Whether you are planting a large family space or creating an oasis of calm on your balcony; here’s our round-up of five garden centres in the Wimbledon area that are now open. So let’s fill our gardens with an uplifting array of colours, fragrance and textures.
With the exciting announcement that garden centres can reopen, we have had the weekend to prepare our borders and raised beds for planting. It’s now time for the fun part of being Wimbledon’s answer to Kim Wilde, with a super sensory retail experience in a socially distanced visit to our local nurseries.
Please do check adjusted opening hours and individual centre safety requirements before setting off by visiting the individual websites.
1. Garsons, Esher
Garsons is an award-winning Garden Centre and Farm Shop with locations at Esher in Surrey and Titchfield in Hampshire. Garsons have put measures in place for the safety of their customers and staff. Garsons Esher Farm Shop continues to stock fresh fruit and vegetables, frozen COOK meals, daily bread, eggs and cheese, as well as many ambient food products.
Garsons, Winterdown Road, Esher, Surrey KT10 8LS
2. Chessington Garden Centre
With everything you need to prepare, build and maintain your outdoor space. Chessington Garden Centre can suit your needs from small to large plants and trees to all your landscaping requirements. Weather you want an astro turf garden or stylish slabs, gravel and bark, they can help you create that perfect garden. Now taking phone orders.
Chessington Garden Centre, Leatherhead Road, Chessington, Surrey KT9 2NG
3. The Garden Centre at Morden Hall Park
Morden Hall Park Garden Centre sits between Morden, Mitcham and Wimbledon. It is the National Trust’s Garden Centre. Their friendly and expert team can help you with your gardening questions, and advise on the right product for your needs. The Garden Centre stands on the site of the historic estate’s kitchen garden, and surrounded by acres of parkland, miles of walks, and a variety of wildlife. All profits go back into looking after this special park for locals and visitors to enjoy.
The Garden Centre at Morden Hall Park, Morden Hall Rd, London SM4 5JD
4. Lower Morden Garden Centre
Lower Morden Garden Centre was previously a council-run nursery, but the agricultural history of the site can be traced back to medieval times. Today, they’ve got a gift shop and restaurant and, of course, a fantastic range of top-quality plants – with an expert team on hand to offer handy tips and advice.
Lower Morden Garden Centre, Lower Morden Lane, Morden SM4 4SJ
5. B&Q New Malden
Warehouse-like chain for DIY, decorating and gardening supplies, plus some home furnishings.
B&Q, Shannon Commercial Centre, New Malden KT3 4PT
Editor: Janie Smith | Arts & Culture Editor