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Longacres Garden Centre Chelmsford



Homelands Retail Park, Springfield, Chelmsford, CM2 5PX 

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We allow well behaved dogs at Longacres Garden Centre Chelmsford, with exception of the café and food areas.


Longacres Chelmsford Contact Details


Phone: 01245 466466


Longacres Chelmsford Opening Hours

Monday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Tuesday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Wednesday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Thursday 8.30am - 8.00pm

Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Saturday 8.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday* 10.00am - 4.30pm


We are closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.

*Please note that due to Sunday trading laws, our tills do not open until 10.30am.


About Our Chelmsford Store

Longacres Chelmsford is the fifth store to become part of the Longacres family, being acquired in 2019. This great garden centre is known throughout the surrounding area for stocking an array of high-quality garden products, homeware and food at unbeatable prices. Open 7 days a week, Chelmsford is a large and modern place to shop for all things garden or home, as well as seasonal favourites throughout the year. Alongside the centre, you will also find a fantastic café serving a range of homemade dishes and many other services to keep you busy all day long.

Longacres Chelmsford barbecue department with display gas and charcoal barbecues
Longacres Chelmsford floristry department with individual fresh cut flowers and hand tied bouquets
Longacres Chelmsford giftware department
Longacres Chelmsford pet department with pet food, toys and accessories
Longacres Chelmsford outdoor shrub area with fully stock plant benches on a sunny day

Scroll to see more pictures of the Longacres Chelmsford store.

What can you find at our store?

Indoor Centre:

  • Barbecues
  • Cards
  • Chemicals
  • Crafts
  • Cut Flowers
  • Food
  • Garden Furniture
  • Gardening Tools
  • Gifts
  • Houseplants

Outdoor Centre:

  • Outdoor Plants
  • Pots and Planters
  • Stoneware and Aggregates

Not seeing what you are after? This is only a small sample of the products you can find at our store!

Our competitive prices without compromise on customer service and quality have earned us a reputation throughout the South of England and the surrounding areas as the best garden centre around. We also run regular events including our Easter early bird mornings, Black Friday events and Christmas open evening to ensure that we always have an amazing time with our customers.

You can check out our blog to see what is going on at our store, here!

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Store Facilities

We have free parking for cars (maximum of 3 hours stay), dedicated disabled spaces, use of free wheelchairs around the site, toilets (including parent & toddler, as well as disabled) and a range of shopping trolleys (including disabled and child).

We can also provide assistance carrying your purchases to your car upon request.

Meet Our Managers

General Manager, Simon - I have been with the Longacres team since 2021 and have worked in the Garden Centre and Plant Nursery industry all my life. I have a great passion for horticulture and love customer service. My favourite part of the job is meeting the customers, I really enjoy hearing about and helping people with their gardening adventures. This continues throughout the year when we put up our fantastic Christmas displays too. I started my horticultural life on a pot and bedding plant nursery working weekends and holidays whilst at school. This is where my passion for plants began. I studied at Writtle college and enjoyed both fruit farming and bedding plant production. I went on to work for some big production companies before moving into the garden centre industry with the Gardening Club, Crews Hill, I have also worked for Wyevale and Dobbies Garden centres too. Outside of work I enjoy Motorsports and DIY.

Deputy Manager, Jim - After studying at Pershore College of Horticulture I have spent many years working within the horticultural sector. Ranging from running garden centres in Crews Hill to running aquatic and pond centres in Essex. I have worked for Longacres for a couple of years now and the thing I enjoy the most is the autonomy given to us to run the centre in the best way we can under the guidance of head office. I love the fact that I can buy in awesome plants and supply our customers with the most amazing choice of wonderful plants at fantastic prices. Every day there is something new to look at and to make you go wow! Out of work I can be found looking after my collection of Rhipsalis or lying in a hammock, in my garden, sipping a Pimm's and reading a comic.


The Green House Cafe at Longacres Chelmsford

Join us at the Green House Cafe here at Longacres Chelmsford Garden Centre in Essex. Our menu has a wide selection of freshly prepared hot food serving some wonderful dishes such as

Traditional Fish & Chips, a great selection of breakfast items and a range of freshly made sandwiches & panini. One of the key features of the restaurant is the bakery table filled with delicious treats such as freshly made scones, handmade cakes and pastries. The Restaurant can seat up to 136 guests and is particularly perfect for families with a fabulous children’s menu.

Browse our menu online here! (Accurate as of 2023)

If you are looking to treat that special someone, join us for a relaxing Afternoon Tea with hot drinks, cakes and sandwiches. Book your tickets online now!

If you would like to contact us, please email:

The Green House Cafe Opening Hours


Monday 8:30am - 5.00pm 
Tuesday8:30am - 5.00pm 
Wednesday8:30am - 5.00pm 
Thursday8:30am - 7.00pm 
Friday8:30am - 5.00pm 
Saturday8:30am - 5.00pm 
Sunday10:00am - 4.00pm 


Breakfast served 8:30 - 11.30, Sunday 10:00 - 11.30

Lunch served 11:30 - 16:00, Sunday 11.30 - 15:30