The friendliest Garden Centre serving Reading, Maidenhead & Wokingham.

Your fresh, local & friendly independent garden centre & farm shop & much more besides.

Dogs are welcome

We welcome well behaved dogs in our garden centre, gift shop & cafe garden!  Assistance are dogs permitted in all areas.

Plant of the Week: Autumn/winter pansies

Plant of the Week: Autumn/winter pansies

With summer bedding displays coming to an end in a few weeks' time, it's all change – and one of the best replacements for colour and sheer longevity of flowering is the trusty winter pansy.

Most pansies come in a 'series', a group of flowers with similar characteristics, whether it's whiskering on the petals, or pastel colours, or dark centres. Among our favourites are the super-reliable Ultima series which flowers even in the harshest of weather; the Cats series, with quirky whiskered flowers, and Northern Lights in pretty pastels. Fill containers with nothing but pansies, or tuck them among red-stemmed dogwoods or cyclamen for a display of winter cheer.

Keeping up the harvest

Planting a veg garden really kicks off the year. By the end of March you'll have bought new potatoes and onion sets from our Reading garden centre and tucked them into their new homes, and with a bit of luck you'll be getting out those seed packets you chose from our extensive range of fr…

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Easy Gifts

We sell vouchers: Garden Centre Gift Vouchers - accepted in many UK stores
AND Hare Hatch Sheeplands Vouchers - accepted here!

Looking for a Plant?

Not sure what plants to choose for specific places or effects in your garden? Use our plant finder...

Trim lawn edges

Trim the edges of your lawn for a crisp, smart look to take your garden neatly into autumn. Use a half-moon edging tool to slice vertically through the turf in a straight line along the edge of each bed, flicking the soil away to create a sharply-defined line.