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Here at View we love homes and gardens, more importantly we love seeing other people’s personal tastes and visions come to life.

We want to help find the perfect products for you, your home and family. It doesn’t matter what you're looking for - a plant, paving, furniture, caravan accessories, arts and crafts, electric gates, unique toys, photography, beauty courses or even a wedding cake! Clearly we’d struggle to provide this all on our own so we do it by playing host to The Shopping Village.

We have tenants offering caravan accessories, wedding cakes, card crafting, cake classes and conservatories! There’s a list of all current tenants below. Click on a name for more information, opening times or contact details.

Our Crafties run regular offers, promotions and events that help us to widen and add value to our offer here at View. The Shopping Village shops are open at weekends but operate differently (especially on weekdays) so if you need to, please check availability before you come down.

If you are a potential Craftie looking for somewhere affordable and flexible to set down roots View Garden Centre could well be the answer you've been looking for. Call now on 01268 761119 or email accounts@viewgardencentre.co.uk

Very nice fried breakfast and the staff are lovely and welcoming! The garden centre itself has a lot to offer with beautiful home decor, garden items and more. Well worth a visit. I will be going back again.

- ★★★★★ Josephine Unwin

Very nice. Cafe, nice food, staff very friendly.

- ★★★★★ Dave Fox

Always a pleasant family feel to this garden center and restaurant. People remember seeing you and recall your food likes and dislikes. Give it a try you will be surprised at how nice the staff treat you. Many thanks.

- ★★★★ Sheila Chorley

Fantastically knowledgeable and friendly team! Always manage to find plants and homewares which are spot on for style and individuality. Oh the cafe! Again, super helpful the staff don't even flinch when we request gluten free fish and chips. The garden pot selection is the best for miles around. Definitely my go to garden centre. Thank you View

- ★★★★★ Sandie Adams



View Garden Centre is a family run business, located in the heart of Essex. We stock a huge range of plants and everything else you need for the garden, along with a whole lot more. Whether you are planning a new patio or sprucing up your pots and tubs, call in and see what our vast range has to offer.

Our Garden Furniture Barn is packed with stylish and comfortable suites to suit any pocket - and we can deliver too! To compliment your outdoor living dreams, we also stock a variety of Gas and Charcoal BBQs.

In addition to your gardening needs, we sell a wide range of leisure products. These include: Log Cabins, Garden sheds and Conservatories.

Another asset to the garden centre is our gift barn. The quirky features of the barn are the perfect home for our selection of decorative gifts, accessories and soft furnishings. Whether you're revamping your home or buying a present for a friend, the gift barn is the place to find what you crave.

If all this sounds a lot to take in, you'll be more than welcome to take a rest and have a bite of homemade fayre at our "Passing Thyme" Restaurant.

We are easy to find and only a short distance from Rayleigh, Hockley, South Woodham Ferrers, Wickford, Basildon, Southend and Chelmsford.

We hope that we have whetted your appetite, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Martin & Rayne Collins, Owners



If you have any questions you would like to ask us, please contact us.

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View Garden Centre
Old Chelmsford Road
SS11 8SJ

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