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About Us

The Mains of Drum is a family owned garden centre situated in the heart of Royal Deeside on the main tourist route to Braemar and Balmoral Castle.

A state of the art shopping destination surrounded by landscaped grounds and stunning views it is an ideal place to shop and relax. Catering for individuals and families, from young to old, The Mains of Drum stock an extensive range of garden plants, gardening sundries, gardening tools,  gifts, bird & petcare and outdoor furniture.




The Mains of Drum has a large, relaxed outdoor gardening area stocking a wide variety of the freshest and finest quality plants, trees and shrubs.

Throughout the year we do our best to bring you the best plants possible. Unlike those supermarket plants, we are constantly making sure that we have top quality plants. But don't just take our word for it, see for yourself! With a 2 year guarantee on container grown hardy plants, you will be sure that your garden will flourish.


The Mains of Drum pride themselves on selecting the finest range of hand-picked gifts and homeware. A trip to the garden centre need not be about soil and shrubs but can be a shopping experience for all. Our extensive home & gift department is handpicked from many suppliers, making sure that you can find something that you love.


Go on admit it! You thought it would be all body warmers and wellies. Well we do stock them but we offer so much more too. We stock a wide range of inspired outdoor clothing for men, women and children including: Adesso, Alice Collins, Dock of the Bay, Joules, Regatta, Remonte, Strawberry Bay, Toggi and Weirdfish


We have many pieces of indoor furniture on display at The Mains of Drum, featuring The Vancouver Petite oak furniture collection with beautiful clean golden oak and stylish tapered legs finished with heavy gauge rustic plate brass handles. We also have several conservatory suites on show with a range of sizes, colours and fabrics to suite your personal taste.

Outdoor Furniture

We pride ourselves in having a great range of furniture to suit every person and their needs. We have varied range of price ranges, materials and styles throughout the whole year. Most of our furniture is displayed online.



Proud stockists of Weber barbecues. Weber is not just about barbecuing, we believe in cooking delicious food outdoors and having fun, but most of all we want to be a part of creating happy memories for you, your family and your friends. Weber have long term warranties on all of their barbecues, ranging from 5 to 25 years!

Food Hall

Come to The Mains of Drum to have a food shopping experience like never before. We have local wonders, international delicacies and a great selection of all things tasty.

In our food hall we have just what you need to add a little local flavour to any mealtime including Cruickshank’s of Torphins Free Range Eggs , Royal warrant holder HM Sheridan of Ballater fresh meats and pies and Ola Oils rapeseed oil from Inverurie.

Our American food section has a wide range of store cupboard essentials from Bisquick to Crisco as well as some special treats guaranteed to keep the big, and little kids happy.

The Restaurant

The Mains of Drum restaurant is open from 9am until 4.30pm serving the finest full breakfasts, homemade soups, light lunches, indulgent homemade tray bakes and an array of hot and cold beverages.



We provide a free delivery service for local deliveries and for customers who spend £500 or more in one transaction.  We deliver on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday however when possible, we can deliver on a Saturday morning by special arrangement. 

Gift Vouchers

HTA vouchers and our own Mains of Drum gift vouchers are available to purchase in-store.