Plan Your Visit

You’ll find our garden centre a friendly and welcoming place for the whole family, including the dog!

Opening Times

  • Monday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Tuesday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday10:00am - 4:00pm

Opening times may vary for Bank Holidays and other festive times of the year.  If unsure, please contact us on 01268 280699 for more information.

Please note concession opening times may vary. If you’re making a special trip, please call ahead to check they are open.

Finding Us

A127 from Southend

Look out for the A176 Basildon/Billericay turn off and take the slip road. At the next roundabout take the first exit, then at the next roundabout take the third exit onto the A127 towards Southend. We’re 3/4 of a mile down on the left.

A127 from London

Exit the M25 at junction 29 and join the A127 Southend bound. Continue down the A127 looking out for the A176 Basildon/Billericay turn off, by the large “Basildon” sign. Don’t get off just yet, but continue for another 3/4 of a mile past that junction, you’ll find us on the left.

Using a Sat Nav? Type in post code CM11 2UJ

Parking

We have parking spaces for up to 450 cars and easy access from the A127, which is the main dual-carriage way into Southend-on-Sea. The A127 is off Junction 29 of the M25 which is a 10 minute drive to our door.

Disabled Facilities

We have disabled parking and disabled toilet facilities. All main areas are ramped and entrances and exits either have wide sliding or automatic doors. Wheelchairs are available free of charge (subject to a refundable £25 cash deposit).

Payment

We accept most major credit cards in the centre. We also accept the H.T.A. National Garden Gift Vouchers as payment. We do not accept American Express.

Local Delivery Service

Found something you love, but can’t fit it in to your car? Don’t worry, help is at hand.

Our driver Colin and his team will be happy to deliver for you. We only use our own vans, not outside couriers, so the service is only available locally.

You can find out more by talking to one of our lovely shop staff in person, or you can contact the office.

Free tips, friendly advice and special offers

Our residents, Pip and May, are here to help!

Keep your eyes peeled for Pip and May, who are here to answer your FAQs and provide helpful gardening tips.

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Gardening Calendar

Not sure what you need to be doing around your garden at this time of year? We can help, with our month-by-month guide to the gardening calendar.

The month of June

Dogs are welcome

Your family pet can now come along and enjoy the gardening experience with you.

Please note that our furry friends are unable to go into Allweathers and L’Oliveta restaurant. We provide drinking water for our furry friends to all responsible owners. All we ask is for your pooch to be kept on a lead while visiting and clear up mess and then dispose of it properly.

Customer Comments

We love hearing what our customers have to say. It’s almost always a compliment about our fantastic staff. And, on the odd occasion that we get something wrong, we’re grateful to be told about it so that we can put things right.

The Garden CentreTo Visit in Essex

We have parking spaces for up to 450 cars and easy access both onto and off of the A127, which is the main dual-carriage way into Southend-on-Sea. The A127 is off Junction 29 of the M25 which is a 10 minute drive to our door. Plan your visit to Summerhill today. We can’t wait to see you.

Summerhill Garden Centre, Pipps Hill Road North, A127 Arterial Road, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UJ