Woman in a garden, taking care of plants, pruning.
Woman in a garden, taking care of plants, pruning.

The Best Garden Centres and Plant Shops in London

 

If one thing’s for certain since the pandemic hit, it’s that we’re all appreciating nature and the great outdoors more than ever. If you’re looking to improve your garden or balcony, or wanting to bring some greenery into your home, these garden centres and plant shops in London have everything you need to add colour, texture, and greenery both inside and out. Hop in a Zipcar and green up your home.

 

The best garden centres in London

Whether you’ve got a small balcony, a courtyard or (gasp) a full-blown garden, these garden centres are the place to buy plants in London.

Garden Centres in North London

Camden Garden Centre

plants at camden garden centre

Camden Garden Centre

A north London garden centre with a purpose, Camden Garden Centre is a charitable organisation with an impressive variety of garden and indoor plants. There’s even an al fresco café for if you’re I need of a pick me up before taking your purchases home.

Camden, NW1 0JW

Alexandra Palace Garden Centre

Wildflowers at Alexandra Palace Garden Centre

Alexandra Palace Garden Centre

This is probably the best location for a garden centre in north London, right next to the impressive gardens surrounding Alexandra Palace. Go for a stroll, get some inspiration, then fill your boot with shrubs, herbs, perennials at Alexandra Palace Garden Centre

Alexandra Park, N22 7BB

Sunshine Garden Centre

plants for sale in a garden centre

Sunshine Garden Centre

Voted London’s Best Garden centre by the Garden Centre Association, Sunshine Garden Centre is famed for its plant area, featuring everything from bedding plants to olive and bay trees. You’ll find only the best seasonal plants to suit any kind of garden here.

Bounds Green, N11 2EL

Crews Hill

Garden center selling plants in a greenhouse

Crews Hill

If you’re in the mood for a green-fingered day out, take a trip to Crews Hill and embark on what can only be described as a garden centre crawl! With no less than ten garden centres along a single stretch of road (not to mention paving specialists, outdoor furniture shops and other garden-centric offerings), you’ll be spoilt for choice. You’ll need a Zipcar for all the goodies you pick up on this trip, that’s for sure.

Cattlegate Road, EN2 9DP

Garden Centres in South London

Dulwich Pot and Plant Garden

Dulwich Pot and Plant Garden

Dulwich Pot and Plant Garden

As well as an impressive range of garden plants, shrubs, seeds and bulbs, this south London garden centre boasts one of the largest ranges of plant pots in London. Dulwich Pot and Plant Garden is ideal for those with balconies, courtyards, and limited planting space – first choose your plants, then find the perfect pots to fit them! 

North Dulwich, SE21 7BX

Battersea Flower Station Garden Centre

Greenhouse at Battersea Flower Station Garden Centre

Battersea Flower Station Garden Centre

This charming independent south west London garden centre has created a magical space in Battersea. From delicate flowering plants to bold, bushy foliage, and climbers to trailing plants, Battersea Flower Station Garden Centre has everything you need to green up your space.

Battersea, SW11 3BX

Neal’s Nurseries

Neal’s Nurseries

Neal’s Nurseries

If you’re looking for plant nurseries in London, Neal’s Nurseries has been running since 1850. You’ll find a huge variety of garden plants outdoors and house plants contained in a beautiful glasshouse. Whether you’re looking for something to brighten up your borders or really make an impact, you’ll find it at Neal’s Nurseries

Wandsworth, SW18 3HR

The best plant shops in London

No garden? No problem with these vibrant and verdant plant shops in London! If you’re wondering where to buy plants in London, create a tropical oasis or a prickly desert in your home after a visit to these London plant shops.

Plant shops in East London

Columbia Road Flower Market

Colombia Road Flower Market

Columbia Road Flower Market

Weave amongst the tourists and florists along Columbia Road and you’ll also find an impressive selection of cheap house plants. From insta-worthy variegated monsteras to easy to care for ferns, compact succulents and much more, it’s well worth a trip to this famous outdoor market in east London.

Columbia Rd, E2 7RG

Prick

Many cactus on pot in a garden centre, Cacti, Cactaceae, Succulent

Prick

This aptly named cactus shop specialises in the prickly yet low maintenance desert plants, as well as a wide variety of succulents. Cacti are the perfect indoor plant for people who struggle to keep houseplants alive, so if that’s you, make a beeline for Prick.

Dalston, E8 4AE

Plant shops in South London

London Terrariums

London Terrariums shop, New Cross

London Terrariums

Ever wished you could bottle the feeling of walking through a beautiful garden? Now you can at London Terrariums. These miniature gardens under glass make stunning features in your home. Terrariums come in all shapes and sizes, from tiny bell jars to huge open glass domes, and feature all manner of plants to suit your tastes.

New Cross Gate, SE14 5BA

Forest

forest.london, East Dulwich, Deptford, London, House Plants

Forest

Step inside this lush indoor plant paradise and try your best not to come out loaded with at least five leafy specimens. At Forest, rare, unusual and striking plants are crammed onto every surface and spilling from stands, alongside carefully curated homewares.

East Dulwich, SE22 9DF

Cornercopia

Cornercopia, Streatham

Cornercopia

The home of beautiful plants and homeware, Cornercopia has everything you need to add some greenery to your house. The contemporary range of pots, hangers and stands are perfect for displaying your new plant babies no matter whether they need direct sun or a shadier spot.

Brixton, SW9 8PS and Streatham, SW2 4TX

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