Merry Christmas

From all the Hall Family and Employees at

California Gardens

We hope you have a wonderful 2015!

Opening Hours Over Christmas

Christmas Eve Wednesday 9-12pm

Christmas Day ~ Closed

Boxing Day ~ Closed

Saturday 27th December 10-4pm

Sunday 28th December 10-4pm

Monday 29th December 10-4pm

Tuesday 30th December 10-4pm

Wednesday 31st December 10-4pm

New Years Day ~ Closed

2nd January ~ Closed

Saturday 3rd January 9-5pm

Sunday 4th January 10-4pm




A massive thank you...

Thank you to all the singers and talented musicians!

You sang wonderfully at our open night and created a wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

Hope to see you again next year!

Goole Amateur Operatic Dramatic Society


£1800 For Cancer Research UK

With a target of £500 for Cancer Research UK by the sale of Pumpkins for Halloween, the phenomenal amount of £1800 has been raised by California Gardens, Howden.

Long standing employee Herbert Clark was instrumental in growing the bumper crop of Pumpkins, and through the generosity of the many customers from the Howden area and other visitors to the garden centre the Hall family and staff are justifiably pleased with the amount raised.

A cheque for £1800 was presented to Alison Coulthard from Ali’s Angels as the local representative for Cancer Research UK.


Wedding Celebration Roses in stockSilver, Ruby and Golden Anniversary. 

4 Seasons Garden Furniture



Stylish design and robust quality: celebrate being outdoors in every season with 4 Seasons Outdoor garden furniture! High-quality design furniture that allows you to enjoy the sun, but which can easily cope with a shower.

4 Seasons Outdoor offers garden furniture and accessories in wicker, stainless steel, and Textilene With its extensive range, 4 Seasons Outdoor has a set that suits every style and every garden. An innovative A-brand with class!

Plant of the Week: Poinsettia

Plant of the Week: Poinsettia

Firm favourites on every gardener's Christmas wishlist, the brilliantly showy 'petals' on these exotic-looking house plants are in fact bracts (modified leaves) around much smaller central flowers. As well as traditional red, poinsettias now come in over 150 varieties and colours from creamy buttermilk to magenta pink.

Caring for them is straightforward. Find a bright spot out of direct sunlight, and keep them warm - at least 13°C day and night. Water only once the surface of the compost begins to dry out, and sit the plant on a tray of damp gravel to keep humidity high and help those fabulous bracts last even longer. 

Father Christmas

The man in the red suit...

Father Christmas has now left for 2014, we would like to thank him, his elves and all his reindeer for coming to see us at the garden centre.  We hope to see him again next year.

Presenting the cheque to Alison Coulthard ~ Cancer Research UK Representative

A cheque for £1800 was presented by Steve Featherstone, Anthony Laws & Joe Harkin to Alison Coulthard from Ali’s Angels as the local representative for Cancer Research UK.

Pumpkin Soup! Pumpkin Cream! Pumpkin Pie!

We’ve made a wonderful £1800 for

Cancer Research UK

but if you would like to give anything as little as 50p for a pumpkin to make pumpkin soup, pumpkin cream, pumpkin pie etc. We would be grateful for any amount of donation now Halloween is over.

Thank you


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Look out for frost damage

Frost and wind can lift and loosen new plants during bad spells of winter weather, damaging roots and allowing ice to form around the stem. Check them every couple of weeks and re-firm if necessary, tightening tree ties if necessary so they're held firmly into their supporting stakes.