With over 40 years’ experience of growing and selling plants, a visit to Priory Farm Garden Centre is the perfect choice for any gardener.
Founded in the 1981 by John Shinner and Francis Hallowes, Priory Farm Garden Centre has grown into a popular destination for those seeking the finest quality plants, trees, shrubs, garden furniture, outdoor cookware and lots more.
Our reputation is built upon the choice and quality of plants and gardening sundries available year round to the enthusiastic amateur and plant connoisseur alike.
Need a helping hand? Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to inspire and assist you with any gardening enquiries or to help you in making an informed plant purchase.
On site we also have a Coffee Shop and a range of concessions.
The Garden Centre had its beginnings during the 1980s, when John Shinner and Francis Hallowes started growing bedding plants in a polythene tunnel (pictured here). Little did they know that this was the very start of what was to become a thriving Plant Centre! Just under 10 years ago in 2013, due to a change in direction and circumstances for the farm, the Garden Centre was sold.
As we welcome the Garden Centre back under the Priory Farm Estate umbrella, we are excited to be working on a number of new developments and enhancements over the coming months.
We would like to thank our dedicated community for the ongoing support, and look forward to sharing more details about this next chapter together.
Delicious Meals | Hot Drinks | Snacks
From delicious dishes, sweet treats and brilliant breakfasts to your coffee fix or a cuppa, it’s time to treat yourself at our Coffee Shop.
We have a delicious menu of daily specials carefully prepared from our team of chefs which always includes gluten and dairy free as well as vegan options.
Take in the surroundings whilst tucking into a great selection of delicious locally-sourced food and drink. We are now serving our very popular Breakfasts until 11.30am daily!
We have both indoor and covered outdoor seating available. Our Coffee Shop is walk-in only (no pre-booking). Please note dogs are welcome in the Garden Centre, however are not permitted inside the Coffee Shop.
Houseplants | Feeds & Compost | Pots & Accessories
Indoor plants don’t just look good they absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. The addition of house plants to your home is a natural way to reduce air pollution and increase oxygen levels. House plants control the humidity in a room to within the optimum range for our health.
You can grow flowers and plants easily by using the compost found within the gardening and plants department here at Priory Farm Garden Centre. Compost gives your garden the extra nourishment it needs, helping to create the perfect balanced soil for all plants, flowers and more – helping your garden to bloom.
Seasonal Bedding | Climbers | Conifers, Grasses & Ferns | Hedging | Alpines | Fruit Trees | Roses | Shrubs | Bulbs & Seeds | Pond Plants
Our range of affordable plants will give your garden an instant boost of colour lasting for months on end until frost arrives! Bedding plants have a long flowering season and this makes them perfect for growing in baskets or containers, beds or borders or window boxes.
We stock a large range of Flower Bulbs, all suitable for growing in your garden or in pots, and have a large selection of affordable seeds to grow your own Vegetables, Herbs and Flowers. We also stock many of the most popular rose varieties, such as climbing roses, ground cover roses, Polyantha roses, and English roses.
We have lots of plants to add winter interest to your garden such as Ilex with its lovely red berries, Sarcocca with its intense white fragrant flowers, Cornus with its stricking colourful stems and also the good old favourites such and winter pansies and primulas for winter colour.
Maybe you’d prefer to create privacy in your garden with any of our cheap garden hedging plants. Hedges are both decorative and functional, they provide shelter from the elements, they define boundaries and screen unsightly views.
Why put up a fence when you can plant a natural hedge screen with any of our many hedging plants that will reward you with colour, flowers, berries and wildlife?
Compost & Bark | Aggregates & Decorative Stone
The benefits of using compost are numerous. It builds good soil structure; enables soil to retain nutrients, water, and air; protects against drought; helps maintain a neutral pH, and protects plants from many diseases commonly found in the garden.
Decorative stones and gravel are versatile and hard-wearing, making them the ideal choice for a multitude of projects around your garden. From driveways and footpaths to borders and beds, whether you’re giving your garden a design revamp or overhauling your driveway, we have a wide range of decorative aggregate, gravel and garden pebbles to suit every budget and project, no matter the size.
