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"We use The English Connection for all of our landscaping needs.  The ferry ride to this unique nursery is well worth it.  Andy & Suzanne have a great selection of perennials, shrubs, and trees at great prices.  They carry both popular and unusual varieties of plants, and will special order if they do not have what you want. We enjoy walking the grounds at The English Connection which includes a meandering stream and a Japanese garden. We also used The English Connection to install a pond and hardscape in our yard.  Andy is creative, professional and does high quality work.  We highly recommend The English Connection."

Steve & Sue Quick, James City County

"The English Connection is our very first choice when we want the finest quality nursery stock at great prices. Our garden is a showplace in our neighborhood because Andy and Suzanne have provided the advice, expertise, and fantastic selections to make it all work. If you seeking a very special landscape with that English garden touch, you can find it all, just across the river."

Glosson - Villages of Westminster


"The English Connection provides wonderful products, professional workmanship and great service to our communities.  Andy and Suzanne have continued to provide us with materials, trees and plants which are not only attractive, but survive our coldest winters and hottest summers.  Andy and Suzanne supply the very best, economical materials compared to other nurseries and even the "big box" stores.  And it's always fun to visit them, a short drive on the Surry side of the James River."

Giffin - Fords Colony


"The English Connection tamed our backyard jungle, turning it into a place of real beauty.  Over several years they worked with us to give us good drainage, a wonderful water feature, and two woodland gardens.  Our home is next to the Blue Heron golf course at Ford's Colony, and now golfers stop to admire the loveliness of their work.  We recommend The English Connection without hesitation.  Besides, they are fun people whom we now count as friends!"

Phil and Sue Brooks

Here are some of the things customers have to say about us.

"I would like to recommend The English Connection for your garden and landscape projects. The challenges of drought, deer and natural deterioration of planting areas were eased by the help and advice I received from Andy and Suzanne this past fall. They helped me choose suitable trees and shrubbery, planted all, and did so in a dependable manner at very reasonable cost. I plan to have them return in the spring to add and/or replace more and look forward to future improvements with their friendly and considerate help."

Resident - Kingspoint


"A trip to the English Connection Nursery is always a special treat. From the beautifully landscaped gardens to the large selection of trees, shrubs, and hard to find perennials, I always leave for home with renewed enthusiasm for my garden landscape.
Andy is a hardscape artist. He loves what he does, and this is evident throughout the course of the project. He can create a gorgeous patio out of a patch of crabgrass, solve a drainage problem, or build a dry stacked wall for all of the plants that you will buy at the nursery.
Take a trip to the English Connection Nursery. It won't be your last."

Johnson - Ford's Colony

"Andy landscaped a Japanese garden in our back and side yards. The artistry that he possesses gave the gardens a beautiful configuration. The use of decorative small and large stones gave a truly graceful oriental appearance. The technical knowledge of plants right for Virginia has proven itself over time despite their delicate appearance."

Russell - Piney Creek

Water Lily

"We first met Suzanne and Andy Warner of The English Connection about 7 years ago.  We drove to their nursery in Surry and were delighted in what we discovered. They were very knowledgeable, friendly, and eager to help and to please.  We have had several landscaping jobs done by them over the years, and have always been VERY pleased. They are both extremely dependable, hardworking, and we are grateful and pleased we found them."

Tubbs - Piney Creek

"If you’re ready to do some landscaping and need inspiration, a trip on the ferry across the river to The English Connection in Surry should do it.  Owners Andy and Suzanne Warner can show you a wide variety of plants in natural settings, along with lovely water features that Andy has created.  The Warners are delightful to work with.  Their services include plant advice and sales, landscaping and stone work and water features."

Webb - Green Springs West

Plant Sales

"In our five year association with the English Connection, the only thing we've not experienced yet is disappointment.  Among the projects The English Connection has undertaken for us are a double-pond water feature with connecting stream, an arbor & enclosure, an extended flagstone walkway, & associated planting recommendations.  In addition, The English Connection has served as a buying agent for us, consistently obtaining best price for material purchased."

Murphy - Queens Lake