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.

Schools potato challenge

Buckingham Garden Centre supplies each school with two tubers each of the following three varieties of potatoes; ‘Swift, ‘Rocket’ and ‘Pentland Javelin’. We also provide: Six black bags for growing them in and a bag of Arthur Bowers Multi-purpose compost as the growing media. Vitax Q4 is provide as an additive to the compost and some Tomorite Plant Fertiliser provided for feeding the potatoes in their bags through the growing season. A full instruction leaflet is also given for the teachers.

About the Potato Challenge Competition

2012 competition 2013 competition

Would your school like to take part in our next potato challenge? If you would like to take part, please call Chris Day on 01280 827910 or e-mail to chris@buckingham-nurseries.co.uk. Alternatively use our contact form on our schools contact page here.

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Buckingham Nurseries and Garden Centre,
Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE, UK.
Tel: 01280 822133 - Fax: 01280 815491

Buckingham Garden Centre
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