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 Garden Centre's Chris DayThe Garden Centre industry came under close scrutiny in the summer when an ITV news special, The Trouble with Garden Centres, looked at plastic and peat usage.  As a independent garden centre we have  reacted and continue to react to this challenge on a daily basis tackling our own green recycling as a matter of priority and care. The gardening trade, especially UK growers, are generally looking to change to ‘taupe’ pots which can be recycled at kerbside collection. Let’s hope our European neighbours can embrace this post-Brexit. We still have much work to do, and as gardeners we need to be more pro-active in our own use of plastic at home. Re-using our plant pots, trays and propagating cells simply by washing them is just one way we can help in the process.

The use of peat reduced composts now accounts for around 90% of sales and with the likes of the National Trust and Kew Gardens going totally peat-free with their pot grown plants there is more pressure than ever to reduce peat usage. The idea of a total peat ban in 2020 is still on the cards for the UK, however with the political uncertainty one wonders if this is going to be practical. However, in the world of compost there is always the option to produce your own and thinking about it now is as good as time as ever to do just that!

So, compost bins at the ready - whatever the weather.

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GARDEN CENTRE: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm • Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
RESTAURANT: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.30pm • Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm

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