GCA’s ‘Top 10 Best Garden Centre’ in the UK and ‘Best Garden centre’ in the South Thames Area 2016
GCA’s ‘Best Plant Area in the UK’ finalist 2016
Our award winning centre in Milford at Secretts is in the heart of Surrey.
This centre boasts a wide variety outdoor plants as well as an excellent selection of garden furniture, BBQ’s, garden products, crafts, pet food and gifts for all occasions. It also has one of the largest selection of house plants in the area too!
You can relax and enjoy quality food, made from the finest produce in our Cafe Bar; open for breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The indoor and outdoor seating, are all within sight of the plants currently on display.
We run children’s activities during the school holidays and also have a children’s outdoor play area.
Beyond the plant area, you will discover our spectacular gardens, which are lovely to relax and enjoy, particularly during the warmer months. As you walk around the gardens you will find the only National Plant Collection© of Kalmia latifolia cultivars in Britain.
Milford was previously owned by F.A.Secrett Ltd, founded in 1908 by Fredrick Augustus Secrett.
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.
Squire’s Café Bar
National Plant Collection©
Exclusive to Squire’s Milford! We have the only National Plant Collection© of Kalmia latifolia cultivars in Britain. Planted in the 1980’s, it was awarded the National Collection© status by the NCCPG in 1988. We maintain this collection as part of our commitment to horticulture and gardening.
Kalmia latifolia (Common names: Mountain laurel, calico-bush or spoonwood) is native to eastern USA. It has a tall, spreading habit with dark green foliage. Blooming in May and June, its flowers are round, ranging from light pink to white and occur in clusters. There are several named cultivars today that have darker shades of pink, near red and maroon pigment that are also on display here.
Container Planting Service
We can plant your container or hanging basket for you. Choose a container (or bring your own), select your plans and let us do the rest. We’ll care for your plant for up to three weeks, so you’ll have beautiful looking containers with minimal fuss. Prices from £4 – this includes, compost, planting and growing on. Service is free when spending over £100 on plants. Exclusive to Milford.
Delivery and Assembly Service
We offer free delivery on orders over £100* at a time convenient to you. 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.
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 in, run by our friendly staff. For details about the next Create & Grow event, please visit the events pages. We have a children’s play area located outside.
Charity of the Year
We are delighted to be supporting The Samson Centre for MS as our charity of the year until July 2018.
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.