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    Your garden can be a beautiful place, and maybe it already is, but whether you already have a blooming garden or are just starting out, you will need some supplies to get and keep your garden well maintained. But where can you find such supplies? One of the shops that you can go to is Gardening Express. But what can you expect from their flowers and plants? How well will they bloom in your garden? Will Gardening Express deliver your flowers in good order? Will the flowers even survive the delivery process? And what kind of customer service does Gardening Express offer when one of their customers has a complaints, problem or question for them to solve? Read the customer reviews written by real customers of Gardening Express. Their experiences, comments and opinions are the best way to get some unbiased view of Gardening Express so you can decide for yourself if you would like to buy from Gardening Express or not.

    About Gardening Express

    Gardening Express is a supplier of garden plants and garden flowers. The company was founded by Chris Bonnett in 1990. He was still a teenager at that time. The website was re-launched in 2008. That was when Gardening Express really began complete with a flower nursery and webshop. They sell all kinds of garden plants and garden flowers like fruit frees, house & office plants, indoor foliage plants, patio plants, perennials plants, shrubs and trees. So it does not matter is you want to create a full garden complete with shrubs and trees to keep unwanted onlookers out or just one single fruit tree for some fresh fruit. They have something for everyone. They offer plants for a Japanese garden, Mediterranean garden, tropical garden full or exotic plants, vegetable garden, small garden and seaside garden. You can fill your garden with all kinds of roses, exotic plants, climbers, conifers, ferns, fruit trees, ornamental grasses, container trees, bonsai trees, vines, bamboo plants, cacti, succulents and conifers.


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    Services of Gardening Express

    You can order all the plants, flowers and trees online. Select them on their website and give them the order to deliver the product at your home. You can pay via visa, MasterCard, Visa Delta, Maestro and Visa Electron. Their price promise guarantee will help you when you find the same kind of shrub or vine for a lower price shortly after your purchase. And they offer a customer service that can help you out when you have some kind of problem or complaint.

    Complaints, Compliments and Tips for Gardening Express

    Does your garden already contain shrubs, trees, flowers or vines bought from Gardening Express? Then we would love to hear all about your experience. How did the ordering process go? Are you satisfied with the roses or shrubs that you receives? How well do their bamboo plants or exotic plants grow in your garden? And what kind of customer service have they provided for you?Write a review and tell us all about your opinion.

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    Gardening Express
    Reviews, complaints and customer experiences (28)

    2,6
    14% Would buy here again!

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    DO NOT BUY, THEY'LL TAKE YOUR MONEY, CANCEL YOUR ORDER THEN NOT REFUND YOUR MONEY

    I have spent a lot of money with Gardening Express over the past few months and whilst my first order was ok the service and quality of plants has declined since. The latest insult is that they cancelled an order without my knowledge or any explanation but have not refunded my money. You cannot speak to them but you make a "ticket" with your issue. Mine remains unanswered after three days. Have now had to go to my bank to try to get the money back. My advice would be to go elsewhere.

    Appalling service

    By: MRS P JACKSON10-05-2019
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    3,5

    Deliver

    Ordered very two weeks ago..nothing since...Tried emailing but email won't send. Tried phoning and number not in service? I'm very disappointed in this company

    By: Caz 08-05-2019
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    Lost plants

    I wish I had read the reviews. 3 plants ordered. Nothing arrived. Still waiting for a refund on one and the other two when tracked said their not at their depot. Very upsetting and I'm now tired of sending emails. There is no contact number yo contact them. I just want my money back.

    By: Hasina Kola08-05-2019
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    What you see/buy is not whats delivered!

    Possibly the worst company I have ever had to deal with. Ordered a pair of Evergreen Photonia Red Robin Tree’s which were pictured to have a ball shaped foliage and described as having ball shaped foliage (similar style to a bay tree) What arrived where a couple of miss shaped bushes with no form or structure resembling a ball. Not to mention Yodel just dumped them on the door step and ignored instructions to deliver to neighbour. Gardening Express don’t accept phone calls, they don’t accept emails, they don’t communicate on Facebook or Twitter, they make it virtually impossible to communicate with them other to log a support ticket. Which when they answer they simply close instantly unless you respond. Their excuse was that with careful pruning the trees could be trained into a ball shape, but I am not Alan Titchmarsh, I ordered something based on a description and a picture. My advice is not to use them, in 2019 a company should show more customer service, also when they close your support ticket just keep replying with additional messages, least it wastes their time as lets face it they didn’t’ waste any time dealing with my request. The most annoying thing is you pay for postage, they deliver rubbish and they expect you to return it at your own expense.

    By: Si Horton07-05-2019
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    Pleased with my purchase

    Overall pleased with my purchase, value Acer Orangeola tree arrived in 5 weeks. The plant was healthy and a good size. Will order again. It did take some time to arrive and I did get a little nervous, but all is quite good to be fair.

