British Garden Centres News

News and information from our garden centres and the garden centre industry...

Eat out...

Andrew Mathery (Carr Gate Garden Centre Manager) talks to BBC Radio Leeds about the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.

First Franchise

Great retail spaces for rent within our garden centres throughout the UK. Get in touch with Franchise First today, Click Here for more.


Sitting Pretty

Once all the hard work is done, it's time to sit back relax and enjoy your garden. There's no better way to do this than on some new garden furniture.


How we did it...

How British Garden Centres opened safely, this article featured on the Sunday Times website and takes you through our process for a safe opening. Read the article and watch the short video here.

British Garden Centres Covid-19 Update

Great News - We are open!

It's fantastic to welcome you back to our garden centres and help you catch up with your Spring gardening but before you visit please read the following....

We are opening under the clear social distancing rules set by Westminster and our trade body, The Horticultural Trades Association. Our first priority will always be the safety of our colleagues therefore we ask you to respect all the measures we have put in place.

In addition, we want you to feel safe and we will do all we can to ensure this is the case when you visit a British Garden Centre.

We would prefer you to shop in groups of a maximum of two but understand that may not be possible due to care responsibilities for other family members. If you are visiting in a group of 3 or more please speak with the entry attendant on how we would like you to shop with us i.e. only one of the group to go the payment desk at the end of your visit etc

We continue to offer home delivery on a wide range of products from our online shop. Some centres will also be offering click and collect but please bear with us as it may take a little longer than usual to prepare your order.

Some of our suppliers are only just coming back to work this week so on occasions you may not find exactly what you are looking for BUT the centres are full of wonderful plants, gardening goods, birdcare, compost etc. Come along with a flexible shopping list and we are confident you will go away very happy!

We're looking forward to seeing you at one of our centres in the next few days. Keep safe, healthy and gardening!

It’s no secret that gardening has some serious mental health benefits, with everyone from Psychology Today to the RHS documenting its advantages. With more people getting out in their gardens than ever, we thought we’d take a look at just why gardening during the lockdown (and any time) is so important for our mental health. Read the article here.