Buckingham Garden Centre

We are a family run garden centre that is well known nationally as a specialist for bare rooted hedging plants and young trees. The Garden Centre always has a good selection of shrubs and plants which are not commonly found elsewhere, together with a wide range of the more commonly sought after plants. Established for over 50 years, the Garden Centre has recently been redeveloped to a high standard. Our shop contains the largest selection of seeds and bulbs for miles around, together with garden chemicals, tools, garden furniture and many other goods. Outside we stock peat-based and peat-free composts, paving, fencing, timber decking, garden buildings and greenhouses, and a large range of pots, statues and garden ornaments. Our aquatics centre has a good reputation for their excellent quality tropical, marine and cold water fish. The Gardeners' Retreat, our coffee shop/restaurant, serves fresh home cooked food and is an excellent way to round off any visit to the Garden Centre.

Four legged friends - Medi dog Whizz

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Monday 27th April 2015

Whizz update…...

Today I dropped Whizz of at the Medical Detection Dogs Centre at Great Horwood where Helen, one of their trainers, took her in for her final scent training. It is difficult handing a dog over as one gets too fond of them, even if one has them for a relatively short period.

Whizz, like her predecessors, has made her mark at home and the Garden Centre, becoming very much part of the team.  As part of her diet, we cut her dried dog food ration down a little and to make up for bulk she was given a large carrot cut up with her food, and watching her eat she was as fond of the carrot as the rest of her food.  Being reasonably enterprising and with a very good sense of smell she soon found my tub of pot grown carrots and much to my amusement and amazement she gently got hold of the top of a carrot and pulled it up.  I could not begrudge her our last few carrots, so she helped herself to one every morning when I was hanging out the washing – she looked so pleased with herself and ran around the garden, carrot in mouth, before setting down to eat her prize!

We managed to sort out most of her problems before handing her over so we are now really hoping that she will succeed with the next stage of her training.  She is a wonderful gentle dog and so good with young children as we have witnessed with our grandchildren, we have high hopes that she will join the young boy in London some time in June and make a great difference to his life and also his mother.  We shall look forward to hearing.

To find out more visit their web site www.medicaldetectiondogs.org.uk


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