red runner bean flowers

Gardening Tips

Make money from your garden or allotment by selling your organically grown vegetables, fruit or herbs to a local restaurant, health food shop or a private catering company.

If choosing evergreen plants or shrubs at a nursery for your garden include some variegated forms - too many dark greens can be depressing on a dark winter day!

Carry planting colour schemes in your flower borders through to window boxs and hanging baskets.

pink hibiscus plant in a kent garden

Speed up your compost by shredding everything before you add it to the compost heap or compost bin - small sized pieces of plant material will heat up more quickly!

tulip bulbs on display in a garden centre in Kent

There are many garden centres in Mid Kent - ranging from small areas in a farm shop to outlets of a large chain of garden centres and an agricultural college nursery shop at Hadlow.

Garden centres may sell a range of items from the usual plants, seeds, bulbs, corms, weedkillers, tools, terracotta pots and garden furniture to gifts including candles, CDs, DVDs, Porcelain, ceramics, clothes and horse and pet food. These can be a good place to buy an unusual gift!

Biddenden Country Garden Centre - Biddenden

Sissinghurst Rd, Biddenden, Kent TN27 8EJ
Fax: 01580 292601 Telephone: 01580 292600

Brogdale Orchards Plant Centre - Faversham

Brogdale Rd, Faversham, Kent Telephone: 01795 535286

Brookside Nursery and Garden Centre

Seven Mile Lane, East Peckham, Tonbridge, Kent TN12 5JG
Phone: 01622 871250

Bumbles Nurseries - Frittenden

Tolehurst Farm, Frittenden, Cranbrook TN17 2BN
Telephone: 01580 715319

Bybrook Barn Garden Centre

Canterbury Rd, Ashford, Kent TN24 9JZ
Fax: 01233 635642 Phone: 01233 631959

C J Stevens and Son Limited - Maidstone

Bedding Plants, Shrubs, Terracotta Pots, Hanging Baskets, Christmas Tree Specialists, Furniture and Garden Tools. Open 7 Days A Week.
C J Stevens and Son Limited, Homewood, Farleigh Lane, Maidstone, Kent ME16 9LX - Telephone: 01622 727103

Cromar Nursery - Wateringbury

39 Livesey Street, Wateringbury, Maidstone, Kent ME18 5BQ
Telephone: 01622 812380

Grafty Garden Centre - Grafty Green

Crumps Corner, Headcorn Road, Grafty Green,
Maidstone, Kent ME17 2AT Tel: 01622 858800

Hadlow College Plant Centre - Hadlow

Hadlow College of Agriculture and Horticulture, Hadlow, Kent TN11 0AL
Telephone: 01732 853211

Handcocks Farm Nursery - Shadoxhurst

Cherry Garden Farm, Shadoxhurst, Ashford, Kent TN26 1LN
Telephonel: 01233 733674

High Banks Nurseries

Slipmill Rd, Hawkhurst TN18 5AD Phone : 01580 753031

Highwinds Nursery - Laddingford

West Pike Fish Farm, Pike Fish Lane, Laddingford, Maidstone, Kent ME18 6BH
Telephone: 01892 730554

Iden Croft Herbs - Staplehurst

Frittenden Rd, Staplehurst, Kent TN12 0DH Telephone: 01580 891432

Layham Garden Centre - Canterbury

Lower Road, Staple, Canterbury CT3 1LH Telephone 01304 813267

Notcutts Garden Centre

Garden Plants, Landscaping Materials, Garden Furniture, Gift Shop, House Plants. Notcutts offer expert gardening advice.
Notcutts Garden Centre, Newnham Court Shopping Centre, Bearsted Road, Weavering, Maidstone ME14 5LH
Phone : 01622 739944

Pleasant View Garden Centre - Chart Sutton

Plough Wents Road, Chart Sutton, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3SA
Tel: 01622 842042

Potted Garden Nursery - Bearsted

Ashford Road, Bearsted, Maidstone, Kent ME14 4NH
Telephone: 01622 737801

Rumwood Nurseries - Maidstone

Roses, palms, hedging, trees and shrubs, mature plants, garden furniture
Rumwood Nurseries, Sutton Rd, Langley, Maidstone, Kent ME17 3ND
Phone: 01622 861477

SCATS Country Store - Marden

Patterden Lane, Marden, Kent TN12 9DG
Telephone: 01622 831685

Wyevale Garden Centres PLC

Marsh Road, Hamstreet, Ashford, KentTN26 2JZ
Telephone: 01233 732988