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Whetman Pinks: Specialist breeders of Garden Pinks and Hybrid Dianthus.


Welcome to Whetman Pinks – the UK’s leading breeder and propagator of award winning perfumed Pinks and Dianthus  with a worldwide reputation for quality.

Whetman Pinks have been the main grower and distributor of scented Pinks in the UK since 1936. Our service to you is professional and friendly and with more than 70 varieties to choose from, you, our valued customers, are able to order plants on line.  

There is an important new addition to our catalogue for 2013 'Memories'. Dianthus’ MemoriesPBR

was sold for the first time in May 2012.  The plant is protected by Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) and the propagation for commercial sale is illegal without a licence from the Breeder.

Whetman Pinks, as a member of the BNCS, will donate to the Alzheimer’s Society all royalties collected together with all additional voluntary contributions received from the sales of MemoriesPBR until December 2013. Their target is £15,000.00. See our News page for more about this important launch.



To help you stay informed please visit our Cultural Information page containing videos with hints and tips for getting the best from your Pinks.

Please note that our minimum order quantity is 10 plants (postage and packing charge within the UK is £5.00 for all orders up to 50 plants). You are buying a well rooted plug plant carefully packed and sent with growing instructions. You will not be disappointed.

All our Pinks are grown from virus indexed elite mother plants and are consequently healthy and vigorous, establishing quickly in well drained sunny garden borders, patio planters or containers. They are featured regularly in the media throughout the world and richly deserve their reputation for being hardy, drought tolerant and beautifully perfumed. Check out the many varieties that have won the RHS Award of Garden Merit. They will perform for you.


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Latest News

Whetman Pinks of Devon Receives The Queens Award for Enterprise for International Trade


I am delighted and proud to inform you that on 21st April 2013 Whetman Pinks was honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2013 for Outstanding Contribution to International Trade.


Please kindly see the full press release in our News page


Grower of the Year Awards & World Grower of the Year 2013


Whetman Pinks memories won the Best New Herbaceous Perennial in the Grower of the Year Awards.  We also won the BPOA (British Protected Ornamentals Association) Ornamentals Grower of the Year and we also won the Overall Ornamental Grower of the Year Award. 


The NFU have entered Whetman Pinks in the World Grower of the Year competition which takes place in Canada in September at the Niagara Falls. See their website for further information









Whetman Pinks, as a member of the BNCS and in support of their chosen charity, has agreed to donate the receipts of royalties collected from the sales of Memories until December 2013.   We hope to raise in excess of £15,000 and hope to inspire you, our valued friends and customers, to help us achieve this figure. On the order form, you will find there is an opportunity to add a voluntary contribution of your own to Alzheimer’s Society, should you wish.






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