So, you've got your beautiful new garden planned out. The sketches are drawn, and the budget is set. You can picture it in your mind, and you can't wait to relax in the summer! All that's left to do is get your hands on all the materials and tools. If you're drawing a blank about where to go, don't worry, we've got you covered. We've been in the garden landscaping and garden design business for years, and we know all the best spots in Edinburgh.
Remember, we are only a phone call away if you are looking for advice.
Today, we'll give you a variety of different options to pick up essential equipment and supplies. Time to fill the car up, and stock up!
Dobbies Garden centre
Dobbies is a large chain, and you'll find them all over Scotland, England, and Wales. But, it's the Edinburgh branch that is the biggest, and best. It acts as the headquarters for the entire company, and it has an enormous range of supplies. You'll find everything from plants to furniture to specialist tools. The great thing about Dobbies is that the staff are all gardening experts.
Four Seasons Build centre
The garden centre is great for picking up the gardening essentials, you might need some bigger supplies. If you're thinking of installing a patio, a pond, or large feature, you'll need building materials. And that means getting out of the garden centre, and into the specialist building stores. Four Seasons is perhaps the biggest and the best in Edinburgh. They're a family-run business, and they're also experts in Conservatories. If you're looking to mix house with garden, this is your one-stop shop.
Based in West Shore Road, Granton they have an extensive display area. Whether you are looking for a garden shed/animal houses or a log cabin they technically more than capable of helping. If you have an idea, they have the skills, in house, to help you.
Seafield Shed centre
If you ask us, every good garden should have a shed! It's the perfect place to store your tools over the winter and keep things out of the house. You could even turn it into a small workshop or design studio. There are endless possibilities for a good shed, and they add a little character to the garden too. All products here are locally made and sustainable. Plus, it's all lovingly crafted in their Fife factory. They'll also help you out with gates, fences, and general gardening work. They're a handy number to have in your phone book.
Based near Broxburn, they are a supplier of specialist plants grown in their own nursery. They specialise in new and unusual perennials, ferns, trees and grasses. If it is peony you are looking for, then you have found a true specialist.
Another specialist nursery near Broxburn. They grow over half a million plants and shrubs annually and are the largest grower of shrubs and trees in Scotland. Mainly catering to the trade they also are developing the retail side of their business. Well worth a visit.
If you're looking specifically for an enormous range of plants and flowers, you just found your answer! Although the local garden centres all have a decent stock of plants, Pentland goes one step further. They produce over 50 million bedding plants annually, and they're open every month of the year. They're also on hand to advise you of the best combinations and blooming schedules.
Butterfly and insect world
We'll leave you with a nice little extra option. As part of Dobbies Garden centre, you'll find butterfly and insect world. If you're looking to create a small butterfly sanctuary, it's a great way to get inspiration and advice. Plus, the kids will love it!
Local to south Edinburgh in Murrayburn the team at MKM are good guys and have expertise in all areas of landscape materials. Whatever your question is they will get an answer. Most items are from stock and they have a large outdoor display area where you can see some of the materials.
Another specialist in Loanhead, south Edinburgh. They offer a delivery service Monday through Saturday morning. Again the staff are very helpful and quick to get an estimate to you.
The team at Jewsons has expertise in landscaping materials and they are a good source of specialist equipment hire. Need a min-digger. No problem. Chain saw with safety equipment they can deliver your hire equipment straight to your door.
Specialising in paving, block paving and concrete paving, Marshalls provides professional paving supplies for paved gardens, driveways and landscapes. There is a strict vetting process to becoming Marshalls Accredited Installer. You can see our accreditation on the Marshalls web site.
Of course, don't discount the big guns like B&Q and Homebase. They're always stocked up with everything you need. But, be sure to support your local, family-run businesses too. Good luck finding everything you need and don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.