Welcome to Stansted Park Garden Centre
Located in the South Downs National Park you will be hard pressed to find a Garden Centre in the UK in more picturesque surroundings.
A visit to the Garden Centre is not complete without visiting our neighbours at the Pavilion Tea Room, or a walk round the Historic Stansted House.
If local produce is your thing, our friends at the Farm shop can help with local produce, or enjoy a home baked Pizza before trying to conquer the Maze!
Relax on the lawn while the kids play on the new play centre, before a trip on the Railway....
A true day out which makes a change from the beach...
Plant of the Week: Rhododendrons
It's time for the most spectacular firework display in the gardening calendar, as rhododendrons and azaleas burst into bloom filling the garden with day-glo colours.
These days you don't need a huge garden to enjoy these late-spring superstars: the new 'yak' (yakushimanum) varieties grow happily in the smallest of spaces, even in containers. Buy them in full glorious flower right now from our garden centre: particularly lovely varieties to look out for are 'Sneezy', in bright pink, pure white 'Blewbury', and soft lilac 'Ernest Inman'. None reach more than about 1m tall and enjoy a roomy pot – about 35-45cm – and ericaceous (lime-free) compost.
When you're working all day, sometimes the only time you get to spend in your garden is after dark, especially in the autumn and winter when the days are closing in.
There's no need to give up on your outside space, though. Design your garden to look just as good in the evening as durin…Read more »
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Chitting helps to get your potato tubers off to a good start before they are planted outside. Second early and maincrop potatoes can be chitted now. Place your tubers into egg boxes shooting eyes facing up and put on a light window sill. Once the shoots have reached 1in (2.5cm) they are ready to be planted outside.