Welcome to

Poplar Nurseries

A family-run Garden Centre in Essex

Welcome to Poplar Nurseries, a leading independent garden centre in Essex, well-renowned for our wide range of plants and excellent customer service. You can find our extensive garden centre in Marks Tey, just minutes from Colchester, where we stock an extensive range of plants, garden care accessories, gifts, seasonal produce and much more. All of our friendly plants team have excellent horticultural knowledge, which enables them to deal with any plant enquires and give specialist garden advice.

Enjoy a meal in our beautiful restaurant serving home-cooked specials or let your little ones explore our latest workshops and take a ride on our Poplar Miniature Railway. Discover fresh produce in our delectable farm shop and delicatessen or indulge your sweet tooth with our on-site chocolatier. Browse our on-site concessions, making Poplar a one-stop shop for garden machinery, garden buildings, conservatories and even a haircut.

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Poplar Restaurant Reopening

We are delighted to be able to welcome you back to the Poplar Restaurant on 4thJuly and are all set to open our doors at 8.30am on Saturday.  Whether you fancy breakfast, lunch, cake or coffee… we can’t wait to welcome you!


This Saturday the restaurant wil be open from 8.30am until 4.30pm - please click here to view our usual opening hours.

We are implementing a range of social distancing and safety measures to protect our customers and wonderful team.  Please read the below before your visit – we respectfully ask all visitors to abide by the measures we are implementing when dining with us, and we thank you for your patience in advance:


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Come and join our Gardening Club

We meet on a monthly basis in the restaurant at Poplar Nurseries and have a guest speaker at each meeting.
We also have 4 or 5 one day trips as well as a 5 day holiday each year for visiting various gardens.

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