The small shrub Santolina loves the heat. It is a western Mediterranean plant and as a native of dry rocky places it tolerates poor soil and drought. As our hot summer continues, the plants and shrubs are struggling in the …


Did you know grasshoppers are vital to our ecosystem? They are over 300 million years old according to prehistoric fossils and their presence ensures our environment is more efficient and safer for other animals and plants to survive. Their eating and breeding …


Roses will carry on flowering until the first frost, and what a choice of colours. From the palest cream to the deepest red. Vibrant and versatile,  they will complement any style of garden, large or small. No wonder they are …

Artificial Lawns

Artificial lawns have  come a long way since they first came on the scene in the mid 1960’s.  Today there is no comparison with what was available then or even what was available just three years ago. It is hard …

Garden Pots

Garden pots that are big, bold and beautiful. Garden designers tend to lean towards this vision when asked to use pots and planters to create architectural interest to clients’ gardens. Ornate traditional planters made in the beautiful materials of marble, cast iron …

Wildlife and water features really bring a garden to life. Water adds sound and movement while they can also add attractive and definitive focus points. Or brighten up awkward spaces that you do not know what to do with and …

Outdoor Entertaining

Outdoor Entertaining In recent years the concept of outdoor entertaining has really taken off.  And, we may be famous for our English gardens yet it was New Zealanders who first coined the expression ‘The Third Room’ when talking about their …


One of the most dramatic flowers of the early summer border is the lovely delphinium. While the rose has always been the ‘Queen of the Garden’, delphiniums quite rightly have the accolade of ‘Queen of the Border’. And that is …

Summer Bedding

Did you know that over a third of what we spend on plants is on summer bedding? Annuals are an essential feature in our gardens. They fill gaps in our borders and fill our pots and planters with instant colour. Vibrant …




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."