What are the opening times for the Meadow Croft Garden Centre?

We are open:

  • Monday – Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm (Jan - Feb)
  • Monday – Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm (Mar – Dec)
  • Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm

Opening hours for Easter and Christmas will be released on our news page and social media pages closer to the time.

What time is the restaurant open?

Meadow Croft Kitchen opening hours are:

  • Monday – Saturday 9:00am - 5:00pm
    • Breakfast served until 11am
    • All food served until 3pm
    • Drinks & Cakes served until 4pm
  • Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
    • Breakfast served until 11am
    • All food served until 3pm
    • Drinks & Cakes served until 3:30pm

Does Meadow Croft have any toilet facilities?

Yes, they can be located on the left hand side of the Restaurant. A disabled toilet is also available.

Can I book a table at the Restaurant?

No, we only accept walk ins, however we take bookings for afternoon tea.

Does the restaurant offer gluten free and vegan options?

Yes, we have separate menus for gluten free and vegan customers.

Do you allow dogs in the Garden Centre?

Unfortunately, we only accept assistance dogs into the garden centre (except for within the main restaurant building). To read more about our Dog Policy, please click here.

Do I need to book to play mini golf?

No, you do not need to book the mini golf. Just make your way to our Putting Shed whether you can hire the clubs and balls. For more information, visit our Mini Golf page.

I need some advice about plants.

No problem, as a horticultural garden centre, our plants team are fully trained to give garden advice. You can pop into the Garden Centre to speak to the team or give us a call on 01245 320314.

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes, we sell our own Meadow Croft Garden Centre vouchers as well as the HTA National Garden Gift Vouchers. These are available to purchase at our tills area. You can also purchase Afternoon Tea gift vouchers in our restaurant.

Do you deliver?

We deliver to local towns, and charges do apply. If you would like us to deliver to you, speak to a member of our team, who will be happy to let you know more.

Do you provide facilities for less able customers?

Yes, we have ramps at the entrance and exit of the garden centre. The garden centre is easily accessible throughout. We have a disabled toilet available to the left of the restaurant. Wheelchairs are also available for use, however these are subject to availability.

Do you allow mini bus and coach bookings?

Yes, but please contact us beforehand so we can ensure the best service possible. Please contact [email protected].

With a beautiful weekend forecasted we asked the plant team to pick their favourite plant available right now, they felt it was like being asked to choose their favourite child…..but they did anyway!
Louise chose a hardy gerbera (but snuck in a Bella fuchsia as well when I wasn’t looking), Lorna chose a beautiful Lilac. Tam is obviously staying in with her amazing three stemmed orchid. Kaye, went for 2 hydrangeas and Elaine went big with her cercis tree.
They all look wonderful, and the plants don’t look bad either.
Homegrown 14” hanging baskets are now in stock!⁠

We have a wide selection of colour schemes for you to choose from, perfect for any garden. Both plants and baskets are grown and made at our nursery. ⁠

You can hang these in the garden from now, though be sure to secure them properly in windy weather!
Congratulations to our amazingly artistic winners of the Viola and Pansy Colouring Competition. We look forward to welcoming them back soon to spend their vouchers.
Touch me.......Smell me!

Our Award Winning Home Grown Scented Geraniums are now in stock, they may not look the most colourful plant, but give them a rub next time you pass and you will get an amazing selection of scents.
To attract attention to these amazing plants Jess from our nursery designed these beautiful perfume bottle labels and won an award at the HTA National Plant Show for her designs.
Wow, It looks like it isn't going to rain this weekend! Perfect time to get gardening.
Our nursery is incredibly busy producing plants for the whole country, but don't worry, we’re saving the best for you
Due to technical issues beyond our control, please note that this Sunday 14th April, Meadow Croft Kitchen will NOT be serving Sunday roasts. Our Sunday breakfast menu will be available until 11.30am as usual and then our normal weekday lunch menu will be served from 12pm-2.30pm. We will still have plenty of delicious dishes and treats for you to enjoy.
Thank you for your understanding.
MCK Team.
Milkshakes are officially back at The 10th Hole! ⛳⁠

Choose from Strawberry, Raspberry Ripple, Flake, Oreo, Biscoff, Chocolate, Vanilla and Espresso flavours while you putt your way around the course
Looking to give your plants a boost as the weather gets better? ⁠

Stop by the garden centre and pick up a box of @MiracleGro's all purpose plant food. Get 20% extra feed free! ⁠

Simply feed every two weeks from March to September using a feeder or watering can
Have you seen our new furniture department? Lynn and Simon love it so much that while the weather has been poor, they can be found relaxing in it. With the weather about to improve they’re going back out into their garden. Come and have a look around for some inspiration to create your outside living space.
#outdoorroom #outdoorliving #gardenfurniture #barbecue
It’s opening time at ‘The Meadows’ our in store local bottle shop.
New Hall wine, Essex gin and local beer all available now.

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