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We're raising money for Breast Cancer charity Make 2nds Count

TODAY we are launching a very special campaign in partnership with Scottish Secondary Breast Cancer charity Make 2nds Count.

£1 from EVERY sale of our beautiful home grown Poinsettia Princettias will be donated to this fantastic cause!

Make 2nds Count is dedicated to making women and men living with Secondary Breast Cancer count. They fund medical research that will contribute to advancing an increased quality of life for patients. Also known as metastatic breast cancer their community programme supports patients and families affected by this incurable disease.

We grow over 50k Poinsettias every Christmas in our nursery. Our stunning Poinsettia Princettia varieties are available now at the garden centre and come in various shades of pink and white. 


“We are delighted to be supporting Make 2nds Count with our Pink Poinsettia Princettia campaign. We first heard about the charity through a long standing supplier’s daughter who has Breast Cancer. After hearing her story we wanted to help raise awareness of the charity and much needed funds for research for Secondary Breast Cancer. The gorgeous Pink Poinsettia Princettia seemed like a great link!”

Carolyn Spray.


Please help us support this brilliant charity! 

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Food bookings at our fashion show

Are you planning on arriving straight from work to our fashion event on the 26th September? You can pre-order food for when you arrive for just £4.50 extra. Our chefs will be preparing stovies, and freshly made sandwiches served with crisps, including the following fillings: 

- Coronation chicken
- Tune sweetcorn & mayo
- Cheese & Chutney

We can also accommodate for vegan, gluten free and any specific dietary requirements too. Please see our booking page:
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September Gardening Checklist

September has crept up on us already. Years ago it marked the end of the gardening season, but with warmer temperatures there is still time to enjoy your outdoor space. Next week at Pentland Plant we will have a big delivery of fantastic new stock, so keep an eye on the benches for lots of exciting new varieties. In the meantime, here are are our top recomended gardening jobs to help you get the most from your garden this month. 

  • Keep deadheading your plants - including roses too! 
  • Keep on top of general cutting back and tidying throughout the garden
  • Now is a good time to apply an autumn lawn feed to keep your grass healthy throughout the year ahead
  • Clip your hedges 
  • Plant your spring flowering bulbs
  • Move tender plants under cover to protect them during the colder days
  • Replace your summer bedding as it comes to an end with plants for winter. Don't forget to keep these plants watered though! 

If you need a little help and inspiration with your garden please just ask one of our knowledgeable members of staff. It's sometimes hard to know what will grow well in exposed, bright or shady areas. How to plant a container with bulbs for a professional looking display in the spring. How to repair a lawn that has been well used by family and pets over the summer. Whatever questions you have - our team can offer some great tips and inspiration! 



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We are currently recruiting for Baristas in our cafe!

Experienced Barista - Position 1:
Pentland plants - Loanhead EH20 
£8.21 - £8.50 an hour

We have a very busy cafe within our garden centre Pentland Plants in Loanhead Midlothian.

we are looking for an experienced Barista to make speciality coffees, hot chocolates and teas. The job also includes taking orders, serving customers and using the tills.

We require somebody Monday 10-5, Friday and Saturday 11-5.45, Sunday 10-4 and more than likely some other days to cover holidays etc

Start date 21st August but some training days before would be necessary

Drinks and snacks are included

We are just along the road from Ikea

Job Type: approx 26 hours but probably more with extra holiday cover etc

Salary: £8.21 to £9.00 /hour

Job Type: Permanent


Barista: 1 year (Required)
Hospitality: 1 year (Required)

Please send a covering letter and CV to:


Experienced Barista - Position 2:

Pentland plants - Loanhead EH20 

£8.21 - £8.50 an hour

We are looking for an experienced Barista to make speciality coffees, hot chocolates and teas. The job also includes taking orders, serving customers and using the tills.

We require somebody to work: Sundays - Wednesdays, 11am - 5.45pm.

Start date: Monday 2nd September

Training to take place 27th or 28th August 

Drinks and snacks are included

We are just along the road from Ikea

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: £8.21 to £8.50 /hour

Please send a covering letter and CV to:


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The very best plants, home grown in our nursery


It's that wonderful time of year again when the garden has finally come back to life. This month is the very best time to plant bedding and basket plants. Give your plants a good start now and they will see you through all the way until Autumn!

You may have heard us say that our plants are home grown, but what does that really mean? The Spray family are passionate about growing plants and have been for nearly 100 years. Today we grow over 50 million plants on site in our nursery and supply garden centres and nurseries all over the country. 

Unlike other garden centres that buy in all of their plants, our bedding, basket and many of our perennials are home grown. No long journeys - they're just freshly picked in the nursery and then placed on the bench in the shop. Everything we grow has been carefully selected and nurtured by our nursery growers. We're not tied in to particular varieties and suppliers, so each year we travel to Europe to select the very best varieties from the world's greatest breeders to then grow here at Pentland Plants. We're 100% independent, which allows us to be flexible, reactive and offer our customers quality that can't be found elsewhere. 

We hope that when you are planting your garden this spring you will think of us. The garden centre is in full bloom just now with the most wonderful plants. We're open late weekdays until 6pm each night in May and June, and our knowledgeable team are always on hand to help with any questions or queries. 

We hope to see you soon,

Carolyn Spray

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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

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We are delighted to anounce that the garden centre will be opening fully as normal from Monday 5th April!

Cafe Panola will be then open for takeaways until we open properly on Monday 26th April 

We are only open for click and collect orders and deliveries until Thursday 1st April then we will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday to train new staff and prepare for opening!


You can place orders from by email to with your requirements and phone number and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Do keep an eye on our Facebook page and Instagram for regular updates 

If you require any information on stock we hold please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or through Facebook.

We are fully stocked with all plants, compost,  gardening items, dog food and treats, as well as wood fuel,  and gifts.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon!