If you’re green fingered then all this lovely sunshine has probably got you looking forward to Spring, and you’ll likely be in the midst of planning those beds and buying up seeds and gardening supplies ready to start planting out very soon. If you’re based in Cornwall, here’s our pick of the places to find everything your horticultural heart desires…
Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, Lostwithiel
With a selection of garden plants, an award-winning café and a garden & gift 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 Restormel Castle.
Homeleigh Garden Centre, Bude & Launceston
Homeleigh Garden Centre is one of the South West’s largest family run Garden Centres. With over 40 departments including a café, you’ll find everything you need for your garden, home, pets, gifts and much more.
St Austell Garden Centre, Boscundle, St Austell
Discover all your garden requirements from trees, plants and shrubs, a large selection of composts and fertilizers, tools, pots, fencing and paving and many more essential products.
Whatever your gardening needs you are sure to find them at St Austell Garden Centre, giving you inspiration for all seasons.
Burncoose Nurseries, Gwennap, Redruth
Specialising in the sale and mail order of trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials, Burncoose Nurseries is part of the Caerhays Castle Estate owned by the Williams family. It has been trading from its current location, the 30 acre woodland gardens at Burncoose, for over 25 years.
Goonhavern Garden Centre, Goonhavern, Truro
One of two proudly independent, family-owned garden centres in the heart of Cornwall, run by Liz and Chris Finney. They pride themselves on excellent customer service and a friendly welcome. They aim to source all of our products as locally as possible, and are always happy to answer your queries of questions at any time.
Newquay Garden Centre, Quintrell Downs, 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. Explore exotic plants, pet products, clothing and homewares, before enjoying a chunky slice of homemade cake with a cuppa beside the toasty log burner in the restaurant – perfect!
Hardy Exotics, Whitecross, Penzance
Hardy Exotics has a unique and unrivalled collection of over 1,500 species of plants ideal for exotic gardening. This nursery provides a totally unique experience, nestled below huge banks planted out with palms, succulents, puyas, gunnera, and all sorts of dramatic plants, too numerous to mention.
Trelawney Garden Centre, Sladesbride, Wadebridge
Trelawney is Cornwall’s award-winning garden centre. It is a wonderful day out for everyone, 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.
Malletts Home Hardware, Truro
Malletts is the largest independent hardware retailer in Cornwall, and an iconic and much loved store, offering more than just hardware. As well as the popular in-store Coffee Shop, they have a range of other departments, including Cookshop, Domestic Appliances, Gifts, Housewares, Linens, Gardening and Tools.
Trevisker Garden Centre, Padstow
Trevisker is a boutique Garden Centre for the coast – home-grown, family run and passionate about plants. They grow their plants as naturally as possible using no heat, minimal chemicals and a good peat free compost, and their plants are chosen for their suitability to the Cornish climate (what this really means is their tolerance for being battered by the wind!)