Welcome to Van Hage


A trip to our Chenies Garden Centre in Buckinghamshire is well worth while. We invite you along for an inspirational shopping experience for the whole family. Take time to stroll through our many departments that will cater for all your gardening and home needs.

We stock gardening supplies of all variety, from seeds and plants to that new favourite BBQ and outdoor dining set you’ll love this summer. Looking for something for the home? We’ve got that too.

At Van Hage we like to think of ourselves as more than just a Garden Centre. Not only do we offer our customers a treasure-trove of exciting products for gardens and home but expert advice is also always at hand. To top it all off our Garden Centres host a number of exciting events year round.

In November 2022, Blue Diamond acquired this garden centre and 2 others known as Van Hage.

The three sites are the flagship store at Great Amwell Ware, Chenies between Amersham and Rickmansworth and the Van Hage centre on the PE1 retail park at Peterborough.

Our Managing Director, Alan Roper said “For me personally, this is a landmark acquisition. Van Hage’s was one of 3 garden centres in the early nineties I would visit as a younger man for inspiration and would feel in awe of what they had achieved and never imagined that one day, we would be the proud owner of such a business."

Opening Times
Mon - Sat: 9.00 - 18.00
Sunday: 10.00 - 16.30 (Tills open at 10.30)
Find us
Near Rickmansworth, Herts, WD3 6EN

Current highlights

There’s always plenty to do at Van Hage Chenies. Check back regularly for our latest event and department news.
It's Time For Tea!

Come and spend some time enjoying our selection of fresh food and drinks at Chenies. We offer some of the most amazing cakes and pastries which can be enjoyed with freshly brewed coffee and a wide variety of teas to suit all tastes, all served in beautiful tranquil surroundings. We hope we can welcome you soon!

What you'll find at Chenies

There’s plenty to see, do and buy at Van Hage Chenies. We have a range of departments, with amazing feature zones that change from season to season. Plus, you can make a day of it with visits to our on-site attractions.
Relax & Unwind in Café VH at Chenies!

Take a break from shopping and enjoy the variety of delicious meals on offer at Café VH. From pastries and cream teas to hot food and indulgent deserts, our tempting menu has something for everyone, all carefully prepared by Van Hage. Café VH is located to the rear of the store, within our brilliant plant area.

Cafe Opening Hours

Mon 9:30am - 4:45pm

Tues-Sat 9:00am - 4:45pm

Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

Toilet Facilities

These are located in the outside area opposite café VH.

Other ways to shop at Van Hage

We are pleased to be able to offer selected remote purchasing methods to our customers who are unable to visit in person. ONLINE For our customers who are unable to visit in person, please see our website www.vanhage.co.uk.

Local delivery 

We offer local delivery up to 30-35 miles from the store - please check with the customer service team in store for more details. CLICK AND COLLECT Reserve and pay online and collect your shopping at a convenient time.

The Plant area has a range of Departments within our fantastic Chenies Garden Centre, we offer the biggest and best ranges of plants and related gardening products that you could wish to see.

You'll always find a wealth of inspiration to help transform your garden.

Our passionate and friendly staff are always on hand to give you expert horticultural advice to help your garden thrive. They will endeavour to give you the best advice you are after and more.

To keep your creative juices flowing we have up to date displays showing you what plants suit different situations and climates.

Visit our extensive landscape department for an array of gravel, stoneware, garden ornaments, turf, compost, terracotta and fencing.

Our landscape experts are on-hand to help you choose the perfect materials for your project, large or small, whether it’s a garden arch or paving kit and we are always happy to assist with the lifting of heavy goods and advising which growing media is best suited for you’re garden or plant.

We offer a wide range of terracotta, fiberclay and lightweight pots with a range of Mediterranean style wall pots as well.

At Van Hage we are proud to stock the finest quality ranges of the latest Outdoor and indoor furniture and lighting. Make the most of your garden and enjoy entertaining 'al fresco' with family and friends this summer.

If horticulture is not you're thing but dining is, then create a beautiful outdoor space for the whole family to enjoy. We have a large range of indoor and outdoor furniture along with a colourful range of parasols to complement your outdoor dinning suite.

Why not come in to our garden centre to see what ranges suits your garden the best, featuring stunning sets from suppliers such as Bramblecrest, Kettler and Leisuregrow products. Some ranges also available in our online shopping department.

At Van Hage Chenies, having the best range of barbecues on display has always been key. With barbecues that are Gas, Charcoal and one barbecue that actually is powered by both.

