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REVIEW SUMMARY

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Pleasantly laid out plants area
Children well catered for
Five year hardy plant guarantee
Huge selection of Japanese Maples

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REVIEW RESULTS - GORDALE GARDEN CENTRE

We were impressed with the this garden centre when we visited them in mid April. A very pleasantly laid out plants area with lots of attractive plants complimented the indoor sales area which stocked an impressive range of goods.
The cafe didn't disappoint either
so read our full review below for more information with pictures of Gordale on the right hand side.
Entrance to Gordale Garden Centre

THE OUTSIDE AREA
The plants area has a large covered part to it which houses tender and seasonal plants. Walk through that and you are in the main plant sales area. It is well set out with lots of interesting features and an engaging layout. Clearly lots of design effort has been applied to this area and with good results. We particularly liked the high hedge which divided the area and the arch way through it. The wooden slats above the walkways provide little protection against rain but are an attractive feature in their own right.

The paths are wide, level, well kept and free from obstructions. It's easy to locate plants because the signs in the plants area are large and informative. The information centre in the plants area is useful with lots of documentation. The shrubs are very clearly set out in alphabetic order making plants easy to find.

Kids are well looked after with a dedicated play area, slides and climbing frames. There were two areas for picnics.

THE PLANTS AT GORDALE GARDEN CENTRE
The average gardener will find all the plants they need at the Gordale Garden Centre and much more. One of their specialities is ornamental trees, with one of the largest selections of Japanese Maples we have ever seen. These were in excellent condition and many specimens were mature pots plants of 1 to 2 meters high, very impressive. Other particularly well represented plants were climbers (including a huge number of clematis), grasses, fruit trees and roses.

The quality of the plants was very high, healthy well-watered and weed free. This is further backed up by a five year hardy plant guarantee.

As for prices, potentillas start at 7.99, roses at 6.99 and clematis at 9.99. Other goods include Miracle Go 1kg is 3.79, 1 litre Tomorite 4.29, stainless steel fork spade cost 23.49 and a cheaper spade and fork cost 15.99. Those prices are average to slightly lower than average.

INSIDE GORDALE GARDEN CENTRE
The indoor sales area is large, with a high ceiling. The paths are wide and easily navigable, even carpeted in some places. The range of goods includes all the gardening accessories you would expect plus lots of books, gifts, food and delicatessen items, bird feeds and accessories - everything you would expect from a large garden centre. They even have a first floor area which dedicated to conservatory furniture and general home ware items.

We liked the large display of houseplants which were in good condition and fairly priced.

Gordale Garden Centre have their own club card scheme with various benefits for their members. Details of the club and a comparison with the clubs of other garden centres can be found by clicking here. If you are thinking of visiting this garden centre to make a purchase it may well be worth taking a look at their discounts and rewards.

 

DISABLED ACCESS
Access for wheelchairs was good all round this garden centre. The interior sales area had a few very minor slopes but nothing that would bother a wheelchair user.

OTHER STUFF
Car park - More than large enough and on even ground near to the main entrance
Pet Centre - We saw none
Aquatics - We saw none
Water Features - yes, a good choice and well-displayed
Sheds and Greenhouses - There was a display of conservatories but we saw no sheds or greenhouses for sale.
Toilets - Clean and functional just off the cafe area.

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AVERAGE USER RATING 5 star user rating 1 REVIEWS LEFT SO FAR

5 star rating 18 July 2012 Comment From: Debbie
Staff excellent and very knowledgeable and helpful. Karen is always on hand to advise.

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Covered plants area
The covered plants area

Japanese Maples on display at Gordale Garden Centre
Lots of Japanese Maples

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Good plant signs

Display of water features
Good display of water features

Walkway view
Wooden slats covering walkway

Picture of house plants for sale
Houseplants

 

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