Thompsons Plant & Garden Centres
Thompsons Plant & Garden Centres are a family run Garden Centre group consisting of four Retails sites. We specialise in supplying our garden centres with our very own plants, grown on five nursery sites in the south east.
Our growing nurseries all specialise in particular areas, helping us make sure we supply our own garden centres with a diverse choice of freshly delivered plants. It is very important to us to produce our own plants and not have to rely on importing plants from other countries. Our plants are all grown in the south east, are fresher and a better quality as they have less miles to travel to their destinations.
As well as our extensive collection of plants we aim to provide everything you would need for your garden. At all of our garden centres you will find compost, weedkillers, insecticides, lawn care products, plant food, watering equipment, houseplants, fencing, stoneware, tubs and baskets, fruit & vegetables and much more.
History Of Thompsons
The Thompson Group started as a partnership between Mr and Mrs Thompson in 1976. They bought a three acre derelict orchard near Canterbury and set about converting it into a small nursery where they grew and sold plants, fruit and vegetables, and little else. At the time, Mr & Mrs Thompson had other jobs and they were able to give these up as the business grew.
The company acquired a further nursery in Surrey and the Petham Site was converted back over to Retail. Also in 1992 we bought a retail site on the Isle of Wight and started to trade from there too. A further three production sites were purchased on the Isle of Wight and these specialised in other areas of plant production.