About Us

Situated 10 minutes from the QE2 Bridge, M25 Thames Crossing, and The Lakeside Shopping Complex, in the village of South Ockendon - Essex, on the B186

Thurrock Garden Centre celebrated it’s 25th anniversary in 2003. Over the years we have grown into a large gardening experience including building a new undercover walkway, easy to view layout of the outdoor plants. This family run Centre, a member of The Horticultural Trades Association and The Garden Centre Association, has in the past won many awards at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show and hosts regular demonstrations in the Spring and Summer months.

The six acre site also has a wide range of Gifts, Ceramics, Candles, Stationery, Books and House Plants. The range and quality of the Outdoor Plants, the huge display of Terracotta/Stoneware items and the comprehensive variety of Paving and Fencing allows customers to spend much time browsing and selecting their purchases. Advice is readily available should this be required.

Our restaurant, The Garden Café, with its new indoor/outdoor extension, is definitely the place for a snack break or a restful lunch. A delightful and convenient meeting place for friends.

No problems with parking either, we have a very large free car park.


Our dedicated and helpful staff are always ready to help