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.
Thompson & Morgan is one of the oldest firms in the UK horticultural business. From humble beginnings in a small garden behind a baker’s shop the business was founded by Mr William Thompson and joined later by financier Mr John Morgan.
Recognised worldwide through its mail order catalogue the brand retains the identity and reputation for innovation and quality. With over 2,000 different varieties of seed T&M is one of the world’s leading packet seed suppliers and the only UK packet seed company to breed and develop its own varieties - with work on over 50 different species.
From the first catalogue specialising in rare and unusual plants Thompson & Morgan continue today, with an unbroken line of 155 years, as one of the country’s greatest seed firms with a reputation for introducing more species and varieties to the British gardening public than any other seed company.
High profile partnerships
The core T&M packet range is enhanced through innovative products and high profile partnerships with Kew Gardens, The Royal Horticultural Society and HRH Prince Charles’ charity Duchy Originals.
When only the best will do
Continually striving for quality Thompson & Morgan puts all seed through vigorous testing twice a year to ensure only the best seed with the highest germination rates make it to market. This has been proven by an independent study by Gardening Which? where T&M was adjudged the Best All-rounder seed company. The report praised T&M for the successful germination of its seeds. 83 percent of seeds produced healthy plants – better than rivals tested and significantly better than most.