Our Story

Our Mission Statement

Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre continually strive to be the best Garden & Landscape Centre. We aim to provide all of our customers with quality products, often bespoke from our site, with sound advice, inspirational ideas and true value for money to make their dream outdoor living & gardens become a reality. A One-Stop-Shop, local business for all your outdoor living, gardening & landscaping needs.

Our Story

Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre, (EGLC) was established by brothers Dave & Steve White in 1995 as Earlswood Nurseries Ltd, back when the site was nothing more than a large neglected plot that consisted of no more than an old workshop barn and a couple of polytunnels.

With the help of their friends and family, Dave & Steve quickly got to work on making full use of the 7 acre site by manufacturing fence panels in the old workshop and growing bedding plants in the polytunnels to make beautiful hanging baskets.

Within just a couple of years, business was blooming at Earlswood. Word had quickly spread about the quality and value being offered and the centre had begun to resemble a traditional garden centre following the addition of a wide range of plants, pots, garden accessories and tools, all driving crowds of customers through the gates. Always looking to improve, Dave & Steve spotted an opportunity to provide a range of quality landscaping materials and introduced a selection of patio paving, block paving and walling products to their growing range, and haven't looked back since.

The company continued to grow in a number of ways over the next few years with more stocks, displays, vehicles & staff and was starting to develop a superb reputation around the local area as a great local business where customers could get great products and advice from extremely knowledgeable staff.

The centre's first shop was made by using an old worksite port-a-cabin, that served us right up until 2008, when Dave & Steve opened the modern purpose-built retail store that's on site today, rebranding the business as 'Earlswood Garden & Landscape Centre' to better reflect the offering to their customers.

Huge investment has been made into the centre with many site developments including a new site entrance, purpose-built concession buildings, vastly developed and improved plant centre and a new modern timber workshop.
Whilst developing the centre's offering, the team have been very careful in reducing the impact on the environment by making use of eco-friendly technology to include ground source heat pumps, air source heat pumps, solar panels, natural water supplies and the latest HGVs producing the lowest possible emissions.

Today, Dave & Steve both maintain active roles as Managing Directors, along with a team of over 60 people, including a board of Directors responsible for the retail, catering, manufacturing, transport, accounting, sales, marketing and IT departments across the 7.5 acre site. Utilising modern technology, the company also have an impressive ecommerce website, (most likely where you're reading this) that offers thousands of products for delivery anywhere in the United Kingdom, and have a well-established presence and strong following on all major social media platforms.

The latest investment by the team was to give the on-site cafe a complete refurbishment, including a brand new state-of-the-art commercial kitchen that was opened under the management of the Earlswood team as Shakespeare's in September 2023 to provide staff and visitors with an amazing place to grab a freshly ground and expertly-made coffee, delicious breakfast or hearty lunch, 7 days a week.

The centre is open 7 days a week, (including Bank Holidays) and has parking for over 100 vehicles so we invite you to take a ride out to Earlswood, where a warm and friendly welcome awaits you.
Don't forget to take a look around the on-site concessions and stop for a drink and bite to eat.