Welcome to the Plant Department

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.

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Top 5 Festive Houseplants

As Christmas draws closer, the winter weather means that conditions limit the gardening we can do outdoors. So, a lot of us choose to bring the greenery indoors and add more houseplants to our home. Whether you’re looking to add some festive colour through plants or want to pick the perfect plant as a gift for a loved one this Christmas, here is some inspiration to beautiful Christmas houseplants.

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Poinsettia

Poinsettia is one of the most iconic houseplants for Christmas, with many houses using them as part of their décor and table centrepieces. The gorgeous red leaves are bold and beautiful, bringing a festive brightness to your home. After the festivities are over, many will continue to live as houseplants but with green foliage.

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Peace Lily

Christmas is a time for love, family and joy, and it brings people together. There’s no better plant to signify the happiness that Christmas brings than the aptly named peace lily. The gorgeous, rich green foliage of this houseplant contrasts beautifully with the white bracts which will add a touch of elegance to your festive interior.

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Flamingo Lily

If you like peace lily but want a bolder colour, the flamingo lily is a great option. The waxy green foliage joined by deep red bracts creates a festive contrast. Flamingo lily adds a real twist to your houseplants with similar colouring to the poinsettia, but with an added ‘exotic’ feel that will bring something special to your Christmas display. It will also continue as a houseplant well after Christmas.

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Rex begonia

The gorgeous plant has statement leaves that look metallic and multicoloured, that will provide your home with warm and rich tones. The leaves also have an intriguing outline, which makes this beautiful plant so unique that it’s sure to get your guests asking you about it. Growing compactly, these are perfect if you are looking for a smaller houseplant to fill a space.

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Cactus

As its name suggests, this fantastic plant is perfect for the festive period. Just in time for Christmas, their red, pink, white or even purple flowers bloom on the hanging branches, adding some more colour to your indoor displays. They make great Christmas gifts to give to loved ones to spread the festive cheer.

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Benefits

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 found in household materials and products.

One of the best at this is the Marble Queen Pothos (Epipremnum aureum).

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Autumn Gardening

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.

Expert Advice

Our plant department is well known for its vast range of outdoor and indoor plants. We pride ourselves on the quality and choice of plants we have on offer. From bedding plants to shrubs, specimen plants to trees, alpines to water plants and dracaena to orchids, you can be sure of a great choice. Our plants are sourced locally and from around Europe by our plant buyers. The team are always on hand in the plant department to give advice and tips on selection, planting, growth and care of your plants.

Plant Guarantee

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.