Stocking Weber Barbecues, Leisuregrow Barbecues and Ooni Pizza Ovens we can certainly provide you with the right barbecue to meet the needs of any garden. We also stock Kadai Fire Bowls, Broil King Barbeques, Traeger Barbeques, and Welsh Firepits.

Weber created the original Kettle Barbecue back in 1952, before waiting almost 30 years to revolutionise the gas barbecue world with the Genesis range.  Van Hage showcase a superb range of Weber products as one of their premium retailers including all the accessories to get you off to an amazing cooking experience.

Houseplants can be used to transform a tired space while helping to keep the air clean and absorbing pollutants at the same time.

Choose from our brilliant colour varieties and bespoke arrangements that make ideal gifts for others and an eye-catching centrepiece for any room of your home.

Bird & Wildlife Care is an all-year department providing everything you need to attract and nuture a variety of wildlife to your garden.

The department offers excellent advice on Chemicals, Garden tools, wildlife products, bird care, garden accessories and much more. Working closely with other departments, the sundries team can help with any inquiry you may have, whether it’s with chemicals to use in your garden or finding the right solar lights to make the most of your “outdoor” living space. This combined with excellent customer service will provide you with an inspirational experience to take home with you to the garden.

Help to enhance your local environment for creatures great and small with our wide selection of birdhouses, feeding stations, seeds and feeds.

Our vast Homeware & Gift Department offers stylish products for the home including tableware, glassware, cookery, candles and books.

We also stock a variety of contemporary gifts and decorations from top brands and have a large toy section with a large range of toys for all ages.

To add to our homewares & gifts department is the large variety of cards & stationary, a good addition to the gifts for that special person. Including a fantastic book department to find that perfect gift for a loved one or addition to the receipe book shelf.

Van Hage is a premier stockist of Portmeirion and other ranges of cookware to compliment a multitude of different kitchen styles and tastes, this includes a fantastic range of brightly coloured utensils in an array of different colours.

With gifts for every occasion you can be sure to find the perfect present for a loved one at Van Hage.

The Clothing Department at Van Hage Chenies is home to a number of great brands. Our stylish selection of clothing and footwear is guaranteed to keep you looking great all year round and has fitting rooms available should you wish to 'try before you buy'!

Coupled with informative staff and featuring the latest trends, our magnificent clothing department is a pleasure to visit.

Offering the very best in hundreds of tempting foods and drinks Van Hage Chenies will surely have something to compliment any meal.

Choose from our selection of hundreds of foods and dozens of drinks to ensure a memorable evening of entertainment for your party guests. We are proud to offer a range of fine wines from the Bolney Estate in Sussex, along with local beers and ales.

Van Hage plus is something we are really proud of, by signing up you get a host of benefits. When you sign up make sure you give us your email address - we're trying to be eco-friendly and would love to email you with our latest events and goings on so you always know when the Ice Rink arrives or the Circus comes to town.  To join, visit your nearest store and complete our membership form. Single Membership £10, Joint Membership £12 per year.(Membership and benefits are only available in-store at present.)

We're really pleased with the customer feedback we get and hope that you'll enjoy and benefit from being a Van Hage plus member for many years to come! Find out more here.

Further services at Chenies

Whatever you need, we’re here to help. If you’re in store, just approach any member of our staff who will be able to help. Below are some examples of our extended services.

Helpful, friendly, expert advice makes shopping so much easier and more rewarding.

In every department we have experienced, fully trained staff on hand to offer expert knowledge, valuable gardening tips and inspirational design advice.

Simply approach a member of staff in-store or call us on 01494 764545 for assistance.

Create your ideal garden with the help of our professional garden design service by Award Winning Chelsea Garden Designer John Van Hage.

Begin at home with a visit and detailed consultation with one of our inspirational designers and finish with the garden of your dreams.

Call us today on 07595 187863 for full details

We have a number of free of charge wheelchairs available in-store for customer use.

Please ask at the customer service desk when you arrive and be ready to leave a set of car keys as a deposit.

Our Chenies store is fully accessible to all customers however please do not hesitate to call ahead should you require any additional assistance

Made a big purchase? Our dedicated home delivery service is available for all large, heavy or awkward items.

Whether garden furniture, barbecues, plants, compost, stoneware or fencing, our professional delivery teams are trained to provide the same exceptional service received at the point of purchase. You can find out more here.

Visit our on-site concessions

Van Hage is delighted to work with a select group of like-minded businesses, offering our customers a great range of products and services on one site.


Dixons Landscaping


Chenies Dog Grooming Services

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