Childrens Tools | Tools & Garden Care | Lawn Care | Plant Support | Terracotta & Glazed Pots | Plastic Pots | Hanging Garden
From decorative, to stylish, to modern and vintage pots and tubs, the right pot for every house and every garden and every plant. If you are lacking space why not try out our wall planters, where you can grow your own fresh herbs.
Make your outdoor settings as enjoyable and charming as any room in your home. People often forget that their garden is an extension of their home. Our Garden Centre stocks everything you need for maintaining a beautiful garden and our range offers a broad selection of ornaments.
BBQs | Furniture | Lighting | Firepits & Chimineas | Lanterns, Clocks & Mirrors
Make the most of your outdoor space and garden with the outdoor living department here at Priory Farm Garden Centre. Whether you’re looking for modern garden furniture or traditional pieces, we’ll have something for everyone. You can find a range of great products to help you enjoy al fresco dining all year round. We know the summer months bring a whole host of opportunities to make the most of our gardens.
Our garden solar lighting is perfect for illuminating patios and lawn areas as well as creating a wonderful ambience. Garden lights are the perfect way to set the mood for evening entertainment whether you’re throwing a party of having a small, family BBQ. Whether you’re looking for solar lighting or battery operated, we’ve got the lighting products for you. Our expert team are more than happy to give you a helping hand in choosing from our wide range of in-store products. In our garden features department you will find the perfect accents to lift your garden, including a range of lanterns and garden ornaments.
BBQs aren’t just for the summer months. You can add a stylish fire pit, gas or charcoal barbecue to your garden and gather your family and friends around to create an intimate and relaxing atmosphere. Be sure to take a look at our BBQ accessories, fuel and covers to keep yours in perfect condition all year round. With a whole range of BBQs available, there’s something for everyone.
Pets & Wild Bird Care
Pets | Bird Food | Bird Feeders & Tables
You can look after the animals in and around your home with the help from the products within the animal department here at Priory Farm Garden Centre. Whether you’re looking for pet treats, bird food or toys and gifts, we’ve got something your furry friends will enjoy.
We are proud to stock a wide range of fantastic and essential care products for the wildlife within our gardens and surrounding areas. We have a complete stock of food, feeders and accessories available, as well as many other wildlife care products, providing wildlife enthusiasts an exciting product range. Our products include bird baths, feeders, insect houses, food and treats, meaning there’s something there for every wild animal and garden! Why not attract more wildlife into your garden by leaving out food and water?
Wood | Kindling | Firelighters |Charcoal | Calor Gas Stockist
From kindling and firelighters, to logs and charcoal for your al-fresco cooking, we stock a wide range of fuel for your outdoor adventures.
Seats | Table | Firepit | Storage
Spend quality time in your garden with our wide range of garden furniture to suit your style and needs. From large modular sofa sets, elegant dining sets, bistro sets for two, benches, chairs and sun loungers made from all-weather weave, wood and aluminium, to the finishing touches such as parasols and helpful cushion storage boxes.
All the concessions listed below are based here at Priory Farm Nursery. Feel free to get in contact or visit them at the Nursery.
K&Ts Pooches Parlour
Kelly and Tash are city and guild qualified dog groomers with years of experience in the dog grooming and animal welfare industry. They take great pride in their work and aim to please all of their customers. All pooches large and small are welcome.
We are delighted to have Russell and his team at Holborns Flowers based at Priory Farm Garden Centre. They offer beautiful flowers for all occasions and local delivery is available. Pop in store to pick up your fresh flowers or discuss your requirements with Russell.
The Magical Enchanted Forest
Laura and her Enchanted Forest will be open from September 1st 2019. Laura runs The Magical Enchanted Forest, magical multi sensory baby and toddler classes. The classes here at Priory Farm Garden Centre are held in their very own Enchanted Forest.