Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Come and choose from our delicious breads and cakes this Christmas

  • Join us on Friday 30th November from 4pm until 8pm for our fabulous festive late night event!

  • We've fresh trees from 25th November, decorations and gifts in our dazzling Christmas Marquee

  • Enjoy a piping hot tea, coffee or chocolate on our heated Cafe´Terrace

  • The finest local ingredients for your Christmas dinner from our newly extended Farm Shop

  • We have a fantastic choice of gifts for all ages in our Christmas Marquee

  • All our sausages are made by our own Butcher

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and home-made lunches in our Cafe

  • Our Plant Centre has all you need for Autumn garden maintenance

  • We stock Regatta outdoor men's and womenswear

    Happy & healthy creatures!

    Happy & healthy creatures!

    Clean wildlife equipment ready for a busy winter to keep birds and other creatures happy and healthy during their most challenging time of year.

    Putting out food and providing safe hibernating spots in the garden provides a lifeline for creatures like hedgehogs, ground beetles and frogs – they’ll reward your efforts by providing a built-in pest control service next year, as they eat vast numbers of slug and snail eggs plus aphids and other nasties.

    You’ll find a great range of wildlife equipment in our garden centre here in Poynings including a wide selection of bird baths and feeders, hedgehog hideaways and bee hotels to install in your garden ready for winter. Back them up with wildlife-friendly plants: good choices to plant now include berrying shrubs such as cotoneaster or holly, and dense evergreens which provide plenty of shelter such as ivy and viburnum.

    Feeders and hotels need regular care to make sure they are free of diseases and parasites. Clean bird tables and feeders with a weak disinfectant and rinse them thoroughly. It can help to move feeders around the garden from time to time so that droppings don’t build up. Empty bird baths and water containers and refill with fresh water, too, as these can also be a source of disease.

    Remove old nests from bird boxes once the breeding season is over, from this month onwards, but avoid disturbing boxes that are in use – wrens, for example, can use bird boxes as communal roosts through winter. Then clean the boxes with boiling water and allow them to dry.

    Empty out any old nest material from hedgehog homes and then clean with boiling water. Insect hotels, though, can be in use all year, so don’t try to clean these out: the solitary bees which make them home will do the job for you.