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6 great garden centres to visit in Dorset

We share the our favourite Garden centres in Dorset. Garden centres are the one-stop shop for everything you need to transform your garden.

A trip to the garden centre can become a day out. You can buy pots, tools, garden furniture and a whole host of gifts, as well as enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in their in-store cafes and restaurants. If you’re looking to revamp your outdoor spaces, many garden centres also have a garden and landscaping team available.

In this blog, we bring you a selection of garden centres that you can visit in Dorset, from independent shops to well-established chains. If you are a green-fingered enthusiast, make sure to visit these garden centres in Dorset.


1. Canford Magna Garden Centre

Address: 170 Magna Rd, Bournemouth, Wimborne BH21 3AP

Located in Wimborne, Canford Magna Garden Centre offers a wide range of garden products. They stock everything you need for a perfect garden, including outdoor furniture, gardening supplies, paving slabs, landscape products, pots, fertilisers, stoneware, barbeques, gazebos, and fencing.

While you’re visiting, don’t forget to stop at The Ladybird Café for a tea or coffee.


2. Stewarts Christchurch Garden Centre

Address: 8 Christchurch Business Park, Radar Way, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 4FL

Stewarts Garden Centre is located in Christchurch, and it’s a family-owned business established in 1742. With a comprehensive choice of expertly sourced products, you can find everything you need for your home or garden.

If you fancy a cup of tea while you’re there, Edward’s Coffee Shop serves homemade meals and cakes.


3. Haskins Garden Centre Ferndown

Address: Longham, Ferndown BH22 9DG

Located in Ferndown, Haskins Garden Centre offers everything you need for your house and garden including plants, houseplants, garden furniture, clothing, gifts and a large restaurant and coffee shop.

Customers can browse a huge variety of products for the home as well as get inspirational ideas for gardeners of all ages and abilities. The large restaurant is perfect for dining and having a snack after a day of shopping.


4. Baskets and Blooms Plant Centre and Blooms Café

Address: 392 Christchurch Rd, West Parley, Ferndown BH22 8SW

Unlike other garden centres, Baskets and Blooms offers gardeners the opportunity to buy directly from the grower, which means that you can get top-quality locally sourced products at an incredible price.

You can buy fresh and quality plants throughout the year to freshen up your garden and any spaces around your house.


5. Castle Gardens

Address: New Rd, Sherborne DT9 5NR

Founded in 1987 and located in the original walled kitchen garden of Sherborne Castle Estate, Castle Gardens is home to thousands of plants, some of which are grown on-site.

The Walled Garden Restaurant is the perfect place to unwind after shopping for garden supplies.

As well as offering a delicious and hearty English breakfast, you can also enjoy seasonal dishes, homemade cakes, pastries, and puddings.

6. Brimsmore Gardens

Address: The Gardens Group, Tintinhull Rd, Yeovil BA21 3NU

At Brimsmore Gardens, you can find everything you need for your next gardening project. As well as offering a vast range of home and outdoor plants, you can also find an excellent range of gardening and home products.

If you want to have a look at some local produce, make sure to visit The Apple Tree Farm Shop where you can find a curated selection of food and drink from local butchers, growers and bakers.

The Apple Tree restaurant also serves up homemade dishes, traditional breakfasts, Sunday roasts and traditional afternoon tea.4


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