The best garden centers in Southampton according to our readers

The best garden centers in Southampton according to our readers

As spring approaches, many of us are thinking about planting our gardens and what to plant.

We asked our green-fingered readers about their favorite garden centers around the Southampton and Eastleigh area.

If you need some recommendations on where to go, here are seven hand-picked recommendations.

7 of the best garden centers around Southampton voted on by readers

Brambridge Park Garden Centre

Daily Echo: Brambridge Park Garden CentreBrambridge Park Garden Centre (Image: Google Street View)

Title: Brambridge House, Kiln Ln, Brambridge, Colden Common, Eastleigh, SO50 6HT

Brambridge Park Garden Center in Eastleigh proved a popular choice among readers, with one describing it as “the best ever” in our Facebook post.

The center offers a wide range of gardening tools and products, including compost, fertilisers, and wild bird care.

They also have their own seasonal section with a range of products suitable for your garden at that time of year.

Additionally, it has its own Country House Restaurant which serves hot meals and even two resident goats named Chilli and Pepper.


Daily Echo: Haskins in the West End(Haskins in the West End). (Image: Google Street View)

Title: Gaters Mill, Mansbridge Rd, West End, Southampton, SO18 3HW

Haskins in the West End is a department store offering a wide range of gardening products covering almost anything you need.

Additional features include a plant consultation center, restaurant, and dogs being allowed in the center.

One reader praised her, saying: “Haskins is beautiful at Christmas time and beautiful all year round.”


Daily Echo: Hillier Garden Center in BotleyHillier Garden Center is located in Botley (Image: Google Street View)

Title: Woodhouse Lane, Botley, Southampton, SO30 2EZ

A few miles outside of Southampton you can find the Hillier Garden Center in Botley.

Its website says: “As one of the oldest Hillier Garden Centres, Botley has been at the heart of the community for nearly 40 years.

“Discover a fantastic range of high quality plants, many of which are grown just a short distance by Hillier in our nurseries in Hampshire; beautiful garden tools and homewares along with specialist plant advice and a friendly welcome in our contemporary restaurant Mulberry & Thyme.”

Mayfield Plant Nursery and Garden Centre

Daily Echo: Entrance to Mayfield Plant ArboretumEntrance to Mayfield Plant Arboretum (Image: Google Street View)

Title: Mayfield Park, Weston Lane, Southampton, SO19 9HL

A plant nursery, garden center and café is a multi-faceted location that will likely be able to find most of the plants you will need.

Its website says: “We stock a wide range of plants for your home and garden. If you're looking for something specific we may be able to order it for you, just ask one of our friendly team!”

“We also have a small, independent fresh fruit and vegetable shop on site, as well as local crafts and gifts available to purchase.”

One reader praised Mayfield, saying, “I love Mayfield Nurseries for their products and everything they do for the community.”

Garden Association

Title: Allington Lane, Southampton, SO50 7DE

The Garden Society was chosen 10 times in our Facebook post about garden centres, showing they are a popular choice.

Its website says: “We are more than just gardens, we nurture imagination and harvest creativity.

“Our passion for design, lifestyle and nature fuels everything we do to create a unique environment to experience and take home. Explore a sociable, secluded and forever discoverable environment.”

Bakewell Farm

Title: Grange Road, Bursledon, Southampton, SO31 8GD

Bakewell Farm received two nominations from readers, one of whom wrote: “Bakewell Farm has a great selection of beautiful bedding plants, vegetable plants, shrubs and much more.”

This description sums it up very well, with a wide range of items to purchase.

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TitleBurnts Lane, Southampton, SO30 2HH

Shergolds in West End also received two nominations from readers, providing a wide range of plants and trees.

In addition, there are plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a large selection of pet supplies and animal feed.

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