Fulham Palace Garden Centre
Fulham Palace Garden Centre began in March
1985, when a young person from the charity Fairbridge wanted to set
up a garden centre and gardening business.
The garden centre was first built and run by volunteers. In the
early days, the idea was to provide work and training opportunities
for young people. However, in order to compete with other garden
centres and generate profits directly for the charity, the business
was re-organised and re-developed.
Over the last few years, the Fulham Palace Garden
Centre has undergone many improvements, yet has retained the
friendly, intimate atmosphere enjoyed by customers over the past 26
years. This has enabled the garden centre to create even more
inspiring displays and stock an enviable range of hand picked
plants, pots, garden products, barbecues, garden furniture, house
plants, cards and gifts.
The garden centre is now part of The
Prince’s Trust following the merger with
Fairbridge in January
2011, and its re-branding is now complete. A few more improvements
are planned to further improve the garden centre over the next few
Situated at the edge of Bishop’s Park and a stone's throw from
historic Fulham Palace, the garden centre is ideally placed to
attract both local customers and passing visitors from this vibrant
and garden loving community.
The business takes great care to employ staff who have a love of
gardens and the knowledge to help with any queries, whether it is a
plant for a shady spot or advice on controlling pests and diseases.
Many have been with the garden centre for a long time and have a
good understanding of the local area, whilst others bring
experience and knowledge from further afield.
The garden centre is also supported by the
Society who help to raise the profile of the garden
centre and create a sense of loyalty. Members organise a variety of
trips and events throughout the year as well as raising money for
The Prince's Trust Fairbridge programme.
All profits go the The Prince's Trust.