Fantastic Bank Holiday Offers for Everyone!

Come and visit Abbey Garden Centre over this coming Bank Holiday weekend and take advantage of some excellent offers!  Offers run from Saturday 27th August to Monday 29th August)

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  6 pack Pansy and Violas are Buy One Get One Half Price!  Buy your pansies and violas now and they will continue to flower throughout the Autumn and Winter months!

►  Buy XL bag of Narcissus Tête à Tête for £5.99 and get Crocus Ruby Giant FREE!

►  Mixed Naturalising Narcissus Sacks - these HUGE, 6kg (when packed) sacks are just £9.99!  Plant now and be rewarded with a sea of yellow blooms in the Spring!

►  These XL bumper packs of bulbs are very good value - there is a Woodland Bulb collection, a Bees and Butterflies collection, and a Fragrant Tulip collection - all just £9.99 a pack!

►  Wall-mounted tool holder, was £19.99, now just £8.99!!

►  10% off ALL furniture, chimeneas and cintronella products!

►  Gothic Arch, was £44.99, now just £34.99!

►  J A Bowers' Multipurpose compost, 50 litres, are £4.99 each for 3 for £10! 

►  Terracotta Bulb Bowls and Cylinder Bowls in varying sizes, all at greatly reduced prices!  Ideal for the Spring flowering bulbs, that are also on offer!

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Loyalty Card Offer - Hydrangeas are Buy One Get One Half Price!!

This week's Loyalty Card Offer is for the ever-popular Hydrangea!  Every garden should have one of these brilliant perennials!  They are a fantastic shrub, in varying sizes, and in a multitude of colours!  They really come into their own at this time of year, putting on a show right into late Autumn.  They prefer light shade, but can tolerate a certain amount of sun, and do well in moist but well-drained soil.  If you want to keep blue flowers blue, make sure you use ericaceous (acid) soil.  Other coloured flowers can be kept in any soil type.  Buy One Get Another One Half Price!!

If you haven't got a Loyalty Card yet, pop by our tills and sign up for one, to be eligible for our special loyalty offers and points that add up to give you a discount on future purchases.  Tuesdays are Quadruple Points Day!

Climbing Campsis just £7.99!

This week's special offer for EVERYONE is the wonderful plant, Campsis, also known as the Trumpet Vine or Creeper Vine.    We have Campsis radicans "Flamenco" which is a lovely red colour, Campsis radicans "Mmme Galen" which is a more orangey-red, and also Campsis radicans "Flava" which is a brilliant yellow.

Was £9.99, but now  just £7.99! 

Spring Bulb Planter - an ideal gift!

For sheer "cuteness" I had to share this photo with you - a Spring Bulb Planter, made from metal, that has 2 pots, fixed together.  It comes with the bulbs and compost, all ready to plant up.  It would made a super present for someone who likes flowers!  Just £8.99!

Potting bench and storage shelving

This very stylish potting bench would enhance any shed, especially with the matching storage shelving unit.  Made from wood and painted green, the shelving unit could also be used in the garden to display pots of herbs, for example.  Or ideal for your trays of seedlings.  The uses are endless!  The potting bench and the shelving unit are both just £49.99. 



New Trees now In

Visit Soon for the best choice of All Types of Tree

Fruit: On Various Rootstocks 

Pears, Quinces, Medlar, Apples, Cherries, Damsons, Gages Mirabelles, Plums etc.  

Ornamental:   Flowering Cherries, Sorbus, Mountain Ash, Magnolias, Acers, Crataegus, Malus to name just a few!

Large Selection of Trees for The Smaller Garden, and of course lots of good gardening advice.

Chalk Tuesdays - entertain your little ones!


The summer holidays are nearly over, and there is just one last chance to enjoy "Chalk Tuesday", that have been running each Tuesday throughout August!  It's FREE!  There will be four, 8ft chalkboards for your budding Picassos or Monets to decorate, whilst YOU can take a break in our Café with a well-deserved cuppa and a slice of cake!  Tuesdays are also Quadruple Points Day for Loyalty Card Holders, so an extra reason to visit us!

New Season Seeds now in!

We have a large, new selection of seeds from Thompson & Morgan and Suttons are now in, from Agastache to Zinnia, and everything in between!  This packet of seeds for the world's LARGEST TOMATO caught my eye - what a whopper!

Chillis and Winter Veg; now in!

