Garden shops & plants

  • Henleaze Garden Shop: A local small garden shop selling everything including tools, plants and pots. The website is also good for pest advice.
  • Hotwells & District Allotments Association shop: has two shops open to non tenants – sign up for a nominal fee, then you can buy equipment, compost, fertiliser & seed etc at roughly 50% of normal retail cost.
  • Riverside Garden Centre: A huge array of garden and indoor plants stocked from local growers.
  • Almondsbury Garden Centre have been very supportive of urban growing projects, especially Incredible Edible Bristol.
  • Cleve Nursery
  • Rocket Gardens: Get a box brimming full of baby organic vegetable and herb plants to create an instant garden. Also organic seeds, equipment and fertilisers are available
  • Jekka Herb Farm: Get over 600 organic herb varieties of culinary, medicinal, aromatic and decorative herbs are available for mail order, to buy online.

Other resources for your garden

  • Bristol Wood Recycling Project: Buy recycled wood including fire wood, timber, wooden furniture and oddities from an ecological and community minded business. Also they will take away your waste wood for a reasonable price.
  • Hinton Organics: Get high quality recycled compost, wood chip and mulch delivered to your door.
  • Bristol LETS: A wonderful way to swap goods and services with a whole group of people using a ‘local’ currency.

Free stuff for your garden. Or give away things you no longer need.

  • Ecojam: Bristol based website. “One man’s junk is another man’s gold.” Instead of throwing away your unwanted clutter, find a new home for it by listing it on Free Stuff.
  • Gum tree: Gum tree is available across Britain, in Bristol you can get rid of unwanted items for free, and pick up items for free too. Not only does this save you a trip to the dump, it is also saves precious landfill space and energy that would have been used during the manufacture of a new item.
  • Freecycle: Freecycle is a grassroots and entirely non-profit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills. You can join a Bristol Yahoo groups and are then emailed all offers.
  • Street Bank (merged with Freeconomy) – has a strong Bristol presence
  • Local information boards on Facebook, like https://www.facebook.com/groups/sth.ash.bed/
  • Also Freegle – an alternative to Freecycle