6 of the best garden centres in North Somerset

Hanging baskets are always popular

Hanging baskets are always popular - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

From family run businesses in Weston-super-Mare to the National Trust at Tyntesfield, a water garden specialist in Upper Langford and a good Congresbury all-rounder, here are some of the best 6 garden centres in North Somerset

Banwell Garden Centre, Weston-super-Mare

Selling everything a gardener could need, from equipment and garden furniture to a huge variety of plants and shrubs housed in both an indoor and outdoor display area, this is great place to stock up on your gardening needs and take inspiration for new ideas. Once your shopping is done you can also take a well-earned rest in the cafe and enjoy a cuppa and some nourishment

Blagdon Water GardensUpper Langford

If you are planning to install a pond then you couldn’t do better than consult Blagdon Water Gardens. They are specialists in pond supplies, aquatics and creating water gardens and have a huge selection of tropical fish and plants to choose from and experts are always available to talk too and advise.

Nailsea Patio Supplies Backwell

A family business that specialises in products for all types of garden, from water features and gazebos to paving and patios, and sell to both trade and the public. For novice patio layers they can supply patio kits that is complete with slabs and all aggregates for laying them, along with handy hint sheet. And even better while you browse their stock you can enjoy a free cup of coffee or tea, as well as expert advice

Cadbury Garden Centre, Congresbury

If you like a big garden centres, Cadbury is the biggest in North Somerset. They stock a huge variety of plants, outdoor furniture, barbecues, pet supplies and reasonably priced garden basics. Special offers reflect the season and what local gardeners are really growing. And whether you need a quick-fix for a new garden or you have a long term landscaping project, Cadbury can help from the smallest pot to hiring a sizeable digger. The light and airy garden centre restaurant is a good place for lunch.

Tyntesfield House Plant Shop, Wraxall

Even the minimalist gardener can be tempted by a little National Trust know-how or a spot of heritage planting. Tyntesfield House near Wraxall offers both in its Home Farm Plant Shop. Most of the plants here are grown in Tyntesfield’s gardens or glasshouses. So you can buy a lasting reminder of your visit and it’s acclimatised to local growing conditions and won’t need much effort to thrive in your garden. The Tyntesfield Plant Shop also sells outdoor furniture and a range of gardening accessories, including those hard to find quality gloves.

Hutton Garden Centre, Hutton, Weston-Super-Mare

It’s hard to beat a good family garden centre and Hutton is one of the best of that variety. Whether you need logs and kindling in winter, high quality trees and shrubs or you’re planning a new garden project and want inspiration, the Glennie family at Hutton have been guiding local gardeners since 1972 so they really know their stuff. You’ll find them on the edge of Elborough Wood, a nice spot to browse and the Waterfall Cafe’s home-baking is always tempting. Hutton Garden Centre,