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The Best Garden Centres in London: What’s Open?

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The Best Garden Centres in London: What’s Open?

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Miss browsing pretty florals and plants at your favourite garden centres in the city? Well, you might be pleased to know that many have now reopened in light of the new government guidelines. 

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Petersham Nurseries Richmond – one of the most celebrated garden centres in the capital – is re-opening part of its site on Wednesday 20th May. Though the centre will be open for shopping purposes only (The Teahouse and Café temporarily remain closed), this will come as positive news for any green-fingered fanatic (or gardening beginner), who will finally be able get their hands on Petersham’s quality plants, bulbs, compost, tools and more. And there are many others which have already re-opened their doors to the public. From Boma Garden Centre to Battersea Flower Station, we bring you the latest on London’s best garden centres…

The Best Garden Centres in London: What’s Open?

Petersham Nurseries – Partly Re-Opening on 20 May

Petersham Nurseries

A beautifully renowned brand in the wonderful world of nurseries, Petersham sells an array of gorgeous florals, gifts and bespoke gardening utensils in a gloriously prepossessing setting. With locations spanning 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, petershamnurseries.com

Boma Garden Centre – Now Open

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, bomagardencentre.co.uk

Capital Gardens – Now Open

With locations spanning Alexandra Palace, Wandsworth and Berkhamsted (just half an hour from London by train), Capital Gardens 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, capitalgardens.co.uk

Battersea Flower Station – Temporarily Closed

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, batterseaflowerstation.co.uk

Battersea Flower Station temporarily remains closed but is offering no-contact deliveries. 

The Palace Gardener – Now Open

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 city. The centre sells a range of plants, decorations, furniture and garden essentials, and hosts a range of floral-themed events such as flower arranging and demijohn terrarium workshops. Bishop’s Avenue, SW6 6EE, palacegardener.com

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