Terms & Conditions

By purchasing goods from www.rhsplants.co.uk you enter a legally binding agreement with us on the following terms. You should read and understand these terms because they affect your rights and liabilities. These terms describe the basis for purchase by you and sale by us of the products described on this web site.

    Definitions and interpretation

    In these terms the following words have the following meanings.


    the contract for the sale and purchase of the Goods;

    Delivery Area

    only mainland addresses within England, Wales, and parts of Scotland. All offshore addresses are excluded eg: the Isle of Man, the Scottish Isles, Northern Ireland and the Channel Isles.


    the range of plants and garden products (including any instalment of the goods or any parts for them) which are available for purchase from our web site in accordance with the terms;

    the Web Site

    our presence on the world wide web, currently accessible via the address www.rhsplants.co.uk

    the Seller, we, or us

    R.H.S Enterprises Limited (our registered address is 80 Vincent Square, London SW1P 2PE. Registered in England No. 1211648, VAT Registration No. 461 532757) (Please note: this site, and all orders from it, are managed on our behalf by crocus.co.uk Limited)

  1. Basis of the sale

    1. An agreement for us to sell you Goods is made on these terms when we accept an order made by you via our website. The description of the Goods, the price, VAT, insurance and delivery costs are set out in the order page. We will confirm acceptance of your order on-screen.

    2. We aim to give you a clear idea of the nature of the plants we sell. However, you appreciate that there are inevitably slight variations in size, shape and colour between different specimens. Illustrations, descriptions other information as to particular plants are approximate and for guidance only. We may in our sole discretion from time to time vary the nature of the Goods from that advertised without notice to you, so long as these variations are not material alterations.

    3. By purchasing knives or bladed articles you are confirming that you are aged over 18.

  2. Details of the order

    1. The quantity, quality and description of the Goods will be those set out in your order (if accepted by us)

    2. Orders are accepted at our sole discretion but are normally accepted if the Goods are available, the order reflects current pricing, you are based in the Delivery Area and your credit or account card is authorised for the transaction.

    3. The Goods which can be ordered via our Web Site are only available for delivery to you if you are based in our Delivery Area.

  3. Price of the Goods

    1. If the price of the Goods increases between the date we accept your order and the delivery date, we will let you know and ask you to confirm by email that the new price is acceptable. If it is not acceptable then you will of course have the option of cancelling the order.

    2. Our charges for transport, packaging and insurance are detailed on the order page and will be included in the total price for the Goods.

    3. All prices are inclusive of VAT where required. We reserve the right to adjust VAT in these prices if it changes.

  4. Promotions and discounts

    All promotions are only valid online through www.rhsplants.co.uk and are not available at our plant centres or in conjunction with offers at our plant centres.

    1. All promotions at our plant centres, unless specified, are not available to be redeemed online through www.rhsplants.co.uk.

    2. Unless stated otherwise, all promotional codes cannot be used in conjunction with the following annual sale events: “20% off plants, bulbs & seeds”, “Summer sale”, “Winter sale” or any permutation or combination of the aforementioned during the period in which a sale event is running.

    3. Unless stated otherwise, all promotional discounts where a code is not required will automatically apply the discount amount to the price of the goods within the promotion requirements.

    4. All promotional discount codes must be entered at the online checkout for the discount to be applied to the price of goods that are within the prerequisites of the promotion that the code is valid.

    5. Offers and promotions, unless stated otherwise, are not applicable to delivery charges or RHS gift membership.

    6. We reserve the right to begin and withdraw promotions and offers at any time.

  5. Payment terms

    1. We will charge your credit card account for payment upon receipt of order unless delivery cannot be fulfilled within 30 days. Items with a lead time greater than 30 days will be charged up to 7 days prior to dispatch. We accept no liability if a delivery is delayed because you did not give us the right payment details.

    2. If it is not possible to obtain full payment for the Goods from your account on delivery of the Goods to you, we can cancel the Contract or suspend any further deliveries to you. This does not affect any other rights we may have.

    3. We will take all reasonable care to keep all information connected with your order secure but we cannot be held liable for any loss that you may suffer if a third party obtains unauthorised access to any data, including credit and account details you provide when accessing or ordering from this Web Site, unless this is solely due to our negligence.

  6. Delivery

    1. We will deliver the Goods to the address you specify for delivery in your order. It is important that this address is accurate. Please be precise about where you would like the Goods left if you are out when we deliver. We cannot accept any liability for any loss or damage to the Goods once they have been delivered in accordance with your delivery instructions.

    2. We will aim to deliver within the quoted time frame but delivery times are not guaranteed. If delivery is delayed due to any cause beyond our reasonable control, we will contact you to advise you that the delivery date will have to be extended.

    3. We sometimes use pallets to deliver your order. Pallets form part of the product packaging and are non-returnable. You can reuse these pallets or dispose of them independently.

