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 at Bumbles.

Special offer with Rose, Tree and Shrub purchases

 FREE 50 litre Rose Tree & Shrub compost bag to every customer who spends over £50 on roses, trees and/or shrubs between now and the end of October!

Spring Bulbs Special Offer

It’s the perfect time for planting Spring Bulbs, to help get the most out of them, we  we are offering a FREE 20 litre bag of miracle Gro Bulb fibre when you spend £50 or more on bulbs in store!

How to Build a Rockery Planter

A great alternative to traditional planters, Ross takes us through a step by step process of setting up a rockery planter.

Glasshouse expansion - now even more choice!

During August, we have opened up an additional area of our glasshouse to expand our offerings of exotic and indoor plants, which have been really popular this year! Come and have browse and let us know what you think.

The wonderful colours of Heucheras

Famed for their superb range of spectacular foliage and attractive late spring/summer flowers, Heuchera make a wonderful addition to your garden. 

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!

Seasonal treats in our Coffee Shop

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

New Perennials for shade, semi shade, dry beds and full sun at Bumbles Plant Centre

Plants

Birdcare at Bumbles

Birdcare

Furniture for outdoor spaces at Bumbles Plant Centre

Shop

Enjoy afternoon tea at 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 – 5.30
Sunday: 10 – 4.30

Coffee Shop

Open daily

Welcome to October at Bumbles

Welcome to October, we are the other side of the Autumn Equinox now and really noticing the nights drawing in. It’s a busy time in the garden, when the weather allows, tidying up but also  the time of year for planting shrubs and trees, as well as Spring bulbs.

This month at Bumbles we have a couple of special offers for our customers: Spend over £50 on Roses, Trees and Shrubs and receive a FREE 50L bag of rose, tree and shrub compost, plus spend £50 or more on bulbs, we’ll give you a 20L bag of MiracleGro bulb fibre to help the bulbs on their way!  Offers open until 31st October, whilst stocks last, so come in this month and get planting!

Ross has put together some advice on a building a rocker planter, with step by step instructions – read the post here. 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 ideas.

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 Rambles... Autumn

As Autumn beckons we felt it was time for another one of Ross's Rambles....

Posted by Bumbles Plant Centre on Thursday, 12 September 2019

Watch Ross’s latest Ramble around Bumbles, see what’s in stock and ready for autumn planting!

Brighten up your living spaces with a houseplant!

Houseplants have seen a revivial this year 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

Winter colours at Bumbles

Lots of colour delivered this morning to brighten up the garden for the autumn and winter ahead at Bumbles, including cyclamen coums, pansies,...

Spring Bulbs special offer!

It’s the perfect time to start thinking about and planting spring flowering bulbs. As always at Bumbles we are offering a HUGE range of...

Indoor and Exotic Plants

Bright and beautiful indoor colour today in our indoor and exotic plant glasshouse!

All about Box Hedging

The Box hedge plant (Buxus sempervirens) is the ideal species for formal low hedges or borders as well as being a classic topiary plant. Buxus...

All about Cherry Laurel

Prunus laurocerasus 'Rotundifolia' The Common or Cherry Laurel is a vigorous, dense evergreen shrub with large, glossy, bright green leaves, which...

All about Viburnum Davidii

Plant of the week: Viburnum davidii The viburnum davidii seems to be one of those shrubs that has retreated to the back of most of our minds when...

Seasonal Top Tips from the Bumbles Team

Plants for autumn tubs & baskets at Bumbles Plant Centre
Planting ideas for autumn at Bumbles Plant Centre
Autumn plants at Bumbles Plant Centre
Shrubs, roses, climbers & trees at Bumbles Plant Centre
Climbers ready to plant at Bumbles Plant Centre

Get your autumn tubs and baskets planted up now to colour up your patios and outdoor areas, make the most of the milder autumn days!

It’s a good time for planting trees and shrubs, as we still have some sunshine and it’s not too cold. This includes fruit trees – we have some great varieties here at Bumbles and can give you guidance on how and where to plant for the best crops.

Joining the Bumbles Grow Your Own Army? This is the time to prepare your vegetable calendar for next year. Plant Brasicas now for spring produce. You can also dig a trench in preparation for next year’s runner beans, fill it with organic waste over winter ready for spring planting.

We have a great range of Clematis and other climbers, now is the time to plant for spring flowers.

Just a few tips from the team – please ask us if you have any questions or need some advice on what to plant where and when, we’re very happy to help!

Hydrangeas at Bumbles Plant Centre
Shrubs in the plant area at Bumbles
Trees in the polytunnel at Bumbles Plant Centre
Acers in tranquillity corner at Bumbles Plant Centre
Climbers ready to plant at Bumbles Plant Centre

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

 

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