Transportation

FOR INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMERS

International shipping.

We ship our plants to all parts of continental Europe and the U.K. In case of EU countries there are no restrictions, additional VAT, or duty we know of (last checked January 2013). If your country is outside the EU we can send goods to you, too, but you may be obliged to pay your VAT to your tax office, and duty if you exceed a certain amount. Please check with your local authorities the maximum value of goods for which you needn't pay duty. To avoid disappointment we suggest you chceck these conditions before placing an order.

Costs of international shipping.

Most of the goods we send abroad travel in boxes made specially for sending plants in. The parcels travel via Czech Post service and are delivered to you via your national postal service. The price can be calculated at www.ceskaposta.cz. Added is only a packing surcharge (see below). When you make an order we always let you know the exact shipping charge for you to accept or decline before we send the order out. Please remember that although we do our best to reduce the shipping charge to minimum, the plants have to travel safely to get to you in good order. So saving money by reducing the number of parcels sent, or choosing a cheaper service that takes longer, might cause severe damage to the plants inside, especially during the season when each day is important. That is why we always choose the safest and quickest way rather than the cheapest.

If you make a larger order which needs to travel in a lorry or a van, we enquire the best price for you from our international haulier.

 

FOR CUSTOMERS LIVING IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Shopping in our garden centres

Unless you own at least a small fleet of vans, lorries, or army helicopters we have an excellent way of delivering your purchased goods right to your house (I mean your plot, not your kitchen) by one of our vans. The prices of such transport are shown below, and will be confirmed to you by our shop assistant after you have made your shopping, or upon request it can be estimated before you pay for your goods so you can decide whether to go ahead and how to proceed. This service is available if you buy a small present for your husband that does not fit your handbag (the present, not your husband), or if you need a hundred of cherry trees for your new driveway. We will always find a solution of how to get the plants to you.

When you shop on-line

Plants that are in stock are tagged with an option showing how they can reach you if you are not able to come and pick them up yourself. Either BY POST (these can be sent in a safe and solid box by regular postal service), or BY CAR (these need a vehicle to be transported in and it depends on the plant size whether a family car will do or a van will have to be used). You can ALWAYS collect them yourself from our garden centres during standard opening hours. If you choose to have them sent BY POST we will send them as soon as they are available and fill one box unless a different way is agreed. Plants tagged with SPRING have not been measured yet and therefore the means of delivery cannot be given, only estimated.

Sending plants in boxes by parcel service in the Czech Republic

Our boxes are safe and solid and made solely for us to our specifications. They are packed with our utmost care and precision ensuring they reach you in the best possible conditions. In the Czech Republic the parcels have guaranteed transit time.

Price of parcel service service = 119 - 179 CZK per parcel within the Czech Republic
Packing of one parcel = 65-250 CZK per parcel
(according to size and weight of each parcel)

Prices are valid from 15/03/2016.

Delivery of plants in our vans

If you request delivery BY CAR the price of transportation is calculated upon the distance between us and our garden centre that is closer to you. It is always recommended to wait for other deliveries in the same direction because the more customers chip in the less each one pays. As soon as we get your order we always calculate the best possible delivery option to keep the transportation price as low as possible. Unfortunately, fuel price keeps on rising and we are not the Ewings ... Here are our prices:

  • 1-5 km = 100 CZK per customer
  • 6-29 km = 20 CZK/km

The following prices are for deliveries where goods for minimum of 3 customers are on the same van:

  • 30-69 km: - 550 CZK/customer
  • 70-99 km: - 600 CZK/customer
    e.g. Strakonice, Česká Lípa, Teplice, Chomutov, Litvínov, Mladá Boleslav, Plzeň, Most, Kolín, Turnov, Dačice
  • 100-130 km: - 650 CZK/customer
    e.g. Karlovy Vary, Sokolov, Liberec, Klatovy, Děčín, Hradec Králové, Pardubice, Havlíčkův Brod, Humpolec,
  • 131-165 km: - 750 CZK/customer
    e.g. Jihlava, Trutnov,
  • 166-200 km: - 990 CZK/customer
    e.g. Svitavy
  • 201-250 km: - 1250 CZK/customer
    e.g. Brno, Znojmo, Šumperk
  • 251-300 km: - 1350 CZK/customer
    e.g. Uherské Hradiště, Kroměříž, Břeclav, Hodonín, Jeseník
  • 301-350 km: - 1550 CZK/customer
    e.g. Přerov, Olomouc
    SK: Bratislava
  • 351-400 km: - 1850 CZK/customer
    e.g. Opava, Ostrava, Frýdek-Místek, Krnov
    SK: Povážská Bystrica, Nové Město nad Váhom, Trnava
  • 401-500 km: - 2200 CZK/customer
    SK: Banská Bystrica, Čadca, Žilina, Nitra
  • 501-600 km: - 2550 CZK/customer
    SK: Poprad
  • 601-700 km: - 2950 CZK/customer
    SK: Prešov, Košice
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