The Best Garden Centres in London
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Missed browsing pretty perennials and plants at your favourite city garden centres? From Boma to Battersea Flower Station, we bring you the latest on London’s best pick of the bunch (pun not intended).
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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 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
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
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
Open Wednesdays to Sundays
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
The Palace Gardener
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