Bumbles Plant Centre is open!

Following the recent Government announcement, we are delighted to be able to keep the doors open at Bumbles Plant Centre, with social distancing measures in place to keep everyone safe. During the current pandemic, we once again offering our Click & Collect service for those shielding. Our opening hours are Monday – Saturday 9am – 5.00pm, Sunday 10am – 4.00pm. Come and visit for a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor plants, shrubs, trees and all your outdoor living needs. Look forward to seeing you soon! 

Bumbles Cafe re-opens, dine in or takeaway!*

Cream teas in the coffee shop at Bumbles, April 2021

We are pleased to announce our coffee shop has re-opened!

We are offering table service and a takeaway menu, with hot and cold drinks, hot & cold lunch options as well as sweet or savoury treats.

This year, we are offering a breakfast menu, which is served from 9am till 11.30am and includes bacon or sausage sandwiches,  toast & beans and a Granola, Yogurt and Fruit Parfait.

Find our menu on the Coffee Shop page, plus we’ll have daily specials on the blackboards in the cafe. Look forward to serving you soon!

*Dine-in option is currently in our outdoor seating area, due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Refill your hanging baskets and troughs at Bumbles, April 2021

Bespoke Hanging Basket Planting

Let us take all the hard work out of replanting your hanging baskets and troughs this year, with our bespoke planting service. Just bring in your baskets & troughs, along with your ideas on colour, style and budget and we will do the rest! 10% discount for local businesses reopening after lockdown – contact us for details!

Bumbles Loyalty Card

Sign up in store for our new loyalty card to earn points for every purchase you make at Bumbles and redeem your points as money off future purchases – full details and T&Cs here.

National Children’s Gardening Week

National Children’s Gardening week will be 29th May – 6th June 2021, covering half term for a lot of schools. This year the HTA is collaborating with Peppa Pig and garden centres like ours to raise money for Save The Children, a charity that helps children in the world’s toughest places stay healthy, safe and get the chance to learn.”

We will have Peppa Pig booklets to give away in-store for families to take home, enjoy and bring fun gardening activities to families. There will be an optional donation to Save the children. To get started with some garden projects for kids, please have a look at our National Children’s Gardening Week page.

Climbing Plants Galore!

Climbing Plants Galore!

Our climber rows are fully restocked ready for the bank holiday weekend here at Bumbles. We have over 40 different Clematis now in stock, plus 4...

Bumbles Cafe re-opens for business!

Bumbles Cafe re-opens for business!

We are pleased to announce our coffee shop has re-opened, offering table service and a takeaway menu. We are offering hot and cold drinks, lunch,...

Digiplexis ‘Firecracker’

Digiplexis ‘Firecracker’

Here at Bumbles, we now have Digiplexis ‘Firecracker’ in stock! This perennial blooms all summer long. Small, vivid orange-yellow flowers that have...

Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna

Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna

At Bumbles we now have Salvia Nemorosa Caradonna in stock, we have numerous sizes available so we’re sure there will be something to your liking....

West Country Lupins

West Country Lupins

It’s a great time to plant West Country Lupins to help them establish ahead of the summer and their flowering season. Lupins are a fantastic...

Bedding plants at Bumbles


Bird care at Bumbles


The plant area at Bumbles Plant Centre March 2020

Shop area

Bumbles Loyalty Card

Loyalty Card

We are an independent garden centre situated between Cranbrook and Staplehurst on the A229 in Kent. At Bumbles, we feel gardens are like outdoor rooms with huge potential for many uses depending on your lifestyle and we cater for a garden enthusiast’s every possible desire.

Visit us for garden inspiration, take a step back and relax whilst you browse through our large range of plants, including bedding plants, vegetables, grasses, alpines, perennials, shrubs and trees, along with garden products such as troughs and trowels, tubs and trellis, tags, tools and everything else you need for your garden.

We’ve helpful knowledgeable staff on hand to assist you on every visit and because we aren’t part of a chain we stock what we like, we think you’ll like it too!

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday
9am – 5.00pm

10am – 4.00pm

Coffee Shop
Now re-open with table service & takeaway menu

Houseplants and exotic plants at Bumbles

Houseplants have seen a revivial at home and in the office, and we have been expanding our range in the glasshouse with lots of traditional and some more slightly unsual varieties. If you are looking for something to ‘cleanse the air’, then go for a Peace Lily which is good a removing pollutants from the air, and ferns are perfect for shady areas. We’ve picked out a few of our current favourites but come and visit our extended glasshouse to view the full range and be spoilt for choice!
Calathea 'Tasmania' Eternal Flame at Bumbles Plant Centre

Calathea ‘Tasmania’ (Eternal Flame)

An exotic tropical plant with lush green leaves and vibrant orange flowers. Leaves open in the morning to catch the light and close in the evening.
Likes semi-shade or filtered sunlight.
This plant symbolises a new beginning, which is derived from the expression ‘turn over a new leaf’ which the plant does in morning and evening.

Tradescantia Zebrina 'Wandering Jew' trailing houseplant available at Bumbles

Tradescantia Zebrina (Wandering Jew)

An exotic tropical plant with lush green leaves and vibrand orange flowers. Leaves open in the morning to catch the light and close in the evening.
Likes semi-shade or filtered sunlight.
This plant symbolises a new beginning, which is derived from the expression ‘turn over a new leaf’ which the plant does in morning and evening.

Beaucarnea 'Ponytail Palm' at Bumbles Plant Centre

Beaucarnea (Ponytail Palm)

Evergreen perennial with a trunk-like stem bearing a dense rosette of sword-shaped leaves. Mature plants produce small white flowers. Likes a light spot but not in direct sunlight.
This plant symbolises strength and imperturbability, which refers to the primeval power of the plant, which almost always manages to recover.

Pride of England Rose

In memory of HRH Prince Philip

We here at Bumbles were saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. A man of great purpose and conviction, Prince Philip contributed much to his country through his tireless devotion to the many patronages and charities he supported. This included the formation of the of Duke of Edinburgh scheme, in which over 4 million young people achieved distinction, as well as his tireless support to his wife, Her Majesty the Queen, celebrating 73 years of marriage last year.
A talented naval officer, had he not married the reigning monarch he was tipped to become the First Sea Lord, but in an inspiration to us all his duty to the Queen came foremost, as in his own words “his job first, second and last was never to let her down”.
Her Majesty the Queen gave, we feel, the greatest tribute to him in her speech celebrating their Golden wedding anniversary in 1997:  “But he has, quite simply, been my strength and stay all these years, and I, and his whole family, and this and many other countries, owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim, or we shall ever know.”
We here at Bumbles would like to dedicate Rose “Pride of England” to His Highness’s lasting memory.

Seasonal Favourites at  Bumbles

Geraniums, Fuchsias, Osteospermum at Bumbles, March 2021

Geraniums, Fuchsias & Osteospermums

Summer bedding colours at Bumbles, March 2021

Spring & Summer bedding

Indoor plants at Bumbles, November 2020

Orchids and indoor plants

Erysimum Bowles Mauve at Bumbles, January 2021

Erysimum “Bowles Mauve”

New arrivals at Bumbles, February 2021

Bedding plant colours

Hydrangeas now in, including Runaway Bride variety, Bumbles March 2021

Hydrangea Runaway Bride

Osmanthus Burkwoodii, everygreen shrub/tree for your garden at Bumbles, March 2021

Osmanthus Burkwoodii

Tiarella Raspberry Sundae, cottage garden plants at Bumbles, January2021

Tiarella “Raspberry Sundae”

Impatiens and more at Bumbles March 2021

Impatiens colour

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