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 - 4.30pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 4.30pm
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 here to help

Call us at

01462 434027

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Gardener's Retreat

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings. We serve breakfast, lunches, 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 to all. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


Britain Get Growing

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a complete beginner our new campaign Britain Get Growing has loads of tips and advice to help you have a successful growing season this year.

Gift Cards

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.

Meet the Team

Gareth Hampson

Centre Manager

Kamila Wnek

Restaurant Manager

Family Card at British Garden Centre

Much more than just a loyalty card. You can enjoy more with the British Garden Centres Family Card. Join the British Garden Centres Family Card today and receive exclusive offers, vouchers and invites to exclusive events throughout the year.


Shop Online

Have you seen our new online store? You can now shop British Garden Centres 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your home. Can't make it to Hitchin 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

Hitchin 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