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An attractive display of house plants

 

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REVIEW SUMMARY

FOR
Attractive plants layout.
Attractive interior sales area.
Five year hardy plants guarantee.
Plants in excellent condition.
Huge range of gardening and non-gardening goods.

AVERAGE
None

AGAINST
Some prices are high.

 

REVIEW RESULTS - GROSVENOR GARDEN CENTRE

The Grosvenor Garden Centre was bought by the Blue Diamond Group in mid April 2012. See our news item here for more details.

THE OUTSIDE AREA
The area immediately outside the main garden centre building is covered, leading onto a more open area. This area is also partially covered with a main semi-circular path that is covered, So when there is rainy weather this is a good garden centre to choose.

The plants area is very large, very attractively laid out with lots of interest points and no boring straight line paths. The paths themselves are very wide and maintained very well.

What was surprising was the lack of signs in such a large plants area. There were some signs but not nearly enough to easily navigate around the site.

On the right hand side of the outdoor area is a massive display of tents, awnings and convertible / folding caravans. This is provided by Casey's Outdoor Leisure and all the products are laid out very well and fully accessible. Also near that area is a very large display of garden buildings and sheds, large and small.

Water features feature prominently at the Grosvenor Garden Centre. There are lots to choose from and they are laid out in an attractive manner. Nearby there are numerous types of stones, grits and paving.

THE PLANTS
The hardy plants are covered by an excellent five year guarantee. Our inspection of the plants confirms that they are in tip top condition, well watered and free from weeds.

There are so many plants at this garden centre that the average gardener will be spoilt for choice. The choice of roses is huge and they have set aside a special area for shade loving plants. This area is protected from the sun by a wooden slatted roof which is a very pleasant feature of the outdoor plants area, a far cry from the normal netting at most other garden centres. Conifers are also something of a speciality for this garden centre as are large container plants for instant effect.

As far as prices go, roses start at 8.99, clematis at 11.99. A 1 litre bottle of Tomorite is 4.49. Potting compost was a rather expensive 5.99 for a 56 litre bag of Wexford. When we visited we found no economy forks / spades for sale, they were all up market ones around the 29.99 price.

INSIDE SALES AREA
The interior sales area at the Grosvenor Garden Centre is large and impressive. Our personal opinion is that they have designed this area very well. It avoids the feeling of being in a posh, clinical department store but at the same time it is modern and pleasantly laid out. We liked it very much.

This is a very large area and they sell everything you would expect of a large modern garden centre. Gardening goods and non-gardening goods are comprehensively covered. Books, cards, bird feed, clothes, indoor / outdoor furniture, barbecues, kids toys, kitchen shop, food hall, shoes and lots more are all here, pleasantly laid out to make shopping a pleasure. They also have an impressive display of quality houseplants at slightly higher than normal prices, but they were in excellent condition. The number of varieties available was bewildering!

DISABLED ACCESS
Excellent all round with wheelchairs at the entrance

OTHER STUFF
Car park - Very large with a solid surface all round
Pet Centre -
Aquatics -
Water Features - An excellent range
Sheds and Greenhouses - Lots and lots of sheds though we saw no greenhouses
Toilets - Clean and modern. Ladies, gents, disabled and baby changing facilities.

AVERAGE USER RATING 3 star rating 1 REVIEWS LEFT SO FAR

3 star rating 01 August 2012 Comment From: Raj
Very pleasant garden centre to browse and generally have snoop around for ideas. But the prices are just too high, far cheaper at other nearby garden centres. I remember last Christmas, the displays were amazing and our son loved them. Look to get some ideas but buy elsewhere is what I think.

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Outside view of entrance
Entrance to Grosvenor Garden Entrance

View of outside plants area
An attractive view of the plants area

Covered pathway
The cover over the paths

Centre piece display
A tiered centre piece display

Information Centre
Well stocked plant information centre

Shade loving plants
Interesting way to protect shade-loving plants

Sheds and garden buildings
A very large selection of sheds and garden buildings

Camping equipment
Lots of tents and camping equipment for sale

 

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