Welcome to Bowdens

In 2004 Tim and Ruth Penrose purchased a small, hosta hobby business from Ruth's parents, Ann and Roger Bowden. With a vision to expand focussing on specialist plants and quality service, over the following years they purchased Rickards Hardy Ferns, PW Plants, three other related businesses and most recently Pine Cottage Plants; all national or world leaders in their chosen field. The Bowdens group now consists of four main brands, representing a total of 128 RHS Gold Medals and hundreds of years of expertise and experience.
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Bowden Hostas Pine Cottage Agapanthus
Rickards Hardy Ferns
The Bamboo Store
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