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C.G.J.Mathias & Son (Nurseries) are a third generation family nursery business which has been established in the Surrey Hills for over 60 years as growers and suppliers of a wide range of hedging plants. Having been growing plants since 1963, our staff have a wealth of knowledge on all aspects of horticulture and are well placed to help you with deciding what would be best suited to your requirements.

Our nursery is based in Tilford, Nr Farnham, Surrey (GU10 2BH) and our usual working hours are Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm). Our offices are not manned during the weekends or bank holidays so please don’t be surprised if you don’t get an answer if you call or email on a weekend or bank holiday.

Our nursery is a busy commercial horticultural nursery where there are tractors, forklifts and HGV’s moving around our site. For that reason, we are unable to allow customers onto site as we cannot guarantee the safety of visitors. We are not a garden centre – we are a specialist plant nursery and therefore cannot cater for visitors wishing to wander round the nursery. Appointments to view stock can be made in certain circumstances.

We offer nationwide delivery and also a click and collect service. Please see our delivery charges page for more details on deliveries. Deliveries will either be carried out using our own fleet of delivery vans if local, or otherwise will be shipped on pallets using a nationwide pallet haulage network.

We also offer a click and collect service where customers can collect pre-ordered plants from our nursery gates. Although please note that in busy periods, we are unable to offer same day collections. Please place an order via our website or telephone us on 01252 714552 to discuss your requirements.

As growers, we specialise in the production of all varieties and sizes of hedging plants, with a particular focus on the larger sizes of hedging. We also grow and supply a range of trees, shrubs, topiary and pleached hedging.

Our main range of hedging suitable for larger hedges includes varieties such as Laurel, Leylandii, Castlewellan Gold, Thuja, Yew, Privet, Beech, Hornbeam, Holly, Photinia ‘Red Robin’Portuguese Laurel and other Native Hedging.

In addition, we supply a range of smaller hedging including Box, Euonymus, Sarcococca, Pyracantha, Griselinia and Lavender.

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If there are particular plants that you require, please telephone us on 01252 714552 or email us on as we may have a new crop coming that is not visible on our website yet or we may be able to source the plants from elsewhere for you.

Although we only grow and supply hedging we can usually put local customers in contact with contractors who will plant their trees for them if required.

The majority of our production is based on container grown plants, however we also have a field grown nursery for plants that are either transplanted into containers or are sold as bare root or root balled plants in season. Plants are sold individually so there is no minimum order quantity, however we are able to offer larger discounts for those buying in bulk.  Some bare root plants are sold in bundles of 10 or 25, so they must be purchased in multiples of this number.

Our nursery production is carried out to the very highest standard of which we are incredibly proud and we believe that our plants are as good as you will find anywhere and represent extremely good value for money.

All of our hedging plants are clipped throughout the year to encourage bushy growth to ensure that the final product is a bushy plant that will start to form a hedge immediately after planting. In field plants are trimmed mechanically using a mechanical trimmer that is the only one of its kind in the UK.


We are situated at GU10 2BH (click for map) on the Tilford Road which is just two miles from Farnham Station, before the village of Tilford. We are very easy to find but if you get lost give us a call and we will direct you in.

We take pride in offering only the highest quality plants, grown with care by our team of experts. 

Our dedicated customer service team is always on hand to assist you throughout the process, from selecting the right size to providing maintenance tips and advice.