The Palm Centre is a 4 acre nursery which includes several large glasshouses and outdoor display areas, situated in the old kitchen gardens of Ham House, right by the River Thames in Richmond.
We encourage visitors to come and browse and select plants in person. We are a beautiful 35 minute river walk from Richmond, or 40 minutes from Kingston. Or take the 65 or 371 bus from Richmond or Kingston, about 20 minutes in each case.
Alternatively we have plenty of onsite parking, and are close to the M4, M3 and North/South Circular Roads. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be pleased to advise you, wrap and pack your purchases and help you load your car. See below for directions and contact details.
Ham Central Nursery
Ham Sreet (opposite Riverside Drive)
The Nursery – opening hours (December 2023 schedule)
General sales and trade: 020 8255 6191
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Sunday – 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Last day of trading:
Saturday, 23rd December 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
The nursery will be closed between 24th December 2023 and 1st January 2024.
Reopening for trading:
Tuesday, 2nd January 2023, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Web Orders – opening hours (December 2023 schedule)
Web orders: 020 8255 6192
Phone lines are open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Friday.
Last orders to arrive before Christmas:
Monday, 18th December 11:00 AM
Web Orders Department will be closed between Tuesday 18th December and 2nd of January 2024.
Last online orders before Winter Holidays
Our last dispatch day for deliveries in time for Christmas is Monday, 18 December 2023, 11:00 AM. This applies only to orders under 30 kg delivered on overnight service.
Please be advised that these deliveries are not guaranteed and may be delivered with delays, as the local courier depots might experience high volumes of goods.
If you need a larger delivery please contact us by Thursday, 14th December 2023, 12:00 PM and place your order over the phone for next day pallet service. Please be advised that premium rates will apply for these orders.
Dispatch after Winter Holidays
First day of dispatch for overnight services:
First day of dispatch for larger orders on pallets: Monday, 8th January 2024. Delivery expected Wednesday, 11th OR Thursday 12th April 2024.
Please be advised that courier services might experience delays in winter time and some orders containing indoor plants may be held until weather conditions improve. We will inform you via email if that is the case