When people finally get around to decorating their gardens, they often decide to go straight to big chain stores instead of going local and independent.

This year, everybody can make a difference by shopping locally, saving the planet, and giving money back to local businesses.

David Wilson Homes has collated the nearest top independent garden centres in Cornwall and they are:

Trevena Cross Nurseries

4.6 stars based on 976 reviews

Breage, Helston TR13 9PY

"Love this place for variety, prices, good food and helpful, knowledgeable staff"

"Great prices and lots to choose from, staff friendly and helpful, café is definitely worth a visit".

St. Austell Garden Centre

4.4 stars based on 421 reviews

Boscundle Close, Saint Austell PL25 3RJ

"Good prices, selection and variety, the staff are always polite and helpful, and a well-appointed café is a great touch with a nice outside area and again friendly staff. A great local garden centre".

"Excellent independent garden centre. Well laid out, lovely healthy plants. The staff are very friendly, excellent customer service. They are very knowledgeable".

Carnon Downs Garden Centre

4.2 stars based on 1,156 reviews

Carnon Downs Garden Centre, Quenchwell Road, Carnon Downs, Truro TR3 6LN

"Loads of produce and products under one roof, friendly staff."

"This is such a great garden centre! I can't think of anything that I would want for my garden that I couldn't get from Carnon Downs Garden Centre."