What's New, Special Offers, including our Manager's specials

Christmas Opening times..

Please be advised of the opening times for the Christmas period this year.



Sat 21 Dec                Normal Day

Sun 22 Dec               Normal Day                          


Mon 23 Dec              Normal Day

Tue 24 Dec               Christmas Eve                      Close 3pm

Wed 25 Dec              Christmas Day                      CLOSED

Thu 26 Dec               Boxing Day                            CLOSED

Fri 27 Dec                 Normal Day                          Sale Starts


Sat  28 Dec               Normal Day              

Sun 29 Dec               Normal Day


Mon 30 Dec               Normal Day

Tue 31 Dec                New Year’s Eve                      Close 3pm

Wed  1 Jan                New Year’s Day                      CLOSED

Thurs 2 Jan               Normal Day                                      

Friday 3 Jan              Normal Day              

Beebombs 🐝

We are now selling Beebombs in store now, read on for more info.

What are Beebombs?
Hand made in Dorset, Beebombs are a mix of 18 British wildflower seeds, fine, sifted soil and locally sourced clay.
The seeds are native species and designated by the Royal Horticultural Society as "Perfect for Pollinators"


Where do Beebombs go?
Beebombs just need to be scattered onto cleared ground to create a wildflower meadow. Beebombs need no gardening skill and can be scattered straight onto open ground at any time of the year. Once scattered, Beebombs just need lots of water, sun and time.


Why use Beebombs?
97% of native British Wildflower habitat has been lost since World War 2. Wildflower habitats are where bees and butterflies make their lives. This is serious for Britain. Biodiversity is crucial for many reasons and wildflowers are crucial to biodiversity. 
With Beebombs you can re-create these lost habitats and to help bring back the bees.


Stuck for a Christmas gift this year?
With December fast approaching we are now selling Camelia Botnar home-made VEGAN Christmas candles in a mug or bowl which you can keep and use after perfect for treating yourself or others...

It's Christmas here at Camelia Botnar Garden Centre !!

Anna's Seasonal Tips

Our Horticultural expert Anna will be giving us all brilliant tips
on how to get your garden looking wonderful this season.
Your tip for December:
'To keep your Christmas tree at its best, trim end of stem and place in a bucket of water for several hours before bringing indoors, when inside top up water regularly, but be careful of the electrics!!. Houseplants such as poinsettias and orchids hate drafts and cold so keep warm and just damp with the compost, cyclamen however like it cool and water from below and very small amounts.'

We now have a new book selection to suit all age groups in particular children a perfect gift or treat!

Our New Outdoor Garden Play Area-

The new garden area under construction by our Trainees is now all finished.

It now comprises of a covered seating area to the east side, fronted by a lawn with a wild flower garden, and planted boarders at the southern end. The ornate metalwork pergola was also created by the trainees working in our Forge over at the Charity workshops. There now is the addition of a pirate ship play area for the children to enjoy.

Please note only food and drink purchased from Camelia Botnar Garden Centre to be consumed on site.

Octav Botnar, A Life: Biography by John Laughland


The Camelia Botnar Foundation was established in 1979 by Octav Botnar and his wife Marcela in memory of his only child Camelia who tragically died in a car crash at the age of 20. The Foundation aims to help disadvantaged young adults between the ages of 16-21. He died in 1998 at the age of 84 leaving the Camelia Botnar Foundation as his enduring legacy to helping young people in difficulty.

While walking around or having a coffee or lunch - why not  have your car washed?

Buy our gift vouchers - contact us  today..

Buy one of our gift voucher for a loved one for a great Christmas, Anniversary, Birthday or special occasions. They can be used in the nursery, gift shop or coffee shop. Please email us with your request and we will contact you.