Buckingham Garden Centre

We are a family run garden centre that is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees. The Garden Centre always has a good selection of shrubs and plants which are not commonly found elsewhere, together with a wide range of the more commonly sought after plants. Established for over 50 years, the Garden Centre has recently been redeveloped to a high standard. Our shop contains the largest selection of seeds and bulbs for miles around, together with garden chemicals, tools, garden furniture and many other goods. Outside we stock peat-based and peat-free composts, paving, fencing, timber decking, garden buildings and greenhouses, and a large range of pots, statues and garden ornaments. Our aquatics centre has a good reputation for their excellent quality tropical, marine and cold water fish. The Gardeners' Retreat, our coffee shop/restaurant, serves fresh home cooked food and is an excellent way to round off any visit to the Garden Centre.

Gallery for local artists

As I am sure many of our customers know we are very keen on 'things local', trying to stock local products, use locally produced goods in our restaurant, having fresh vegetables available every Sunday from a local vegetable stall and even producing our own honey for sale from our own bee hives!

Back in 2013 a local well known artist, Guy Scott, approached us to see if we would be interested in displaying local artists’ work in our restaurant.  This seemed a splendid opportunity to us as we have the wall space which, if used to display really good pictures, would improve the ambience of the area for customers as well as giving local artists an opportunity to display their work, and hopefully sell some to our customers.

We have had on display works of the following artists, Karen Jones from Leckhampstead, Katherine Magan from Stony Stratford, Zietra Rutter from Monkston, Guy Scott from Dadford, Jane Scott from Lillingstone Lovell and John and Judy Sharpe from Leckhampstead.  Since then Zietra Rutter has moved from the area so her works have been removed and replaced by some from John Whitehead and John Credland.

The hanging of works has certainly proved a popular move as customers have remarked on how attractive and interesting it now looks, and over 45 works from one artist alone have been sold!

Apart from the pictures we also have a sample on the wall of a special frame which we can provide for displaying your Tower of London Ceramic Poppy.  With, on average, over 60 works on display with prices ranging from £27 to £395 at any one time it makes sense to keep your eyes open for the perfect picture to fill that gap on the wall!

The pictures will be changed periodically to give more interest to regular customers to the restaurant, and we shall create a menu on the website so you can view what we have on display.

Illustrated here are works which are on display and we will update this as pictures are sold or simply changed. We are excited about this new venture and hope that our customers will appreciate it as well.

We have recently made arrangements with seven local artists to display their works in our restaurant.  We hope that by hanging these works on the walls it will enhance the ambiance of the area, and enable the artists to sell their works.  There will also be a collection of cards, many of which will illustrate the works on display, which are ideal to buy if the pictures are being given as presents, or simply as birthday or anniversary cards with a ‘local twist’.

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Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre,
Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE, UK.
Tel: 01280 822133 - Fax: 01280 815491

Buckingham Garden Centre
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