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 - 2012

2012 Competition Results

The wettest spring and summer on record didn’t dampen spirits for the 13 classes (11 schools) who grew the potato varieties ‘Arran Pilot’, ‘Pentland Javelin’ and ‘Rocket’. For the competition each school was provided with potato bags, potato tubers, potting compost, fertiliser and instructions to grow their spuds from Buckingham Garden Centre together with potato growing advice sent to each school at regular intervals to help them grow monster potatoes.

The results of the potato weigh-in are all in, checked and verified and we are delighted to announce the following results.

Chris Day, the Garden Centre’s Publicity Manager said: “We’ve had the best entries ever in this competition; despite the awful weather the children and teachers have done a grand job. Even rotting spuds and slug damage didn’t deter them! Best of all, the children were able to understand the process of growing and using the potatoes in the kitchen with curries and new potatoes reportedly enjoyed by the schools.”

The winning entries received Buckingham Garden Centre Vouchers to spend on their school garden projects.

Our special thanks to Beachborough School, Marsh Gibbon C of E School, Padbury School, The Buckingham School, Milton Keynes Pre-Preparatory School and Furze Down School in Winslow, who grew some great spuds but didn’t quite get the weights this time around. Grenville Combined School and East Claydon School also had disappointing results due to the difficult weather conditions.

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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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