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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: Doronicum

Plant of the Week: Doronicum

The showy golden daisies of this brassy look-at-me perennial are a welcome surprise in late spring: most daisies flower much later in the year, but this is out with the last of the daffodils: it makes a fabulous combination with tall, elegant pheasant’s-eye daffs, and is a great way to disguise unsightly daffodil foliage as it dies down.

It’s an easy-going plant that is happiest in a spot with a little dappled shade. It grows to around 60cm tall, with handsome heart-shaped leaves: for containers, though, try the compact version ‘Little Leo’, smothered in bright little golden yellow flowers and a magnet for bees.

Ways with roses

Britain's best-loved flower, roses are found in almost every garden in the country especially in Rowlands Castle. And it's little wonder: they're elegant, stately plants that just take your breath away as soon as they flower, with those heartbreakingly beautiful petals and perfume to fill the…

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Shading the greenhouse

Put simply, if you don't shade the greenhouse, you will be severely limited in the things you can grow in it. Most annuals and potted flowering plants will bleach and scorch. Vegetables and fruits will overheat and rot. Compost in pots will cook a plant's roots. You should be OK with succulents and cacti, however. Paint on Coolglass shading, or erect green shade netting now.

Weather forecast

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Opening hours

  • Monday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Friday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday
    09:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 16:00


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