Welcome to Iron Acton Garden Centre

Welcome to Iron Acton Garden Centre, a family owned and run independent garden centre. Come and see us for a great selection of seasonal plants, gardening products, gifts and furniture, as well as trained and friendly staff who are always on hand to help. We hope to see you soon.

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Allotment Sue

Allotment Sue brings you regular updates on her journey to self-sufficiency.  Share her experiences as she tackles the ups and downs of growing her own fruit, veg, flowers and herbs as well as coping with the challenges of erratic weather, invasive weeds and peckish birds!

Read Latest Blog - Friday 3rd October

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Year round pond care

A sheet of glimmering water, dancing with dragonflies and sparkling with lush, exotic flowers is an eyecatching centrepiece that's the perfect finishing touch to your garden. Water features create a restful space after the fireworks of your main borders, and they'll attract wildlife into your…

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Smoke out pests

Banish overwintering pests from your greenhouse by fumigating it, letting smoke find its way into the tiniest of nooks and crannies so there's no place for nasties to hide. You'll find sulphur candles in our garden centre: remove plants, then close the windows, vents and doors, light the fuse and leave for 12 hours.

Plant of the Week: Corylus avellana var. contorta

Plant of the Week: Corylus avellana var. contorta

Winter beauty isn't just about flowers and colourful bark (important though they are): it's also about silhouettes against a frosty ground. And there's no more sculptural silhouette than a corkscrew hazel, its branches curling and contorting crazily in a wildly intricate dance. As January draws to a close, the catkins appear, dangling their long tassels like elegant exclamation marks among the twists and tangles.

Like all hazels, it's easy going and happy in any spot in the garden or in a roomy container. It grows slowly to about 3m and needs little care, beyond pruning out the occasional straight stem to keep that spectacularly twisted outline.