About British Garden Centres
British Garden Centres (BGC) is the UK’s largest family-owned garden centre group and the second-largest garden centre group in the UK with 62 centres around the country. The group is owned by The Stubbs family, who also own and operate Woodthorpe Leisure Park.
BGC was launched in 1987 with the opening of Woodthorpe Garden Centre by brothers Charles and Robert Stubbs and has expanded rapidly ever since. In November 2022 the group opened their 62nd location, Mirfield Garden Centre.
In 2018 the group only owned 10 centres and five years later there are 62 British Garden Centre destinations in the country, stretching from East Durham to Ramsgate, Carmarthen to Norwich serving millions of customers each week.
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Love Your Autumn Garden with British Garden Centres
British Garden Centres is encouraging everyone to embrace nature’s time to plant with its autumn campaign ‘Love Your Autumn Garden’ launching this year
Give your garden seasonal colour with British Garden Centres at the Malvern Autumn Show
Come and be inspired by the stunning selection of plants and garden ideas that British Garden Centres will be showcasing at the Malvern Autumn Show at Worcestershire show on the 22-24 September
Meet the team at Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
British Garden Centres is delighted to announce that it will be exhibiting at the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show with an abundance of beautiful plants and all the inspiration you need to boost your garden's potential.
Christmas comes early at Woodthorpe Garden Centre as it opens the doors to festive store
The magic of Christmas has arrived in Lincolnshire early this year as Woodthorpe Garden Centre becomes one of the first in the country to open its Christmas store.
Get the festival season look in your outdoor space with British Garden Centres
To help you get into the festival spirit, British Garden Centres has provided some tips and ideas for throwing a festival-themed garden party at home.
Charlbury Garden Centre joins Oxfordshire companies to complete garden makeover
Charlbury Garden Centre has collaborated with local businesses to transform an overgrown and inaccessible garden into a peaceful and safe sanctuary for a mother and her disabled children.
Annual Motor Show revs back into Burford House this summer
Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 6th as the Burford House Motor Show is back for another exciting day filled with automotive entertainment for the whole family
Summer Holiday Fun Activities at Brigg Garden Centre
With summer term coming to an end and the holidays upon us, Brigg Garden Centre has several family events throughout the next few weeks to keep both children and adults entertained.
British Garden Centres seeds the future with Shine Lincolnshire’s Celebrating Our Communities event
British Garden Centres has shown its support to Shine Lincolnshire’s annual event with a donation of over 300 packets of seed for attendees
First new rapid EV charging sites open at British Garden Centres’ stores
British Garden Centres has partnered with Osprey Charging, one of the UK’s largest and leading electric vehicle (EV) charging networks, to increase access to public charging at its stores
Water conservation tips with British Garden Centres
With warm temperatures across the country, a lack of rain and more areas hit by water shortages, water companies have started to introduce hosepipe bans in certain areas. However, do not despair, you can still keep your garden looking beautiful without wasting water
British Garden Centres presents Greenfingers Charity with £22,000 cheque
British Garden Centres has presented Greenfingers Charity, with a cheque for £22,000 following a year of fund-raising at its 62 stores across the UK.
Billericay boy has his world transformed thanks to garden makeover
Thanks to the donations from British Garden Centres and Partyman’s Magic Makers, and the hard work of a team of volunteers, a Billericay schoolboy with muscular dystrophy has had his garden transformed.
Gardening sustainably with British Garden Centres
Here are some tips from the British Garden Centres team on how to start a sustainable garden that will continue to thrive and produce for many years to come.
Britain Garden Centres helps Community Allotment area to grow at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
An allotment garden will be unveiled at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival next month with a kind donation from British Garden Centres which will bring the design to life.
Prepare for the ultimate summer party with your local British Garden Centres store
Your garden may need a little pick me up before you start entertaining but, fear not because British Garden Centres have the perfect products to get your outside space primed for the ultimate summer party!
Young Woodley gardeners bloom in school gardening competition
Budding gardeners from Woodley have been feeling royal after a Coronation-themed school garden tray competition with plants donated by Winnersh Garden Centre.
