The Best Garden Centres in London

By Daniella Saunders

2 years ago

Because plants are just as pretty in the city

Love browsing pretty perennials and plants at your favourite city garden centres? From Boma to Battersea Flower Station, we bring you London’s best pick of the bunch, available to visit now. 

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The Best Garden Centres in London

Squires Garden Centres

Squires Garden Centre

Spanning across Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, and Middlesex, Squires Garden Centres have been serving the public since 1936. Considered one of the best success stories in the industry, the garden centre chain will be celebrating 85 years in business this year with fun, floral displays across its stores. Visit their Twickenham branch to catch their display and enjoy a fun day out this summer. Sixth Cross Road, Twickenham, Middlesex, TW2 5PA,

Petersham Nurseries

Petersham Nurseries

A renowned name in the world of garden nurseries, Petersham sells an array of gorgeous florals, gifts and bespoke gardening utensils in a prepossessing setting. With branches located in Richmond and Covent Garden, the family-run business also encourages green-fingered enthusiasts to spend time relaxing at the stores, be that over tea and home-made scones at the Richmond Teahouse, with a glass of rose petal prosecco at the Petersham Nurseries Café, or while delighting in a nature-inspired cocktail masterclass at the Covent Garden La Goccia Bar. Church Lane, Richmond, Surrey, TW10 7AB | Floral Court, London, WC2E 8JD,

Boma Garden Centre

Boma Gardens

Nestled within a quiet corner of Kentish Town, The Boma Garden Centre is a rustic North London sanctuary, possessing everything from houseplants and herbs, to roses and evergreen Christmas trees. The centre also offers a unique garden maintenance service, sending out expert horticulturists to help customers design and manage their gardens at home, from patio renovations to essential plant care. 51 – 53 Islip St, Kentish Town, NW5 2DL,

Capital Gardens

With locations spanning Alexandra Palace, Wandsworth and Berkhamsted (just half an hour from London by train), the Capital Gardens team are experts in urban landscaping. Each nursery adds a splash of colour to its urban surroundings with plentiful florals and plants, where you’ll also find an array of garden essentials for when you’re ready to get down and dirty, from tools to treatments, wildlife care and compost. Alexandra Palace Way, London, N22 7BB | Heathfield Rd, London SW18 3HR,


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Battersea Flower Station

Battersea Flower Station garden centre

If it’s house plants you’re after, this award-winning ‘flower station’ has got you covered. Explore the succulent shed and greenhouse, where you’ll find an array of spider plants, bonsais, and terracotta pots to take home. The centre also sells a wide range of outdoor plants and composts, while the resident florist creates a variety of beautiful bouquets, from bridal arrangements and button holes to floral letters and flower crowns, ideal for special occasions. 16 Winders Rd, Battersea, SW11 3HE,

Clifton Nurseries

Dating back as far as 1851, Little Venice’s Clifton Nurseries is the capital’s oldest garden centre and well worth a visit. You’ll find everything from elegant houseplants to coveted gifts for the avid gardener, as well as attractive foliage and flowers located within the nursery’s impressive glasshouse. You’re also likely to bump into the centre’s adorable caretaker cat, Mrs Miggins. 5A Clifton Villas, Little Venice, London W9 2PH,


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The Palace Gardener

The Palace Gardener garden centre

Boasting a brilliant Chelsea location and a beautiful café serving up speciality coffee and brunch, Fulham’s The Palace Gardener is the ideal place to escape to when you need a little respite from the bustle of city life. The centre sells a range of plants, decorations, furniture and garden essentials, and hosts a range of floral-themed events, from flower arranging to terrarium workshops. Bishop’s Avenue, SW6 6EE,

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