Oxford Garden Centre
Oxford Garden Centre

Our Plants

Quality annual garden planters, perennials, climbers, alpines and shrubs

As a traditional garden centre with horticulture at its core, our key focus is selling the best quality seeds, bulbs, plants, shrubs and trees. 

Please Note: Our wide range of plants are only available to purchase in store and not online!

The wide range of indoor and outdoor plants that Oxford Garden Centre stocks and supplies includes the following:

Annuals/bedding plants

  • An annual is a plant that completes its life cycle within one year
  • Summer annuals germinate during spring and mature by autumn, while winter annuals germinate during the autumn and mature during spring the following year
  • These are best grown in a multipurpose compost and will require plant feed while in flower
  • Bedding plants come in a range of colours and sizes
  • Annuals/bedding plants can be planted in beds or pots to brighten up your garden instantly
  • Regular deadheading is a must to maintain your bedding; this will prevent the flower from completing its natural cycle and enable it to continue to flower
  • Examples include: Begonias, Geraniums and Lobelias

Herbaceous/perennial plants

  • Choose perennials for the classic “cottage garden” look
  • They allow for year-round flowering
  • These are plants that die back after each season, then grow again bigger and better each year
  • Perennials can be planted in pots or in beds and need to be fed and watered regularly
  • Regular deadheading is recommended to prolong flowering
  • Perennials include: Lupins, hardy Geraniums and Iris


  • Resilient in nature, alpines provide a low-maintenance option for your garden
  • Most alpines are easy to grow and are perfect for new gardeners
  • They offer a huge variety with vibrant and often unusual looking flowers
  • Alpines provide excellent ground coverage in your garden
  • These are the perfect choice for rock gardens
  • Examples include: Primulas, Houseleeks and Candytufts


  • These are generally hardy plants
  • Adding height and privacy to your garden, these are great for covering a wall, trellis or pergola
  • Climbers take up very little space in the garden or on a balcony
  • Examples of hardy climbers are: Clematis, Ivy and Honeysuckle


  • These can be evergreen or deciduous
  • All are categorised as ‘hardy’
  • If planting in the ground, we’d recommend to use bone meal or a rose, tree and shrub compost
  • If planting in a pot, use John Innes Compost No3 with a 20% mix of compost
  • Some shrubs like Hydrangeas, Camellias, Rhododendrons need ericaceous soil and are best kept in pots using John Innes Ericaceous Compost
  • Shaping and cutting back is essential
  • More examples of shrubs are: Mahonias, Dogwoods and flowering Box