Plan Your Visit

Opening Hours

Meadow Croft’s opening times are as follows:

Monday to Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm



Visiting the Restaurant

Meadow Croft Kitchen is fully licensed and serves freshly prepared, delicious, home cooked meals every day of the week. 

We source the best quality ingredients from some amazing local suppliers! We are so pleased to be supporting other family run, local businesses, and hope that their quality produce brings some extra deliciousness to our homecooked food!


Food Service Times 


Monday - Saturday: 9am - 11am 

Sunday: 10am - 11:30am 



Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3pm 

Sunday: 12pm - 2:30pm 


Cake & Coffee

Monday - Saturday: 9am - 4:15pm

Sunday: 10am - 3:15pm


Visiting the Mini-Golf Course

The golf course is open every day and clubs are available from The 10th Hole.


Coach and Group Bookings

We cater for coach bookings in the garden centre, on the golf course and in our restaurant. However, these must be booked in advance to avoid disappointment. 

If you would like to make a group booking, please call 01245 320314.

Can I bring my dog?

With regret, we have had to change our dog-friendly policy for health and safety reasons and you can find out why here. 

Only Assistance dogs are allowed within the garden centre.

Disabled Access

We have disabled parking bays and the centre is wheelchair friendly.  We also have a small selection of wheelchairs available to use around the centre, they are available on a first-come, first-served basis and we also have a disabled access toilet.


Kate is hard at work selecting home-grown plants from our nursery to go on display at the garden centre!
Three vegetables to plant in your garden:⁠

We love hearing you've had a great experience at Meadow Croft! A big thank you to Jeanette who left us this lovely review on our Facebook page
Last week, we donated a selection of vegetable plants to Gorsefield Rural Studies & Outdoor Activity Centre for their students to plant on the grounds
We've got a well-stocked selection of items perfect for any pantry, from condiments and cakes to flavoured teas and coffee.
Our outdoor furniture has been very popular over the last few weeks - whether you're looking to create a cosy outdoor seating arrangement or a place to enjoy meals outside, our team are on hand to help you choose the perfect solution ☀️⁠

#OutdoorFurniture #MeadowCroft #GardenCentre #Essex
Who's planning on firing up the BBQ this weekend now that the weather has dried up?⁠

If you're looking for an upgrade this summer, browse our selection of coal and gas barbecues in-store
Ever wondered how our seedlings are transplanted? Take a look in this behind the scenes clip filmed at our nursery
Who else is popping their coat on and getting out in the garden this bank holiday weekend? Let us know what you're working on in the comments
Ever heard of grafted veg?⁠

The plant is grafted onto a strong rootstock and as a result, becomes tougher, more disease-resistant and produces larger yields. ⁠

They're the perfect project for a long weekend! In store now

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