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Visit our welcoming garden centre today for everything you could ever need to make your garden look sensational. We pride ourselves on offering truly high-quality plants and advice, and we believe this is what keeps our customers coming back to us time after time.

Situated in the heart of Crystal Palace & Upper Norwood the Secret Garden stock one of the largest ranges of house plants, pot plants, trees, shrubs, bushes & climbers along with a wide variety of seasonal ideas. That and years of experience in the gardening retail sector we pride ourselves on helping you the customer choose the right items for your indoor or outdoor projects.

Visit one of South London’s best-kept secrets today!

The Secret Garden Centre is OPEN AS USUAL!

Customers are reminded to keep a 2m distance from others where possible and please wear a mask in the shop.
Open hours 9 am –6 pm Monday – Saturday 10 am –5 pm Sunday

We are open every Bank holiday

Coronavirus updates

Business as usual… Be observant of the 2-metre distancing rule and respect other peoples space when in the queue and when in the garden centre. Staff would appreciate it if you would wear a face covering and gloves.

Hidden in a leafy suburb for over 30 years

Established over 30 years ago, we strive to offer excellent advice and always try our best to pass on our expertise to you, the customer.

“It’s our best kept secret with an ever growing supply of plants” Local resident

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Sign up for our reward card in the shop today! Get 5% OFF your all your garden purchases. Receive invites to private event. Receive emails about new stock and special offers. *Discount does not apply to gift tokens*

SPECIAL OFFERS!

SPECIAL OFFERS!

11cm Pot bedding plants. Ideal for Window boxes, Pots and Hanging baskets £2.99 each or 4 for £10 (includes Geraniums, Petunias, Verbena, Begonias and much more) Sweet peas £1.99 each or 3 pots for £5. Ideal for growing in pots for beautiful scented flowers through...

Pillar Geraniums. Once they are gone they are gone!

Pillar Geraniums. Once they are gone they are gone!

Yes it is Geraniums season. Geraniums (Pelargoniums) are favored by most gardeners for window boxes, pots and hanging baskets as they are so easy to grow, bloom all summer and are tolerant of hot and dry summers. Pillar Geraniums are not often heard of or even seen in...

Veg growing season is here!

Veg growing season is here!

We now have a vast selection of vegetable seedlings in stock and will get deliveries weekly for the next couple of months. Vegetable such as carrots, lettuces, Brassicas and beans all come in strips of at least ten seedlings and cost just £2.49 per strip. Tomatoes,...

Blooming Marvellous

Blooming Marvellous

Spring has sprung at the Secret Garden centre. As the days and nights warm up more and more plants are becoming available and spring flowers are now starting to bloom. Now is the perfect time to inject some colour into pots, window boxes and the border. Vegetable...

Vegetables to start growing now!

Vegetables to start growing now!

Onion sets, Garlic, Shallots and seed Potatoes Onions Onions prefer a sunny, sheltered site in free draining soil. Plant onions sets (young onions)  10 - 12cm apart in rows 30cm apart. Gently push the sets into soft, well-worked soil so that the tip is just showing,...

