Our location
Malham Road, Forest Hill SE23 1AH
- Please wear a face covering on your visit

Garden Centre

Proudly serving south-east London since 1989

We are open 10-4pm daily
for you to come along & shop.
We look forward
to seeing you soon.

Our location
Malham Road, Forest Hill SE23 1AH
- Please wear a face covering on your visit

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

We are open
daily 10-4pm

“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 open every day from 10-4pm

Please wear a face 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 News

We are open everyday from 10-4pm

Update 19/02/21


It is lovely to see the longer days and the promise that Spring is coming.  We have been busy stocking up in the last couple of weeks with new stock arriving almost daily.  This past week we have had a large delivery of plants from Holland and our beds are getting fuller with many shrubs including Camelias, Rhododendrons, Paeonies & Tree paeonies, Choisya, Viburnum, Buddleja, Corylus, Daphne, Dicentra, Forsythia,  Hydrangea, Iberis, Magnolias, Philadelphus, Potentilla, Syringa, Weigela, Aucuba, Euonymus, Festucas, Hebes, Lavender, Photinia, Pieris and many more plants including standard Bays and beautiful Acers. Come down and have a look.

We still have a great selection of seed potatoes, onion sets, garlic, shallots along with Thompson and Morgan seeds and all seed trays and pots to get you started. This week also saw the arrival of our decorative bagged stone.

We are still following the safety guidelines as set out by the government and ask you to follow them when you visit-

  • Where possible, please visit on your own and not in groups or a maximum of 2.
  • Please stay at least 2 metres from other customers and staff.
  • Please do not mix with other households & if you have children with you please keep them by your side.
  • Unless exempt for medical reasons, it is now mandatory for customers to wear face coverings in all shops.

We ask you to adhere to these guidelines for the safety of our customers and staff.
Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you soon! #staysafe

Bloomin Amazing back in stock – soil conditioner/mulch/feed

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Bloomin Amazing is a no-dig #peatfree mulch, easy feed and soil conditioner all in one. Produced in the West Country, it has an effective carbon footprint and is a by-product from renewable energy. It is lightweight, clean and almost odourless…

Pots, pots and more pots!

We have had a large delivery of outdoor pots - all shapes and sizes - terracotta and glazed.

Compost, Bark, Manure etc. In Stock 23 Jan 2021

New selection of compost, manure, bark, topsoil and soil conditioners now in stock.

New Perennials and Potted Bulbs Arrivals

We've had some new Perennials arrive- Helleborus, Lupins, Tiarella, Primula and more are all now in stock.

Bird Feed & Feeders- 14th Jan 2021

Don't forget to feed the birds! We have a good selection of bird food now in stock.

Seed Potatoes & Veg Have Arrived!

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Seed potatoes and veg have arrived and are now in stock- there's a great selection.

Soft Fruit Bushes and Rhubarb now in stock

All ready for spring, we have a good selection of soft fruit bushes and also rhubarb plants now in stock.

Our Range

Our garden centre has an extensive selection of goods in stock through our long-standing relationships with our able suppliers. Here is a selection and you can view all our range via the link below.

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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 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 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.

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

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

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

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, not anymore – we recommend you visit your local community forums and ask for recommendations.

November 2021

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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