Discover the Blooming Beauty of Oxfordshire Garden Centres

Oxford City & Oxfordshire | Magazine 

Discover the Blooming Beauty of Oxfordshire's Garden Centres

Oxfordshire, a region renowned for its picturesque landscapes and rich history, is also home to some of the most enchanting garden centres in the country. From the captivating displays at Burford Garden Co to the serene oasis of Bampton Garden Plants, the vibrant offerings at Notcutts Garden Centre, and the charming ambience of Charlbury Garden Centre.

Bampton Garden Plants

Buckland Road, Bampton, Oxfordshire, OX18 2AA

Bampton Garden Plants is a haven for plant enthusiasts and seekers of exquisite gifts alike. Nestled in the heart of West Oxfordshire, the retail nursery has flourished since its inception in 1979. The legacy of the Gooddy Family, who started their journey in growing quality hedging and nursery stock, has blossomed into a sprawling 25-acre site. While remaining steadfast in commitment to wholesale and trade customers, they have also evolved into a cherished destination for gardening enthusiasts and those in search of unique treasures.

Their roots, though deep, have not confined them. Bampton Garden Plants have gracefully expanded to become a quintessential Oxfordshire Garden Centre. The growth journey has brought forth the development of a botanical cafe, an expansive plant area, an indoor plant room, an inspiring gift barn, and thriving outdoor living spaces. Amidst this transformation, they have unwaveringly upheld their dedication to offering exceptional quality plants and impeccable customer service.

Plants and Trees:

Bampton Garden Plants offer a diverse collection of plants and trees. From majestic trees that provide structure and shade to vibrant shrubs and herbaceous perennials that burst forth with colour, the selection caters to every garden’s unique needs and desires. Whether you’re in search of evergreens to grace your outdoor space year-round, or you’re captivated by the allure of seasonal blooms, the nursery is brimming with possibilities. Their homegrown trees, hedging, and shrubs reflect a passion for nurturing plants to perfection.

Botanical Cafe:

The botanical-inspired cafe has earned its own rightful acclaim, serving freshly prepared homemade delicacies. The menu is a symphony of seasonal delights, crafted with the freshest ingredients and a touch of creativity.

Open seven days a week, the Botanical Cafe welcomes you with a menu that caters to every mealtime desire. From a hearty breakfast to a leisurely lunch, the choices are both inspired and inspiring.

The cafe’s design is an extension of the garden’s natural beauty. Comfortable seating amidst flourishing plants and ornate decor creates an ambiance that’s both soothing and invigorating. Our indoor and outdoor seating areas offer versatility, allowing you to choose the perfect spot to enjoy your culinary journey.

For those looking to heighten their experience, decadent Afternoon Teas for Two are a must-try. Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or simply indulging in life’s pleasures, the Sparkling Afternoon Tea for Two adds a touch of effervescence to the experience.


At Bampton Garden Plants, they also offer a carefully curated collection of gifts that span from home fragrances to children’s toys, books, prints, and beyond.

Sundries and Garden Essentials shop

Where every gardener’s needs are met. From tools and fertilisers to seeds and plant supports, they’re equipped to nurture your garden’s growth. Their belief in creating an outdoor haven is reflected in the range of garden decor and lighting, transforming your space into a sanctuary of relaxation. For alfresco enthusiasts, quality rattan furniture and grilling equipment cater to your outdoor dining and entertaining desires.

For further information, please click here to visit their website.

Notcutts Garden Centre

Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX44 9PY

Nestled in the serene countryside at Nuneham Courtenay, Oxford, the picturesque location of the former Mattocks Roses Nursery now houses the Notcutts Oxford Garden Centre. Stepping into this haven, you’ll be greeted by an array of stunning plants and displays in the enchanting plant area. Seek expert gardening advice from the knowledgeable team, peruse tasteful furniture and carefully curated homeware selections, or unwind with a delightful meal at the family-friendly restaurant.


Indulge in the collection of foliage houseplants, each adorned with captivating, colourful leaves that maintain their splendour year-round. Beyond their visual charm, these houseplants also make for enduring gifts, embodying memories that far outlast cut flowers.


From Hellebore to Heuchera, Delphinium to Dianthus, and Digitalis, the garden centre boasts an expansive variety of perennials to grace your outdoor oasis. By thoughtfully selecting and placing these perennial wonders, your garden will become a perpetual symphony of colours.

Outdoor Living:

Revel in the joy of your garden with the finest garden furniture and barbecues that blend style and comfort seamlessly. Notcutts is committed to enhancing relaxation and leisure time, whether you have an expansive floral wonderland or a cosy nook. The meticulously curated garden furniture themes, inspired by the outdoors, offer vibrant summer tones and serene Moroccan tranquillity to harmonise with your outdoor space.