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The Secret Garden
4.6
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Elle
Elle
16:13 23 Dec 20
Such an amazing place, with great quality plants including some unusual varieties... and the staff are so helpful and kind!
Margaret Dormer
Margaret Dormer
13:29 07 Nov 20
A local gem. Good variety of plants. Staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. We always enjoy a walk around.
rachel parker
rachel parker
10:57 10 Oct 20
Wow what a little treasure this place is. Great selection of unusual plants, beautiful setting and super friendly staff. Will definitely go again
Sue L.
Sue L.
17:40 26 Sep 20
Fantastic little garden centre. Packed full of seasonal bedding and all other plants, shrubs, bulbs and a lovely well stocked shop. Staff were very helpful. We called in after shopping at Sainsbury's next door. This place is a little gem. Having just moved to the area my son will definitely be back. So will I on my next visit.
Tim Heilbronn
Tim Heilbronn
08:32 09 Sep 20
Down from Scotland to help my son and his girlfriend get set up in their new flat in Brixton, and went on the hunt for a nearby Garden Centre to get some plants, primarily for their balcony. A Tuesday ... and first two centres were closed (only open Wed or Thurs to Sunday, respectively). Googling next nearest to them we came across The Secret Garden by chance, and just so glad we did. An absolute gem of a place with such lovely staff, who were just so patient with us. A special shout-out to Peter (“the one with no hair!”), who was obviously busy but did not hesitate to take time out from what he was doing to give some invaluable advice and recommendations. Really the nicest Garden Centre I have been to in many years!
Philip George Parsons
Philip George Parsons
17:06 24 May 20
Always has been a great little garden centre staff helpful and know good hints for everyone. Novice or Regular you'll learn something new. And normally always a great selection of plants.
Michele Golden
Michele Golden
10:00 12 May 20
I rang on Sunday, got through first time and spoke with the lovely Peter (the one with no hair, his description!). He checked they had everything I wanted in stock, took payment over the phone and when I went to collect my planysput everything I'd ordered into my car. As ever, a brilliant service, reasonable prices for great quality.
Tansy Garrod
Tansy Garrod
14:41 03 May 20
Excellent service and well stocked even in this current climate. I had to try the phone a couple of times before I got through (lines are busy) but it's well worth the wait as my plants were ready to pick up promptly the same day. They have an 'in stock' list of available plants to choose from. All the plants were in perfect condition. They have adapted well to make their service compliant with the government guidelines.
Kia Benjamin
Kia Benjamin
16:49 02 May 20
Able to order compost over the phone during the lockdown and collect at their gate. Swift to contact and pick up immediately. Very helpful staff!
Ainhoa Gomez
Ainhoa Gomez
14:54 02 May 20
Keep trying on the phones, we got through on the third time. Obviously they are very busy with the current situation. Good service on the phone and easy pick up at the gate. Nice plants too!
Angus Hewlett
Angus Hewlett
08:43 01 May 20
Great little garden centre. Huge range of stock for the space, fairly priced, friendly knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Sakoor Kazaam
Sakoor Kazaam
11:55 25 Apr 20
Supposedly open for collection only but they dont answer the phone and dont return calls. They also don't respond to emails. Appreciate that they will be busy at this time which is completely understandable but what is the point in advertising that they are open when they cannot deliver on that promise? They should update their website if they cannot handle any more volume and then update again when they can take more orders
Rebecca B
Rebecca B
21:55 11 Apr 20
Open for collection only due to lockdown so gave them a call to place an order. Spoke to a really friendly and helpful lady who got everything sorted for me, and was then really easy to collect (and a safe system in place). Excellent quality and very reasonable prices. Will definitely be back!
Charles  Mitchell
Charles Mitchell
13:44 09 Apr 20
Great customer service, we are in lock down and my wife called them, placed a large order for flowers and compost and I was able to pick it up 30 mins later. Lovely plants, lovely people.
Libby Overton
Libby Overton
20:20 13 Mar 20
I just like that these guys have everything you want, they're all really passionate and knowledgable and there aren't loads of stupid hipsters knocking about buying macrame- but they do sell it 🙂
Debbie Williams
Debbie Williams
20:15 22 Feb 20
They know a lot about plants and will guide you on how to take care of any plants you purchase. Good selection.
JDS
JDS
20:48 02 Jan 20
Great garden centre. Well stocked, great selection of healthy plants. The owners and staff are all super knowledgeable and helpful. If you live near the triangle it's close enough to walk your purchases home. Sainsbury's car park is right next door. A gem and an asset to the area.
