Delivery Information

Updated: 6th December 2021

1. Delivery

We are working hard to get your items to you as soon as possible and thank you for your understanding and patience during this time. This page will be regularly updated with the most recent delivery timelines. Please check below to ensure you have the current information on when you can expect your order.

Have you pre-ordered? - When you buy with Marshalls oftentimes you will purchase ahead of the growing season. Pre-ordering ensures items are grown and reserved for you. We only send plants out at the optimum growing time for that species, when the weather conditions suitable. Broad guidelines can be found in the table below in section 2. Specific timing for each item is on the product pages, when you add to basket it displays ‘Delivery from’ followed by the planned period for dispatch eg ‘mid-May’

In stock items are currently taking:

Please allow between 5 and 7 days for plants, trees and bulbs that are in stock to be despatched.

Our Garden Accessories, Wildlife and Seed ranges will be despatched in 24 hours from our warehouse on all orders placed from Sunday to Thursday.

Typically, our couriers will deliver your order within 1-3 days from being despatched.

24 Hour Despatch includes items from the following collections:

N.B. Please note this does not apply to items supplied direct from our third-party suppliers (e.g. HOTBIN, Bucktons), please see individual product pages for delivery information and timescales.

1.1 Latest updates

  • Bare root roses pre-orders will be delivered to customer from Mid November.

1.2 Third-party supplier deliveries

Some of our products are delivered by our suppliers, such as HOTBIN, and these are indicated on individual product pages. In order for our supplier to contact you to arrange your delivery, it's really important that you leave your phone number whilst you checkout.

2. Plant Pre-Order Delivery

We will do everything possible to send out plants to you on the dates specified on our website or in our catalogue. However, some factors outside of our control, such as weather, may affect plant growth and therefore delivery dates.

Plant type Approx. delivery window

Autumn Planting Garlic

Pre orders delivered by Mid October. All varieties will be in stock and available from 6th October

Autumn Onions & Shallots

Pre orders delivered by Mid October. All varieties will be in stock and available from 6th October

Bare Root Canes, Berries & Currants

October – June.

Fruit Trees

Bare root trees November - April/May.

Patio fruit trees delivering now & available for delivery all year round

Potted trees April - October


Potted grapes March – June

Heat Prepared Onions


Herb Plants

Herb plug plants - End April & mid-May

Garden ready herb plug plants March & June or September & October (depending on when you order)

9cm/1L potted herbs May - June

Spring planting Onions, Shallots & Garlic

January -March

Onion plant plugs April

Raspberry Canes

November - June


Crowns: Mid November - March

Potted: March - June

Seed Potatoes

First Earlies, Second Earlies, Main Crop & Salad varieties

Early January - late March

Autumn planting seed potatoes End June - End July

Spring Flowering Bulbs

Pre orders delivered by Mid October. All varieties will be in stock and available from 6th October


November - June

Garden Ready strawberry plug plants April - May

Strawberry Misted Tips delivered August

Summer Bedding

Late April - June

Summer Flowering Bulbs

March - June

Sweet Pea Plants

April - May

Vegetable Plants

Deliveries starting from:

  • Aubergine Early June
  • Aubergine grafted Mid May
  • Brassica Mid May
  • Chilli Plugs Mid May
  • Courgette Plugs Mid May and June
  • Cucumber Plugs Late May
  • French and Runner Beans Mid May
  • Grafted Chilli, Cucumber, Courgette, Melon, Pepper, Tomato Mid/Late May and June
    Leeks Early May
  • Onion Plants Mid April
  • Peas Late April
  • Pumpkin, Squash and Marrow – From June
  • Salad - Lettuce, Beetroot, Celeriac, Celery, Chard, Pak Choi Late May
  • Spinach Late May
  • Sweet Pepper Early May
  • Sweet Potato – May/June
  • Sweetcorn - May/June
  • Tomato Plugs Early May
  • Tomato Potted Plants 9cm – From 9th June, 13cm from Mid/Late June
  • Turnip Early May
  • 9cm Potted Plants Tomato, Chilli, Sweet Pepper Early-Mid June
  • 9cm Potted Plant Cucumber Early-Mid June
  • 13 cm Potted Plants Tomato, Chilli, Pepper, Aubergine, Cucumber Mid June

Winter Bedding

  • Primrose Ballerinas are delivering now
  • Winter Bedding Seedlings - Deliveries starting from Mid September
  • Winter Bedding Garden Ready Plants (12’s & 20’s) – Deliveries starting from Late September