It’s almost showtime - Countdown to BBC Gardener’s World Live
The countdown is on to BBC Gardeners World Live at the Birmingham NEC is well and truly underway and with less than ONE week to go!
We are partnering with Diabetes UK to promote gardening and wellbeing
British Garden Centres is delighted to announce it is partnering with leading charity Diabetes UK, for its annual Wellness Walks this summer.
Britain Get Growing – Here comes summer! What you can grow in June
Britain Get Growing looks at the month of June with the expert team at British Garden Centres’ top tips for the start of the summer months.
Hydrangea Red Butterfly now available in stores to brighten gardens this summer
British Garden Centres’ signature Hydrangea Red Butterfly which launched last year at the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show is now available for keen gardeners to take and plant in their own garden.
Samuel wins British Garden Centres Design a Coronation Cake Competition
A boy from Northampton has been left feeling royal after he was declared the winner of British Garden Centres’ Design a Coronation Cake Competition.
British Garden Centres revamps 24/7 shopping online e-commerce store
Following the phenomenal growth of brick-and-mortar locations across the UK, British Garden Centres has revamped its new e-commerce store to service nationwide gardeners’ demand and capitalise on the ever-growing online market.
Stores donate Coronation trees to local school and community projects
To celebrate the King’s Coronation this month, British Garden Centres has donated an oak tree from every one of its 62 stores as part of its CelebraTree community campaign.
Save the Bees with British Garden Centres – The best pollinator plants
The team at the UK’s largest-family run group, British Garden Centres look at the 10 best plants that grow easily and attract pollinators in your garden from early spring to summer.
Britain Get Growing: Our green-fingered guide to growing your own in May
British Garden Centres’ campaign Britain Get Growing campaign aims to get both beginner and experienced gardeners outdoors to embrace the joy of getting dirt in their fingers and growing their own food.
Grow your knowledge with British Garden Centres for National Gardening Week
National Gardening Week this year is from 1st - 7th of May and it is the nation’s biggest celebration of gardening. British Garden Centres has some ideas to help you blossom in your great outdoors .
British Garden Centres back at BBC Gardeners’ World Live for 2023
We are delighted to announce that we are back at BBC Gardeners World Live in June sponsoring the Main Theatre and with two stands packed with gardening goodies.
British Garden Centres showcase the sector’s challenges at the House of Lords’ Horticultural Sector Committee
The UK’s largest family-run group of garden centres was invited to give evidence by the government at the House of Lords’ Horticultural Sector Committee last week.
British grown for you - British Garden Centres expands plant production capacity
British Garden Centres collected the keys to a large, state-of-the-art, nursery production unit in Warwickshire this week.
British Garden Centres prepares for national Garden Re-Leaf fundraising extravaganza
British Garden Centres is proud to support this Garden Re-Leaf Day (Friday 24th March) yet again with the family-run group hosting several special events nationwide to raise funds for this wonderful charity.
Viva Magenta! How to incorporate Pantone’s 2023 Colour of the Year into your garden
This year, the colour on everyone’s lips is Viva Magenta, a crimson red tone that presents a balance between warm and cool, whilst encouraging optimism in unconventional times.
British Garden Centres highlight top gardening trends for 2023
Each year, we witness the latest trends unfold, so as we prepare for the new season and 2023 sees a resurgence of gardening aided by the pandemic, British Garden Centres take a look at how can use your garden and embrace the trends that look set to take over the outdoors this year.
British Garden Centres’ top Christmas decorating themes for 2022
Christmas is quickly approaching, with the team at British Garden Centres carefully selecting and curating the best festive trends to decorate your home in the best way possible for this time of year.
British Garden Centres helps Kent school to harness the power of plants in its new green library
British Garden Centres has been helping students reconnect with nature after installing a green oasis in their school library.
British Garden Centres opens its 62nd store - introducing Mirfield Garden Centre
The family-run garden centre retailer, British Garden Centres, has officially opened its new store in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.
