About Us

Perrie Hale Nursery was established in 1957 and has been run by the same family ever since.  We are a team of four: Nick & Judy Davey (Nick is mostly retired though he does make special guest appearances!) and their son and daughter in law, Olly and Faye Davey. 

We supply quality bare-rooted and pot grown plants suitable for Amenity, Hedge and woodland planting.

During the past fifty years we have supplied trees and shrubs for a whole range of planting projects. These have included individuals wishing to create a small woodland coppice, organisations such as the South West Forest and projects like the BBC’s Tree O’clock world record attempt.

All our stock is grown from the best seed available and every care is used to supply stock to the highest quality true to name.

Most of our stock is grown from seed, although some species such as Salix (willow) and Cornus (dogwood) are grown from cuttings.

Seedlings remain in the open ground seedbeds for one or two years and are then either undercut in the beds or transplanted to produce a more fibrous root system. The plants are then lifted to order and despatched in co-extruded plant bags which prevent the plants from drying out in transit.

Our Nursery is inspected by the Forestry Commission to ensure that we comply with the E.C. Forest Reproduction Material Regulations. We are also inspected annually by DEFRA to comply with Plant Health Regulations.

The Team

Nick and Judy Davey

With a background in farming and business studies Nick Davey joined his father in law John Udale at Perrie Hale Nursery in 1977. After 13 years experience in maintaining contracts for fencing, woodland establishment and maintenance. Nick took control of the business with his with Judy in 1990.  

Judy Davey now manages sales of over 700,000 plants per year whist Nick is pleased to give advice on all aspects of woodland creation and grant schemes as well as maintaining close contacts with the woodland industry within the southwest and throughout Britain. 

Olly and Faye Davey

Olly has been working at Perrie Hale Nursery since 2000, he then went to university to study BSc Rural Resource Management, he was then pleased to return the nursery in 2007 when he became a partner in the business. Olly manages the outside staff and logistics of incoming stock and outgoing orders. 

Faye Davey studied a BSc Wildlife conservation (First Class) and then went on to study a PhD in Landscape Character Assessment and Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Faye brings experience in managing projects for landscape condition monitoring, state of the environment reports, biodiversity audits and hedgerows for woodfuel. These projects have involved field work, data gathering and mapping.  Faye has experience in training students, staff and volunteers in field surveying and GIS and is pleased to bring these new skills to Perrie Hale to offer mapping/GIS services and training as part of our service.