Hanging Basket Demonstrations - 10th, 11th, 16th and 18th May

Back by popular demand!

Carolyn Spray will show you how to create the perfect hanging baskets and containers to give you colour and interest all summer long.

She will give you advice on what compost and fertiliser to use as well as the best plants for each situation. As the largest bedding and basket plant growers in Scotland, we have some of the newest and most exciting varieties you will see anywhere!

Free (30 minute) demonstration on the 10th, 11th, 16th and 18th May 11am and 2pm.

Please ask at the shop counter or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your places, space for this is limited so will be first come first served!



  • Basket plants 6 for (£7.99)
  • Container Compost 20 lts  (£3.29)

Shopping List

  • Slow release fertiliser
  • Water retaining granules
  • 14" hanging basket with solid sides or 14" wire hanging basket
  • Moss or liner


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Grow a Sunflower Competition - Now on!

Help us celebrate the year of the sunflower & inspire children to get creative in the garden!

How to take part:

  1. Come along to Pentland Plants from the 15th-18th May between 10am-12pm or 3pm-5pm and we will give you a FREE young sunflower plant, compost and pot and help you plant up!*
  2. Take it home, water it and grow it on in a nice sunny place
  3. Email us a photo of your beautiful blooming sunflower along with a little poem or a handrawn/painted picture by the 25th July to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

1st Prize – A children’s gardening starter pack worth over £75!

Don’t forget! Everyone who takes part by emailing a photo of their beautiful blooming sunflower, along with a little poem or a handdrawn/painted picture receives a prize, which can be collected from the information desk at the garden centre after the winner is announced on the 31st July 2015.


*Subject to availability

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Springtime Tours At Pentland Plants

Springtime Tours at Pentland - Sunday April 19th & Monday 20th April (11am and 2pm)

Join Carolyn Spray, former Beechgrove Garden presenter & the nursery team at Pentland and see how we grow over 50 million plug plants every year at our high tech nursery right here in Loanhead!

See behind the scenes at one of the largest, most high tech bedding plant production nurseries in the UK.

Our complimentary tours book up quickly so please reserve your place soon by contacting us through our Facebook page!

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Easter Holiday Fun For Kids

Easter holidays start for a lot of kids in the area today, and this is a great guide from the HTA (The Horticultural Trades Association) about easy gardening jobs to get the kids out in the garden this holiday and hopefully beyond!

Make Gardening Fun For Kids!

On a side note - we are open throughout the Easter Holidays (including Sunday) our usual hours so you can get all your garening needs, treats and coffees under one roof! 

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Dog Friendly in Cafe Panola

The shop and cafe has been undergoing some major changes of late (we would love your feedback!)

Our goal was to have everything accomplished by the end of March and we are on target! We have a new shop entrance, a better flow through the shop and have extended the Cafe. 

One of  the things we are most excited about is we now have a dog friendly area in Cafe Panola so please do bring your furry friends when you stop by for a coffee and cake! 


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Pentland Plants Garden Centre
Pentland Mains
EH20 9QG

0131 440 0895

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Opening hours

Monday - 9am to 5pm
Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
Thursday - 9am to 5pm
Friday - 9am to 5pm

Saturday - 9am - 5pm
Sunday - 10am - 5pm

Christmas Opening Hours:
Closed: Christmas day, Boxing day and New Year's Day

May - June

Open late till 6pm weekdays

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