Perfect Weather for the Garden

It’s the weekend and the forecast looks perfect to be out in your garden.  Lots more deliveries this week including the first of the spring flowering bulbs, indoor pots to go with our large range of houseplants, garden tools and beautiful new alpines.  Everything is looking great and ready to take home to your garden.  We are maintaining our high COVID 19 restrictions of limited number of customers into the centre, trolley and hand sanitiser at entrance, one way system, 2 metre distancing and face coverings while in the indoor shop. Your safety and the safety of our team are our priority. We look forward to seeing you over the weekend.

New Stock/Road Closure

The sun is out and we have had lots of deliveries this week of beautiful new houseplants, herbs, bedding plants, roses, fruit trees, outdoor stone ornaments and many more wonderful colourful plants ready to add wow to your garden.

From Monday 03 Augusts until Friday 14 August Countesswells Road will be closed from the Kingswells/Cults end for resurfacing.  There will be diversions in place to follow.  Road open as normal from the Springfield Road/Airyhall end.

We look forward to seeing you

Happy Weekend

Lots of lovely stock has arrived over the last few days including bedding, basket plants, herbs and houseplants.

In addition to this we have lots of pre planted planters and baskets ready to go.

Have a lovely weekend everyone from all at Ben Reid.

Thank you

Sorry we have been a bit quiet on social media and our emails to you.  It has been a very busy couple of weeks since we were allowed to open our doors.  Although its not business as normal you have all been fantastic at following and coping with our parking restrictions, social distancing measures and the wee gaps in some of our stock.  We are working hard to keep the garden centre stocked up with lovely plants from our suppliers and our own nursery.  Follow our web page for any changes to our Covid 19 safety measures.  All of the team at Ben Reid want to thank you our lovely customers both regular and new for supporting us during this challenging time.

Plant a garden believe in tomorrow

Re-opening of the Garden Centre Friday 29th of May

Re-opening of the Garden Centre Friday 29th of May

We look forward to welcoming you back at long last.  Our main priority is safety – both yours and ours.  We will have to operate in a very different way so be prepared, business will not be as usual.

Firstly, to control numbers we will be restricting the number of cars in the carpark. Please stop and queue where requested and adhere to guidance by the car park marshal.


  • If you do not feel well do not visit the garden centre – go home
  • Always observe 2m social distancing
  • 2 people per household/car No under 16’s No dogs
  • Please use hand sanitiser on entry
  • Please collect and clean a trolley at the entrance – no trolley no entry
  • Observe one-way routes and no entry signs
  • Card only (contactless £45) NO CASH
  • No toilet facilities available

SHOP and GO! Please shop efficiently Thank you

New Opening times 10am – 4.30pm

Home deliveries

It is still unclear if we will be allowed to open at the end of this week or the beginning of next week. Until then we have opened up the email orders again for delivery this week. Once the orders reach 150 we will unfortunately have to close the emails so that we can start to get the centre ready for opening. Please go to our website for full details on how to order and up to date lists of some of our beautiful plants, bedding and vegetables in stock. It’s been a long busy lockdown for the team but we are all really looking forward to welcoming you back. Until then keep calm and garden on 🌻

Vegetable, tomato, herb, summer bedding, basket and many more plants all now in stock

Vegetable, tomato, herb, summer bedding, basket and many more plants all now in stock

We are unsure whether the First Minister of Scotland will allow Garden Centres to open this week.  Until we hear we will continue to offer our delivery service.  As of Sunday evening we have opened up the email ordering system again.  Full details on how to order, where we deliver to and new lists of stock are now on our website.  Please note we are only delivering locally and delivery charges may apply.  If we do get to open, due to the limited number of team members and increased workload to ensure safe conditions, we may not be able to fulfil all orders received.  We will endeavour to keep you as informed as possible but please understand this can be difficult.  Thank you for your continued support.  We can’t wait to see some of your lovely faces again.  Until then stay safe, stay home and love your garden.

Simon and the Ben Reid Team


Happy Friday Everyone


Happy Friday Everyone.

We trust you have been enjoying your garden over the last week in the wonderful sunshine. Thank you for all your lovely orders and apologies if we have not been able to help this time.

We have closed the order book for a wee while to catch up. There are still a lot of orders in the “system”, or the pile as we refer to it, so do not fret if you have not heard from us yet we will get to you.

We have lots of plants on order and hope to get some availability lists up by the end of next week. Keep an eye on the website.

Weather warning it is going to be extremely cold this weekend so protect any tender plants and seedlings.

We have been busy in the nursery and have lots of plants waiting for you when we get you back into the Garden Centre.

Simon and the Team.