We have a limit to the amount of people on the premises at any one time. There will be a queuing system that will be policed by a member of staff. We ask that you are considerate and patient with our staff. The trollies are cleaned between each use and we ask you to use the antibacterial gel provided before entering the shop.

We ask that a maximum of four people per group to be admitted, except for small children where they cannot be left at home.

If you do have a small child with you, we ask that they are kept with you at all times and dissuaded from touching stock and potentially transferring the virus. There will be a maximum of three children per 1 adult permitted. If staff members are concerned that a child isn’t being supervised at all times, you may be asked to leave the store.

You need to exercise the recommended 2m social distancing rules once in store This is between other shoppers and our staff.

We have signs and markings on the floor to direct and advise you of the one way system operating in store.  You will be advised by a staff member if you are going the wrong way, so please don’t be offended.

Please use card payments, preferably contactless if at all possible.

It is mandatory to wear face coverings at all times during your visit to our store, unless you have medical exemption.

            Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance to the shop and tearoom.

Due to the measures in place we are unable to allow a team member to assist with loading purchases into your car.  In exceptional cases we can only assist following strict guidelines.

There will be no toilet facilities in the garden centre.

The Dog House Cafe is closed for the foreseeable future and at present we have a no dog policy until restrictions are eased.



Conkers Garden Centre in Basingstoke opened its doors in 1987. Trading from a much smaller building, it has over the past 30 years grown into a large, modern business, with a busy tea room and lots of interesting stock and plants. 

Opening hours

  • Monday
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Friday
    10:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    10:00 - 17:00
  • 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.

Herbs for tea

Once you've started making your own herbal teas, you'll be spoilt for tasteless teabags forever. Fresh herbal tea doesn't take any longer to make than a bag in a cup: just pick yourself a generous sprig from the herbs growing just outside the back door, dunk in a mug of boiling water and leave t…

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