Dobies History

Discover all about Dobies

Dobies was founded in 1894 based in Chester. Starting off over 125 years ago selling flower and vegetable seeds, we have earned the recognition of gardeners and growers from around the world. Over the years Dobies has expanded its range to all areas of horticulture and equipment to cover every gardeners need. Friends with, but not to be confused with Dobbies Garden Centre.

Today we sell an extensive variety of flower, fruit, vegetable seeds and plants along with many unusual and difficult to find varieties. From Achilleas to Zinnias, we offer an extensive range of flowers to suit every type of floral display you wish to create for your outdoor space.

Dobies continue to supply a comprehensive range of flower and vegetable seeds from easy to grow ranges to much more exotic varieties of flowers and vegetables, but at every stage maintaining a very high level of quality throughout. We are constantly developing our range which involves growing selections at our test ground in Devon, laboratory testing of seeds for purity and quality checking our plant production is very important to us.

No gardener is worth their salt without their trusted tools of the trade, Dobies really is the one-stop shop for high-quality garden tools, equipment and horticultural products. Everything from garden hand tools to fully equipped greenhouses and everything in between can be found at Dobies.

Dobies' Pledge to Conducting Business More Ethically

Whenever we development Dobies as a business, how we can become more ethically sustainable, socially responsive and environmentally sustainable is at the forefront of all development. Over the years we have innovated intensely to ensure Dobies continues to provide high-quality products without detriment to the environment.

Some of our major achievements are going 100% peat-free at our own nursery located in the picturesque Devon countryside and significantly reducing the amount of plastic used across the company. But we haven’t and won’t stop there. We are always looking at ways to improve sustainability at Dobies.

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The New-Look Dobies Blog

Being renowned in the horticultural industry since 1894 brings with it over 125 years of extensive knowledge and experience that we continue to share with our customers.

Our fresh, new Dobies blog contains a wealth of knowledge from historical excerpts of treasured history from archived catalogues to the informative and useful how-to guides on growing all of your favourite varieties of flowers and vegetables. We often run competitions where you can get involved and have a chance to win some fantastic prizes.

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Discover Our Catalogue

Browsing online and selecting your flowers and veg is great, but sometimes you just want to sit back in the garden and flick through a catalogue and earmark the corner of the pages with your favourite products. With an extensive knowledge of selecting, growing and selling the highest quality varieties for you, our free catalogues are the perfect place to find brand new products and some fantastic offers.

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