Shannons

Our location
Malham Road
Forest Hill
London SE23 1AH

Our opening times
Mon-Sat: 9am-4pm
Sun: 10am-4pm

Garden Centre

Proudly serving south-east London since 1989

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”
Audrey Hepburn

“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

Our Range

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

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.

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Our News

Seeds and Bulbs have just arrived

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We love this time of year in the garden centre as it means the arrival of lots of seeds and bulbs to plant for the Spring.

Take a look at our selection of pots

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Whether it's for indoor or outdoor plants, we have a wide selection of pots for your plants.

Buying the right houseplants

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You'd like to brighten up your home but need a bit of help choosing the right houseplant for your space.

Check out our latest video

and come down and see us today

Frequently Asked Questions

Monday to Saturday: 9am – 4pm

Sunday: 10am – 4pm

*We reserve the right to amend these opening hours at short notice due to Covid-19.

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.

Deliveries are suspended for the moment.

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

These are on sale from the last week of November.

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 that entrance is via Beadnell Road and driving is via Wastdale Road.

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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