Dobbies has been operating in the UK for over 140 years, having been established in Glasgow in 1865 - the same year that Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland and the first speed limit was introduced into Britain (in case you were wondering, it was set at 2mph in built-up areas, and an eye-watering 4mph in the country).

Originally started in Scotland as a seed catalogue company, Dobbies & Co was awarded the Royal Warrant in 1894, and by the beginning of the twentieth century already had fifty thousand customers on its books. The company has since weathered the Great Depression in the 1920s, two world wars, the launch of Rock'n'Roll and space flight, the beginning and the end of the Cold War, the highs of the 80s and the lows of the nineties, mass take-up of the Internet, the mapping of the human genome, the rise and fall of Britney Spears, the Credit Crunch of 2008-2009 and the Ash Cloud of 2010.

Today Dobbies operates the UK's largest online garden retailer,, and has 26 stores throughout Great Britain. Whatever your gardening needs, Dobbies has been there, grown that. Dobbies - it's in our nature.

Highlights, Specialties & Features

  • Free delivery anywhere in the UK on all orders over ?50 at
  • Britain's largest branded garden centre
  • All stores feature award-winning restaurants with nutritious and mouthwatering choices

Serviced Areas

  • Aberdeen, Atherstone, Ayr, Birtley, Chesterfield, Cirencester, Clyde Valley, Thames Valley, London

Payment Options

  • Cash (instore), Cheque (instore), Credit card (online and instore), Buy Now Pay Later (online and instore), Paypal (online)

Contact Details

  City Edinburgh
  Postcode EH18 1AZ
  Address Melville Nursery
  Phone Number 0844-840-8404
  Fax 0131 654 2548

Products & Services

Conservatory Furniture

We have created a highly comprehensive collection of interior and conservatory furniture. Make these your own with dozens of choices of colour and fabric.

Garden Benches

With dozens of styles and colours, Dobbies have a very wide range of garden benches, in wood, steel and metal. All of Dobbies' wooden garden benches are FSC compliant, ensuring that your garden furniture is certified to come from sustainable forests, and assists in conservation efforts.

Garden Furniture Sets

Dobbies Garden Centres prides itself on its quality and range of garden furniture. Like all outdoor furniture from Dobbies, our wooden garden sets are certified as FSC-compliant, ensuring the creation of future tree growth and that sustainable forestry methods have all been incorporated into the creation of your own outdoor furniture. Whether it's a petite 'Tea for Two' or a family picnic table that you're after, Dobbies has it - and has a long history of standing by its products, and offering a high level of customer service excellence to help you choose, and to support you afterwards.

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