About Us

Supplying the Horticultural Industry Since 1961

Welcome to A Brand & Sons, where our passion for growing has been rooted in three generations of family tradition. Established in 1961, we are a dedicated wholesale nursery nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Hertfordshire, occupying a 15-acre site that has been the heart of our horticultural business since that time. During our six decades, we have become a stalwart of the horticultural industry, earning a reputation for excellence and reliability. Our commitment to quality and service has allowed us to proudly supply a diverse range of clients, from large garden centre chains to landscaping professionals, with the finest specimen plants that thrive in the British climate.

At the core of our operations is the production of hardy nursery stock, specimen shrubs and climbers, with an annual production exceeding 150,000 plants. Our meticulous care and attention to detail result in a varied and thriving collection, ensuring that each plant leaving our nursery is robust and ready to enhance any green space. What sets us apart is our specialization in trellis-grown shrubs and climbers. We have honed our unique expertise in nurturing these crops, providing our customers with exceptional choices for purchasing plants that create instant impact in the garden, natural screens, and captivating focal points in any outdoor setting.

As a family-run business, we understand the value of tradition and the importance of relationships. Wherever possible we will strive to work with our customers and fulfil their needs. We offer competitive prices, flexible delivery options, and outstanding customer service. We can cater to any order size, from small batches to large articulated lorry loads. We can also provide customised solutions, such as contract growing, labelling, and pre-pricing.

We invite you to browse our website and see our catalogue of plants. You can also contact us to request a quote, place an order, or arrange a visit to our nursery. We would love to hear from you and discuss your plant needs.

Our History

Established Past, Growing Future


The Beginning

After emigrating from the Netherlands, Antonius and Cornelia Brand started a nursery on a small rented site in Crews Hill.


Moved to Current Site

Moved to the current site by Piet Brand and his siblings. At the young age of 16 Piet brought a small field in Hertfordshire and started growing a small range of shrubs and climbers.


Early Growth

The first potting barn was constructed.



The brothers featured in an article in the grower magazine regarding an ingenious sliding roof to the barn.



Piet brought neighbouring land to increase the plot to 12 acres.


Third Generation

Third generation, Tom Brand joined the company


Under Construction

We concreted all the driveways to neaten the site and speed up vehicle movement and order processing.


Making Space

A new bank of 11 polytunnels were erected, doubling our indoor space.


Piet Brand

Piet on one of his many nursery walks inspecting the crops.


New Leadership

After many years working alongside his father, Tom took over the running of the company.


Pot Bound

The nursery is at capacity and we were looking for a new site.


Additional Acres

The 12 acre nursery was fully developed so we acquired an additional 3 acres from a neighbouring farmer to increase the site to 15 acres.


40% Growth

An additional three acres added 40% to the growing potential of the nursery and we now grow between 150,000 and 200,000 plants annually.

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