Mags Conroy
Mags Conroy
17:06 29 Dec 19
Many thanks to Sandra and Co for organising a gift voucher for me. I live overseas and hv family in Crystal Palace.
Caitlin Eddleston-McGrath
Caitlin Eddleston-McGrath
17:12 04 Dec 19
Friendly and helpful staff. Lovely layout of plants. Good tool selection
kirsten chamings
kirsten chamings
18:02 08 Nov 19
Lovely garden centre, good selection and always great for a wander round.
tom
tom
12:37 15 Oct 19
Good Christmas tree, handy location, free parking next door.
Nico Ponzo
Nico Ponzo
08:48 22 Sep 19
Proper garden centre. A nice choice of plants and gardening solutions. People working there are helpful and is nice to have a chat with them about your little projects. Very enjoyable just to wander around the centre. It's nice and well kept.
N7 Tigger
N7 Tigger
19:12 26 Aug 19
This place used to be good. Over the past 6-12 months prices have skyrocketed and the range and quality of plants has gone way down. The last straw for me was when I asked them to drop the price on a ratty looking plant with a lot of damaged leaves because I thought I could salvage some cuttings off of it and the guy said "That's the price." and literally turned his back on me and walked off. I will not be going back.
Ellie Bradshaw
Ellie Bradshaw
21:51 12 Aug 19
If you like plants, this is the place for you. Big or small they're all there. Staff are helpful and polite.
Gill Bare
Gill Bare
18:02 31 Jul 19
It's small and quirky and got some lovely stock. If you didn't know where it is you would miss it...it's REALLY A SECRET GARDEN 😊
Jean Luc Ubanski
Jean Luc Ubanski
00:02 23 Jul 19
Great nurseries! Loved it. Very large choice of anything green for the garden or the house. Staff is knowledgeable. Can't wait to go back! Parking at the bottom of the road or on the street.
Bob Benton
Bob Benton
12:39 15 Jul 19
It's the best one for miles friendly and helpful stuff
David Tallett
David Tallett
05:57 27 Jun 19
Great plant selection. Unusual. Next to Sainsburys
Kirsten Buchanan
Kirsten Buchanan
12:32 21 Jun 19
Such a gorgeous garden center, they have a really cute section for ferns and prehistoric looking plants with some toy dinosaurs - very helpful for keeping kids entertained. Great houseplants, my Pilea is ding really well (photo attached). Also have really nice cards - I often pop in there rather than a card shop for birthday and special occasions because they are so nice.
Paulette Barker
Paulette Barker
09:32 20 Jun 19
A gardener's sweetie shop, so many plants to choose from. Exceeded my expectations
bianca botanica
bianca botanica
15:46 18 Jun 19
Looooovelyy, layout . Nice sections of plants, easy to choose from. Nice prices and quality of the plants.
Paulette Barker
Paulette Barker
07:42 06 Jun 19
Fantastic experience, great customer service, lots of plants available for the amateur and the more experienced gardeners.
M
M
10:32 21 Apr 19
Lovely local business. Always very helpful
RAD YOUNG THINGS
RAD YOUNG THINGS
07:39 10 Apr 19
Well stocked healthy plants provided with an extremely helpful and friendly service. Always leave with what I want and more for a great price. Basically, I wish all shopping experiences were like this!
Lee Collins
Lee Collins
18:34 27 Mar 19
Well stocked garden centre and a good source for quality wild bird food.
Noel Hunwick
Noel Hunwick
01:23 04 Feb 19
Really cute little garden centre, with a good array of indoor and outdoor plants, nicely separated into different sections such as suitable for shaded or non shaded environments. Also offer free pallets if you looking to pick some of those up to create your own garden furniture as we are.
Naomi Loomes
Naomi Loomes
17:20 01 Dec 18
A sanctuary for gardeners in south east London. I love this place! Not only huge variety of plants, shrubs, trees, veg etc but they are also willing to get things in for you where possible. The staff are absolutely fantastic. Always a joy to visit
Sian Lunt
Sian Lunt
11:17 18 Apr 17
Great selection of plants and seeds and very knowledgeable and helpful staff
Najlaa Benghanou
Najlaa Benghanou
14:11 04 Apr 17
The secret garden is the most beautiful place you can go to for plant. Very friendly staff there who are ready to help and advise. My kids love to go to visit it and to buy their favourite plants. I highly recommend the place
lee bishop
lee bishop
06:43 30 Mar 17
Lovely little garden centre, i am new to the area and they were very friendly and helpfull
Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell
06:52 25 Mar 17
Great local garden centre. Long may you run.
OD
OD
06:25 31 Aug 16
I have been using this garden centre, amongst others, for over 20 years. I think this is my favourite, apart perhaps from Wisley, but this is much more personal and easy to negotiate! The staff are all friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The plants are in good condition and, for its size, there is a good selection to choose from.
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