Badshot Lea Garden Centre

GCA’s ‘Best Customer Service’ Garden Centre in the South Thames Area 2015

Badshot Lea is our largest garden centre. Located just off the A31 outside the lovely Georgian town of Farnham, Badshot Lea garden centre is well known in the locality and has particular expertise in aquatics and pets.

An extensive plant area houses a fantastic selection of shrubs, trees and garden plants. The garden centre offers a massive selection of gardening products, furniture, BBQs, gifts and food. There is also a spa concession onsite.

There is a comprehensive pet centre, plus an outstanding aquatics department which has the largest selection of fish in the area.

Squire's Café Bar

Squire’s Café Bar has a bright and attractive dining area, and the seasonal menu provides fresh and nutritious fare throughout the day. There is a delicious selection of breakfasts, hot lunch dishes, including dishes of the day, baked potatoes, salads, sandwiches and baguettes, cream teas and cakes.

We offer a Buy One Get One Free on hot drinks, every Monday to Saturday until 10am

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Pets & Aquatics

Pets and AquaticsWe stock a large range of reptiles and their associated products. Our unique fish house stocks tropical, coldwater and marine fish as well as plants for the aquarium/pond. Our selection of pond fish is one of the biggest in the country. We have a 2500 gallon display pool for our larger Koi of up to 26″. In season we stock fish for all budgets from £2 to £1,000. We also have hamsters, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and from March to September, poultry.

Why not bring your children along and help feed our outside fish. This is done daily at 4:30pm and 4pm on Sunday. 

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Plant Guarantee

We are so confident in the quality of our hardy plants that we are happy to guarantee them for 3 years. We will gladly replace any hardy stock that does fail, provided it has been looked after correctly. Simply return the plant within 3 years, along with original proof of purchase.

Delivery and Assembly Service

We offer free delivery on orders over £100*.  An assembly service is also available. Both services are carried out by our knowledgeable team. Please contact the centre for details.

* in the local area.

Children's Activities

The outdoor play area is located next to the restaurant.

During selected school holiday we run “Create & Grow”, where family activities are designed with young children in mind, giving them the opportunity to get creative, learn more about gardening, wildlife and the natural world whilst getting their hands dirty with a range of gardening and craft activities!

Create & Grow was designed to engage children in learning about nature in a fun and exciting way, with a variety of activities the whole family can get involved, run by our friendly staff.

For details about the next Create & Grow, please visit the events pages or ask a member of staff if not listed.


Our exciting angling range supplies a vast choice of top quality essential products from rods, nets, hooks and bait to extensive products such as Luxury chairs, weighing slings  and landing net handles.

Room for Hire For Private Functions

You can hire our restaurant for private functions. We offer an optional catering service. For more details please email or call the centre.

Charity Of The Year

We are delighted to be supporting The Woodlark Centre as our charity of the year until September 2016.

Our staff chose the charity and are passionate about supporting the local community. We hope to be able to donate a generous amount throughout the year, with thanks to our customers, and to also support the charity on specific projects through the sharing of our time, skills and expertise.

Centre Information

Badshot Lea Road Farnham Surrey GU9 9JX 01252 333666 01252 334256
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Richard Wells Centre Manager Richard Wells

Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm
Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm
Open late every Thursday until 7pm

Open Friday until 7pm in April, May and June

Open Normal Hours on Bank Holiday Monday



Latest Events

Ice Grotto ADVENT-ture (Badshot Lea & Shepperton Only)

Event Date - 21st November 2015 - 24th December 2015

Santa is Coming to Town in His Horse & Carriage – With Real Reindeer! (Badshot Lea)

Event Date - 21st November 2015 - 28th November 2015

Decorate a Woodland Wreath, Day & Evening Workshop – Badshot Lea

Event Date - 1st December 2015 - 1st December 2015

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Other Useful Numbers

Squire’s Café Bar
01252 339307

Pets & Aquatics
01252 333666

Brantano – Quality Shoes
01252 328184

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Opening times of the concessions on site may vary – please telephone them for details.


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