Braintree Garden Centre

Welcome to Braintree Garden Centre

Braintree Garden Centre is your one-stop shop for all your gardening needs. Whether you are just getting started on your first garden project or are a seasoned gardener, you can enjoy quality and value at our garden centre. The restaurant serves delicious meals, snacks, afternoon teas, and specials daily.

Alongside our departments and restaurant, we have many in-store retail partners for you to shop with whilst visiting. There is something for everyone here at Braintree.

Find Us: Cressing Rd, Cressing, Braintree CM77 8DH
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About Braintree Garden Centre

Here at Braintree Garden Centre, we pride ourselves on offering you a first-class garden centre experience. The centre formally known as Cramphorns joined the family-owned British Garden Centre Group in 2019. We host everything you need whether you’re an avid gardener or just starting out. Our extensive range of plants will surely brighten up your garden space.  We even stock an extensive range of homeware, gifts, and so much more!

 Our Gardener’s Retreat  Restaurant is the perfect place to rest whilst shopping, sit down and enjoy a tasty homemade meal or treat yourself to afternoon tea. The restaurant has a stunning outdoor space, perfect for those warm summer days.

We are dog-friendly, host coach parties and offer up to 3 hours free parking.

Braintree Garden Centre Opening Hours

Monday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.30pm
(Tills Open at 10.30am)

(The Restaurant closes 30 Minutes before these times.)

We are OPEN Bank Holiday Monday (29th May)

We are here to help

Call us at

01376 553043

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Gardening Tools Advice

Our friendly and efficient staff are here to help you with your gardening questions. We are here to make sure you choose the right product for your garden projects.


Looking for seasonal advice or ideas on what to do in your garden, check out our blogs, which are full of great ideas and advice perfect for any season. Including our monthly gardening blogs available all year round.

Meet the Team

Tracy Crowther

Centre Manager

Caroline Killin

Restaurant Manager

Gardeners' Retreat

Join us in our delightful restaurants and pick from various delicious main meals and sweet treats, including our amazing Afternoon Tea (pre-booking essential). Our delicious carvery is served every Wednesday and Sunday.


Gift Cards

The gift of choice. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or just because.

Our gift cards are available in-store with beautiful new designs and online.

Retail Partners

Braintree Garden Centre is here to provide you with a first-class shopping experience, and this is enhanced with our on-site retail partners, offering you even more choices.

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Looking to join our team? View all our job opportunities here