Shannons

Our location
entrance via Malham Road
Forest Hill SE23 1AH
*We are allowed to open during the November lockdown*

Our opening times
Mon-Sun 10am-4pm
*At times we may need to limit customers
*Please wear a face mask/covering

Garden Centre

Our location
entrance via Malham Road
Forest Hill SE23 1AH
*We are allowed to open during the November lockdown*

"To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow"
Audrey Hepburn

Our opening times
Mon-Sun 10am-4pm
*At times we may need to limit customers
*Please wear a face mask/covering

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul”
Alfred Austin

We are allowed to open through the November lockdown

Please wear a face mask / covering when visiting Shannons, and be respectful to fellow customers and staff.

At times we may need to limit customers, so please be patient and we look forward to welcoming you. 

Our Range

Our garden centre has an extensive selection of goods in stock through our long-standing relationships with our able suppliers.

Our News

Cut Christmas trees are now in! 20/11/20

Putting the forest back into Forest Hill with our delivery of cut Christmas Trees.

Did you know we sell firewood?

As we head towards Christmas, you may be needing something to keep you warm - we have firewood and coal in stock now.

CHRISTMAS IS COMING!

THE POT-GROWN CHRISTMAS TREES ARE HERE! 12/11/20. Come along now to choose your potted tree. Cut trees are expected in about 7-10 days.

Led lights to brighten your home or garden – battery or plug-in.

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With evenings getting darker dare we say it but Christmas is coming! We have a great selection of led lights to brighten your home or garden.

Bulbs are selling fast.

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We love this time of year in the garden centre with lots of seeds and bulbs to plant for the Spring.

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Award-winning and part of the community in south-east London

From starting as a landscaping company in 1959 to the opening of the garden centre in 1989 and right up to the present day, Shannons is a part of Forest Hill in south-east London, providing outstanding garden services to the community.

Read about how our father Henry ‘Bob’ Shannon started it all and how we, his children, continue this award-winning, family-run business still striving to maintain his high standards, being proud to say our company has been pleasing customers for years.

Frequently Asked Questions

Monday to Sunday: 10am – 4pm

*We reserve the right to amend these opening hours at short notice due to Covid-19. Please wear a face mask or covering when visiting Shannons, and be respectful of fellow customers and staff.

Please do not visit us if you feel unwell. Whilst on-site, we ask everyone to respect each other and stay 2 metres apart if possible or 1 metre plus if not.

We ask all customers to wear a mask or face covering when entering the shop and follow the one-way system.

Children are to remain beside their parent/guardian and are not allowed to be in the shop on their own.

We offer a limited local delivery service at the moment. There is a charge for delivery SE23: £10 / SE4 & SE26: £15.

Other local postcodes please call or email for details.

Yes, we do – access is via our main entrance in Malham Road, SE23 1AH.

Pot grown trees are expected by end of week  dated 6/11/20

Cut trees are expected by end of week dated 20/11/20

No, not anymore – we recommend you visit your local community forums and ask for recommendations.

We don’t have our own gift vouchers, but we do accept and sell The HTA National Garden Gift Voucher.

No, we do not offer this service at the moment.

Yes, as long as they are on a lead and the owner has control. We have a black cat called Jacob who visits us every day and is often found walking around or sleeping in the shop so please watch out for him.

No, and it will remain closed for the foreseeable future – walking access is from our front entrance is via Beadnell Road and driving is via Wastdale Road SE23 1AH

Sorry, we do not sell anything to do with ponds.

What our customers say

“My fave garden centre in south-east London! Friendly staff too, and a lovely kitty.”

“Always have a very positive experience at Shannons.”

“What a lovely, secret garden, treasure trove of a place. Very knowledgeable and helpful staff.”

“Great customer service, really friendly and helpful! Will be returning frequently.”

“Nice local garden centre with a good selection of plants and products. The staff are always friendly and helpful.”

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