Garden Furniture:

A diverse range of garden furniture caters to every gardener’s unique vision. Whether you are looking for complete furniture sets or individual pieces, their team is ready to guide you toward the perfect choice. With a selection from lounging havens for sunny days to spaces perfect for hosting classic barbecues. With a plethora of materials and styles, you can curate the ultimate garden sanctuary that resonates with your personal taste.

Pets and Wildlife:

Discover an assortment of garden accessories designed to attract and support wildlife, from enchanting bird tables to nourishing butterfly feeds. They also have a pet shop with a range of cosy pet beds and food for your small pets.

For further information, please click here to visit their website.

Charlbury Garden Centre

Witney Road, Ramsden, Oxofordshire, OX7 3AS

For over four decades, Charlbury Garden Centre has stood as a steadfast pillar in the gardening community. With the tradition seamlessly carried forward by British Garden Centres, they take immense pride in being your go-to destination for all things gardening. Their recently revamped centre offers an expansive array of plants, gardening essentials, and more to cater to your every green-thumb desire. Beyond that, they have expanded their offerings to encompass homeware, gifts, furniture, landscaping essentials, and even an enchanting Christmas Department!

Charlbury Garden Centre in Charlbury stands as your all-in-one haven for gardening pursuits. Whether you’re a novice embarking on your first green venture or a seasoned horticulturist, you’ll find unparalleled quality and value at the centre. The Gardeners’ Retreat Restaurant caters to all palates with a delectable menu that includes light bites, full meals, afternoon teas, and daily specials.

Soft Play Adventures for the Little Ones

While you explore the garden centre, your little adventurers can have their own exciting escapades. With an indoor soft play area, featuring tunnels, slides, and climbing frames that promise endless entertainment for the kids.

In a proud moment, Charlbury Garden Centre was honoured with the ‘BEST OUTDOOR LIVING RETAILER’ accolade (North Thames Region) by the esteemed Garden Centre Association in 2022.

Wheelchair-friendly and they extend a warm welcome to your furry friends. Plus, free parking ensures a hassle-free visit.

For further information, please click here to visit their website.

Burford Garden Company

Shilton Road, Burford, Oxfordshire OX18 4PA

Founded in 1976, Burford Garden Co. has blossomed into an enchanting destination that captivates the senses and uplifts the soul. This unparalleled haven presents an artfully curated blend of plants, garden treasures, home decor, furniture, art, fashion, and gourmet delights.

At Burford Garden Co., there is a vast tapestry of indoor and outdoor plants. Wander through lush pathways adorned with a rich variety of greenery, each corner a living testament to nature’s beauty. From elegant orchids to resilient succulents, and from towering palms to intricate bonsai, the array of indoor plants captures the essence of every interior style. Stepping outside, the gardens reveal a kaleidoscope of blooms, from vibrant perennials to aromatic herbs. Each plant is thoughtfully curated to reflect different tastes and purposes, ensuring that whether you’re an avid gardener or a budding enthusiast, you’ll find the perfect flora to bring your vision to life.

Glasshouse Café

From hearty breakfasts to leisurely lunches, the light-filled café is the heart of Burford Garden Co. Dine amidst ornate mirrors, verdant plants, and eclectic artwork. Culinary delights take centre stage, guided by Founder Nigel and Creative Director Louise. Seasonal and locally sourced ingredients grace the ever-changing menus. With a commitment to vibrant, rustic, and beautifully cooked food echoes in each dish. With an atmosphere that’s warm and inviting, the café is the perfect setting for gathering and enjoying life’s simple pleasures.

A Literary Retreat at Reading Room

The Reading Room beckons book lovers into a realm of literary treasures. A curated selection of works spans genres, inviting readers to lose themselves in captivating tales, awe-inspiring interiors, and exquisite coffee table books. From creaky wooden floorboards to fragrant desks, the ambience exudes the charm of times past. Join our unofficial book club and share your thoughts on our social platforms.

Artistry at Burford Art Gallery

Creativity knows no bounds at the Burford Art Gallery. A diverse collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures, and curated vintage pieces grace its interior. From abstract landscapes to intricate still-life, each piece is a testament to the power of artistic expression. As the Gallery evolves into its second decade, it continues to infuse Burford with artistic vibrancy.


For those seeking assistance, the Customer Service Desk offers wheelchairs to explore the wonderland. While guide and assistance dogs are warmly welcomed, regretfully they cannot accommodate other furry companions.

For further information, please click here to visit their website.

Oxfordshire’s garden centres are more than just places to shop for plants; they are a celebration of the region’s natural beauty and the dedication of those who cultivate it. So, whether you are a green thumb, an admirer of natural beauty, or someone seeking a moment of serenity, these garden centres in Oxfordshire welcome you to explore, indulge, and immerse yourself in the wonders of nature.


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