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Top Garden Centres in York

These are the top garden centres in York and its immediate surrounding area. To find out more about any of these garden centres, use the links to visit their websites or contact a member of staff using the details provided with each listing. If you know of a garden centre that you think should be listed on this page, let us know by e-mailing us at contact@garden.help

Browns Nurseries


About: Brown's Nurseries is an independent business that first planted its roots in 1911 and has been flourishing ever since.Not only can we supply you with all you need to make your garden look beautiful all year round, we can also give your expert advice and guidance on how to care for your plants and shrubs.

At Brown's Nurseries we understand how much your garden means to you, we have the plants and accessories to help you make it beautiful and help you keep it that way.

Phone: 07949 317258 E-mail: Browns-nurseries@outlook.com

Website: https://www.facebook.com/brownsnurseriesyork/

Address: Corban Lane Wiggington York North Yorkshire YO32 2RD

Dean's Garden Centre


About: Dean's Garden Centre is a family run business serving local gardeners for 55 years. Our York store in Stockton-on-the-Forest was opened in 1968 by Mr & Mrs Dean and the centre has gone from strength to strength growing to cover more than four acres.

In 1986 Dean's decided to expand further and bought a former cut flower nursery in Scarborough and is now home to another successful garden centre.

We also have two popular coffee shops, 'The Bothy' at York and 'Gardener's Choice' at Scarborough which serve hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks all year round so you can make a trip to see us as a day out for the whole family.

Dean's is very much a family firm. When Mr & Mrs Dean retired in 1993 their 3 children took over the day to day running of the business and we are proud of being a local family firm with strong roots in the community.

Phone: 01904 400141 E-mail: york@deansgardencentre.co.uk

Website: https://www.deansgardencentre.co.uk/

Address: Stockton on the Forest York North Yorkshire YO32 9UE

Dobbies York


About: For 150 years, the Dobbies name has stood for quality. During this time, we've been proud to provide the very best products and expert advice to gardeners throughout the UK. With over 575,000 club plus members, our main priority is exceptional customer service. Today Dobbies is the UK's largest Garden Centre retailers with stores across Scotland, England and Northern Ireland. Naturally, we have one of the biggest and best ranges of quality plants and gardening equipment around.

You don't have to be an avid gardener to enjoy Dobbies because, as well as having everything to make your garden grow, we have everything you need to simply relax and enjoy your garden - and much more.

Phone: 01904 795920 E-mail: York.Manager@dobbies.com

Website: https://www.dobbies.com/york

Address: Northfield Lane Upper Poppleton York North Yorkshire YO26 6QE

Skelton Garden Centre and Cafe


About: We have a vast range of plants including trees, shrubs, perennials, bedding, vegetable plants and seeds. We stock essential garden sundries from compost to pots and planters, to bird seed and feeders. We also have a delightful and quirky range of homewares and garden accessories - perfect items to give as a gift or to treat yourself!

Why not pop into our cafe whilst you visit and enjoy a pot of Yorkshire tea & homemade scones with jam and cream. Our café is open daily from 9.30-3.30pm (Sundays 10.00-3.30pm).

Phone: 01904 470072 E-mail: skeltongc@eplusmail.com

Website: http://www.skeltongardencentre.com/

Address: Shipton Rd Skelton York North Yorkshire YO30 1XW

Vertigrow Ltd


About: Vertigrow opened its gates to customers for the first time in 1998. Over the years, Andrew Williamson, the owner, has strived to increase and improve the stock we have on site. As a working nursery we pride ourselves on the quality of our plants. We welcome our customers to the site where our knowledgeable staff are more than willing to give you their advice and find a plant for every situation.

Phone: 01904 400092 E-mail: info@vertigrow.co.uk

Website: http://www.vertigrow.co.uk/

Address: Lawnswood House Malton Rd York North Yorkshire YO32 9TL

Don't Forget: Ten Ways to Spot a Good Garden Centre in York

A thriving garden begins with a reliable garden centre that not only meets but exceeds your expectations. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or a budding green thumb, here are ten essential signs to help you identify a top-notch garden centre.

  1. Diverse Plant Selection: A good garden centre boasts a wide array of healthy plants, from perennials to shrubs and trees. A diverse selection indicates a commitment to providing customers with choices that suit various garden styles and preferences.

  2. Pest and Disease-Free Plants: A quality garden centre prioritises plant health. Ensure the plants are vibrant and free from pests or diseases, signaling a commitment to maintaining a high standard of quality.

  3. No Dead Bodies: Dead or wilting plants are a red flag. A reputable centre will regularly remove unhealthy plants, ensuring you bring home only the best for your garden.

  4. Clean and Tidy Plant Area: A tidy plant area speaks volumes about the garden centre's commitment to excellence. Neatly organized rows and well-maintained displays make for a pleasant shopping experience.

  5. Fresh and Current Products: Check for the expiration dates on plant food and other products. A good garden centre keeps its inventory fresh and up-to-date, ensuring the effectiveness of the products they offer.

  6. Knowledgeable Staff: Helpful and knowledgeable staff can make a world of difference. Staff members who can offer advice, identify plants, and guide you on care demonstrate a commitment to customer satisfaction.

  7. Positive Online Reviews: Before visiting a garden centre, look for reviews online. Positive testimonials from satisfied customers are a strong indicator of the centre's reliability and customer-focused approach.

  8. Comprehensive Range of Sundries: A good garden centre is more than just plants. Look for a diverse range of gardening supplies, including fertilizers, tools, and other sundries. This one-stop-shop approach adds convenience to your gardening experience.

  9. User-Friendly Website: In the digital age, a helpful online presence is crucial. A well-maintained website with useful information, gardening tips, and perhaps an online store can enhance your overall experience.

  10. Inviting Shopping Environment: Beyond the products, the atmosphere matters. An inviting garden centre will have clear signage, well-organized aisles, and a pleasant ambiance that makes your visit enjoyable.

Remember these ten indicators on your next visit to a garden centre, and you're sure to find a place that not only meets your gardening needs but enhances your passion for plants. Happy gardening!

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