We are Thatcham Garden Centre
Contact Details
Thatcham Garden Centre, Benham Hill, Thatcham RG18 3AN
T: 01635 953060
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Welcome to Thatcham Garden Centre, a recent addition to the British Garden Centres family. We are proud to have a beautifully stocked plant area with something to suit everyones gardening expertise! Not to mention our passionate staff are on hand for any advise you could need. Next we have to mention the beautiful gift department and the NEW children's soft play area. We have a generously proportioned indoor and outdoor restaurant seating area just across the car park from the garden centre. Don't forget,' 'We do tasty, we do safely'. The history of the site is fascinating... we're still learning about it ourselves!

We are a dog friendly garden centre.
Dogs are also allowed in the 'atrium' portion of the restaurant too.

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Opening Hours

Monday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 6.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.30pm
(The Restaurant closes 30 Minutes before these times.)

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A bit of History...
Thatcham Garden Centre - Formally known as Thatcham Fruit and Flower Farm in the early 1900's.

Miss Mary Peers and Miss Lily Hugh-Jones established, around November 1907, a nursery which became known as Henwick Fruit and Flower Farm. This was situated roughly where the Garden Centre now stands. This was a school for Lady gardeners and quickly became well known and successful.

One student, Mabel Sowerby, went on to win several national awards and became a partner at the school. For a period, Lower Henwick Farm was used for student accommodation and later Old Henwick Cottage was also used for running the farm.

Until around 1922 it was officially Henwick Fruit and Flower Farm but over time this became known as the French Gardens, largely due to the fact that the method for cultivating the plants was a French system. The gardens remained until c.1957. A mushroom farm replaced it and lasted until 1982. A few years later the site was developed to what we see today.

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Fantastic range of indoor and outdoor plants to suit any space you have available! Our knowledgable garden centre family are on hand to give you top tips to, work with what you've got! We are very pleased to be able to offer a plant guarantee to show our commitment in supplying great quality plants.


Our restaurant is NOW SERVING!

Thatcham Garden Centre Play Area

Play Area

Our play area is NOW OPEN. We have a few guidelines in place to keep everyone safe and covid secure while they visit us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Gardening Tools

Here at British Garden Centres we are here to make sure you choose the right product for your garden projects.


At British Garden Centres we have a great range of fantastic gift ideas and unique inspiration for your home and garden.

Weber Shop at Thatcham Garden Centre

Weber BBQ Shop

Thatcham Garden Centre are pleased to have an in-house Weber BBQ shop! Stocking a great selection of gas and charcoal BBQs, including all the fuel and accessories you will need for wowing your friends and family with your culinary skills!

Family Card

With a British Garden Centres Family Card membership you’ll receive exclusive offers, vouchers and invites to exclusive events throughout the year. • Regular offers and vouchers • Drinks & meal loyalty • Members-only shopping events • Exclusive competitions • Priority ticketing for events

House Plants

A great range of house plants and accessories are available at Thatcham Garden centre, including unique varieties that are sure to wow whoever you gift them to!

Gift Cards

Gift Cards from British Garden Centres can be used all over the country in our garden centres and restaurants. The perfect gift idea for the keen gardener!

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