Best garden centres in Wiltshire Posted on September 11, 2021 (September 8, 2021) by Caitlin Marsh Regardless of whether you’ve had your garden for five months or 50 years, there’s great joy to be had by spending time in the garden. It offers huge benefits to your wellbeing and there’s nothing better than buying your favourite plant or something new to spruce up your window box, patio, or small or large garden space. One thing that gardeners are united by is the hope that we experience when the plant goes into the soil and we wait patiently to see if it will be established as well as it looked on the plant label. The best garden centres in Wiltshire Garden centres are a treasure trove of delights with a host of pots, plants, gardening tools, food for our birds and other wildlife visitors, and pretty lights to brighten up the outdoor area that provides a social space for friends and family, and a quiet solace away from the rest of the world. To provide some inspiration for your next shopping trip, we’ve put a list together of the best garden centres in Wiltshire. Cranborne Garden Centre Address: Wimborne Street, Cranborne, Wimborne, BH21 5PP Cranborne Garden Centre is set in the walled garden of Cranborne manor, features a wide range of plants including 350 different varieties of roses and more than 300 different varieties of herbaceous perennials, as well as shrubs, trees, climbers, bedding plants, pots and stoneware. Stop by the café during your visit for breakfast, lunch, cream teas, and a range of homemade cakes Wilton House Garden Centre Address: Salisbury Road, Wilton, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 0BJ Wilton House Garden Centre is set in the gardens of Wilton House, sells a range of plants, trees, outdoor products and gift ideas, offering everything that people need to make their garden grow. It also boasts a choice of garden furniture and outdoor dining solutions to enable you to make the most of the space that you have to soak up the sun and enjoy the fresh air. Visitors can also stop off for lunch or a snack at The Riverside Restaurant which is onsite The Botanic Nursey & Gardens Address: Coombe Lane, Atworth, Wiltshire, SN12 8NU The Botanic Nursery and Gardens in Atworth is not a garden centre in a traditional sense, more of a stunning nursery with a sales area, but it’s a break from the rest of the world and a little piece of heaven. If it’s too far to travel by car, there is also an online shop with a whole variety of plants on sale which includes seeds, climbers, perennials, salvia, shrubs, hollyhocks, foxgloves and peonies. The owners exhibit at major flower shows and have won over 20 medals, so you can take away a medal-worthy plant at the end of your visit Old Sarum Garden Centre Address: Old Sarum Garden Centre, Portway, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP4 6BY Old Sarum Garden Centre, which is part of the charity, Alabre’s Old Sarum Development Centre, offers a host of shrubs, trees, perennials and seeds all year round, as well as beautiful hanging baskets in spring and summer, and homemade festive Christmas wreaths in winter. All profits from the sale of plants and goods at the garden centre go back into the charity which offers day activities for adults with learning disabilities, autism and poor mental health Lowden Garden Centre Address: Folly Lane, Shaw, Melksham, Wiltshire SN12 8EZ Lowden Garden Centre in Shaw offers stunning homegrown plants in the shop, beautiful food in the restaurant and fresh groceries such as meat, fruit, veg, milk, cheese and chutneys in the farm shop. As well as a host of plants, and large and specimen trees for sale, there are also garden tools, plant feed, weed control and a range of garden paraphernalia in the store. It’s a real one-stop shop for everything for your garden and food for the fridge Retirement living in Wiltshire Many of our over-55s communities have communal gardens which enable our homeowners to get outdoors and enjoy being out in the fresh air. However, we have gardeners on hand to keep the spaces in tip-top condition so that our homeowners can enjoy their free time at their leisure. We have a range of communities based across the south which brings like-minded people together to enjoy socialising together, while having the benefit of living in their own homes. Give our team a call on 01202 040996 to find out more about how you could time the next step towards a happy, healthy new life in one of our Wiltshire communities.