    By: David Warr03-05-2019
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    6,5

    Bad


    I honestly don't know where these good reviews come from. I ordered a buddleia bush which in the picture on their website shows a leafy plant and pictures of what it will look like when flowering. It says they pick the best plant for you from their nursery. I received a twig thing with about four leaves the size of a 5p. It looks ridiculous. I've opened a ticket that you can complain on their site with, and of course no response. I paid £13 for a twig and am gutted to say the least. I won't ever use this company again and I advise anyone else to avoid them too. I can't believe they can get away with this!!!! I just wish I'd read all the bad reviews before I ordered from them

    By: Lisa hughes05-04-2019
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    These sell rubbish

    Ordered yellow magnolia, it is white, ordered 2 Xmas cacti in bud, all buds in bottom of badly packed box.
    Do not buy from these they are scammers.

    By: Tre20-03-2019
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    DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY


    DO NOT BUY FROM THIS COMPANY. I have received 2 Phormium's @ £19.95 each, both arrived tiny, dead and withered - after sending photos with my complaint Gardening Express claimed the plants looked exactly as they would expect them to look! I also ordered a Cordyline which was described on their website as I quote a GIANT EXTRA LARGE SPECIMEN PALM and according to them RRP £139.99 (which now I have the plant is laughable), the Cordyline delivered was not mature, definitely not 'giant' and would have cost me around £30 at my local garden centre, I paid GE £39.99! The only way to get my money back now is to lose even more by paying to return the plants myself! I also doubt it's a coincidence that their contact links do not work on the website as I'm sure they would be inundated with complaints.

    By: Miss Pinky19-03-2019
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    2,5

    Poor quality plants and service

    Purchased a bonsai camelia 2 weeks ago and within a week half of the leaves have fallen off. Sent 3 emails to gardening express customer service with no response.
    My advice is to stay clear of this company. Should have read some of the other reviews before i purchased.

    By: Ty desilva12-03-2019
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    what a joke !!!!

    I placed 2 orders one for£19.99 fo a cherry blossom tree that came with lots of broken branches,looked like it had not been waterd in weeks.I also placed an order for £113 for various plants 2 i was charged for that were not sent!!! i orderd a zebra grass that did not arrive,they sent a large dead plant in place of it dont even know what it was supposed to be.
    I sent them photos of the damaged tree and they said there was no damage!!!!!
    I also had to have 2 days off work for the plants to come i was told a specific day by the carrier,they didn't turn up until the next day.There is no phone number so you cant speak to anyone.so its been one nightmare dealing with this so called garden centre.so all in all i have wasted a lot of money but i have learned a lesson from this and that is do not deal with a company that you can't phone they are not to be trusted.

    By: jackie senior08-03-2019
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    Very poor quality plants, all pots damaged /broken, skimmia was yellowing badly (aged and not feeding), very badly (unprofessionally packaged on top of each other. Overall aged and poorly maintained plants. They use Hermes as couriers and there was no tra


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    By: John McGuinness04-03-2019
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    Avoid this company.

    Ordered two different Daphne plants.One had yellow leaves and fungal disease the other is a sparse, leggy specimen.They are not as described and not of satisfactory quality. Have sent many emails asking for refund.They reply that I have received healthy plants which look as expected! Also,expect me to pay to return plants for them to examine despite receiving several photos as requested.
    My first and last purchase with this disreputable company.

    By: Lew28-02-2019
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    Do not buy from this company

    I ordered a collection of ten different potted plants. There were three plastic detail cards one of which had fallen out of the pot so I couldn't work out where it belonged. Some of the pots looked like they just contained compost, again no identification. There was no other paperwork. I emailed them and their reply did not address my issue at all. After two e mails going round in circles I requested a paid returns label and a full refund. This was ignored completely. I've now got in touch with my bank. I paid by debit card and the bank agreed to take up the dispute on my behalf. Be warned, do not buy from these rip off merchants.

    By: G Lyons20-02-2019
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    5

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    I ordered some palmS described as...

    SPECIAL DEAL - Cordyline australis - GIANT EXTRA LARGE 4-5ft Specimen Palm...
    Usually 139.99, today just 39.99 - Save £100!

    What arrived were barely 4ft tall including the pots. With a trunk of less than 1 inch

    I went to my local garden centre to see what I could get for £140 to find I could buy the same variety at least 7ft tall with a trunk of about 4ft.

    When I complained they have every answer in the book hidden within there terms and conditions. One fond or leaf just about made it to 4ft and they allow a tolerance of 15% to cover themselves. These palms were no way originally £140... It's just a BIG CON...

    Further more... I have to pay the delivery costs to return them...

    DO NOT USE THIS RETAILER...

    By: John23-01-2019
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    poor quality, leaves yellowing

    Daphne Bholva Jacqueline Postill leaves yellow, plants only just alive. No telephone service which can only mean one thing, they want to take your money and run!

