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 OPEN all Coronation Bank Holiday Weekend

We are here to help

Call us at

01206 213050

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Blogs and Advice

Looking for seasonal advice or ideas on what to do in your garden, check out our blogs, which are full of great ideas and advice perfect for any season. Including our monthly gardening blogs available all year round.

Gardening Tools Advice

Our friendly and efficient staff are here to help you with your gardening questions. We are here to make sure you choose the right product for your garden projects.

Family Card at British Garden Centres

Much more than just a loyalty card. You can enjoy more with the British Garden Centres Family Card. Join the British Garden Centres Family Card today and receive exclusive offers, vouchers and invites to exclusive events throughout the year.

Meet the Team

Sarah Rossiter

Centre Manager

Marc Skinner

Restaurant Manager

Gardeners' Retreat

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings. We serve breakfast, lunches, and 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 forward to welcoming you.


Play Area at Stanway Garden Centre

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.

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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