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Where's your favourite garden centre/nursery

I'm about to start buying plants and bits for the garden. Just wondering where the favourite garden centres are around the UK. Planning a little plant hunting road trip!



  • Beaus MumBeaus Mum Posts: 3,540

    The Plant Specialist, Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire ?

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,904

    These are pretty good and sell some unusual and different species .

  • Mark56Mark56 Windsor, BerkshirePosts: 1,653

    Longacres, Bagshot, Surrey -  The biggest GC I have ever been to and voted the best in the UK one year I believe, I sometimes lose relatives there.. or I lose myself in wonderland. I find it's cheaper too, I often do click & collect 

    Monkton Elm, Taunton - Another gem with some unusual plants but a huge location.. discovered it on the trip back from Brixham.

    Oaktree, Bracknell, Berkshire - Smaller but a great range of plants, they often supply to Chelsea and also have furniture/hard landscaping material. 

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  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 16,554

    Around St Austell area, ..... Duchy Nursery,  the Pinetum which includes a gorgeous park to walk around and a lovely restaurant, Wyvale for everyday needs And St Austell Garden Centre which  is a national garden Centre. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,992

    Where abouts in the UK are you?

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  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 5,660

    Ashwood Nursery, Kingswinford, West Mids.  Never visited a nursery to touch it.  Plants always in perfect condition, really helpful staff and the best cake I have ever tasted.

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 7,049

    Ashwood is on my "bucket list", hopefully we'll get there this summer. Webbs of Wychbold is worth a look, but I feel it's  more of a day out destination if you know what I mean. Useful if your OH isn't into gardening though.     

    Locally to me (Gloucestershire), a centre called Trioscape. Not part of a big chain, healthy plants and reasonable prices. Not a bad breakfast either ! Also Highfield Garden centre at Whitminster. Another independent with good plants and good coffee and cake image

  • Went to Pughs garden centre yesterday,at Rhadyr,South Wales,Nice selection of Clematis,and plenty of very healthy looking perennials. No Garden Arches though,just Oblisks! 

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