After a long and cold winter, most gardeners are really looking forward to the first signs of spring in their garden! If you’re feeling inspired to get out in your garden once the warmer weather soon arrives, pop down to one of these garden centres/nurseries to get some supplies! All come highly recommended from our loyal social media following.
Goonhavern Garden Centre
Goonhavern Garden Centre is family-owned and managed by Liz and Chris Finney. They pride themselves on their excellent customer service and friendly welcome to all who visit, and are happy to answer your queries or questions at any time. As an independent garden centre in the heart of Cornwall, they aim to source all of their products as locally as possible. You can find out more by visiting their website or liking their Facebook page.
Rising Sun Nurseries, Harrowbarrow
Rising Sun Garden Centre and Nurseries, near Callington, Cornwall, has a complete range of garden care products, tools, pots, composts and accessories for all your gardening needs, and a wide range of plants, shrubs, trees, bulbs and seeds for every garden. They are open 7 days a week throughout the year. There is ample parking and their coffee shop serves snacks, cakes, teas and ices. Their friendly staff are always on hand to help you and to offer advice and recommendations. Coaches and minibuses welcome.
Tamar View Nurseries, Carkeel
At Tamar View they’re passionate about plants, in fact they love them! With more varieties than ever before they have got something to suit everyone, from specialist varieties to colourful bedding they try and stock plants you won’t get anywhere else, and all at great value prices! As a family owned, independent garden centre, plants are at the heart of the business and this is what makes them different from other garden centres. They buy from local suppliers to help the local community, as this is very important to them, and means we can ensure fantastic deals for their customers too!
Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, Lostwithiel
The Duchy of Cornwall Nursery has a first-class selection of garden plants, an award-winning café and a sumptuous shop, you can dabble in horticulture, treat yourself to a delicious meal or make some enviable purchases for your home and garden. Alternatively, just enjoy a coffee and the views across the Fowey Valley to their historic neighbour, Restormel Castle.
Newquay Garden Centre, Newquay
Whether you need bright blossoms to liven up your lawn, a relaxing water feature to add some interest, or comfy garden furniture to enjoy on sunny days, Newquay Garden Centre has it covered. Their family run business has expanded with their customer base, to ensure that they stock everything their shoppers need; from gravel and patio paving, through to pet products, clothing, and homewares. Spend some time wandering their Quintrell Downs based garden centre and explore exotic plants, gardening equipment and furniture, statues and water features, before finishing up your trip with a visit to their café.
Carnon Downs Garden Centre, Carnon Downs
They are an independent garden centre based in the pretty village of Carnon Downs just south of Truro on the A39 Falmouth road. They are a family run business and have a second garden centre called Blackdown Garden Centre in West Buckland. As GCA & HTA members, Carnon Downs garden centre assures excellent levels of service, plants of quality and associated products, together with innovative life-style displays, professional advice and information.
Trelawney Garden Centre, Sladesbridge
Trelawney Garden Centre, was founded in 1970 by Frank and Marion Danning as a small nursery supplying home grown fruit, vegetables and flowers from a roadside stall to local customers as they passed by. The business which became renowned for its quality, variety of products and friendly family atmosphere is now recognised as one of the top garden centres in the country. Trelawney is a wonderful day out for all and when your shopping is complete, their restaurant, Carriages, which overlooks a beautiful large lake teaming with fish, otters and moorhens, is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.
Trevenna Cross, Helston
Trevena Cross isn’t your typical garden centre. They love their plants with passion and expertise. The dedicated nursery team grow over 90% the plants we sell on-site in our huge, 32-acre nursery making them unusual and exceptional compared to the majority of other nurseries. They carefully select the best stock to bring-on and as their plants are home-grown they’re able to ensure a continuous supply of high quality, nurtured plants for you choose from. They have a broad range of plants suitable for every space; from city window boxes and patio pots to country landscapes and exposed coastal locations.
Bodmin Nursery, Bodmin
Bodmin Nursery is the sort of place you thought no longer existed. It is not a garden centre, but a ‘proper’ nursery, with traditional growing, fresh & healthy plants, a range that delights, as well as friendly advice on hand. The Nursery offers a wide range of shrubs, grasses, climbers, alpines, marginal & water plants, fruit & ornamental trees, vegetable plants, bedding & hanging baskets. There are even whole areas dedicated to the more specific challenges of shady and ground-cover gardening.
Falmouth Garden Centre, Falmouth
Falmouth Garden Centre buy as much as they possibly can from Cornwall but they do have to go out of the county now and then! Their bedding supplier is from St.Austell, shrubs are from around Cornwall and they even grow their own. Being an independent family business is important to them and they pride themselves on great customer service. They offer quality products at competitive prices and are happy to offer friendly and knowledgeable advice.
They offer a local delivery service 3 days a week which is free if you spend over £20 (a charge is made if you spend under £20).
Pengelly Garden Centre, St Austell
Pengelly Garden Centre are an independent and family-owned business, and that allows us to be quirky and different. Plants are our passion, and form the basis of everything we do. We’re a unique garden centre where the plants come first, but we offer a whole lot more besides. We have a huge range of plants in all shapes, sizes and types, along with great advice from knowledgeable staff to help you choose the right ones for your home and garden. And if we don’t have exactly what you’re looking for, we can try and find it for you.