Riverside Garden Centre Clift House Road, Southville,
Bristol, BS3 1RX
Get in touch! 0117 966 7535 Mon-Sat: 9.30-5.30 Sun: 10.30-4.30 0117 966 7535


Are you open?

Riverside Garden Centre and Cafe are open as usual including on the May Bank Holiday.

Monday - Saturday | 9:30-5:30

Sunday | 10:30-4:30

Our cafe closes half an hour prior to the garden centre closing.

Breakfast (9:30-11:30) and Lunch (12:00-2:30)

We are a vegetarian cafe with a variety of options for gluten free and vegan - see details on our menu


We are open on all bank holidays except Easter Sunday. We close from 25th December and reopen 2nd January. More updates will be posted nearer those times.


How do I get to you?

Riverside Garden Centre is the largest independant garden centre in the city. We are based in the community of Southville.

Our address Clift House Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1RX. Please see our 'How to get to Riverside' page for more information on routes by foot, public transport or car.

Are you within the Bristol Clean Air Zone?

On the 28th November 2022, Bristol City Council introduced a 'Clean Air Zone' (CAZ) to the city. Riverside is just within the zone.

The council estimates that more than 70% of vehicles are compliant with the CAZ emissions requirements, but this still means that some customers using older vehicles may have to pay a charge when visiting us as we are within the zone. The ‘Clean Air for Bristol’ (CAB) website tells you all you need to know about the scheme including a vehicle checker which you can use to find out if your vehicle is compliant or not. If not, then you will need to pay a charge of £9 for each day that you enter the CAZ.

Find out more on the Bristol City Council Website with a map of the zone and vehicle checker.


Have there been any updates with the road closure campaign?

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Harbour Hopes engagement during the autumn 2021 and left messages of support for Riverside. This was given special mention in the engagement report (pages 10 & 11) which will be key to the next stage of planning for the area. We really appreciate you taking the time to become involved, and we will keep you fully informed as the next phase of the process unfolds during the early part of next year.

See our most recent post for how this report affects Riverside.

Progress of the Western Harbour masterplan was recently writtemn about in a Bristol Post article (7 Feb 2023): Bristol council wants £5.6m to progress Western Harbour project 

Are there any vacancies at Riverside?

We do not currently have any open vacancies at Riverside. We post on our vacancies page and social media when we have opening. If you would like to send us a CV or application form to keep on file for future vacancise, please get in touch.


Can I subscribe to Riverside newsletter?

Yes! We email out our newsletter once a month with updates of what's going on at Riverside and new plants and products you may be interetsted in! Take a look at our previous blog posts and sign up to to be added to our email list.

You can also follow us on our social medias where we post regularly with new products and plants, seasonal tips and Riverside updates.


Instagram - @riversidegardencentre

Facebook - @riversidegardencentrebristol

Twitter - @Riverside_GCHQ



Are you accepting cash payments?

We are accepting cash in both the garden centre and café, although we would prefer contactless card payment if possible.


Can I purchase gift vouchers?

National Garden Gift Cards are available to purchase and use at Riverside. However, we are not able to post them to you so must be bought in person. You can purchase National Garden Gift Vouchers on the HTA website or at www.nationalgardengiftvoucher.co.uk. They are accepted in our garden centre and cafe. 


Are you accessible for disabled customers?

We are set up for disabled access: we have disabled parking spaces right next to our entrance - there is a short, gentle slope from the entrance down into the garden centre itself.  We have a dedicated disabled toilet and all of the garden centre and café is accessible (either flat or with slopes where there is a change in height).  There are a few areas where the surface is gravel so possibly not the easiest for an (unassisted) wheelchair.  Our staff are more than happy to help if necessary.


Am I allowed to bring my dog?

Yes, dogs are welcome inside and out but please keep them on leash and off of furniture. Dog bowls are also stationed throughout


Do you have a home delivery service?

Yes! We offer a flexible next day/2 week-day (subject to availabilty) home delivery service to most Bristol addresses. It can be booked with our till staff on purchase. Please see our delivery page for more information about our range and fees.


Are the toilets open?

Our toilets are open. We have a disabled toilet and baby changing facilities available.


Is the play area open?

The play area is open! Please take care when slippery.


Do you taking bookings in your cafe?

We do not offer booking in our cafe but will try our best to accomodate you on your visit. If you are coming in with a larger group (8+), the cafe would appreciate team would appreciate a call to let us know.


Are you taking customer orders?

Please fill out an enquiry form. We are taking some customer orders depending on the enquiry. Due to limited supply, we cannot guarantee we can fulfil orders but we will try!


Can you check if a plant I am looking for is in stock?

Please call us or fill out a customer enquiry form online and we will get back in touch as soon as we can. We continue to be very well stocked with a range of indoor and outdoor plants, soils, equipment and more. In store, our friendly and knowledgeable staff can give you advice on specific plants and the options best for your space.


Do you stock Council Garden Waste Sacks and Food Waste bags?

Council Garden Waste Sacks and Food Waste are in stock! Available by our shop tills. We sell Garden Waste Sacks for £2.50 each.

Go on the Bristol City Council website to book a collection.


Are you collecting surplus apples this year?

The apple collection service has now started for 2023. Bags can be collected from our tills. Please find out more on the apple collection page.

What is your stock of soil and compost?

We have a good range of soil types and compost available at the garden centre. We only stock Peat-Free Compost at Riverside!


Do you have baby changing facilities?

Yes, there is a baby changing station in all toilets.


Riverside Garden Centre

Clift House Road
Bristol, BS3 1RX

Get in touch! 0117 966 7535

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Riverside Garden Centre, Clift House Road
Southville, Bristol BS3 1RX
Get in touch! 0117 966 7535 Mon-Sat: 9.30-5.30 Sun: 10.30-4.30

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