Is my local garden center open now?

GARDEN malls are the perfect place to find Christmas decorations and there may be one near you.

We’ve put together a list of the largest chain of garden centers in the UK, with opening hours and how to find them.

Dobbies . Garden Center


Dobbies . Garden CenterCredit: Alamy

What garden centers are open near me?

Whether you want to do some last-minute Christmas shopping or just enjoy a fun-filled day with the family, garden centers are the perfect place to visit.

During the holidays, garden centers transform into Christmas havens, with a wide selection of decorations, Christmas trees, and gifts.

They are usually open 7 days a week and opening times vary from branch to branch.

Here is a list of the most popular garden centers in the UK.

English Garden Center

The English Garden Center has 57 sites across England and one in Wales.

Their usual opening hours are from 9am to 5pm during the week and 10am to 4:30pm on Sundays.

However, opening times vary, so check your local garden center here.

Blue Diamond

Most of the 38 Blue Diamond garden centers are open from 9am to 5:30pm.

However, some stores open earlier or close later, depending on the location.

Make sure to check your local Blue Diamond opening times here.


Dobbies is one of the largest chain of garden centers with 77 stores across the UK.

All stores open at 9 a.m. Saturday-Saturday and 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Closing times vary in different locations.

To check your local Dobbies garden center closing times, use store locator.


There are 18 Hillier gardening centers across the UK offering a wide range of garden tools and plant care.

Their standard business hours are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sundays.

To find your local store, use their garden center locator.


The family-owned group operates 18 individual garden centers across the UK.

They are open from 9am to 5pm Monday through Saturday and 10:30am to 16:30pm on Sunday.

To find the person closest to you, check out here.


The chain has six stores in Scotland, 14 in England and two in Wales.

Most stores open at 9 a.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. on Sundays, but opening times vary.

To find local opening times and more information about individual centers, visit this page.


B&Q DIY Store


B&Q DIY StoreCredit: PA

In addition to DIY and home improvement products, B&Q also offers a wide selection of garden tools and equipment.

There are 301 stores in the UK and Ireland, so you’re almost guaranteed one in your local area.

Their standard opening times are from 7am to 8pm and vary slightly in some stores.

You can check when your local B&Q is open here.


Homebase is another big chain where you can find a gardening center along with home improvement items.

All 156 stores in the UK and Ireland are open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Find your nearest store here.

Are garden centers open during Christmas?

All garden centers are closed on Christmas Day, and most often on Gift Day, allowing their employees to take needed time off.

With some exceptions, they will resume their normal opening hours on Monday, December 27.

Best to check with your local branch before going out.

On Christmas Eve, all listed garden centers will close early, at 4pm.

Hillier stores will be closed from December 25, 2021 (Christmas Day) to December 27, 2021 and will open reduced hours – 10:30 am to 16:30 pm, on December 28, 2021 until January 2, 2022. Is my local garden center open now?

Bobby Allyn

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