• Over 30 years experience

    And we’re still thriving!

Growing in Scotland for 30 years

Growing locally since 1987

Growing locally since 1987 R & B Nursery is a well-established, family-run wholesale nursery based near Edinburgh. We grow over 500,000 shrubs and trees annually, and supply plants to a wide range of large-volume customers in Scotland and the rest of the UK, including local authorities, landscapers and developers.

Since 1987 we have grown from a small one-man operation to 53 acres spread over three sites in Roslin and Lasswade, employing 15 permanent staff. We supply and deliver plants and trees to anywhere in Scotland.

Why R & B Nursery?

  • 1000s of plants
  • Scottish-grown
  • Experienced
  • Fast delivery
  • Customer service
  • Responsible grower

Our History

R & B Nursery began in 1987 in an 8-acre walled garden site near Roslin Chapel, where founders Ron and Barbara Mason started producing liners and 2L and 3L shrubs.

When the company outgrew the Roslin site, it expanded into a 25-acre site at Melville Nursery, Lasswade in 1998, and then a 20-acre field at Roslin in 2003.

The Roslin site now specialises in the production of young plants. The Melville site holds the majority of saleable stock of conifers, shrubs, pot-grown trees, rhododendrons, bamboo and herbaceous.

Over the last 20+ years Ron and Barbara have used their huge experience in horticulture to build a loyal customer base, providing plants and trees for large-scale projects managed by local authorities, landscapers, developers and others.

The company has grown to 15 knowledgeable and experienced staff, including seven production staff. Many members of the team have worked at R & B Nursery for over 20 years, meaning everyone is highly experienced and more than capable of looking after the varied needs of the company’s customers.

Get in touch with us

contact us or call us on 0131 663 1944 to discuss your needs

Meet the team

Over the years we have developed a young, enthusiastic and highly skilled team, many of who have worked with us for over 20 years. Some of the people you are likely to meet include:

Ron Mason


Ron has a huge wealth of experience. He trained at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, and has worked in horticulture for over 30 years – more than 20 of them running R & B Nursery.

Barbara Mason


As the other founding member of the company, Barbara has played a major role in developing the business, building a loyal customer base and growing the R & B Nursery team. Barbara runs the operations side of things, including making sure deliveries arrive on time and handling customer requests.

Iain Mason


Iain grew up working on the nursery. He trained at The Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. He worked for 6 months in New Zealand on a nursery specialising in growing Acers. Iain has worked in the nursery for the last 7 years gaining experience on the nursery and in administration.

Scott Thomson

Nursery Manager

Scott has been with the company for over 20 years. He is a highly experienced Nursery Manager and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the production and dispatch sides of the nursery.


Front Desk

Carolyn will most likely be your first point of contact at R & B Nursery. With her friendly front of desk manner, Carolyn will handle your questions and pass you on to the right person as required. Like all members of our team, Carolyn has built up a huge knowledge about the business over her many years working with us.