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Top 5 garden centres in Nottingham7 September 2017
Nottingham, the city that is known for Robin Hood, lace-making and bicycles, has the largest urban area of the east Midlands. It is no wonder that it is otherwise referred to as the city that has it all. With many parks, pubs, theatres, historical buildings, sports venues, museums and shopping possibilities, Nottingham’s residents also care a lot about horticulture and nature. Therefore, Nottingham hosts quite a number of garden centres. With this in mind – let us take a look at our pick for the top 5 garden centres in Nottingham.
Floralands Garden Centre
With 25 reviews and a rating or 4 out of 5 stars, Floralands Garden Centre definitely deserves the first place in this top 5. From those reviews, we can conclude that Floralands is a pleasant place to go to, whether alone or with children. This doesn’t surprise us considering the fact that there is a Children’s Gardening Club for the children to take part of, as well as that Floralands has its own farm park, where children can observe the animals or make use of the play equipment. Besides that, the staff is always very helpful and the Blossom Café -with an outdoor terrace- will make your visit complete!
Timmermans Garden Centre
‘Inspiring our customers’, that is the mission of Timmermans Garden Centre. The company once started growing roses and grew out to be the place to go to for indoor and outdoor plants, shrubs, furniture and giftware. What we especially like about Timmermans Garden Centre, is the seasonal plant area, which makes sure that -whether you are green-fingered or absolutely not- you’ll get enough ideas for your home and/or garden! Additionally, the cake is something you do not want to skip during your visit at Timmermans! Curious? Get started right away and check out their webshop.
Bridgford Garden Centre
‘A little of what you fancy does you good’ is a saying to live by according to Bridgford Garden Centre. As a family-run business, the garden centre should serve as a provider to treat yourself, with plants, furniture or even just a coffee. Halfway between Newark and Nottingham, this garden centre certainly is worth a visit. With a soft play area ‘Play Barn’ you can take the children with you without having to worry about their safety. Moreover, the weekly ‘Knit’n’natter’ event might be something for you. Check out their website for more information.
Hilltop Nurseries once started as a greenhouse selling cut flowers and tomatoes and now specialises in a wide variety of plants and associated products. 60% of the plants that are sold are grown by Hilltop Nurseries itself, which makes it one of the only garden centres in the area to do so. While you won’t find giftware or clothing here, you will find a very large selection of plants and shrubs as well as very enthusiastic staff who are always willing to help you out.
Reuben Shaw and Sons
Reuben Shaw and Sons is an award winning family run nursery and can therefore not be missed from this list. Reuben Shaw and Sons specialises in hardy shrubs and trees as well as 100’s of varieties of home grown fuchsias, geraniums and bedding plants, superb summer hanging baskets and patio pots, winter pansies and winter hanging baskets. Besides that, the coffee house is a reason for lots of people to travel far a wide. Luckily, it is open seven days a week! Take a look on the website for more information.