3. Delivery Charges

Most of Great Britain

  • Our standard delivery charge is £4.99
  • If we need to split your order into multiple deliveries we will only charge you once for postage
  • Vegetable and Flower Seed only orders delivery charge is £1.99 (if you add anything else you will be charged the relevant delivery cost)
  • A small number of extra-large and heavy items are charged at £7.99 and this will be clearly displayed at checkout.
  • Compost and some other large or heavy items will be subject to a delivery multiplier in which orders containing three or four items will be subject to an additional £4.99 charge, this will then increase by an additional £4.99 for every further two items added. This additional charge is automatically applied at checkout. For example;
Number of items Total delivery charge

1 -2 bags of compost or other heavy bagged items


3 - 4 bags


5 - 6 bags


7 - 8 bags


9 - 10 bags


3.1 Restricted Postal Areas

Areas of Great Britain which incur restrictions and additional charges (Scottish Highlands and Islands).

  • Heavy and bulky items such as raised beds, tunnels, outdoor furniture, sheds, playhouses, power tools (electric and petrol), greenhouses, wormeries, HOTBIN composters and Aerobin composters incur some delivery restrictions and additional costs. We reserve the right to contact you to amend delivery costs, subject to your approval, to reflect the additional delivery charges. Please contact our Customer Service team on 01480 774555 for which exact items the charges apply to if your delivery address is in the Scottish Highlands or Islands.
  • See table below for further details on delivery charges for restricted postal areas
Supplier Name Products Affected Delivery Information

Wooden garden products

Delivery surcharges will apply to the following post codes:

  • KA, FK, KY, DD, PA - Kilmarnock, Falkirk, Kircaldy, Dundee and Paisley postcodes - £20.83.
  • SA - Swansea postcodes - £20.83.
  • AB, IV, PH - Aberdeen, Inverness and Perth postcodes - £41.67.
  • PL, TR - Plymouth and Truro postcodes - £41.67.
  • No service available for: BT, GY, HS, IM, JE, KW, PA (20-78), ZE, PO (30-40) - Belfast, Guernsey, IOM, Jersey, Kirkwall, Shetlands, Outer Hebrides, Lerwick, Isle of Wight postcodes.

Electric wheelbarrow and trolley

No service available for: Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and any other off shore islands.


  • Delivery surcharges will apply to the following locations:
  • Scottish Highlands & Islands- £24 (HOTBIN Plinths - £20.47).
  • AB31-56, FK17-21, IV1-39, IV52-54 & IV63, KW0-14, PA20-59, PH15-50 - Scottish Highland postcodes - £24 (HOTBIN Plinths - £20.47).
  • HS1-9, IV40-63, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49 & PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3 - Scottish Islands postcodes - £24 (HOTBIN Plinths - £20.47).
  • Isle of Wight - £15 (HOTBIN Plinths - £20.47).
  • Isle of Man - £36 (HOTBIN Plinths - £20.47).
  • Jersey/Guernsey - £36 (HOTBIN Plinths - £20.47).
  • Northern Ireland & Republic of Ireland - £78 (HOTBIN Plinths - £20.47).

Greenhouses and heaters

Delivery surcharges will apply to the following locations:

  • Isle of Wight/Isle of Man - £40 for 6ft buildings, £60 for 8ft buildings and £80 for 9ft or higher buildings.
  • Scottish Islands - £50 for 6ft buildings, £70 for 8ft buildings and £80 for 9ft or higher buildings.

Composters, wormeries and water butts

Delivery surcharges will apply to the following locations:

  • Scottish Highlands - £13.69.
  • AB36-56, FK 17-21, IVI-39, IV52-54 & IV63, KW1-14, PA21-40, PH19-50 - Scottish Highland postcodes - £13.69.
  • Scottish Islands - £19.68.
  • HS1-9, IV40-51 & 55-56, KA27-28, KW15-17, PA20, PA41-49 & PA60-78, PH42-44, ZE1-3 - Scottish Islands postcodes - £19.68.
  • Isle of Man & Scilly Isles (TR, IM) - £25 for Aerobin & £13.69 for smaller items.
  • Isle of Wight (PO30 - PO41) - £13.69.

Delivery to outside of the UK

We regret we are unable to deliver any products to non-mainland UK delivery addresses. This includes Europe, Channel Islands, Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, USA and Rest of World. We will update our website if this changes.

With all Orders

Please check the 'My Account' area on the website to check the status of your order. Items that have been dispatched will be marked as fulfilled under each order.

Our promise on delivering the quality you expect, at the time you need it.

Need help or advice, our dedicated customer service team are here to provide support and guidance as well as answering order & delivery questions. We always strive to do our best, but if things don’t go to plan we keep you informed and try to put things right, resolving situations to ensure you are 100% satisfied with your Marshalls experience.