Some Like It Hot, or rather some like their Chillis hot, and we have some excellent Habanero Chilli plants that have just come in.  Also the fantastically flamboyant Chilli Medusa, aptly named for it's dramatic appearance!  We also have the following vegetables, ready to plant now:  Lettuce, Leek, Chard, Beetroot, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Purple Sprouting and Turnip.

Children having fun at first Chalk Tuesday!

"Chalk Tuesdays" are proving to be very popular!  We've had lots of little visitors who have had fun chalking all sorts of pictures on the chalk boards (and on the floor!) whilst Mums enjoyed a chat and a cup of tea at our Café!  Chalk Tuesdays are running every Tuesday in August; come along and enjoy this FREE activitity!




Autumn bulbs are starting to come in - plant NOW for Spring!

The first of our Autumn bulbs have arrived, with more to come soon!  Plant NOW (August onwards) for Spring colour!  We have:  Crocus, Narcissus, Iris, Alliums, Cyclamen, Anemones and Tulips - many varieties/colours of each!  Plant them in a pot or in the border now, and forget about them!  Then they will surprise you next Spring with their colour!

Autumn seed potatoes NOW IN!


CURRENTLY SOLD OUT!  MORE DUE IN SOON!  Please phone to check before coming, to avoid disappointment!

Autumn seed potatoes are NOW IN!  Plant them now to have them crop of new potatoes in time for Christmas!  We have "Charlotte" and "Maris Peer" at £2.99 for a bag of 9.  They are always very popular and fly off the shelves, so if you want them, come and get them swiftly!

Donation point for the Rainbow Centre

Abbey Garden Centre is pleased to announce that it is now a Donation Drop-off Point for the The Rainbow Centre, a charity in Fareham that supports children and adults with disabilities.  Just inside our main gates, on the left, next to Bob's shed, is a black wheelie bin, clearly labelled with the Rainbow Centre logo.  Please feel free to drop off bagged items, such as good quality clothes (especially ladies' evening wear), bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, ornaments, books, CDs and DVDs,  games and puzzles, toys, bric-a-brack, in fact anything that can be sold to raise funds for such a worthwhile charity.  Click on the link here: read more about the fabulous things The Rainbow Centre achieves. 

Large range of Regatta clothing now in!

We have a fresh range of Regatta jackets now in, that will appeal to people of all ages and tastes!  Lots of bright, funky colours, and all and GREATLY REDUCED PRICES!!

This fantastically nautical, waterproof and windproof "Grace" jacket is just £30 (RRP £65) This funky "Andreson" jacket is ideal for sports and is bang on trend, and comes in bright pink with maroon side panels, and grey with black side panels. Just £40 (RRP £80)
This "Trissie" fleece tailored jacket is ideal for a smarter look, with the comfort of fleece! Just £30 (RRP £60)  This "Delia" fleece is an absolute steal at just £20 (RRP£35) - it's cowl neck really makes it stand out!  


Kind words for our planting-up service :)


We were thrilled to get an email and photos from a customer, who was very happy with the hanging baskets and bicycle planter that we potted up for her.  "Lovely colourful baskets and planter made by Abbey Garden Centre.  A summer delight!  Many thanks."  - Mary C,  London  We are glad you like them, Mary!  If you have your own particular baskets or containers, we are happy to fill them for you, with your colour and plant choices! 


The Garden for Crohn's Disease at Hampton Court in which our colleague Scott was involved in creating won a GOLD MEDAL and BEST IN CATEGORY (Presentation right)

The Charity's Patron, Ronnie Wood, dropped in to say "Hi" (left Scott and Ron)

Hozelock irrigation supplies for your summer watering needs



New Hozelock irrigation supplies are now in.  We now have a wide selection of connectors, drip fittings, end pieces etc.  We also have a choice of 3 controllers - one that comes on at sunrise and sunset, via a daylight sensor, one that comes on at sunrise and sunset, AND on specific days.  But for those real techno-geeks out there, there is the Cloud Controller kit that you can control via an app on your phone! Even if you are away from home, you can control the watering from the app!  This is gardening for the 21st century!

X Hose - Expanding Hose - as seen on TV!

We now stock the very clever X Hose - it expands up to 3 times it's original size, it is lightweight, and NEVER KINKS!!  (a problem with hosing that personally drives me mad!)  It contracts back to normal size in seconds, and has durable, universal fittings and a tap adaptor is included.  It comes in 3 sizes - 50ft is £29.99, 75ft is £39.99 and 100 ft (pictured above) is £49.99.  The tough hook on which to hang the hose is £9.99.  Click HERE  to see a video of the hose "in action"!

