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 2013

2013 Competition Results

Twelve schools competed in our Potato Challenge this year and we are delighted to announce the winners. The weight refers to a single bag of potatoes harvested, washed and weighed. The variety of potato is given in the brackets.

We would like to thank all of the schools who took part in this year’s Potato Challenge run by the Garden Centre. A special mention goes to the following schools and their excellent efforts at our competition - East Claydon Pre-School, Winslow CE Combined School, Thornborough Infant School, Grendon Underwood Combined School, Marsh Gibbon CE School, Padbury CE School and Helmdon Acorns Pre-School. Given this difficult late start to the season year’s weather the results have been reassuringly good with an average weight of over 300g per potato bag! By the e-mails we have received it is obvious these schools have enjoyed taking part and getting the children involved in this practical project with the reward of harvesting some tasty potatoes to enjoy as well!

Well, the moment of truth, the results are now in and we can reveal the top three weights.

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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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