Stanway Garden Centre

Welcome to Stanway Garden Centre

Stanway Garden Centre in Essex 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 Stanway Garden Centre.

Find Us: 342 London Road, Stanway, Colchester Essex CO3 8LT.
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About Stanway Garden Centre

Stanway Garden Centre is a purpose-built centre with an emphasis on high-quality and value products and joined the family-owned British Garden Centres Group in 2019.

With an extensive range of plants, the garden centre offers everything you need and more, whether you’re a beginner or a keen gardener. We also have a team of experts on hand to help and share their wealth of knowledge whilst you shop. Alongside our plants, we offer a variety of gifts and homeware ranges, furniture and more!

Hungry after your leisurely stroll around the garden centre? Come relax in our Gardener’s Retreat restaurant and enjoy delicious main meals, snacks, and tasty treats. Try our most popular homemade pie of the day. We also have a fun soft play for your little ones to enjoy. There is something for everyone. Both the restaurant and centre are dog friendly, so your canine companions can come to visit too.

We look forward to welcoming you soon. How to find us? We are located at 342 London Road in Colchester. Put CO3 8LT into your Sat Nav or GPS and it’ll bring you straight to our shared car park with ample parking. Our centre is wheelchair accessible, we welcome coach trips, we are dog friendly, and offer home delivery on larger items. We look forward to welcoming you.

Stanway Garden Centre Opening Hours

Monday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 8.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm

(The Restaurant closes 30 Minutes before these times.)

We are here to help

Call us at

01206 213050

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Gardeners' 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 for all. We look foward to welcoming you soon.


The Christmas shop at Stanway Garden Centre opens soon. Take walk around our Christmas themes in-store and get inspiration for your home. From Baubles and decorations to real Christmas trees and lighting we have everything you need for the perfect Christmas this year.

Breakfast with Santa

Give your children a magical Christmas experience they will remember for years to come with our Breakfast with Santa at Stanway Garden Centre. Booking opening shorlty for our Breakfast with Santa experience.

Meet the Team

Sarah Rossiter

Centre Manager

Marc Skinner

Restaurant Manager
Soft Play

Soft Play

Sit back and relax whilst your little bugs run around and play. Our indoor soft play is the perfect space for your children to go wild and explore. Full of tunnels, slides and climbing frames it's the perfect afternoon activity for them.


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 Stanway 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 home.

Retail Partners

Stanway 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 at Stanway Garden Centre?

View all our job opportunities here