Hitchin Garden Centre

Welcome to Hitchin Garden Centre

Hitchin 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 Hitchin Garden Centre.

Find Us: Cambridge Road (A505), Hitchin, SG4 0JT.
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About Hitchin Garden Centre

Hitchin Garden Centre first opened in 1959 as a Harkness Rose Nursery, a famous family known for their incredible British roses and have been in operation since 1879. The centre, which is elevated by the stunning English countryside has a large plant area and has a great selection of gifts, furniture, and so much more! We have a great team of expert staff, who are always happy to help with whatever you need whilst visiting.

Stop by our Gardener’s Retreat Restaurant for a lovely refreshment. We serve a variety delicious main meals, tasty treats, and drinks as well as our children’s menu. It’s the perfect place to relax whilst browsing the garden centre.

We are dog friendly, offer free parking and look forward to welcoming you.

Hitchin 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 - 5.00pm
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

01462 434027

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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.

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Meet the Team

Gareth Hampson

Centre Manager

Kamila Wnek

Restaurant Manager

Gardeners' Retreat

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings. We serve breakfast, lunches, and afternoon teas (pre-booking required), and daily specials. So call in and join us for a bite to eat or a leisurely coffee and cake. Special dietary requirements? Tell our friendly team, and we will be happy to help and advise - we always try to cater for all.
We look forward to welcoming you.


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Give the gift of choice. Whether it’s for Christmas, a birthday or just because, our British Garden Centres Gift Cards can be used in any of our centres or restaurants across the country. Our gift cards are available in a range beautiful new designs and can be purchased in-store or online.

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