Shannons

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 TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Please email us if you would like
to order goods to collect

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 temporarily closed
until further notice
Please email any enquiries-

“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 have taken the difficult decision to temporarily close until further notice- you can order by Email and Collect.

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

OUR GATES ARE CLOSED- ORDER BY EMAIL & COLLECT INSTEAD.

UPDATE 14th January 2021

WE ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED BUT WE ARE PLEASED TO SAY WE CAN OFFER ‘EMAIL ORDER & COLLECT FROM OUR BACK GATE’.

Please see our blog posts below for details of newly arrived stock – seed potatoes, bird food, compost, bark and manure, perennials and potted bulbs. If there is something you would like to order then please email us your list to and we will check stock for you. Payment can be made by online bank transfer or cash  and collection from our back gate.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you soon! #staysafe

New Perennials and Potted Bulbs Arrivals- 14th Jan

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

BIRD FEED & FEEDERS 14th Jan

Don't forget to feed the birds! We have a good selection of bird food now in stock and you can Order & Collect.

Kiln Dried Logs now in- Order by Email and Collect. 12th Jan

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Kiln dried logs are now in stock which you can Order by Email and Collect at the garden centre.

SEED POTATOES & VEG HAVE ARRIVED! EMAIL ORDER & COLLECT.

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Seed potatoes and veg have arrived and are now in stock- there's a great selection. We are also offering Email Order & Collect in lockdown.

Soft fruit bushes and rhubarb now in stock- order by email & Collect. 14th Jan

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

Compost, Bark & Manure Delivery January 2021- ORDER BY EMAIL & COLLECT.

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We've had our first delivery of compost, bark and manure to begin January 2021- organic and peat-free can now be found in stock.

Happy New Year!

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We are open again from the 4th January 10-4 pm. Find out here where to recycle your real Christmas Tree.

Christmas week update

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For any last-minute festive shopping, we are open until Christmas Eve at 2 pm when we close for Christmas.

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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and look forward to seeing you soon

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

Please check below to see if your question can be answered. Otherwise please call us on 020 8291 1502 / 1507 or email us your query to

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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