Helping to Reduce Single Use Plastics & Reduce Landfill Waste

Over the past 2 months we have really seen a huge reduction in the level of our general waste. We have gone from having 4 x 1100ltr bins per week emptied to an incredible 1 per week; this huge transformation has been instantly noticeable within our company. With a disciplined change in working practices, staff […]


Garden Care Tips to Add to Your List This Summer

With summer well and truly upon us, gardens up and down the country are bursting to life with colour and wildlife. Of course, this level of quality isn’t achieved without plenty of hard work and consistency. We thought it would also be worth sharing some of our home gardeners sure-fire garden care tips for the […]


6 Trends for the Garden in Summer 2019

At this time of year, the garden centre is full of life and colour, so we’ve put together some of our favourite trends for 2019 to help you add a breath of fresh air and a touch of brightness to your garden at home.   Wild and perennial meadows A wildflower meadow in your garden […]


Christmas & New Year Opening Times

Please see below our planned opening hours for the fast approaching Christmas & New Year Celebrations, we will be offering FREE local delivery on Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve to ensure that all our customers are fully topped up on Winter Coal and pet food. You can contact one of our ‘Gardeners’ on 01263 […]


Christmas Market Success

We hosted our first Christmas Market of the year on Sunday 4th November, proving to be the largest and best event to date. A combination of great weather, a varied range of local stalls and great team work led to this being a truly great day. I personally really enjoy the range of stalls offering […]


Winter Flowering Pansies & Violas

Our plants of the month have to be Winter flowering Pansies & Violas, with their beautiful delicate painted faces, these plants add a well needed splash of colour to pots, baskets and boarders.  We did some research on these popular Winter flowers; Our winter gardens changed forever back in 1979. This was the year that […]


How to plant your own layered bulb container

With a wide range of Spring flowering bulbs now in stock from family run ‘Taylor’s Bulbs’, we thought that we’d share their fantastic video on how to create your very own layered bulb container. We are proud to stock bulbs from the multi award winning  Taylor’s, and we hope that you have great enjoyment from […]


Working to reduce plastics

We are proud to be continually working towards reducing our plastic waste and the unnecessary use of plastics with our Garden Centre & Tea Room. We review our Green Policy regularly and make adjustments to our practices as new options become available.   Clear plastic bags used for our bird seed & pet care treats […]


Garden tips for August

August is usually a busy month bringing in the harvest of fruit & vegetables. But hopefully we can all find time to sit, relax and enjoy the summer sunshine reaping the rewards of all the busy spring planting. During this month you’ll need to keep an eye out for any unwanted pests & bugs that […]


Planting Christmas Seed Potatoes

We have a selection of seed potatoes in stock, ideal for planting now to produce a healthy crop in time for your Christmas roast dinner. We have put together some helpful planting instructions with some extra help and expert advice from Taylors Bulbs Plant as soon as possible after purchase. If planting in open ground, […]


Gardening Jobs for the month of July

We have put together some helpful gardening tips and suggestions to help you in your garden or on the allotment this month. Growing your own fruit and vegetables; Now is the perfect time to plant a second crop of potatoes in either pots or bags so that they can be brought in undercover before the […]


July in the Garden Centre

We thought it would be a nice idea to let you all know what’s been happening here in the garden centre, now all the Summer bedding has sold out! Frightening as it sounds we are well underway with planning our Christmas display and organising our November and December Christmas Market events. Scary as it also […]



The first market of the season was great, with many old and new faces! We are now looking forward to and organising a food and  drink celebration for the first weekend in August, so watch this space! The Potting Shed is continuing to offer a huge range of beautiful home made cakes. Cakes change daily, […]


Summer time- we hope!

Well it’s been a long time coming and we’re not entirely sure Summer has really even arrived yet here in Overstrand. However, we have been busy, well very busy over the past few months with Bank Holidays and our first Market of the year! It was wonderful to see so many of you again, supporting […]


Is that Spring around the corner…?

So February is upon us! Which means longer evenings (well eventually), warmer weather (optimistic I know) and well no more January blues!! For those that have braved, what has been a very cold spell, you will have seen some of the big changes that have taken place in the garden centre and the Potting Shed […]


Big changes

Well we’ve started 2018 as we mean to go on! We have managed to give the shop a complete makeover in under 2 weeks! What once was our pet shop is now our awesome gift, food and drink shop; and what was once home to our solar lights is now are pet shop!! Not to […]


Happy New Year 2018!

With festivities out of the way and a New Year upon us there’s a lot to be excited about! Ok, Ok I know it’s hard to see through the lashings of rain and freezing temperatures, but honestly Spring is just around the corner we promise! That’s why we are still beavering away in our glass […]


Christmas Market success!

Well, although the day started with an element of fear given the downpour of rains that had lashed down on us in the early hours, by mid day the rains had cleared and we had another really successful market!  The Walker Brothers were singing christmas tunes and were the soundtrack to the day, whilst Wild […]


Another Christmas Market!!!

Well, with it only falling on one day of the year, we like to ensure that the spirit of Christmas is felt as much as possible and for as long as possible! That’s why we have chosen to hold another ‘little’ get together on the 3rd of December! We will be hosting yet another Christmas […]


Christmas market success!

What a fantastic day we had on the 5th of November! The sun was shining and the crowds came in-such a wonderful atmosphere. The day started at 10am and by 12pm we’d had over 1000 people through the gates! The walker brothers were belting out some classic golden oldies, Pell and Co selling some yummy […]


Christmas Market

With only two days to go until our Christmas market, we are working super hard to get the place looking incredible and more importantly festive! As well as many fantastic independent retailers displaying their goods around the centre, there will be a magician, face painter and Wild Encounters will be there showing off their amazing […]


October jobs for the garden

Many people think that there’s not much to do in the gardens this time of year-oh how wrong they are! From clearing up the fallen leaves to cutting back perennials that have died down, theres still plenty to do! Remember to move your more delicate plants (those which don’t thrive in the cold, into your […]


Autumn Market Success!

Well the Autumn market saw our biggest foot fall of people through our automatic doors yet- over 1200 people!! With some regular stall holders and some amazing new ones, we were overwhelmed on the day. The sun was even shining so it could not have gone any better! We are now planning for our Christmas […]


Autumn Market at the Garden Centre

We’ve had a fantastic summer at Garden Centre Overstrand and September seems to have come around in the blink of an eye! We’ve been busy giving the garden centre a revamp, hosting our Summer Market, which was a great success, and watering, watering, watering! We’re also working on a new menu for The Potting Shed […]