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 work incredibly hard to ensure our customers receive the best service, advice and products available today so they can enjoy their outdoor space to the fullest.

Outdoor Plants Flowers and Shrubs

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.

Grandma Grace, who the day nurseries on-site are named after, can be seen in the top of this image 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!

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.


A 5th Generation Garden Centre with the modern gardener in mind…

Core Gardening

Plants, shrubs, trees and all the tools you need to make your garden your haven.

Outdoor Living

Garden Furniture, BBQs and Outdoor Heating options from the world's best suppliers.

Home and Kitchen

Houseplants, Kitchenware, Decorations and Home Fragrance... All in one place

Food and Drink

A delicious meal or a quick coffee or a full week's shop. All available under one roof.

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.


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!