Bumbles Plant Centre is (still) 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 lockdown, we are 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 New Loyalty Card is here!

Bumbles Loyalty Card is here, January 2021

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.

Ross’s first Ramble of the year!

Take a walk around the plant areas & polytunnel with Ross to see what’s in stock. You can also take a look at the content from the video here. If you’d like to use our ‘Click & Collect’ service, this will give you a great idea of what’s in stock to add to your wish list!

New Year message from Will

Well, what a year it has been for us all! I would like to end the year by firstly thanking you all for your support during these difficult times. What has been so wonderful to see first-hand during the year is the fantastic community spirit and support that we at bumbles have seen and felt from everybody, thank you!

We really could not have done it without every person that supported us. Whether through word of mouth, sharing an online post, choosing to buy from us and all the big and small things in between it all makes a difference and the staff, my family and myself are extremely grateful.

I would also like to publicly thank every member of staff who have worked exceptionally hard this year in the most difficult of circumstances at times to do their best to deliver the level of care for bumbles and service to our customers that is expected whilst facing all the challenges in front of them. I am extremely proud of them all.

I thought I would end the year sharing some pictures from throughout 2020, a reminder of the new beginnings early spring brings and the beauty that plants, nature and our gardens bring us. Even in the most difficult of circumstances Mother Nature can bring us hope and a smile and help our physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing which I hope we at Bumbles have been able to play our part in maintaining and uplifting for all our amazing customers.

We wish you all nothing but happiness in 2021.
Will Homewood, 31/12/2020

2020 at Bumbles in pictures, January 2021

Indoor and Exotic Plants

Indoor and Exotic Plants

Some lovely pictures from the Bumbles glasshouse on a sunny March morning. Have you had the chance to visit our indoor glasshouse and see our exotic...

New arrivals for March

New arrivals for March

What’s new this week at Bumbles! What a wonderful sunny day we are having today, lovely to see so many customers and smiley faces enjoying the...

Getting started with Seed Potatoes

Getting started with Seed Potatoes

The final garden job we would like to share this month is all about vegetable gardens. Potatoes! Seed potatoes are now in here at Bumbles and...

What’s new this week at Bumbles

What’s new this week at Bumbles

Another busy week at Bumbles with plenty of new arrivals and plants around the garden area starting to show colour or show early signs of spring and...

Half Term Projects – Garden Birds

Half Term Projects – Garden Birds

Half Term project #2 : Tuesday. Looking after the birds in the garden The nesting season will be beginning now and you can help garden birds by...

Perennial benches bursting at the seams at Bumbles Plant Centre, 31st May 2020

Plants

Birdcare at Bumbles

Birdcare

Shop

Shop

Takeaway coffee with cake or muffin available at Bumbles June 2020

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 Hours

Monday – Saturday
9am – 5.00pm

Sunday
10am – 4.00pm

Coffee Shop
Takeaway only

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.

What’s New

Indoor and Exotic Plants

Some lovely pictures from the Bumbles glasshouse on a sunny March morning. Have you had the chance to visit our indoor glasshouse and see our exotic...

New arrivals for March

What’s new this week at Bumbles! What a wonderful sunny day we are having today, lovely to see so many customers and smiley faces enjoying the...

Getting started with Seed Potatoes

The final garden job we would like to share this month is all about vegetable gardens. Potatoes! Seed potatoes are now in here at Bumbles and...

The latest ramble with Ross around the plant area…

Join Ross as he walks around the plant area and polytunnel to give you a visual of what's in at Bumbles in February 2021. We hope this is a useful...

What’s new this week at Bumbles

Another busy week at Bumbles with plenty of new arrivals and plants around the garden area starting to show colour or show early signs of spring and...

Half Term Projects – Garden Birds

Half Term project #2 : Tuesday. Looking after the birds in the garden The nesting season will be beginning now and you can help garden birds by...

Seasonal Favourites at  Bumbles

New arrivals at Bumbles, February 2021

Spring bedding colours

Indoor plants at Bumbles, November 2020

Orchids and indoor plants

Narcissus bulbs at Bumbles, November 2020

Narcissus bulbs

Erysimum Bowles Mauve at Bumbles, January 2021

Erysimum “Bowles Mauve”

Hyacinth bulbs in at Bumbles, November 2020

Hyacinth bulbs

Winter colours at Bumbles, November 2020

Winter colours at Bumbles

Osmanthus and Primulas at Bumbles, February 2021

New variety Osmanthus

Tiarella Raspberry Sundae, cottage garden plants at Bumbles, January2021

Tiarella “Raspberry Sundae”

Build up to spring with Bumbles, January 2021

The Build Up to Spring begins...

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