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 - 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
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 here to help

Call us at

01376 553043

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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.


The Christmas shop at Braintree Garden Centre NOW OPEN. Take a walk around our Christmas themes in-store and get inspiration for your home. From Baubles and decorations to real Christmas trees and ligthing we have everything you need to make Christmas perfect this year.

Breakfast and Afternoon Tea with Santa

Give your children a magical Christmas experience they will remember for years to come with our Breakfast with Santa and Afternoon Tea with Santa Experiences at Braintree Garden Centre. BOOK NOW.

Meet the Team

Tracy Crowther

Centre Manager

Caroline Killin

Restaurant Manager

Autumn Gardening

This year we want everyone to have a go at gardening that's why we put together useful guides and blogs to help you every step of the way. Whether your a seasonsed professional or a complete beginner we have loads of tips and advice to help you create a perfect Autumn Garden.


Shop Online

Have you seen our new online store? You can now shop British Garden Centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your home. Can't make it to Braintree Garden Centre? Don't worry we have everything you need from all your gardening essentials to BBQs and Outdoor Furniture already to be delivered straight to your door.


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