    By: kevin Niblett21-12-2018
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    3,5

    Avoid! ...Read reviews!

    They send damage and death plants! Returns accepted only at your expenses which can be likely equal to the price you paid for the plant. My worst experience ever about buying plants online.

    By: Mike01-12-2018
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    Poor service

    The goods delivered did not match the colourful advertisement. Difficult to contact. No phone number. Useless email system.
    Will never use Gardening Express again. Cannot recommend this company

    By: Pat Scofield21-11-2018
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    2,5

    Dreadful plants, dreadful company

    I bought two Daphne plants (on sale) from Gardening Express which were described by them on their website as being “predominantly evergreen, lustrous and dark green to add structure and form to the garden through the year.” What arrived a few days later, were two totally YELLOW leaved plants, with many leaves already shed and lying in the box. Since then further leaves have fallen off. There were no care instructions whatsoever in the box … or indeed any paperwork at all. The only thing sharing the space with the Daphnes was a tied black plastic bag with a label reading “free gift gladioli”. The bag contained between 150/200 shrivelled, mouldy, sweating corms of presumably, gladioli. I presume they were included to provide a wedge to stop the Daphnes falling over. When I complained to Gardening Express about the poor, totally unacceptable quality of these plants, I was informed repeatedly, I should send the plants back at my own non-refundable expense and they might refund me the cost of the plants. The cost of returning the plants will exceed what the plants cost in the first place so I will be out of pocket twice, if I return them. I have reported this to my bank who I am hopeful will get further than I have managed to do. I will NEVER buy from this company again. I am amazed they are able to trade in this way.

    By: Tessa Wilson14-10-2018
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    Avoid!

    I have two fairy magnolias from them and they are rapidly dying from a fungal leaf spot disease and leaf blight. At all costs, AVOID .

    By: Vivien Gawn13-10-2018
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    Nasty company Nasty goods

    There is nothing positive about my service from them ordered twice, first order 3 pampas grass in pink received three white, second order was a rare tulip tree, and three fire work grasses received 4 clematis, instead for £30 all negative, when I emailed them twice , they said they were very busy don’t email again as you go to the bottom of the list

    By: Janet Hale28-09-2018
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    2,5

    Laurels purchased

    Purchased 10 laurels which have turned brown, contacted customer service, told to be patient and bear with them, send photos they said, ran out of patience

    By: B Farnworth25-08-2018
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    3,5

    Don't buy from them

    Emailed them several times,no response untill my 6 email they obsessively don't understand the English language as when they replied they accused me of being abusive.
    I told them to look in Oxford dictionary to understand meaning and how on earth my email was abusive.
    Given up with them

    By: Ja23-08-2018
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    Plant order

    Negative 22/07/18
    DO NOT ORDER!!!
    I have been waiting nearly a month I have emailed them 3 times and they keep saying be patient joke! took my money no plant don't bother . I will be forwarding my complaint to pay pal

    By: Ray25-06-2018
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    con merchants

    purchased two standard lilacs three lilac bushes all described as bushy headed and in bud and bloom.at a cost of sixty one pounds .plus two cordylines.they arrived all crammed in one box threadbare and broken branches have tried to contact them to no avail. these people are con merchants and should not and will not get away with this fraud.

    By: ken williams22-06-2018
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    DO NOT BUY FROM GARDEN EXPRESS!!

    Do NOT get any plants from this company. That say all plants come in good quality that is an ABSOLUTE lie. 1. All my plants came in bad condition. 2. One plant was even dead 3. The stamps were snapped off.

    As a response i got: “that this can happen with delivery (which garden express is still reliable for), and they should be fine if i follow the guidelines of the website how to take of them”. I didnt even get an option for a new plant or refund. My question is how can you make a dead plant you delivered alive again garden express?


    SAVE YOUR MONEY AND DO NOT ORDER PLANTS HERE. COSTUMER SERVICE IS A JOKE AND THE PLANTS I RECEIVED ARE DEAD

    By: Tonto 20-06-2018
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    Fraud

    Never received the order and response.

    By: Lola Hey15-06-2018
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    Dont buy off these people

    I received half my order after 30 Days instead of developed plant I got a bag of bulbs which I could have got much cheaper at Wilco! Still waiting for the rest. They never answer the phonewhich has been out of order for at least a month. Answer emails typically after a week.

    By: Carlton Midgley15-05-2018
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    Late delivery

    Ordered Daphne Bholva Jacqueline Postill on 20 January 2018. They were quick to take £19.94 out of my account . Deadline was 9 February. Still not received plant. Sent 3 e-mails last one they said bear WITH US!! Extremely dissatisfied! Shall not be ordering from Gardening Express ever again. Web site not user friendly. Extra charge for telephoning!

    By: John Smith26-02-2018
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