Up and down the UK there are some fantastic examples of garden centres that have been owned and operated by families for generations. We set out to identify the oldest in the UK and outlined below are the oldest that we have found to date. We are constantly updating the list so if you are aware of any that we should include, please do share their details with us.
The Oldest Family Owned Garden Centres In The UK
Stewarts Garden Centres – 1742
Stewarts is a family owned business established in 1742 that can be tracked back eight generations. They now have three Garden centres, a Nursery and a Landscaping division, all based in Dorset and Hampshire; the Garden centres are in Christchurch, Broomhill (just outside Wimborne) and Titchfield, Fareham (Hampshire) . They offer a comprehensive choice of expertly sourced products and services for the home and garden. Find out more by visiting their website here
Palmers Garden Centres of Excellence – 1911
Family owned since 1911, Palmers have been inspiring gardeners in Leicestershire for over 100 years. They have an extensive range of plants carefully selected for every space; from balcony window boxes and patio pots to country gardens and landscapes. They have everything you need for your garden, endless inspiration for your home and delicious, homemade food is served daily in their beautiful cafes. Find out more by visiting their website here