Spring has sprung, at last, April is a wonderful time with warmer temperatures and periods of Spring sunshine ( & perhaps the odd shower!).
The garden surges into growth and there is much to do to ensure your garden is beautiful and productive in the months ahead. It's a key time to focus on your Sow & Grow plans, there are blooms to sow both for garden blooms and Grow Your Own. Successional growing is key for your Grow Your Own plans, sowing smaller batches of seed every two weeks or so will lead to a plentiful constant supply of produce.
Sowing perennials now means a great show of colour ahead. We love delphiniums, Echinacea's, Hollyhocks & Calendula. Using a seed tray spread a layer of compost, space the seeds an inch apart, cover with a thin later of compost and lightly water. Pop the tray in a light, warm position in your greenhouse or on a windowsill and wait for seedlings to appear!
There is such simple pleasure in watching a sunflower grow up, up, up and children love to join in the fun. If you are looking to grow a giant now is the time to get sowing so the plants have the longest growing season. Sow sunflower seeds this month inside ready to harden off in late May before planting out. For tall plants, we recommend 'Giant Single'.
For early crops it’s a good time to sow Marrows, Pumpkin, Courgette & Squash indoors. These are versatile vegetables that are easy to grow. There are some great varieties to choose from, we love 'Long Green Bush' Marrow's, Butternut Squash, 'All Green Bush' Courgette and 'Big Max' pumpkin will delight the kids!
Seasonal bedding plants, perennials, trees and shrubs and grow your own all of this and much more in our plant departments. PLUS our very knowledgeable team are on hand to help you with any questions you may have.
At British Garden Centres we have a great range of fantastic gift ideas and unique inspiration for your home and garden. We stock great brands such as Wrendale Designs, Ashleigh & Burwood, The English Soap Company, Bomb Cosmetics, Yankee Candle, Brambles Foods, Lego and WOW Toys, just to mention a few!
We have huge variety of homeware and accessories available including brands such as Wrendale Designs, who are featured across the country within our garden centres. They make perfect gifts for loved ones or just a well deserved treat for yourself!
Our outdoor furniture department is home to a great range of options for your outdoor living spaces. Whether its a beautiful rattan suite or quaint little bistro table we have something to suit every taste and budget.
The landscape department boast a huge range of products. With materials for those larger gardening projects to decorative finishes we have the right product to help you achieve your perfect garden. PLUS We are the compost kings!
A great range of women's and men's clothing is available. So call in and browse this seasons styles today.
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The story of the British Garden Centres begins in the sleepy Lincolnshire village of Woodthorpe, the home of our company founders, Charles and Robert Stubbs. Charles started the business whilst still at school - he sold seedlings and Leylandii to neighbours and passers-by from a stall at the end of their drive. Through hard work, determination and drive, the business grew with Woodthorpe Garden Centre, being their first garden centre, opening in 1987. The business flourished under the ownership of Charles and brother Robert, becoming famous for, amongst other things, huge sales of compost to keen gardeners from all over the region. Over the years, the brothers’ reputation grew out far and wide. They were featured on the local news program Calendar for their entrepreneurial skills.
The business at Woodthorpe grew and, with the addition of Brigg Garden Centre, the company’s reputation for quality and value began to spread. Further centres were added, and the company became known as the British Garden Centres Group. Since 2018 the company has grown at a rate even faster than Charles and Robert could ever have imagined and now has 60 centres around the country. Their ambition to have a British Garden Centre within easy reach of everyone in the UK really is starting to take shape! As the number of centres has grown so has the number of people in the team. The family are delighted that the next generation is now working in the business. Whatever challenges the world may throw at us we will remain true to our founding principles – great plants and products all year round, first-class service delivered by a wonderful team and all at affordable prices. We hope you love our centres as much as we do.