Our company

We are a nursery supplying interesting plants from around the world. We grow, source and propagate a large variety of plants from the very rare and unusual to the more frequently used plants popular in UK horticulture today.

Our nursery is 5 acres including glasshouses and outdoor display areas and is situated in the old kitchen gardens of Ham House by the River Thames in Richmond.

Opened in 1989 by Martin Gibbons, the Chelsea Gold Medal winning Palm Centre in Richmond (south west London) is the UK’s original and premier nursery for hardy exotics.

We supply retail, trade, wholesale and on-line customers with the full range of hardy plants including palms, ferns, bamboos, grasses, olives, trees, arid and herbaceous plants. Our website is continually updated.

Close to the M4, M3 and North/South Circular roads we are easy to get to, and offer on-site parking, plus friendly and knowledgeable staff who will advise, wrap, and pack your purchases and load your car.

We grow many of our plants here at Richmond or at our nursery in Portugal and will be pleased to show you around our 4 acres of exotic gardens. We are passionate about plants, this is the focus and drive of our nursery.

Professional. Capable. Knowledgeable. Established. The Palm Centre is your one-stop shop for hardy exotic plants.

Whether you live locally or you want to do a one day trip to Richmond, we want to invite you to visit our nursery and check out between our large range of plants.

Contact us

For any query or information you might require please contact us.