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.

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

Buckingham Garden Centre
Thrive - supported charity 2017 October 2017 GARDEN VISIT Batsford Arbortereum and Bourton House Garden Thursday 12th October 2017 (pick up 8.30am)

For more details or to book contact  the Customer Service Desk or telephone (01280) 822133

Itinerary for Bourton House Garden & Batsford Arboretum
8:30am* - Depart from Garden Centre by Mini Coach
10:00am* - Arrive at Bourton House Garden
12noon* - Depart from Bourton to Batsford
12:15pm* - Arrive at Batsford Arboretum
3:30pm* - Return to Garden Centre
5:00pm* - Arrive at Garden Centre
* Please note times are subject to change

Our two centre visit takes in a 3-acre private garden and 56-acre Arboretum!

Bourton House Garden has undoubted historic origins but was overgrown and neglected when it was acquired by Richard and Monique Paice in 1983. Over the following years they transformed the garden into the award-winning garden that can be seen today. In April 2010, Bourton House was sold. The new owners have decided to keep the Garden open to the public and continue its development. The garden includes extensive topiary including knot garden, parterre and topiary walk. Stunning deep herbaceous borders; water features; 18th century raised walk; unusual shade house; specimen trees in walled pasture opposite the garden. The garden has been open to the public since 1987.

Our next stop is Batsford Arboretum  home to a unique collection of some of the world’s most beautiful and rare trees, shrubs and bamboos. It was started in the late 1800’s by Lord Redesdale with his vision to create a combination of intimacy and informality in the 56 acres. It’s perfect for a couple of hours stroll, taking in the discretely labelled and comprehensive plant collections nestling among the trees. From late September to early November, the maples take centre stage, including the sugar maple Acer saccharinum with deep gold and orange leaves. The snake bark maple, Acer capillipes and the Japanese maples Acer palmatum ‘Osakazuki’ and ‘Shishi-gashira’ and Acer japonicum ‘Vitifolium’ are also real show stoppers – as is Cercidiphyllum japonicum – known as the Katsura Tree (pictured top centre) which provides deep pink colour and a fantastic burnt sugar smell! Lunch and light refreshments are available from the  Garden Terrace Café located in the Visitor Centre.

£48 BGC Garden Card Members, £53 for non BGC Members