About Us

Hello and Welcome...!

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The West Somerset Garden Centre is a traditional independent garden centre for the discerning gardener, situated just 22 miles from the M5 at Taunton. It was created in the late 1970's from a business specialising in forestry and landscaping. We had a few plants left over from a landscaping job and decided to pot them up and see if they would sell! They did and so we potted a few more! The garden centre was born and we expanded into a 8ft x 6ft summerhouse and took £100 in one day.

We now however have a much larger shop being over 6000 square feet, with a newly erected covered area. We still have a landscaping team who have an excellent reputation locally carrying out work such as decking, patios, water features and planting schemes. All designs and works are carried out by our own staff. All of the staff in our garden centre have a good knowledge of gardening and garden products each specialising in their own field, you can be assured of helpful honest advice.

Opening Hours

We are early birds so open 8am to 5pm Monday to Saturday and have a lie in on a Sunday so open 10am to 4pm.

We are also open normal hours for Bank Holidays 8am to 5pm except for Christmas day, Boxing Day & New Year’s day. Over the Christmas period we may close at 4pm to give our staff an extra hour off, besides which it is dark!


We are a bit tricky to find but once found we are sure you will like us.

Follow the road to the Sea Front along Seaward Way and turn left at the roundabout before the level crossing. Then carry straight on at the next roundabout. At the T Junction turn left and carry on right to the end of the road where you will end up in our car park.

We look forward to seeing you.


  • We currently recycle 99% of our paper, cardboard, soft plastics, plant pots, food waste, glass bottles, pallet wrap and tins. Our plant trays will be offered to you free of charge for transporting plants to your garden, you are welcome to keep them or return them to us.
  • Our plant suppliers are local wherever possible although we do have some European suppliers as well to enable us to provide a wide variety of plants throughout the year.
  • Our restaurant uses local suppliers wherever possible.
  • Our Fine Food area sell locally sourced products and regional suppliers.
  • Our timber products have FCS certification.
  • We offer Peat Based and Peat Reduced compost due to continued public demand, but also offer alternative products. We also stock a range of organic pesticides and herbicides.
  • Our Tree and Shrub suppliers where possible use peat reduced compost.
  • We do not offer polythene carrier bags for your use, however we do have available biodegradable carrier bags at a cost of 5p each.
  • We have over the past few years replaced the shop roofing and wall cladding to make the building more energy efficient. We have invested heavily in energy efficient lighting in the shop and the old strip lights have been replaced with LED lights.