All plants offered for sale on our website are subject to availability. We cannot guarantee that the varieties and formats you order will be available when we come to despatch your order, because plants in the nursery may fail to reach the expected size during the growing season, or become damaged in transit or otherwise unsuitable for sale.
Plants may become unavailable even after we have sent you a "despatching soon" notification because of issues which can arise during picking and packing and delivery. However if this happens we will let you know by email as soon as we are aware. We will not despatch alternative or substitute varieties without first discussing with you.
Please make sure your contact details, especially your email address and phone number, are accurate and kept up to date in your account details on our website, so that we can get in touch with you if there are problems with your order.
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Plants are natural products and we can only ship them when they have reached the right size and weather conditions at our nurseries are suitable. However in most cases we are able to agree a week within the month when you would prefer delivery.
We cannot guarantee delivery, or delivery dates, or undertake to deliver on specific days or at specific times. The day of delivery may change even after we have confirmed despatch. We strongly recommend you allow flexibility in any further arrangements you may have, for example if you are booking a gardener to help with the planting, and do not rely on delivery on a particular date.
Our plants undergo quality control procedures to ensure they meet our standards. We package them very carefully to ensure they reach you in good condition.
If there is a problem with your order for whatever reason we will either offer an alternative or we will refund your payment.
If your plants are damaged in transit please contact us immediately. Whilst we and our couriers want your plants to arrive in perfect condition, there may occasionally be some minor damage. If the damage is serious we will make arrangements to refund / collect or replace the plants. In the meantime please look after them carefully.
If we make a mistake and deliver something different from what you ordered (as shown on your order acknowledgement), please let us know by email immediately. We will arrange a replacement or alternative if available, or a refund.
We do not accept any liability if your plants fail to grow, or do not reach the expected sizes, or do not produce flowers or fruits as expected. However we will replace plants (if replacements are available) or provide a refund where it is clear we are at fault - see our Plant Guarantee for further details.
Delivery is at your risk. If you ask us to ask our couriers to leave the delivery cartons in a safe place or with a neighbour we do not accept liability for loss or damage. Even though our couriers will do their best to follow any instructions you may have passed on to us, it is your responsibility to locate the trees after delivery and plant them promptly.
Cancelling your order
Please note that in most cases we reserve stock for you even if we have not taken payment, therefore if you wish to cancel your order please let us know promptly so that we can make the stock available for other customers.
You can cancel your order at any time up to the point within 24 hours after the date when we send you a "despatching soon" notification. After this point your items will have been packed and readied for shipment. If you still wish to cancel after the "despatching soon" notification please see "Returns" below - but contact us as quickly as possible as we may still be able to cancel the delivery.
For large orders ( more than 20 plants) or trade orders we require a 50% deposit payable in advance with the balance in the week prior to delivery. If you need to cancel the order a re-booking fee will apply. The re-booking fee is lower at the start of the season (5% of the deposit), and progressively higher towards the end of the season (up to 50% of the deposit), reflecting the fact that plants on orders cancelled at the end of the season cannot be easily be sold.
Plants trees can be returned (UK only) as long as you notify us within 7 days of delivery and agree to pay the collection charges, and have not removed them from their containers.
Collection charges vary depending on location. We will arrange to collect the plants using our couriers (who know how how to handle our items). They will be inspected on return to ensure they are still saleable so please look after the plants until they are collected. In general the sooner you contact us and the sooner the plants are collected, the more likey they are to be of saleable quality. We will then refund your payment, less any packing and collection charges.
Online payment systems are constantly being updated by the banks to improve protection for consumers. To minimise problems please make sure you supply full address details on your order as this information is used by the banks to verify your credentials. The delivery address does not have to be the same as the billing address, but PO Boxes cannot be used.
We also reserve the right to cancel an order after payment has been made if post-authorization checks by our bank reveal problems with the transaction. We will refund the original amount in this situation.
We can only deliver plants to the UK mainland. Please check our delivery areas and surcharges before ordering.
Once we start to prepare your order for delivery it is impossible to change the delivery address. If your order has been dispatched and you wish to change the delivery address it will usually require the items to be returned to us and sent out the following week, and there is a charge for this. If you have paid by credit/debit card or Paypal we may have to cancel your order and take a new order in order to comply with bank security procedures.
Other general terms and conditions
Title to the goods remains with Orange Pippin Limited until full payment has been received and the goods have been delivered and accepted by you.
We reserve the right to cancel your order for any reason at any time up to the point of delivery. Any payments received would be refunded in full.
We do not accept liability if we do not supply the trees you have ordered because of production or delivery problems or other reasons, although we will of course refund you in this situation.
We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time.
Most of our plants are covered by our Plant Guarantee. Please make sure you check to see if any conditions may apply in your case, and note that we ask you to let us know as soon as you suspect there is a problem.
We try our best to make sure all the information on this website is accurate, however we do not accept any liability for any loss or damage from inaccuracies in the information we provide.
The photographs on our website are for illustration purposes only, since there can be natural variations in size and appearance between varieties and from one year to the next.
All text and images on this website are copyright Orange Pippin Ltd and may not be copied or re-used without our permission.
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