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Malmesbury Garden Centre

Malmesbury Garden Centre

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Malmesbury Garden Centre is medium sized with no pretensions to be a super-store.
They do aim to provide for all your gardening needs with good service.

This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of Malmesbury Garden Centre in the Swindon area.


We visited in the depths of winter on a very windy day but even at that time of year the outdoor plant area was well-kept and tidy. The centre of the outdoor area was planted with pansies which gave it a pleasant appearance.

Instead of just straight paths much of the paved area was formed from curved paths, more attractive than normal.

There was a good range of plants for a garden centre of this size at this time of year and they were healthy and well-watered. As the picture on the left shows, there was an unusually large range of roses for sale. David Austin roses were also available. There was a good selection of fruit trees.

The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. One member of staff had a horticultural career that spanned 30 years including a time at Kew Gardens.

All hardy plants come with a one year guarantee (click the picture to enlarge it) which is excellent for a medium-sized garden centre.

There was an information centre, always a good sign. The signs in the outdoor area were good, enabling you to find particular plants with ease.

All the normal gardening necessities were there as well including compost, fencing, canes etc. The range of pots was particularly impressive as were the water garden features.

Our test shopping basket showed the prices to be very competitive, definitely good value for money overall.

Rose, 3 litre pot �5.95 upwards

Common shrub (e.g. potentilla) �6.99

Clematis �7.50 upwards

Potted fruit tree (various rootstocks) �19.95 upwards

Growmore, branded, 2.5kg �2.98

Growmore, branded, 1.25kg �1.85

Miracle Gro, soluble plant food, 1kg �3.99

Evergreen Complete Lawn, 100 sq m �6.49