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Burford Garden Centre

Burford Garden Centre

Burford garden centre entrance
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The garden centre at the Burford Garden Centre is very well known locally. We reviewed this large garden centre and give our opinion.

This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of Burford Garden Centre in the Oxfordshire area. Click any picture to enlarge it.


We visited the garden centre at the very beginning of the gardening season and were pleased to find a huge range of shrubs and herbaceous plants. Exactly the correct range of plants for the garden at this time of the year. The picture shows just some of the roses available. A comprehensive choice of David Austen roses was also on display

Roses for sale

Fruit trees As the picture illustrates there was a large range of fruit trees ready for planting at the Burford Garden Centre. The range of ornamental trees was also impressive as was the huge number of clematis

The outdoor plant area was well-kept with wide uncluttered paths. Almost all areas of the plant area was easily accessible to wheelchair users.

Of all the garden centres we have visited, the plant guarantee was the most comprehensive. All hardy plants are guaranteed for an industry-beating 10 years. Coupled with that is a lowest price guarantee on all plants (click the picture to see more clearly). This is confidence in their plants and prices to the extreme. All the plants looked healthy and well-kept.

Hardy plant gurantee

Signs in the outdoor plant area The outdoor plant area was of the standard straight path design which was a little uninspiring. But the many signs enables you to find the plants you want easily.

We saw no outdoor information centre although there were customer services desks indoors to supply information on plants.

Our test shopping basket showed the prices at the Burford Garden Centre to be slightly lower than average. Examples of prices in 2008 are given below.

Rose, 3 litre pot �6.50 upwards

Common shrub (e.g. potentilla, hebe) �7.00

Clematis �6.50 upwards

Runner Bean seeds (4m) �2.79 (Unwins)

Multipurpose 75l �4.50 (3 for �10) Murphy

Fish, Blood and Bone, branded, 2.5kg �3.75

Phostrogen, soluble plant food, 1.25kg �3.50

Large cup of coffee in cafe �2.10