Garden centre opening times: Your favourite stores and when to visit

Flowers, fences and outdoor furniture - these garden centres are sure to see you through your outdoor projects this summer

Visting a garden centre is a day out in itself – not only can you pick up everything you need for your garden or outside space (however big or small) but you can also visit nurseries, have lunch and attend several seasonal events.

Whether you’re tidying up those tulips, laying fresh lawn or planning something a bit more extravagant, these garden centres will fill all your green needs.

Here, we’re rounded up the opening times and websites for the best gardening centres in the UK – bookmark this page and get set for spring!

Homebase

Boasting over 250 stores nationwide, Homebase has everything from hosepipes to summer houses for all your shopping needs.

Opening times:
Open 7 days a week 8am – 8pm with restricted opening times of 10am – 4pm on Sundays.

Dobbies

Beside the delicious cafes and foodhalls, Dobbies Garden Centres offer great deals on outdoor furniture and garden builds.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays.

B&Q

The distinctive orange letters will see you through any garden improvement project.

Opening times:
Stores open 7am – 9pm throughout the week, 7am – 8pm on Saturdays and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.

Notcutts

At 119 years old, you are in experienced hands at Notcutts.
Centres offer everything you could wish for from BBQs to indoor items.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays.

Wickes

‘Do it right’ with Wickes this summer by watching its helpful how-to guides online before embarking on a DIY shopping expedition.

Opening times:
7am – 8pm Monday to Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.

Frosts

Frosts offers competitive prices with a Price Promise that guarantees a refund if you find the same product for less anywhere else.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays.

Wyevale

Offering special offers, events and advice, Wyevales is a trusty companion to help you through your garden project.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays.

Home and Garden

Home and Garden centres are family run and the concept was born from a love of high quality flowers, so you are sure to find amazing nurseries here.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.

Capital Gardens

Based in and around London, this is the urban dweller’s dream when landscaping small gardens and balconies.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays.

Hillier

An exhibitor at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, you are sure to find an array of beautiful and rare blossoms here.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10am – 4pm on Sundays.

Squires

Squires has absolutely everything from fishes to fences and the garden calendar offers specialist month-by-month flower advice.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays.

Blooms

Blooms has a reputation for having some of the best quality flowers on the market at competitive prices.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10am – 4.30pm on Sundays.

Klondyke and Strikes

K&S craft shops make this chain extra special. After cross-stitching and jewellery making, the spring and summer bulbs are spectacular too.

Opening times:
For opening times, head to the store locator on the centre’s website as they vary.

Van Hage

Van Hage prides itself on being more than just a nursery but a place of year-round garden events to enjoy with all the family.

Opening times: Stores open 9am – 6pm on weekdays and 10.30am – 4.30pm on Sundays.

Ikea

The Swedish retailer is famous for its flat-packed furniture, but head to the garden centre and you are sure to find some steals.

Opening times:
For opening times, head to the store locator on the centre’s website as they vary.

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