Wet and Forget - selling fast!

This fabulous product is selling fast, as word is getting out at how GREAT it is at getting rid of mould, algae and lichen!  It is so simple to use - simply dilute in a garden sprayer, and apply to paving slabs, paths, the sides of pots, greenhouses, wooden fences, conservatories, boats, in fact anywhere where mould and algae collects.  Just look at the "before" and "after" photo below, to show the results that can be obtained!  Wet & Forget has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for moss, mould and gunge removal on any exterior surface. Each time it rains, this safe, cleansing combination reactivates to help remove the mould without any scouring or effort needed!  A large 5 litre concentrate bottle is £29.99, but diluted down makes up 30 litres of product.  

Our Café garden is a real sun-trap!

Customers have been taking advantage of our Café courtyard the last few weeks, which offers sunshine and shade, depending on where you sit! (we also have parasols if you prefer shade!)  Our sheltered Café garden is a very pleasant area to enjoy this fabulous weather we've been having - why not come for a coffee, or lunch, and see for yourself?!  We do a wide variety of hot lunches, freshly made sandwiches to order, and a range of cakes and crisps.

Abbey's Café - you can have our delicious breakfasts SOONER!


Due to high demand for our delicious, freshly cooked-to-order breakfasts, we are pleased to announce we are now serving at an earlier time of 9am Monday-Saturdays and 9.30am on Sundays.  So now your rumbling tummies won't have to wait so long for a tasty cooked breakfast - see you soon! 

Gardening clogs - the ideal "back door" shoe!

You MUST try on these excellent gardening slip-on clogs!  They are the IDEAL back-door shoe, so easy to pop on when you go in the garden!  NEW IN, the lovely "Falling Flowers" range that matches the Falling Flowers gardening gloves!  They come in a very pretty purple or pink floral design, as well as the more traditional green clogs (that I have myself, and they are RIDICULOUSLY comfy!)  Just £9.99!!

A plea for BOOKS!!

BOOKS NEEDED!! A plea for help! As many of you know, our Café sells donated books for 50p each to raise money for various charities. Our current cause is Wave 105's Cash for Kids campaign, to help local children in our area, and we have so far raised an amazing £150 thanks to our generous customers! But we need MORE BOOKS to sell, as we are running very short! PLEASE have a look through your bookshelves and bring in any you no longer need/have read, and for 50p a book you could find some new ones!

"The Sharpening" - next visit is Saturday, 24 September

Dates for 2016

Saturday 20 August  
Saturday 24 September  


"The Sharpening" will be returning to Abbey Garden Centre on SATURDAY 24 September!   Come to Abbey with your blunt items and get them sharpened!  Items such as flat mower blades, shears, loppers, knives, scissors, secateurs, chisels, axes, planes etc.  Prices vary depending on item, from £2 upwards.  Hunt through your shed, or kitchen drawer, and come visit The Sharpening at Abbey Garden Centre.

Terrific Terracotta!

Just look at the HUGE range of Terracotta pots that we now have in!  All shapes and sizes, from small pots and saucers that are suitable for herbs, right up to enormous planters suitable for large shrubs or small trees such as Acers.  Also shallow, round bowls that suit Alpine plants, and ones with many holes that you can plant Strawberry plants, or Lobelia in!  Truly a pot for every occasion! 


A gentle reminder to our doggy friends .....

Abbey Garden Centre is a dog-friendly site, we love to stop and say hello to our 4-legged visitors, even in our Cafe, on the green-floored area, but here is just a gentle reminder of our dog rules!



Rewards for Forces card

We are happy to say that we now accept the "Rewards for Forces" card, which is a card that serving and ex-Servicemen can apply for.  This card will entitle you to a 10% discount on purchases at Abbey Garden Centre (excluding the Cafe, vouchers and sale items)

Just show your Rewards for Forces card at the till to get your 10% discount!  Click HERE for further information on the Rewards for Forces Card.

** Be the first to see our new video! **

PLEASE CLICK on the link below to watch our fabulous new video, made by the very talented Luke Parker, promoting Abbey Garden Centre!  Do pop by and let us know what you think of it!

Maidenhead Aquatics 01329 841770

Aquarium and Watergarden Centre stocking a great selection of tanks, RO Water, tropical fish, marine fish, Koi Carp and Gold Fish.

Ponds, pond liners, pumps, accessories, plants and food. Challenge our knowledgeable experts with your queries and dilemmas!

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