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

Hello from the Garden Centre

Well it is very quiet here without all you lovely customers but we just wanted to let you know we appreciate you staying home and staying safe. While we are closed we have a very small team in making sure all the plants are getting watered and looked after.

We are reviewing home deliveries next week but we have a lot of work to do yet to make sure this can be done safely for our staff and customers.

Please be patient with us and keep an eye on our social media/web page. Most importantly please stay home, please stay safe and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back when this is over.

Simon and all the Ben Reid Family

Children’s Planting Event

As part of National Children’s Gardening Week Joanne from Gardening4kids will be running a free children’s planting event at the garden centre on Saturday 1st June 11am to 3pm. Bring your children along and introduce them to the fun that gardening can bring. There will be seeds, vegetable plants and flowers for them to plant and take home to watch them grow. All the materials, gloves and aprons will be provided.

May Bank Holiday Weekend

Dare we say this out loud but… as we approach the May Day public holiday it looks like Spring may really be springing! Temperatures are forecast to be above 10 degrees for the next 10 days and we should see sunshine every day (!) so planning to spend some time in your garden feels like a realistic goal.

What will you be focusing on – planting new treats? Giving your grass the first trim of the season? Hacking back those rampant bushes? Or tackling the fresh weeds popping up faster than you can stamp them out?

We have been flat out filling the garden centre up to the brim with everything you need for a busy weekend in the garden.

  • Vegetable plants
  • Herbs
  • Tomato, cucumber, pepper and courgette plants
  • Summer bedding
  • Hanging basket plants
  • Senetti’s
  • Lavender’s
  • Clematis
  • Shrubs and Herbaceous plants from our own nursery
  • And lots more

We are open 9 to 5 Friday and Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday and 9 to 6 on Monday

Have a great bank holiday weekend from the Ben Reid team.

Happy Easter – opening hours


Happy Easter to all our lovely customers.

We are open as normal right through the weekend 9 to 5 except Sunday when we are open 10 to 5. Lots of new stock has arrived from our trusted suppliers and we have Shrubs and Perennials from our own nursery filling the A to Z beds.

Look out for

  • Spring bedding and planted containers
  • Full rage of bird food and feeders
  • New range of conifers including some lovely Irish Yews
  • Rhododendrons of all sizes
  • Fruit trees and bushes
  • Seasonal Perennials
  • Alpines
  • Heathers
  • Seed Potatoes – still a large selection
  • Coal, logs and kindling
  • And much much more

What ever you are up to this Easter weekend we hope you have great time.

See you soon from all of the team.


Sale continues – Lots of new stock has arrived.

Spring sale continues. Lots of new stock has arrived this week

  • Spring bedding plants
  • Soft fruit bushes
  • Rhododendrons
  • Roses
  • Hellebores
  • Conifers
  • Seasonal shrubs
  • Shrubs and Herbaceous perennials form our own nursery
  • Seed potatoes
  • Full range of composts
  • Garden tools
  • Pots and containers
  • and much much more

20% of all prices, excluding existing offers, gift vouchers and confectionery

Have a great weekend.






All the Trimmings…

All the Trimmings…

Are you getting geared up for the Christmas festivities?

This weekend is predicted to be a full on with flurry of festive purchasing and we’d love to help you out with a spot of hassle-free tree shopping.

Our undercover elves are on top form this year with many happy tree purchasers already enjoying that Christmas smell in their homes thanks to our lovely REAL trees.

You may already know, but, our trees are stored in a dry shed for you to browse. Choose your perfect Fir or Spruce (we can help if you like) and we can wrap it and take to your car (or even arrange for us to deliver it to you during the week, ask us more in store).

What else do you need to stock up for Christmas – logs? We have stacks of them.

These marvellous elves are also running a roaring trade in our other festive favourites thanks to our shop full of Poinsettias, Cyclamens, mixed planters and a range of other indoor plants. These along with a whole range of gardening tools are sure-fired winners for gifts for the gardener (aspiring or seasoned!) in your life. If you are really struggling for inspiration remember we sell both our own gift vouchers and national garden gift vouchers. Nothing last minute about these decisions – just meeting that Christmas deadlines!

We’re noticing a real rise in people picking up our handmade Holly and Fir wreaths as well as choosing festive plants as gifts when visiting – a nice change from bottles or chocolates (though we know you like those too!).

So we hope to see you this weekend and enjoy spreading some real Christmas magic with us!

Ho Ho Ho, MERRY CHRISTMAS from Simon and the team at Ben Reid Garden Centre

Time to Keep it Real – Christmas Trees


“Its the most Tree-mendous time of year…”

Time to bring some festive spirit into your home with one of our REAL Christmas trees.

We know lots of places sell Christmas trees, but ours really are good. And we make it really easy.

We display all our trees in a big dry shed and unwrapped so you can really see what they look like. We have plenty of undercover elves on hand to help you find the perfect Christmas tree. Once you have chosen your perfect tree we will wrap it back up for you and carry it to the car if you want us to. If you need it delivered we can do this during the week, just ask one of our team about it.

If you want advice on which tree is best for your home, space or lifestyle, we can also tell you as much or as little as you’d like – we have a range of Firs and Spruce trees all in stock now.

Need a stand? We’ve got some good ones you can choose from. Lights? We have some good ones of those too.  Decorations? Er no. But we are guessing you have lots of them tucked away from last year anyway.

Just imagine that Christmas smell welcoming you home each day… You know it’s worth all those needles poking out for the rest of the year!

We look forward to welcoming you to Ben Reid very soon.

Retail Christmas Trees 2017