Garden Centre

With our horticultural background, plants have always been a key part of Meadow Croft Garden Centre. W.D Smith & Son (the owners) have been growing plants and selling them to retailers in the South-East of England for over 80 years.

We pride ourselves on the quality and range of plants offered, many of which are grown in our glasshouses. Approximately 75% of the garden plants sold at Meadow Croft Garden Centre are grown on our nurseries just across the road. This means we only use approximately 130 delivery miles in a year for 75% of our plants. Another 7.5% of plants are grown locally in Battlesbridge and 96% of our garden plants are English and grown within 100 miles of Meadow Croft.

The entrance glasshouse is a showcase for the products grown on our own nursery, including our free range vegetables and homegrown bedding plants. The best thing about our bedding plants is that they are grown locally meaning they are already hardy to our climate.

We are extremely well-known for our homegrown Viola & Pansies – each year the garden centre holds the largest independent variety trial of these plants in Great Britain and visitors to the garden centre play an important part in the trial. More information can be found on our Viola & Pansy Festival page.

We stock a large selection of hardy plants that will compliment any garden for many years to come. Don’t be shy to ask any member of staff for help in finding what you need. We stock a large selection of roses in our dedicated rose garden. Fruit, deciduous and evergreen trees can also be found in the Rose Garden, almost all of which are grown within a 100-mile radius of our centre.

We are so confident that our plants are of the very best quality that we offer a ‘no quibble’ 3 year guarantee on all our hardy perennial plants. If for any reason any of these plants should fail to establish with reasonable care, we will offer you a full refund or replacement. Find out more here.

We aim to cater for the needs of all – the experienced gardener will find an enormous range of plants of all sizes to suit every garden situation, and a lot more besides. For the first time gardener, our trained horticultural staff are available to give advice and guidance. We also look after the garden owner who isn’t a gardener or has no time to spare. Meadow Croft Garden Centre always has a wide range of planted containers and hanging baskets ready to take away. All you have to do is remember to water them.



Homegrown Bedding

The entrance glasshouse is a showcase for the products grown on our own nursery, including our free range vegetables and homegrown bedding plants. We have been growing plants and selling them to retailers in the South-East of England for 80 years. 




Newly renovated and expanded, our Houseplants department is where you will find plants that will bring your home to life with their colour, vibrancy and impact. Houseplants are becoming increasingly popular due to the wellbeing benefits. Houseplants are known to purify the air we breathe, lower stress and anxiety as well as create a calming environment for everyone to enjoy.

With regular deliveries, we pride ourselves on having a vast selection available as well as sourcing the most unusual houseplants. You can find flowering houseplants that add a splash of colour to your home or office space or foliage style houseplants that provide year-round interest with their striking leaves. Our trained horticultural staff are happy to help you with your houseplant purchase, so please do ask any questions you may have.



The Garden Shop


In the arches, our garden shop stocks all the products you need to keep your garden healthy including feed, fertilisers, weedkiller, and lawn care. You’ll also find a wide range of containers, compost, tools, and garden ornaments.

Our wild birds need our help all year, especially during the cold of winter. We have a great range of wild bird food, feeders, nesting boxes and other accessories to keep our native species thriving.

Our trained staff are on hand to answer any question you might have about the best products to use in your garden.

???????? The Queen's Platinum Jubilee ????????⁠

Get yourselves Jubilee ready with our lovely selection of Jubilee products. ⁠

Pick up some Fabulous Farmhouse Pickle, Classy Caramelised Onion Chutney or perhaps something sweet might take your fancy - Lush Lemon Curd, British Strawberry Jam and Marvellous Orange Marmalade. ⁠

Have tea with the Queen with our Luxury Tea Collection from the English Tea Shop or have the Best of British Elderflower Cordial. ⁠

Why not pick up some collectable memorabilia by Alison Gardiner? She has created an illustrated fine bone china mug to commemorate the day. Only 5000 are being sold worldwide, so it makes the perfect royal souvenir! ⁠

We've got everything you need to have the best Jubilee Afternoon Tea celebrations. ⁠

#queensplatinumjubilee #platinumjubilee #meadowcroftgardencentre
???? Clematis - The Queen of Climbers ????⁠

Clematis produce masses of flowers in a wide variety of shapes and colours. With careful selection, it’s possible to enjoy their blooms throughout the year, and with plants suited to growing on walls and fences, up obelisks and pergolas, into trees, in containers and even in a mixed border, it is easy to see why these versatile plants are one of the most popular in gardens. ⁠

For those will little garden space, clematis provide a good way of maximising what is available and still bringing colour! ⁠

Whether it's a Spring flowering, Summer/Autumn flowering or Winter flowering variety you would like, we have hundreds in stock for you to choose from, so come along and choose your Queen of Climbers. ⁠

#clematis #queenofclimbers #climbers #meadowcroftgardencentre
Press Day at the Chelsea Flower Show! ????????⁠

Pictured is a stand in memory of our dear friend Peter Seabrook.⁠

We're delighted to have been able to provide a hanging basket full of Meadow Croft Grown Basket Plants ????⁠

