About Us

The staff at Scotplants Ltd in North Ayrshire are passionate about plants.  Douglas Boatman (the managing director) has been involved on horticulture since the mid 70’s.  After graduating with a Honours Degree in Horticulture at Strathclyde University and Auchincruive College he worked at various establishments around the UK before founding Scotplants Ltd in 1983.

Propagation of all types of plants has been our main objective.  This gives us the foundation to be able to offer healthy, hardy and essentially attractive plants that will thrive in the Scottish climate.

Over the years we have been involved in contract growing shrubs for Scottish Enterprise, urban regeneration projects, organising and supplying the ‘Hit Squad’ planting packages for the Beechgrove Garden, assisting landscape architects in creating sustainable ‘easy maintenance’ green spaces in both corporate and domestic situations  and to sites throughout Scotland and the Isles.

The turbulent weather patterns over the last few years have created problems in plant selection.  This coupled with the prevalence of new plants diseases has made successful garden design a far more complex situation.  With our wealth of experience you can be confident that by using our plants and heeding our advice your garden, no matter what shape, size or aspect should be a joy to behold.

Dougie's Rambles

Scotplants founding director Dougie Boatman has established a positive reputation amongst the horticultural community and customers for his expertise and knowledge. He has also set a reputaion as a public speaker and raconteur with a unique brand and sense of humour so has set up a blog at which you can read about developments, hints and tips of the season or ask questions on gardening issues or suggest new products that we could consider.

Visit Dougie the Plantsman and see what we are up to.