Welcome to the Plants Department. Whether its evergreens, perennials, little alpines or well-established trees and shrubs. All of our centres cater for the keen gardener and our selection suits any size of garden. Our plant's department provides the highest quality and variety of plants. Our knowledgeable staff are on hand to help you with any of your questions and can advise you on planting and the care of your plants.
British Garden Centres prides itself on offering you a great selection of plants. As part of our commitment to you, we offer a plant guarantee (see below for details). You can buy with confidence from any of our centres.
Ah Autumn, the rich warm reds and oranges contrasting beautifully against the cool skies above. The crisp of the leaves beneath your feet and, of course, an ideal time to give your garden a thorough tidy up before the cold weather sets in.
As well as clearing the fallen leaves there are lots of other simple jobs you can do now that will make a huge difference to your garden.
Rake up leaves from your lawn, borders and driveway
Tidy up borders by removing dying leaves and weeds and then spread a little compost over the soil to provide insulation for plant roots.
Mow your lawn for the final time this year. Set your blade a little higher than you usually would to leave the grass slightly longer in the winter months and then trim the edges to tidy it all up.
Although a lot of us had time this summer if any repairs need doing, now is the time. Raised beds and sheds etc need paint to ensure they stay in good condition as the weather worsens.
For the birds…. ….clean out nest boxes, birdbaths and feeders.
Put hoses away so the frost doesn’t cause them to become brittle and/or split.
Store away or cover up your garden furniture if you’re no longer using it.
Autumn is the perfect time to get some veg underway. Onions, garlic and spring onions can all be planted at this time of year giving you a great harvest in the Summer. You can also boost your next year's harvest of broad beans by sowing some seeds in October as well as spring sowings.
We have some fantastic products in-store to help you get the most out of your garden this autumn, along with expert advice on planting, maintenance and care for your garden. So call and see us in the plants department, our team is always happy to help.
Alstroemeria plants come in an eye-catching range colours including purple, red, orange and white! Alstroemerias flower between June and October, providing an impressive display in borders, containers, and cottage gardens. Alstroemerias are hardy perennials and will come back year after year.
Calceolaria is a delightful annual flower that adds loads of drama to your early- spring deck, patio, balcony, or other outdoor living space. This sun loving flower has orchid-like blooms that give it an exotic appearance.
Aquilegia are an easy to grow, spring flowering perennial whose common name is Columbine. Aquilegia have delicate, nodding flowers.
Sunflowers can be grown in pots or sown directly into the ground. They can be started off indoors in early spring and will grow quite happily on a window sill.
Rhododendron a popular edition in late spring because of their spectacular clusters of showy blooms—plus, large green leaves that often stay green through winter. The flowers are tubular, funnel, or bell-shaped and often fragrant.
Great for adding an focal point to your garden. Flowers of burgundy, shaped like little thistles sit on top of tall upright stems above long mid-green leaves. Beautiful.
Houseplants look great and improve our lives by brightening up our homes and bringing the natural world indoors. In addition to this NASA’s Clean Air Study found that plants remove harmful toxins that are found in household materials and products.
One of the best at this is the Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum) Just £4.99 in the houseplant section.
At British Garden Centres we pride ourselves on the quality and choice of plants we have on offer. Sourced and bought from around Europe by our plant buyer Rod Austin, he and his team are always on hand in the plant’s department to give advice and tips on selection, planting, growth and care of your plants.
Here at British Garden Centres we take great care and attention to ensure that the plants you buy from us are to premium quality. To strengthen this claim we offer a One Year Hardy Plant Guarantee so that you can buy with confidence from us.
Our plant guarantee is applicable to all hardy plants, except those purchased from our sale area. If you wish to return a plant to us that has failed to grow, it must have been watered correctly and not neglected and must be returned within one year, together with a valid receipt. We will then replace the plant for you or provide a credit note for you to choose something else.