British Garden Centres showcases two new plants at BBC Gardeners’ World Live
British Garden Centres are showcasing two new plants this week at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in Birmingham. The new Delphinium and Buddleja have been sourced for this event and will be the stars of the event for the group.
British Garden Centres is rapidly growing in the Midlands
In April 2022, British Garden Centres, the UK's largest family-run group, launched their 61st garden centre in Hatton, Warwick. This is the 12th centre in the Midlands and the 2nd new addition in the region this year.
British Garden Centres has raised £25,000 for Greenfingers Charity
British Garden Centres launches their new signature Hydrangea Red Butterfly at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show
British Garden Centres family has launched their new signature Hydrangea Red Butterfly at the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Hydrangea Red Butterfly has a wonderful colour and is named to celebrate the company’s recent logo refresh.
British Garden Centres are helping children’s charity Greenfingers Exhibit at the 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Greenfingers and the British Garden Centres Group have announced that they will be attending the RHS Chelsea Flower Show as Exhibitors.
Hatton Makes it a HAT-trick for British Garden Centres!
British Garden Centres, the family-owned, Lincolnshire-based garden centre business has made it a hat- trick of new centres this year with their taking over of Hatton Garden Centre in Warwickshire this week.
British Garden Centres launch the Butterfly
This week British Garden Centres launched their new logo and, as we head into spring, the centres across the group will be proudly displaying this new logo – a lovely red butterfly.
British Garden Centres make it to 60
It has been a busy few weeks for the team at British Garden Centres (BGC) with them announcing today the arrival of the groups 60th garden centre. Trebaron Garden Centre in Lancashire, and team, joined the BGC family on Friday 4th March 2022.
Greenfingers and British Garden Centres to attend Chelsea Flower Show 2022
The Greenfingers Charity has confirmed that it will be exhibiting at the forthcoming RHS Chelsea Flower Show (May 24th – 28th) thanks to British Garden Centres.
The Stubbs Family Dynasty
Charles and Robert Stubbs are the directors and owners of The British Garden Centres Group, which has 60 garden centres in the UK. The brothers have been in the gardening business since the 1970s, but their roots in horticulture and agriculture in the Lincolnshire Wolds go back much further.
Woodborough Green Garden Centre becomes our 59th centre
The team at British Garden Centres (BGC) are delighted to announce the arrival of the group's 59th garden centre. Timmermans Garden Centre of Woodborough, Nottingham, and team, joined the BGC family on Monday 14th February 2022. As with all the centres in the group, this centre will also carry a local name so will be renamed Woodborough Green Garden Centre.
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British Garden Centres family grows and grows
In March 2021, British Garden Centres launched their new Family Card, a place for loyal and supportive customers to receive news, exclusive offers, vouchers, and priority access to events across the firm’s 60 centres.
A year of success for British Garden Centres
2021 was a fantastic year for the British Garden Centres group, with millions of people across the country continuing to develop their newfound passion for gardening since lockdown 1. The industry truly thrived and so did the family-led group. Some incredible sales numbers came out of 2021, even with the restaurants being closed for five months.
British Garden Centres multi-million-pound investment
British Garden Centres is growing at a rapid rate, and as of March 2022, they have 60 garden centres in the family-led group. Since 2018, British Garden Centres has acquired 50 garden centres across the country, making the group the second-largest garden centre group in Britain.
Woodthorpe Leisure Park win exclusive awards in 2021
Woodthorpe Leisure Park, based in Lincolnshire, has won the prestigious Hoseasons Diamond Award and the Relax & Explore Award for the East of England 2021. This past year has been a triumphant success for the leisure park and these awards are a testament to that.
British Garden Centres donates £25,000 in gifts to children’s hospices
This Christmas British Garden Centres launched a new initiative to raise money and deliver incredibly large Christmas packages to children’s hospices in the UK. The carefully curated collection of items will bring the hospice gardens to life through the winter and beyond.
British Isle grown Christmas trees at British Garden Centres
As the festive season is nearing, it is time to think about your Christmas Tree. By the end of November, all British Garden Centres will have a wide variety of incredible freshly cut Christmas trees, which have all been grown in the British Isles.