Open today from 10:00 until 16:00




Hello & Welcome to Conkers!

The Garden Centre is now fully open  but we still have hand sanitizer at the entrance and screens at the tills for the time being. 

The Riverbank Tearoom is open too, with well spaced tables and waitress service. 

The Dog Cafe was a pop up in 2019 but sadly was not a success, so has closed permanently. It has not been open since March 2020 and neither have dogs been allowed in store since then.  Sadly there were too many unreported incidents of dogs messing, so the decision was made to no longer allow dogs in. Sorry for any upset this might cause but it was becoming a problem. 


For click & collect and local deliveries, please visit our webshop at

Please see below for our current opening hours.



Opening hours

  • Monday
    09:00 - 17:30
  • Tuesday
    09:00 - 17:30
  • Wednesday
    09:00 - 17:30
  • Thursday
    09:00 - 17:30
  • Friday
    09:00 - 17:30
  • Saturday
    09:00 - 17:30
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 16:00



It's vital that you clean bird tables, feeders and baths before refilling them for winter. Use hot, soapy water and a stiff brush, and wear goggles and rubber gloves. Rinse well with clean water before drying. An insect house is a great way to attract beneficial insects to your garden. Most 'bug boxes' contain hollow stems in which insects such as bees, lacewings and ladybirds will be happy to hibernate. Install in a sheltered location that is exposed to the morning sun.

Keeping herbs happy

Few plants are as easy-going as herbs. You can pop them in any spare corner and they'll settle in without fuss. Many of the herbs you'll find in our Basingstoke garden centre are evergreen, too, so they'll perform all year without demanding much in return.

But to encourage your herbs…

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