About us

Alfred Edward Roberts established the nursery in 1908. A century later it is still a family run nursery with the same traditional values and emphasis on personal service. At A. E. Roberts we take a pride in growing a wide range of quality fruit trees, soft fruit and ornamentals. We supply the wholesale market and despatch for several mail-order companies.

Today we are based at our Woodlea Nursery site just outside Southampton in the South Down National Park. The company is owned and run by John, David and Sabrina Gwynn. The two brothers, David and John, took on the company after their father Peter Gwynn, the nursey manager brought the company from Mr Roberts.

At our 3-acre Woodlea nursery site, we grow our container grown soft fruit and trees, while our bare root one-two year old trees are grown on our combined 160-acre fields. Our trees are mainly grown from rootstocks and the trees variety is either budded or grafted on to the rootstocks. We grow over 100 different varieties of fruit tree and over 80 different types of ornamental trees and produce over 250,000 trees annually for our nationwide customers. We also work with other British and European Growers to stock and supply a considerable range of plants.

We aim to carry good stock of saleable material all year round, particularly in the spring and welcome enquiries for items not listed in this catalogue. We offer bare-root or root-wrapped plants from November to April, as well as containerised plants all year round. We have a comprehensive stock of picture labels for our plants, and full descriptive printed labels for almost everything else.

We are able to deliver anywhere in the UK, and for orders of reasonable size this will be free of charge in almost all cases. We are always happy to welcome prospective customers around the nursey but please let us know beforehand or feel free to call or email us with any enquires.

Address: Woodlea Nurseries, Winters Hill, Durley, Southampton, SO32 2AH Tel:01329 833588 Email: sales@aeroberts.co.uk