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If a person’s home is their castle, then the garden (or balcony) is their kingdom

We firmly believe in the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing a garden, patio, balcony – or any outdoor place – can provide. Our team works incredibly hard to ensure our customers receive the best service, advice and products available so they can enjoy their outdoor space to the fullest.

As it is with all forms of gardening; commitment is key

At our company’s core is our responsibility to our local community and our environment – for nearly 70 years we have been lucky enough to enjoy the support of our customers and we do our utmost to ensure a two-way relationship. 

Our Charity Committee and Sustainability Committee meet regularly to ensure Ruxley Manor is upholding our commitment to all stakeholders and meeting our ESG Policy targets.

Read Ruxley Manor’s Reviews

Ruxley Manor is a garden centre in Kent that you can trust, so why not read the latest reviews from our customers by clicking on the link below.

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Garden Centre of Excellence 2023

Garden Centre Association

We are extremely proud to announce that from 2022’s 10th place in the UK, we have maintained our ranking as a Garden Centre of Excellence and have been ranked 3rd BEST GARDEN CENTRE IN THE UK for 2023!


Best Destination Garden Centre 2022

Garden Centre Association South Thames

We are also incredibly proud to announce we have won the top award in the Garden Centre Association’s rankings for the South Thames area.

To win this award we have demonstrated, via a third party inspection, our standards, stock, display and service is outstanding across the board. 


Trust is important, that’s why we’re part of the Garden Centre Association

Before becoming member a of the Garden Centre Association, each garden centre has to undergo an in-depth inspection from an independent specialist consultant to ensure that the high standards, we as an association and our members are proud of, are being met.




As all the best things do, Ruxley Manor began simply. Henry Evans founded H. Evans and Sons in 1876, growing plants in Sidcup then transporting them, by horse and cart, to sell at the markets in Covent Garden. Since then, and thanks to the pioneering family after him, Ruxley Manor is now one of the UK’s best family-run Destination Garden Centres. Offering everything from excellent quality flowers, shrubs and trees to anything you could want to improve both your garden and your home – as well as a delicious bite to eat whilst you browse.


Ruxley Manor Garden Centre was first started in 1964 by current Director, Richard Evans. Beginning life as a mail-order seed delivery service the operation soon developed and Ruxley Manor Farm, on the border of London and Kent, was purchased to support the growing business. Our on-site day nurseries get their name from Grandma Grace, who could often be found chatting to friends during the first year of Ruxley Manor Garden Centre opening. We’ve come a long way since then with 5th generation family members now running the garden centre and restaurant – but a few of us still hope the orange floral trends of the 60’s come back around soon!


We are proudly Planet Mark Certified and our Sustainability Committee meets regularly to ensure we are on track to achieve our ESG targets and goals.


We choose a local charity on a yearly basis to focus our fundraising on. From events like Pub Quizzes to challenges like the 24 peaks - we donate as much as we can!


Ruxley Manor is a safe place for all - we work hard to offer the most accessible place for everyone to enjoy. Find out more about what we're doing to include everyone.

Would you like to know more?

We like to think we’re an open book and we always love a chat – whether that’s about the best plants for a shady border, what garden furniture would suit your garden vision or even about the results of last night’s dancing on ice! If you’d like to get in contact, you can give us a call on 020 8300 0084 or drop a message using our online contact form. We’re also pretty social media savvy too!