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Scarborough - 01723 361814

Scarborough Garden Centre Overview

Following the success of the York Garden Centre, Ken and Margaret Dean purchased a second site in February 1986 on Seamer Road, Scarborough. The site, formerly Quartons Nursery, only had permission to retail from a very small area, so planning permission was sought immediately to expand and was officially opened on 11th April 1987.

Scarborough Garden Centre 1986Scarborough Garden Centre – 1986

As the garden centre grew in popularity, the building was extended in 1995 to include a larger indoor sales area, outdoor covered area and the Gardener’s Choice coffee shop.

Scarborough Garden Centre 1996Scarborough Garden Centre – 1996

Further new improvements were made in 2002 to include a new outdoor information area and office all of which make up the site as it is seen today

Opening of the outdoor information area by actress Malandra BurrowsOpening of the outdoor information area by actress Malandra Burrows

After 25 years, in 1993 Ken & Margaret retired leaving the running of the garden centre in the capable hands of their children, Richard, Helen and Sarah.

Scarborough Garden Centre 2000Scarborough Garden Centre – 2000

After 56 years of successful trading at both York and Scarborough, Richard, Helen and Sarah made the difficult decision to sell their much-loved family business to enjoy a well earned retirement. The business was taken over by the Yorkshire Garden Centre group in March 2024.