The latest news, events and tips from our team

We're open late til 6pm weekdays in May and June!

It's the perfect time to plant for summer colour. Why not pop in on your way home from work to pick up some beautiful plants for your garden?! We are open until 6pm week nights throughout May and June! 



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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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Lambs at Pentland Plants

We have some gorgeous little lambs visiting again this Easter from our friend's local farm! They'll be in the outdoor plant area at the garden centre from next Friday (12th April), until Monday 15th. Pop in and visit them! 

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April in the garden - what's new at Pentland Plants

It’s April and the soil is warming as the garden springs to life….

Spring has definitely arrived. The sight  of Forsythia with its unmistakable yellow flowers is a triumph to kick off the season. Magnolias and flowering cherries explode with show stopping flowers to bring beauty and elegance to the Spring garden. 

It’s a great time to brush off the garden tools and get planting. We have a superb choice of both evergreen and deciduous shrubs in store.You will find everything you need in our A-Z collection as well as all the popular seasonal varieties to bring a splash of spring colour to your outdoor space.

Pentland Plants see the first flush of flowers on our homegrown Senetti. Pinks, purples and exotic blues create a seasonal display of flowers to brighten pots and containers on your patio. Trim them back and feed after blooming for a second flush of flowers. Ranunculus has become a spring favourite as well with their delicate paper tissue like petals and their gorgeous range of colours. Keep dead heading to extend the flowering period.

Get on top of weeds early in the season, this will prevent them seeding and becoming a problem. Deep rooted weeds may be very difficult to control and perennial weeds such as dandelionsneed to be completely removed including the root. 

The ground is warm enough to plant out our extensive collection of ‘Home Grown’ herbaceous perennials. There is a plant for every aspect and situation in your garden. If you need help choosing, our expert staff are always on hand to guide and advise you.

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Books at Cafe Panola

Next time you pop in for lunch or a cup of tea at Cafe Panola keep an eye out for our book area. We have a lovely selection of gardening reference books to enjoy whilst you have a drink or a bite to eat. They're full of hints and tips, gardening knowhow and inspiration. Perfect for planning your spring/summer garden! 

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Pentland Plants Garden Centre
Pentland Mains
EH20 9QG

0131 440 0895 

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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!