase through our website, we will deliver your chosen plants by courier to your location. All our plants come with a guarantee and full instructions on planting and after-care and we always have staff available to help with any questions you may have or to help you choose the ideal plant for your environment.
Because we primarily deal in living things, there are certain factors that can cause damaged goods that are beyond our control. What is important, though, is that if you are dissatisfied with your rose plants, we will happily replace them – as long as the reason is good enough, of course! To find out more about what we can do for you or to browse through our collection, check out our online catalogue or, better yet, come and visit our garden centre in person. We pride ourselves on plant excellence and enjoy having visitors; most of whom are surprised by the extent of colour and scent found here, especially in the summer. Out experienced staff will be very happy to give you any advice you need. Consequently, you can buy rose bushes, plants for ground cover or patio varieties that will be suited to your garden. It is important to us that you are entirely satisfied by the quality of both your plants and the service that you receive from Wych Cross. There is only one thing that we love more than taking care of our plants, and that is selling them to interested customers from all over the UK!
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