N1 Garden Centre

25 Englefield Road

London, N1 4EU

Tel: 020 7923 3553

Email: info@n1gc.co.uk

Open 9.30 to 6pm everyday

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Edible Gardens

Few things in the garden are as rewarding as growing and eating your own produce. With some forward planning and our expert tips, you can keep your kitchen supplied well into the Autumn.

Preparation is key!
Once the late frosts finish, seedlings that have been started indoors can be taken outside. Do it gradually though, so their growth isn’t stunted by the sudden change in temperature. Harden them off by taking them out during the day only until the nights are more temperate (a couple of weeks is usually enough). Prepare your soil or pots for planting by adding a good quality multi-purpose compost or well-rotted compost if planting into the ground. If you are planting into pots, make sure they are big enough to accommodate the plant at its maximum size. After planting, water in and water and feed regularly. Most fruit and veg require full sun to do well, but there are a few exceptions, such as lettuce.

Mix it up!
If you are planting fruit and veg in the ground, why not mix them amongst your flower beds? Swiss chard can be beautifully colourful in borders, and squashes can look great climbing up a fence. Lettuce can also look great amongst flowers.

A word on watering…
Plants in containers require plenty of water, especially fruiting plants such as tomatoes and pumpkins. Plants in the ground require less watering, but you still need to be generous in order to get good crops.

Some of our favourite things to grow
Salad leaves are great for beginners, with rocket and spinach being particularly popular and easy. Although a packet can contain up to a thousand seeds, don’t sow them all at once. Instead sow in succession every 2/3 weeks so you have a continual supply to see you through the summer months. Beetroot is another popular choice amongst our customers. We stock seeds of colourful varieties that you don’t see often in supermarkets. For something different, try Chamomile. The daisy-like flowers can be used to make a relaxing tea or a cooling compress on irritated skin.

For the love of our garden
Whatever outdoor space you call your own,
plants and gardening can be a natural part
of your city life.
Plants come in many different forms. Some plants like a bit of shade,
some enjoy of good dousing of water, and others will only bloom given full sun.
Some have thorns, some climb by tendrils, and others creep or trail along the
ground. You’d be surprised at the selection offered at N1.

Louise Alhadeff, outdoor plant director at N1 and W6 and her team of plant specialists, work in close collaboration with selected nurseries to ensure the quality of all plants. To make sure our customers get the quality they’ve come to expect, every plant delivery is checked upon arrival.

For the love of our house
Whatever space you call your home,
plants can be an essential part of urban life.
Paul Holt, Creative Director of N1 and W6 Garden Centres, has been a passionate advocate for the benefits of indoor plants for many years. Thanks to his expertise, N1 has become a well-known pit stop for anyone looking for high quality, stylish and unique houseplants.

In the indoor sections of N1 Garden Centre you will also find on-trend home accessories, pots and furniture. All items are handpicked by Paul, and selected from across the globe.

A story of passion and expertise
One Saturday afternoon in 1998, standing in a derelict button factory, Beryl Henderson made a decision. This was the place where she would create N1 – a truly life enhancing garden centre in the heart of London.
Beryl, a passionate gardener living in north London, had a vision for a new kind of garden centre. She wanted to create a life enhancing place that would transform the urban gardening experience. An urban garden centre with quality plants, grown by specialist growers, and friendly, knowledgeable staff.
19 years on, N1 continues to strive for excellence, winning several awards for outstanding customer service, and in 2013 and 2014 N1 was awarded best boutique garden centre at the industry’s Garden Retail Awards.
Connecting to the urban gardening movement, N1 continues to attract innovative suppliers within horticulture, design and home accessories, making urban gardening accessible and truly inspirational to both the knowledgeable and the beginner gardener alike.
Staying true to Beryl’s vision, N1 is a place where urban gardening is made possible every day, through passion and expertise.
N1 Garden Centre
25 Englefield Rd
London N1 4EU
Phone: 020 7923 3553
Email: info@n1gc.co.uk
How can we help you?
Do you have a question about a specific plant or which compost to use? Would you like expert help in picking out the right mix of herbs for your window box? Do you need home delivery?
At N1, knowledgeable and passionate staff are a key feature and we are proud to provide outstanding customer service. Whatever the size of your outdoor space, or of your home, we are here to help you find what’s best for you, and to help you make plants and gardening a natural part of your city life.

So come and see us, join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or send us an e-mail. You never know what new and exciting discoveries you will make…

See you soon!

9.30am – 6pm
Phone: 020 7923 3553

Email: info@n1gc.co.uk

Beryl Henderson

Beryl Henderson


Beryl is widely recognised as an inspirational force within the garden centre industry. Through N1 and W6, she has been able to bring her two passions, gardening and business, together.
Paul Holt

Paul Holt


Fullfilling his dream to bring exciting plants to urban dwellers, Paul combines his great passion for indoor plants and on-trend home accessories with a degree in horticulture.
Louise Alhadeff

Louise Alhadeff


Although Louise runs W6 Garden Centre, she still works closely with carefully chosen nurseries to ensure the quality of all our outdoor plants.
Find us

N1 Garden Centre
25A Englefield Rd
London N1 4EU
Phone: 020 7923 3553
Email: info@n1gc.co.uk