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.
Here at the Garden Centre, we have always had a great relationship with local schools. We can help with educational school visits to the Garden Centre and on site advice if you have a garden project.
But the highlight for the schools is our annual ‘Schools Challenge’! We try to change this each year to give the children an insight into different aspects of gardening. In past years, we have run challenges to grow the most potatoes, the highest sunflower, the biggest pumpkin and the best tray garden as well as many others.
This year is no different and we will be announcing our next school challenge at our ‘Graft and Grow’ day on Saturday 24th February. All schools that have taken part in our challenges previously will be contacted nearer the time with details. Would your school like to take part in our next challenge? If you would like to take part, please call Chris Day on 01280 827910 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively use our contact form on our schools contact page here. Remember, we supply everything you need to take part in the challenge. All the children have to do is have fun! And if you win, there is always a great prize too for the winning school.