Garden Centre Snoop: The Nunhead Gardener. I needed a few indoor house plants, so I decided to check out The Nunhead Gardener, located in Nunhead, London SE15. If you’re looking for a garden centre near Peckham or places to buy indoor plants in South East London, visit now.
Indoor Plants and Pots
The Nunhead Gardener Stock
House Plants and Pots: You’ll find a wonderful array of house plants which are mostly stocked inside under the railway arches. The collection includes some fascinating looking cacti, interesting succulents, fabulous ferns, striking aloe vera and tropical varieties such as the Yucca, Kentia Palm and Monstera. Treat yourself to a pot so you can house your new plant with pride. Choose from a wide range of brightly painted ceramic plant pots to cool concrete and distressed rustic options. Terrariums filled with plants or empty and ready for you to experiment with are also available.
Outdoor Plants and Containers: If you have a little London garden, you should find enough here to create a beautiful backyard or a wonderful window box. You can buy everything from bedding plants to shrubs and trees. The gardening experts can help you select the best plants for your design which takes into account which direction the garden faces. Lavenders are always popular for London gardens as are roses and climbers for fences which were all available here. You’ll find these plants located outside in the front as you enter. They have a few containers and terracotta window boxes available which may be of interest.
Herbs: Even if you don’t have a garden, you may want to buy a few herbs and grow in little pots on your window sill or balcony. The selection includes mint, chives, basil, rosemary and thyme. We bought a couple of chive plants.
Seeds: If you’re a keen gardener, you might be interested in the selection of seeds. The Nunhead Gardener has its collection and also stock Johnsons. The seeds include flower, herb and vegetable varieties.
Gardening Items: Plant care, plant feed, fertilisers and bags of soil are available. You can purchase small tools such as rakes, shovel, hand trowels, pruners, secateurs and shears.
Gifts: Gift ideas include a voucher, indoor plants, plant pots, vases, candles, diffusers, beauty products and gardening books. Orchids are always a lovely present, choose from shocking pink or delicate white. They stock products by Fellowstead, Charles Farris, St Eval and Compagnie De Provence.
The Nunhead Gardener Space
As you arrive, you’ll notice racks of plants on the pavement, which is a colourful and cheerful greeting. Step inside the garden centre, and you immediately feel relaxed thanks to the tranquil and peaceful environment. The outdoor plants, including trees, shrubs, bedding plants and herbs are arranged in rows. With strings of festoon lighting above and the backdrop of the railway arches, it’s quite magical.
Venture inside, and you can admire the beautiful arrangement of indoor plants along with pretty pots. These are displayed in a couple of narrow railway arches. Make sure you investigate this space thoroughly because you’ll spot some super cute decorative ornaments dotted around.
The Nunhead Gardener Information
Garden Centre Exterior
This garden centre was established in 2016 by Peter Milne and Alejandro Beltran. It’s certainly an asset to the local community which attracts visitors from other parts of London who have heard about it.
Plants Displayed Outside
For more information and to shop online go to The Nunhead Gardener Website. The address is 1A Oakdale Road, London SE15 3BW. The closest station is Nunhead which is just across the road, served by Thameslink and Southeastern railways. Alternatively, you can walk from Queens Road Peckham which is on the Overground and Southern railway lines. Current opening times listed are Monday to Friday from 9.30 am until 6.30 pm and at the weekend from 9 am until 6 pm. Enjoy your visit.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London.