Hedge Planting Time

It’s hedge planting time. Now is the best time to plant a new hedge providing the soil is neither water logged nor frozen.  Do check planting guidelines, and remember it will take a good two years for your  hedge to …

Autumn Bedding

In the past decade, autumn bedding plants have come into their own.   While there is not the same large selection available as with summer bedding, you can still create a great decorative seasonal display. You can choose from the …

September Garden

How does our September garden grow? As summer plants begin to fade, we often believe that once September arrives the colour will go from our gardens. This is far from true. There are many herbaceous plants that will grace our …

Fruit Trees

Did you know autumn is the perfect time to plant fruit trees? The earth is still warm from the summer sun and generally very moist from the damp autumnal atmosphere. Planting now gives the roots of a young tree time …

Autumn Plants

Winter Flowering Trees Autumn plants and autumn planting is upon us. Ornamental and fruit trees are ideal to plant now. Some ornamental trees are winter flowering varieties such as the Prunus Autumnalis Rosea. This has a pretty pink blossom that starts to …

Autumn Gardens

At last we can tend to our Autumn Gardens ! After a long dry spell during the summer months the recent rain has finally softened the earth. This means the soil is easy to work with at the moment and …

Colourful Autumn

Evening Flower How can we have a bright colourful autumn? While we love the deep hues of autumn there are still some plants that are summer like in their colour during the later autumn months. One such plant is the …

Decorative Stone

Duck Egg to Pure White Decorative Stone has come a long way since we saw its arrival in 1970’s rock gardens. Today, you could be forgiven for thinking it was a poor cousin to what is available now. It is used …

Evergreen Hedges in August

Hedges in August need our attention! Once the blooms on your evergreen flowering shrubs are over you will need to adopt proper pruning methods. That’s if you want your shrubs to look their best again next year, especially as regular pruning will …




B. Rendell April 2021

I would like to say how delighted we are with the work carried out. Mel, Paul and Tony all worked very hard, they totally took on board the specific need relating to safety as well as the general garden issues. Paul and Tony were excellent at consulting and discussing with me what I felt best in terms of the brief and adjusting if and as necessary, constantly pleasant and polite to deal with. Mel had picked up on particular issues from the first consultation and offered valuable advice. The outcome means a great deal less worry for me going forward.
Altogether a very positive experience and outcome which I would not hesitate to recommend to others.

Stephen March 2021

Dom and Adam's work (garden maintenance) is greatly appreciated. Dom really listened to everything we discussed very carefully and went out of his way to understand and then act upon that discussion. We are extremely pleased with the work done - both to the pond and pyracantha.


We have been coming to Hambrooks for years and it's our favorite garden centre because of its friendly helpful staff and a great selection of plants and trees and the garden design ideas.

“We wanted to write and say how pleased we are with our low maintenance garden makeover. We are very impressed with the attitude of your staff who were prepared to listen to our requirements. Your team John and Rick brushed up and left everything tidy at the end of the day. We now have a garden we can manage and it looks great. THANK YOU HAMBROOKS.”

Mr & Mrs Venables, Southampton. April 2019

“Dear Josh & Mike We just want to say you both did a brilliant job of designing our garden along with the guys who did the work who were amazing. A few weeks on its looks even better now some of the plants are blooming. Thank you!!”

Michelle Sullivan,Fareham. June 2019

“Hambrooks workmanship was so good on the patio, that it took the majority of their time to remove the old stake!!!! Lol it’s what I have come to expect from Hambrooks – always perfection & great workmanship!!!

Mr & Mrs Gazzard, Winchester July 2019

“To James, John & Rikki. Thank you so much, we are delighted with our new garden. We really appreciate the attention to detail, the high quality workmanship and the standard of the finished project. We are amazed at how John & Rikki resolved the difficulties of the site and by the quality of their craftmanship. It was a pleasure to work with them and thank you for making our ideas into something we will enjoy for years to come.”

Mr & Mrs Rogers, Southampton. July 2019

“Dear Tess, Ian & Gareth, thank you for working so hard to produce our beautiful new front garden. You engaged with us throughout the process from initial concept to its completion, which more than surpassed our expectations. Your work ethic, professionalism and dedication were exemplary. Once again thank you!”

Mr & Mrs Springett, Gosport. September 2019

"Dear Kevin, The garden looks amazing and we can’t thank you and the team enough for the transformation. It’s much easier now for Colin to get around so we’re looking forward to some nice weather to fully enjoy our new garden. In the meantime we are enjoying looking at it from indoors!"

Mr J Bastian, Fair Oak. October 2019

"I'm writing to say how impressed I am with the 2 gents you sent to me last week to carry-out the autumn maintenance. They achieved so much in 1 day, clearly understand their plants and were a pleasure to have around the home and family. I do hope they are able to return to my garden especially when we get into the regular maintenance next year. Please pass on my thanks to the team."