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.

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

Welcome to our homepage

Updated Wednesday 29th July 2020

 

Most days we have no queues and the carpark is open - but we are unable to help you put any goods into your car.  

Home deliveries are suspended until further notice

 

Children are allowed but please be mindful of other customers and keep them within touching distance. There is a one way system in the shop area to keep the 2m distance - this is a regulation that we have to adhere to if we are to remain open so please do not be offended when we ask you to follow these rules 

 

WE NOW HAVE COMPOST  Back in stock!!

 

MiracleGro All Purpose Compost 50 litre £7

Melcourt Peat Free Multi Purpose Compost 50 litre  £7

New Horizon Organic & Peat Free 60 litre £7

Ericaceous Compost 40 litre £6

 

Top Soil 20 kg £3.50

Melcourt Spruce Ornamental Bark 60 litre £10

Sylvagrow Organic Planter 45 litre £7

Strulch 100 litre £10

Manure 50 litre £6

100 litre Landascape Bark £10 ( 2 person lift)

Sharp Sand £5

Play Sand £5

Bloomin Amazing Organic Soil Conditioner 70 litre £8

which is a good substitute for manure and helps break down clay soil when planting - this needs to be added to your soil and not used in pots. 

 

We are not due in any tomato grow bags - but we do have Syvagrow Planters and also any multi purpose compost is a suitable growing medium for this - as usual you would be still adding tomato food ( high potash) to them once they start flowering to increase more flowers and thus more tomato fruit.

 

WOODLODGE POTS.     We have heritage troughs and hanging pots  and also cylinder pots in white and mint green. We also have a range of blue heritage pots in the popular egg shape.  

 

We also have the terracotta pots from 35 p upwards

 

Bedding plants in pots are coming in now and we have a good range and also a lot of perennials which are bee friendly.

We have to take what they have ready and dont know when the next delivery will be if any!

 

This time period will coincide with the lockdown when the growers stopped growing as did not know what was going to happen - add it to the sudden interest in gardening with the good weather and  now there is a shortage...

We also have a large amount of pot geraniums - trailing & upright due in this week. 

 

LARGE DELIVERY OF TOOLS HAVE ARRIVED NOW AND ALL OUT READY FOR SALE

ALSO GRASS FEED  - WITH MOSS & WEEDKILLER  & ALSO THE CHILD/PET FRIENDLY ONE

 

ELHO  - PLASTIC POTS AND TROUGHS AND SAUCERS HAVE ARRIVED!  A large delivery came in yesterday so we are well stocked up with another delivery due in soon. 

 

 

We do have our popular terracotta pots which range from 35p to £11.99

 

NEW LAW AS OF 24th July 2020 - YOU MUST NOW WEAR A MASK when entering our shop.    ( The yard area outside is not counted in this )

 

 We do ask that if you come to the shop together that you stay together to be counted as one.   Also any children must be kept close by to their guardian.  We can not have children running round the yard or shop.  

Please respect other people and keep the 2m distance rule.  We have a one way system in the shop and we will direct you which way to go. 

 

 

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During this time the garden centre will  be open 

Monday   - Friday  10 - 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday 10- 4pm

 

Last entry permitted will be half hour before closing as this will help us serve customers alrrady in the shop and close at 4 

Hope you understand this - we have deliveries into us that need putting out and also need time to care for plants which we cannot do when we have a busy shop and we have to control social distancing

 

 

Thank you you to everyone who came to our shop since we reopened!

It was busy but hopefully the queues were not too bad and you managed to shop. 

 

Following our trial we have decided to open daily with limited hours.  Access on foot only  will be via our back gate in Malham Road.  Contactless payment preferred nut we will accept cash and also HTA gift vouchers and cards.   2 per group- queue system in force with one in one out once we have reached capacity.

 

 Thank you for all your support!

 

We will be unable to take any more email orders and ask you to visit our shop.   

 

 

 

 

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 

 

 

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

London

SE23 1HH

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During this strange time the garden centre will  be

Monday  - Friday  10- 4 pm

Saturday & Sunday 

10- 4pm

At busy times last entry permitted will be half hour before closing as this will help us serve customers already in the shop and close at 4 

Hope you understand this - we have deliveries into us that need putting out and also need time to care for plants which we cannot do when we have a busy shop and we have to control social distancing