Altons Garden Centre director Andy Bunker said despite the mixed weather, people were out buying. "Had the sun shone on Monday it would have been a good bank holiday," he said.
Aylett Nurseries, near St Albans, director Adam Wigglesworth summed up Easter trade as one of "mixed fortunes", with sales down 10% on last Easter and damage including glass panes blown out of green houses. But given the bank holiday Monday was a washout, it was not a "bad result".
He said: "There was a lot of interest, the weather was good on Friday and Saturday and we were up on last year on those days. The Monday morning was bad; sadly the sun shone in the afternoon but the poor weather in the morning had put off people visiting the nurseries.
"March is a swing month, we have had terrible ones and fantastic months; we're down on last year but it's been a middle-of-the-road month for us and despite the mixed weather over Easter, it's a solid month for us."
Buckingham Garden Centre partner Pauline Brown said: "Friday trading was excellent and well up, but the weather for the other two days was atrocious, so overall trading figures are down 10%, entirely down to the weather."
For more trading figures see this Friday's Horticulture Week magazine.