Our company has been pleasing customers for years. In fact in July 2019  our Garden Centre was 30 years old !

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update 6/4/2020

We have been over whelmed by the amount of emails from customers old and new wishing to support us at this time of trouble and those who are desperate to get gardening.  How disheartening that at a time when people want to start gardening we have to close our doors !  It is very difficult as we have never been set up to deliver an online service.  Our range and large turnover of stock has always prevented it -  this is not the time to change this.   We are therefore replying to emails as quickly as we can with prices and suggestions.  Please help us by replying to our emails swiftly as we are finding that customers are replying several days  later when the stock has changed.  Emails asking for full

garden makeovers are particularly difficult to answer at this time so please bear with us. !   We will not be getting any new deliveries of plants in these uncertain times.  We also do not have stocks of summer bedding ( that is things like geraniums,petunias,lobelia, bacopa etc )  it is too early and therefore too cold in the season for these plants so please do not ask for these.    The recent TV coverage of summer bedding going to waste and being thrown away is shocking and breaks our heart but this is relating to the nursery industry and the growers who have been preparing this stock for garden centres.  We are desperately hoping that it will not be too long before we can open our doors and so start ordering again. 

we have - 

WILD FLOWERS  at £2.99 - Red Campion,Selfheal , Lady Bedstraw, selfheal. teasel, fox & cubs, meadow cranesbill, betony, ox eye daisy, jacobs ladder, corncockle - more due in this week 

We have in stock -  
New Horizon Peat Free organic (2 plant ) planter £5
Grosure XL Tomato Planter £6
Basic growbag £3

Manure at £6 per bag

Strulch at £9.99 per bag

Top Soil 35 Litre at £5 per bag

Cambridge Pine Nuggets £10 50 litre

ericaceous  compost 20litre £4 

We are due in a delivery of compost in the next few days and will update on here. However it will

not be organic.   We are hoping to get more organic compost next week. 
We have sold out of all seed vegetables but we do have a large order coming to to us this week and will keep this site updated as it is proving valuable.

 Herbs in 1 litre are low but we still have some 9cm pots.  These are also On order.   
We are waiting for a delivery of organic vegetable seeds and hope it will be this week but think it has been held up in the post. 

We offer a delivery service  and charges depend on post code but this is extremely busy.  We also offer a contact-less collection if you are able to collect-  from our rear exit on Malham Road SE231AH 



We have now closed the doors to our shop due to government regulations.   This is the right thing to do as we were very busy and social distancing was becoming very difficult to adhere to. 

However we have realised that we are allowed to deliver to customers houses so we asking that any requests are made to us by email to shannonsgardencentre@gmail.com - we can then reply and give prices and stock availability.  Customers can then pay over the telephone and arrange delivery.no contact whatsoever.

We have been inundated with emails and we are answering as we receive them. We are running short of certain items. Multi Purpose Compost is popular. Unfortunately deleries into us are classed as non essential so we have lost vegetable seedling deliveries but are still hopeful that next week we will get some. As we are all aware things change fast these days and we are mindful that we may have to stop these deliveries- that will depend on daily updates from the government



Following on from the statement  made by the prime minister Boris Johnson this evening, we will be closing our garden centre. 

We didn't know that when we closed the gates of our shop at 5 pm today we wouldn't know the next time we would be open then again.

However we accept this decision and agree with it if we are to rid our country of this virus.


In the meantime stay safe, keep sane & remember ...gardening is a great exercise for the body & mind. 


We will keep this site and also our facebook and twitter accounts updated to any changes.  



Vegetable & Flower Seeds can be planted now - indoor or outdoor depending on variety. We have today received a delivery of vegetable seedlings.  Bulbs are also a good thng to plant right now 



Our garden centre was opened in 1989 and was the realisation of a dream for our father Henry Shannon who had always wanted his own garden centre. It is now run by us, the next generation of the family, Bernard, Linda, Paul & Mary-Clare.  Sadly we lost our father Henry 'Bob' Shannon in July 2017  at the grand age of 86.  We still strive to maintain his high standards.

We are happy that you have decided to visit our internet site. As an old established business we want to give you the opportunity to stay up to date with our company and any seasonal offers we may have. We also have a FACEBOOK page and TWITTER account so please follow us and look out for special offers.

Our company was in existence as a landscaping company since 1959 and won major awards for works carried out. The ultimate being the '1988 Principal Award for hard Landscaping Construction' awarded by the British Association of Landscapes Industries. This was for works carried out at Coin Street River Walk, Upper Ground, London SE1, the site between the OXO Tower and the old London Weekend Television Studios by Blackfriars Bridge.

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We are located at:

Shannon's Garden Centre

99-105 Stanstead Road

Forest Hill


SE23 1HH

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If you have any queries or wish to talk to us - please contact us:


020 8291 1502/7

email - shannonsgardencentre@gmail.com

Please be aware that we can not guarantee replies to our emails at busy times and we would prefer if you contact the shop by phone or popping in

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