Bumbles Plant Centre is open!

Following the Government guidelines, our doors are open at Bumbles Plant Centre, with social distancing measures in place to keep everyone safe. 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! 

Autumn bulbs now in stock!

Bumbles Autumn Special Offers

20% off Hebes! Summer offer at Bumbles, August 2021

We currently have a Bumbles offer of 25% off our Hebe collection. We still have a fantastic range of varieties and sizes, so a great offer to take advantage of whilst stocks last!

Bumbles Loyalty Card

Have you got your Bumbles Loyalty Card yet?

Sign up in store for our new loyalty card to earn points for every purchase you make at Bumbles. You can redeem your points as money off future purchases, plus we are running various promotions throughout the year exclusively for our Loyalty Card members.

So don’t miss out, sign up on your next visit – full details and T&Cs here.

Skimmia

Skimmia

Skimmias are evergreen shrubs that are wonderful for their multi-season displays but they come into their own in winter.  Skimmia varieties in stock...

Fish Finger Paninis!

Fish Finger Paninis!

We’ve introduced Fish Finger Paninis onto our autumn menu. It’s served with garlic mayo, rocket, and tomato. You can enjoy it on its own, or grab a...

Beautiful colours of autumn at Bumbles

Beautiful colours of autumn at Bumbles

Autumn colours in the sunshine today at Bumbles. What a fantastic time of year to walk around the plant area and enjoy the fiery colours of foliage...

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee!

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee!

The Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) is a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. People from across the...

Viburnum Carlesii Aurora

Viburnum Carlesii Aurora

We have a fantastic range of Viburnums in stock at the moment. This variety in particular, is a real winner and always a favourite of Will's father,...

Bedding plants at Bumbles

Plants

Bird care at Bumbles

Birdcare

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

Sunday
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.

Autumn favourites at  Bumbles

RHS Chelsea plant of the year 2021 at Bumbles, September 2021

Cercis Canadensis "eternal flame"

RHS Chelsea plant of the year 2021

Cercis Canadensis – eternal flame, RHS Chelsea plant of the year 2021 at Bumbles, September 2021
Violas & Hebe for autumn planting at Bumbles, September 2021
September Plant Inspiration at Bumbles, 2021
Autumn bedding, cyclamen and heathers at Bumbles September 2021

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