  7. Risk and ownership

    1. Risk of damage to or loss of the Goods passes to you at the time of delivery to you or, if you fail to take delivery at the agreed time, the time when we tried to deliver.

    2. You will only own the Goods once they have been successfully delivered and when we have received cleared payment in full. Goods supplied are not for resale.

  8. Returns/Options to cancel

    1. Returns and cancellations. Please click here to read our Returns Policy.

  9. Warranties

    1. We aim to provide high quality plants and products to our customers.

      Accordingly, we warrant that where the Goods are products and not already covered by a manufacturer's guarantee, they will meet their specification and will be free from defects in materials and workmanship at the time of delivery.

      Where the goods are hardy plants (excluding seeds, bulbs, annuals, biennials and short-lived perennials), we warrant that they are covered by a 5 year guarantee. If the plant should die of natural causes up to 5 years after they have been delivered, we will provide you with a refund.

      Please be aware that any tender plants (such as house plants), or garden plants that are not fully hardy (such as tender, half hardy or frost hardy perennials and shrubs) will not be covered by the guarantee. To check if a plant is covered by our guarantee, please look for the 'Hardy plant 5 year guarantee' symbol, which is displayed (just under the name) on the plants description.

      We are also not able to guarantee that a plant will produce flowers or fruit at a particular time. That's because this is largely determined by external factors beyond our control, such as the plants age, or the availability of water, light and nutrients. We further undertake however that the plants will be in good condition at the time of delivery and will be of the type ordered, or if that type is not available we will let you know by e mail and, if possible, suggest a suitable alternative which is available.

      If you do not want the alternative suggested, you will be entitled to order another plant or cancel your order, as you wish. For further information or enquiries on our hardy plant guarantee, please contact us at customerservices@rhsplants.co.uk

    2. The availability, price and colour of plants we sell to you may vary according to seasonal and market availability. We will endeavour to confirm these details when we confirm your order for the plants or prior to delivery. If there have been any material variations, you will have the option of cancelling your order.

  10. Liability

    1. If you have a valid claim in respect of any of Goods which is based on any defect in their quality or condition or their failure to meet specification in accordance with the Contract, and you have returned the Goods within a reasonable time, you will be entitled to choose either a refund of the price of the Goods or replacement Goods free of charge.

    2. We shall not be liable to you for losses you suffer based on the estimated delivery date of an order should these items fail to be delivered within that time.

    3. These terms and conditions do not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

    4. We will continually improve the Goods, so changes to them may be made at any time. We will use reasonable commercial endeavours to keep the Web Site up to date but the information and specifications given are for your information only and are subject to change without notice.

    5. Great care has been taken to ensure that all plants and products are accurately described. Dimensions are approximate only. Great care has also been taken with all the images on this web site, however the actual colours you see will depend on your monitor and could vary from the actual product.

    6. The content of the Web Site is directed solely at those who access the site from addresses within the Delivery Area.

    7. We assume no responsibility for the contents of any other web sites to which this Web Site has links.

  11. Matters out of our control

    We will not be liable to you or in breach of the Contract for delay or failure to perform due to a cause beyond our reasonable control.

  12. Copyright

    1. All of the written, photographic, design and audio content of the Web Site together with the selection and arrangement of it and all software compilations are our copyrighted property or that of the people who have granted to us the right to use it and is protected as such. All rights reserved.

    2. None of this material may be used without our written permission. You may download or print a single copy for your own non-commercial off-line viewing.

    3. All names, logos, slogans, or other phrases may be a trademark of ours or another person or corporation. Any unauthorised use of a trademark is unlawful.

  13. Privacy

    1. Please read our customer privacy policy, which explains how we will not pass on your details to any third party.

  14. Changes

    1. We reserve the right to make changes to this Web Site and these terms at any time.

  15. Complaints

    1. If you wish to complain about any aspect of our service, please email us at customerservices@rhsplants.co.uk

  16. General

    1. Emails to you will be to the address you specify to us. It is important that you give us an accurate and valid e-mail address and contact telephone number and tell us of any changes to them.

    2. Please note that not all plants, items and offers you see here on RHS Plants will be available in RHS Shops and Plant Centres. Please check with your local centre before making a special journey. To find your local centre click here.

    3. If either we or you fail to enforce a right under these terms, that failure will not stop us or you from enforcing the other rights, or the same type of right on a later occasion.

    4. To the extent that any provision of these terms is found by any court or competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that provision will be deemed not to be a part of these terms, it will not affect the enforceability of the remainder of these terms nor will it affect the validity, lawfulness or enforceability of that provision in any other jurisdiction.

    5. The headings in these terms are for convenience only and will not affect their interpretation.

  17. Governing law and jurisdiction

    1. These terms will be governed by English law and any disputes will be resolved exclusively by the English Courts.