#ChelseaFlowerShow #peterseabrook #RHS #FlowerShow #ShowGardens #Plants #Planting #HangingBasket ⁠
???????? The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations ????????⁠

Come and join @meadowcroftkitchen over the Queen's Jubilee Weekend to get your hands on the renown Goddard's Pie & Mash ????⁠

Did you know? ⁠
Goddards have been making and selling London pie and mash since 1890! ⁠

Single Pie & Mash or if you're feeling hungry, go for a Double Pie & mash - of course with your choice of liquor or gravy. ⁠

You cannot miss this one! ????????⁠

Meadow Croft Kitchen are also serving a special Jubilee menu over the weekend full of delicious homemade food! ⁠

#queensplatinumjubileeweekend #platinumjubilee #jubileecelebrations #pieandmash #goddardspieandmash⁠
Houseplant of the Week ⁠

⭐ Maranta Prayer Plant ⭐⁠

Marantas are beautiful house plants, grown for their bold and striking foliage. The oval, variegated leaves are intricately patterned in a range of colours and patterns that look like an artist’s brushstrokes. The undersides of the leaves are often dark red.⁠

Marantas are nicknamed prayer plants – they close up their leaves at night, like hands in prayer, before opening them up again at dawn. This daily movement is known as nyctinasty and is fascinating to witness.⁠

⭐ Marantas are a social media sensation with many people videoing a time lapse to see how they 'pray' and move their leaves depending on light ⭐⁠

How to care for your prayer plant⁠

☀️ They need a consistently warm spot and bright but indirect light – keep them out of direct sunshine. ⁠

???? Keep the soil moist from spring to autumn, and provide some humidity by misting the leaves daily or standing on a tray of moist pebbles. They need to be watered with filtered or distilled water, or rainwater – not tap water.⁠

Many varieties available in our Houseplant department! ⁠

#marantaprayerplant #prayerplant #meadowcroftgardencentre #calathea #houseplantsmakemehappy #houseplantsmakepeoplehappy #indoorplants #Houseplantshop #greenupyourhome #indoorjungle #plantsagram #houseplantsforlife
New In! ⁠

This Mydflower Elderflower Sparkling Wine balances dry and sweet, with a heady elder fragrance, refreshing but intoxicating at 5.3%. It is made with wild elderflowers, Welsh mountain spring water, and fresh lemon in the Brecon Beacons, nurtured by hand in small batches. ⁠

It's a lovely alternative to beer and cider - low sugar, gluten free, low alcohol, preservative free - a true natural sparkling wine.⁠

???????? Perfect for The Queen's Jubilee Weekend ????????⁠

Available in our Food Shop⁠

#mydflower #breconbeacons #sparklingwine #meadowcroftfoodshop #meadowcroftgardencentre
Brakeburn Clothing⁠


We're holding a Jubilee Bonanza 25% off event across our Outdoor Living Department!*⁠

You'll be able to get 25% off selected ranges. ⁠
⭐Hartman Garden Furniture Sets ⁠
⭐Egg Chairs ⁠
⭐Fire Pits & Chimineas⁠
⭐Water Features⁠
⭐Cadac BBQ's & Accessories⁠
*whilst stocks last ⁠

Friday 20th May - Sunday 5th June Only ⁠

???? Come along this weekend to get your garden Jubilee ready and fit for a Queen ???? ⁠
???? National Children's Gardening Week ????⁠

National Children’s Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids. Children love growing plants and love being involved in the garden but they’re often impatient, wanting to see instant results. ⁠⁠
National Children’s Gardening Week aims to capture children’s enthusiasm at a time when results are immediate.⁠

Come along this week 28th May - 5th June and pick up a children's goody bag and colouring sheet from The 10th Hole!* ⁠

*Limited availability - while stocks last⁠ #linkinbio⁠

#childrensgardeningweek #nationalchildrensgardeningweek #meadowcroftgardencentre
Meadow Croft Grown Hanging Baskets ⁠

Gorgeous aren't they? ???? ⁠

Come along this weekend and take your pick! ⁠
All individually priced. ⁠

#hangingbaskets #meadowcroftgrown
???? Father's Day Competition ????⁠

Be in with the chance of winning this hamper worth £75!! ⁠

This hamper includes - A pack of Dad jokes, 3 Dad themed premium ales, 1 radio tin of biscuits, a BBQ smokehouse sauce, marinade and salt gift set, a bag of giant toasting marshmallows and a toasting fork! ⁠

???? All you have to do is like this post, comment your favourite garden moment with your dad and share the post to your story and tag us @meadowcroftgc ????⁠

Competition closes on Monday 13th June and the winner will be contacted via social media. The hamper must be collected from the garden centre. ⁠

#fathersdaycompetition #competition #fathersday #giveaway #meadowcroftgardencentre ⁠
National Children's Gardening Week ???? ⁠

Read and Plant with @willsow.books⁠

Buy a book from us today, read the story to the children and then together you can plant a page and watch the vegetables grow! ⁠

Willsow books are made with special handmade paper embedded with real vegetable and herb seeds. When the paper is planted in a pot of soil, vegetables will grow from the paper, amazing right!⁠

#nationalchildrensgardeningweek #willsow #plantablebook #meadowcroftgardencentre

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