1. Can I visit the nursery?
Come and visit us at Tremenheere Nursery, located at Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens near Penzance. Read more about our nursery here.
2. What size are succulents do you have for sale?
We sell plants which are grown in pots ranging from 6cm upto 9L for specific specimin plants. Most of the plants are grown in 6 or 7cm pots, perfect for posting at this size. They are robust specimens, established at their size, ready to be potted up. (Please note the plants are shipped bare root and pots are not included). For more information view our Ordering from Surreal Succulents article.
3. Do you ship Worldwide?
We do ship worldwide (outside the UK) on completion of phytosanitary certification, for which extra charges apply. You will need to ensure that you have any relevant import permits (applies to most countries outside of the EU) – please check with the appropriate authorities in your country. You may have to pay a steep customs charge for your plants to make it to you successfully. We are working to reduce these.
4. How soon will I receive my plants?
Our website orders are despatched within 2-3 working days of receipt at the Nursery. Note that during cold spells plants cannot be dispatched because they could suffer damage in transit. Orders will be sent out as soon as temperatures rise above freezing. Orders may also be delayed over public holidays to avoid excessive length of time in transit.
Our website orders are despatched within 2-3 working days of receipt at the nursery. During cold spells, we protect orders with our heavy-duty horticultural fleece, if you find temperatures lower than -10°C, please let us know and we can arrange for your order to be delayed.
Orders may also be delayed over public holidays to avoid excessive length of time in transit.
5. What are your postage costs?
UK (Royal Mail Tracked)
1-4 items – £4.50
5 items or more – £2.25
Orders over £40 worth of products (excluding postage) – FREE
Channel Islands (Tracked)
1-4 items – £4.95
5 items or more – £3.95
Orders over £50 worth of products (excluding postage) – FREE
EU (Tracked Air Mail)
Tracked 1-10 items – £7.25
Tracked 11 items or more – £6.25
Orders over £80 worth of products (excluding postage) – FREE
Rest of the World (International Tracked)
1-7 items – £11.25
8-20 items – £14.25
21 items or more – £12.25
Orders over £135 worth of products (excluding postage)– FREE
6. What is your refund policy?
Customers are usually delighted with our goods and service, but if a mistake does occur, please let us know, and we will do all we can to put things right for you, politely and professionally. Please see our shipping & returns pages for further details.
7. Is online shopping safe?
Our online shop accepts payment through PayPal and Opayo to protect your payment information. All sensitive data will be encrypted before leaving your computer. When you go to the checkout page to complete an order you can check for yourself that the encryption is working by looking for the padlock icon in your web browser’s status bar at the bottom of your screen. We do not store any of your card details.
8. How will my plants be delivered?
We send your plants to you bare-rooted, with most of the soil removed from the roots, and carefully wrapped in tissue paper. The plants travel happily this way, and postal charges are kept to a minimum. Each plant is individually wrapped and labelled. On receiving your plants they should be potted up as described on our growing advice page.
9. Will my plants be like the plants in the photograph?
Sometimes when your plants arrive they may not appear to be a true likeness of the plant in the website photograph. Our photographs are taken of the plants at their most colourful and attractive in dry conditions and high light levels. Rest assured that succulents vary in appearance through the year and will resemble the photo when grown on and at the right time of year (usually summer).