Surrey Driftwood are pleased to announce that we have recently taken delivery of some 18 Tonnes of natural driftwood for the 2011 season. At one point it was touch-and-go due to the earthquake in NZ and the Tsunami from Japan, but in the end only delayed by about 10/14 days!

At our warehouse facility (actually a working nursery) based just off the A3 near Guildford in Surrey we are now displaying naturally sculpted driftwood pieces from c 1ft in height/length to in excess of 6ft along with some magnificent ‘signature pieces’.

All of our driftwood is imported from the south west pacific region via New Zealand and is ethically sourced with each driftwood piece being individually selected on location. All driftwood varieties we supply are hardwood making them ideal for internal or outdoor use either as a focal point or as complementary part of a landscape design project.

The great variety of trees that grow in the temperate climate of the region provides a large selection of beautiful and durable driftwood which ensures that our driftwood will stand the test of time whilst naturally enhancing many environments.

Some of the popular driftwood we supply derives from trees such as the RATA (deep red to purple timber, dense and heavy with twisted wavy grain. Hard, strong and durable). TOTARA (a reddy-brown heavy wood). MATAI (lighter coloured wood of medium weight. The grain is often swirling and wavy creating a beautiful effect and popular for Maori carvings). RIMU (medium weight – can grow as high as 40 metres)!

We have supplied driftwood to a variety of clients including restaurants, offices, interior and exterior landscapers, TV studios, photographic/design studios, architects and even a Zoo! Although physically based in Surrey we can arrange delivery of our driftwood to any location in the UK.


A few pics of just a tiny fraction of the stock on the blog - will add some more when we get it finally sorted - 18 tonne is pretty hard work!

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  • Do you get much call for driftwood? i have loads and i mean loads, i was thinking about selling it but i am not sure if i have the time or if there is a demand for it.
  • Hi ADL! I wouldn't say that we get over run with enquiries but we do get them regularly. This is not UK driftwood, it has been imported from the south west pacific and the textures/grains/colourings are quite different. Last week we supplied Edinburgh Zoo with some driftwood pieces for a new animal enclosure there and also to a design agency for a fashion shoot in Paris over the bank holiday weekend. We've just had an enquiry for a new hospital courtyard in Manchester as well...........there is wood and there is 'driftwood' I guess but you won't get rich on it and neither will we....we just 'like' it and what gets shipped to us from overseas and where it ends up!
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