Welcome to Bumbles

Your local independent Garden Centre on the A229 near Cranbrook, Kent.

We have a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor plants, shrubs, trees and all your outdoor living needs.

Look forward to seeing you soon!

National Children's Gardening Week

Celebrating fun in the garden for kids, parents and grandparents alike! Lots of great projects and activities for all to enjoy.

Summer bedding now in!

Our range of summer bedding keeps growing and growing…  we’ve got a bigger range than ever before! Come and have a look and let us know if we can offer any advice or help you choose.

More plants than ever before!

With our new plant area now fully open and stocked, we have more choices than ever before at Bumbles in our polytunnel, expanded plant area and glasshouse.

Outdoor living spaces

We have lots of choice for your outdoor spaces at Bumbles, a range of patio furniture, garden benches and seats, barbecues, fire pits and lots more!

Welcome to the new Glasshouse!

Our new glasshouse is now stocked with a great range of cacti and other houseplants together with some more exotic plant varieties.

Grow your way to 5-a-day!

Join Bumbles Garden Army and grow your way to 5-a-day, our first batch of vegetable plants are just arriving! We have everything you might need to get started with your own vegetable growing, whatever the size of your plot (or pot!)

Seasonal treats in our Coffee Shop

Come and enjoy seasonal treats, hot soup, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and locally made cakes in our coffee shop.

Bird feed at Bumbles

New additions to our bird feed range, including chunky dumplings and fat ball feeders.  Helping to keep our local birds happy and healthy this spring!

Spring bedding plants in at Bumbles Plant Centre


Birdcare at Bumbles


Furniture for outdoor spaces at Bumbles Plant Centre


Asparagus tart in Bumbles Coffee Shop

Coffee Shop

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 Times

Main store

Monday – Saturday: 9 – 5
Sunday: 10 – 4

Coffee Shop

Open daily

Welcome to May at Bumbles

Welcome to May and the month to really get busy in the garden!  We are fully stocked with bedding plants, lots of great choice for all your pots, containers and flower beds at Bumbles.  We are constantly adding to the variety of indoor and houseplants in our glasshouse – if you haven’t visited yet, do come and have a look and let us know what you think. We have a great choice of plants in our polytunnel, including rhododendrons, azeleas, fruit trees and lots more. We have an extensive range of camellias and other climbers – there’s so much to choose from at Bumbles. And don’t forget to please ask a member of Bumbles’ staff if you’d like some advice or if you are looking for some planting inspiration.

Look forward to seeing you soon at Bumbles and remember to please call us if you are looking for something in particular – we’d love to help!


Ross's post-Easter ramble around plant area!

Posted by Bumbles Plant Centre on Thursday, 25 April 2019

Visit our new Glasshouse!

Following fast on the heels of the opening of our plant area expansion, we are very proud to announce our new indoor houseplant and exotic plants glasshouse is now open to our customers. We have some great additions to our houseplant range, including more catci! Come and visit soon.

Primulas and Polyanthus at Bumbles PLant Centre
Primulas and Polyanthus at Bumbles PLant Centre
Primulas and Polyanthus at Bumbles PLant Centre

What’s New

Whitsun Bank Holiday weekend at Bumbles

Oliver, our Plant Director, contemplates a beautiful display for the Whitsun weekend. We hope to see you over the bank holiday weekend for the best...

Enjoy Afternoon Tea at Bumbles!

Debbie has been putting together our summer menu for the coffee shop with some lovely new additions including our ‘cream tea’ offering as seen in...

National Children’s Gardening Week

25th May – 2nd June 2019 We are celebrating National Children's Gardening Week, an annual event encouraging children to get more involved in the...

What’s in for the weekend at Bumbles

This weekend at Bumbles! Lots of colour and wow! The petunia ‘lightening sky’ is particularly a favourite of mine. Such a detailed and beautiful...

Bedding view at Bumbles!

The view at Bumbles this afternoon before we pack up for the day... another busy day of deliveries and new arrivals with more plants than we’ve ever...

Belgian Waffle Breakfast at Bumbles!

Breakfast at Bumbles Coffee Shop Come and have a Bumbles breakfast with one of Josie's Hot Belgian waffles, served with ice cream, chocolate sauce...

National Children’s Gardening Week

25th May – 2nd June 2019

National Children’s Gardening Week is an annual event taking place at the end of May. 

There are lots of fun activities and projects to get kids involved in the garden, from instant plants to long term builds.

Visit our ‘National Children’s Gardening Week‘ page for lots of ideas and activities plus news of special events happening at Bumbles during the week.

Spring bedding now in stock at Bumbles

Come to Bumbles and see what a difference being independent makes!


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