Thompson's Garden Centre in Chislehurst is a family run business that specialises in growing our own plants. We're filled with good quality plants and flowers of every variety and are known as a a haven for gardeners of all levels, from the budding amateur to the experienced master gardener. Whether you're looking for a new shrub for your front garden or seeking inspiration for a complete garden makeover, Thompson's Garden Centre is the place for you. With its vast selection of plants, tools, and accessories, it's a one-stop-shop for all your gardening needs. From compost to seedlings, pots to the soil, Thompson's Garden Centre has it all. Plus, the knowledgeable and helpful staff are always on hand to provide advice and tips on how to get the most out of your garden.
Monday09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday09:00 - 17:30
Thursday09:00 - 17:30
Friday09:00 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday09:00 - 17:30
Sunday - Shop is only open between 10:30am and 4:30pm
Introducing Poppies Customer Loyalty Card
As a thank you to our loyal customers we're please to announce Poppies brand NEW Customer Loyalty card. When you buy 8 hot drinks, we'll give you the next one for FREE.
With our new loyalty card you can get more of what you love, barista quality Coffee and speciality Tea. To collect stamps all you have to do is purchase a hot drink and we'll stamp your card. Ask for a card at the counter and get your first stamp today!
About Poppies Coffee Shop
Visit Poppies Coffee shop, where you can enjoy barista quality coffee in a relaxed atmosphere, whilst looking out over the plant area of the garden centre.
Freshly baked, homemade cakes are a perfect accompaniment to your cup of tea or coffee and you can also choose from a selection of Sandwiches and Toasties which are made to order.
Gluten free options are available, and we are also allergen friendly.
Opening Hours Poppies Coffee Shop Chislehurst
Monday10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday10:00 - 16:00
Thursday10:00 - 16:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:30 - 16:00
Hot food is served until 3:45pm each day
Meet Thompson's Chislehurst Manager
Get to know Thompson's Chislehurst's tower of strength: James. James has worked for Thompson’s since 2002.
Started from the bottom
From starting as a member of the shop team, he has worked his way up through various roles, before becoming a shop manager in 2009 at our Welling garden centre.
Excellent gardening knowledge
His experience and gardening knowledge took him to his current General Managers position at our Chislehurst Garden Centre in 2019.
James loves his house plants, with his favourite being a Nepenthes plant (or Monkey Cups) as it’s a tropical-looking houseplant.
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Range of products available
When you visit Thompson's Garden Centre, you will find a great range of products to suit your every gardening need. Whether you're looking for seeds and seedlings, pots and compost, gardening gloves, or anything in between, Thompson's Garden Centre has it all. You can also find a wide range of tools and accessories to help you with your gardening. A selection of outdoor furniture and barbecues is also available. If you would like to spruce up your indoor plants, you can find a range of decorative pots and planters to suit your every need. Whether you're looking for something plain and simple, or something a little bit more extravagant and colourful, there is sure to be something to catch your eye. You can also find a range of gardening books and magazines to help you learn more about gardening and expand your knowledge.
Helpful and knowledgeable staff
The staff at Thompson's Garden Centre are always happy to provide advice and tips on gardening and growing. No matter your level of expertise, you can rest assured you will receive the best and most helpful service. Whether you're seeking advice on the best plants to grow, or need help deciding which type of compost to buy, the staff will help you find what you need. The staff are also knowledgeable on the best time to plant particular plants and can provide advice on how to best care for your plants. If you are looking for something specific and can't find it at Thompson's Garden Centre, the staff will be happy to order it for you.
Gardening tips and advice
If you're new to gardening or don't have a garden, you can still reap the benefits of growing your vegetables and herbs. You can find a wide range of containers to grow in your kitchen, balcony, or even on your windowsill. You can also find growing kits that are great for kids or beginners who want to start gardening indoors. The staff at Thompson's Garden Centre can provide you with advice and tips on how to get the most out of your indoor or outdoor gardening space. They can help you decide which plants are best suited to your climate, and what soil and nutrients they need to thrive. They can also guide you on the best time to plant, to ensure you have a bountiful harvest come harvesting time.
Planting and growing advice
If you are planting your vegetables and herbs, the staff at Thompson's Garden Centre can provide planting advice to ensure you get the best results. They can also help you select the best variety of plants for your growing conditions. If you are looking to introduce new plants to your garden, the staff can provide advice on which types of plants thrive best in your particular climate. They can also help you select the best planting time, to give your plants the best chance of growing and thriving.
Range of tools and accessories
If you are after a new tool or accessory for your gardening, you can find a wide range of products at Thompson's Garden Centre. You can find everything from spades, rakes, shovels, and hand tools, to wheelbarrows and wheelbarrow accessories. You can also find a variety of watering cans, watering systems, and garden hoses to help you water your plants more efficiently. You can also find a range of containers to grow in at home, as well as a selection of herb pots and containers. If you are wanting to mix things up, you can find a variety of colourful pots, as well as decorative containers to spruce up your indoor plants. You can also find a range of compost and soil for your indoor and outdoor plants.
Seasonal sales and special offers
Thompson's Garden Centre holds seasonal sales throughout the year, to help you get the best gardening tools and accessories at a discounted price. During the spring, you can find a range of gardening tools and accessories on sale, as well as a selection of plants perfect for planting in your garden. You can find everything from gardening gloves, to watering cans and hand tools on sale. During the summer months, you can find a variety of plants on sale, perfect for planting in your garden. You can also find a selection of gardening tools and accessories reduced in price. During the fall, you can find a wide range of plants on sale, as well as gardening accessories. During the winter, you can find a selection of plants and herbs on sale, as well as a range of gardening tools and accessories at discounted prices.