Thorngrove Garden Centre is a traditional garden centre in the heart of Gillingham for over 50 years. Thorngrove was bought by Scope as its first residential home in 1963 and the garden centre was started in 1967. Thorngrove was taken over in 2017 by Employ My Ability and is currently undergoing construction to dramatically improve the facilities and create a fantastic environment for our customers to visit.

Thorngrove is one of the very few garden centres who have the pleasure of growing the vast majority of our plants on site, meaning the very best quality at the very best prices. As well as a fantastic selection of home grown plants, pots and large gardening selection we also have The Secret Garden Café (now open) for the best homemade coffee and cakes, our Garden Shop providing garden accessories and gifts, as well as several glass houses and nurseries, so please feel free to take a look around on your next visit!

Our friendly staff are always are always on hand to assist you in all of your gardening needs and we look forward to seeing you soon!


  • On site Café
  • Garden Shop
  • Glass Houses
  • Nurseries
  • Free Car Parking
  • Disabled Access available
  • Well trained staff and expert advice on hand
  • Delivery Service available
  • Dogs welcome on a lead
  • Loyalty Cards available
  • Trade Cards available
Thorngrove Secret Garden Cafe - Gillingham, Dorset

Open Now

The Secret Garden Café provides the very best homemade cakes, snacks and refreshments! Takeaway and Catering services available too! Also, our Thorngrove shop offers garden accessories and a large selection of gifts. Please visit us soon and take a look around!


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Thorngrove Garden Centre

Thorngrove Garden Centre