Growers had said colder temperatures held back garden centre orders in the run-up to Easter, but the change in weather boosted demand.
Bransford Webbs managing director Geoff Caesar said the Easter weekend was "chaos". He added: "Monday was very busy and the week has carried on very well because people are on holiday." Before Easter, cooler weather meant plants that had been ready at the same time last year were still in tight bud or not in bud, with everything about two weeks behind. But now crops are starting to come on, he said.
Lowaters Nursery director Charles Carr added that the nursery is busy but there is "always a lull" the week after a bank holiday. This is down to buyers being flat out and not ordering. He said forward orders are very strong.
WD Smith director Mike Smith said the weekend was better than expected. "Our customers who were open on Sunday had a good Sunday, and Monday was good everywhere," he added.
Smith said he was getting last-minute orders in the days before the weekend after Easter, adding that now the weather has improved buyers "need to wake up a bit".
He said: "We need a bit more confidence - the weather looks good for the next couple of weeks."