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Lots of bird food for sale at Sanders Garden World
Bird feed section

Bonsai trees
Bonsai

Cheap houseplants for sale
Houseplants

Cloting and footwear area
Clothes section

Indoor and outdoor furniture
Furniture for sale

 

ALSO SEE OUR REVIEW OF CHRISTMAS AT SANDERS GARDEN WORLD

REVIEW SUMMARY

FOR
Prices are on the cheap side especially for a garden centre
of this size.
Range of plants.
Covered walkways outside.
Five year hardy plant guarantee.

AVERAGE
Interior layout of some areas.

AGAINST
Toilets (at the time of our visit)

Northern Polytunnels

 

REVIEW RESULTS - SANDERS GARDEN WORLD

When we visited this garden centre in February they had recently suffered some severe weather and had taken many of the outdoor plants away to protect them. Hence the lack of pictures of the outdoor area because it would have given a false impression. This did not stop us doing the review below however, we simply judged the plants which were present and took the bad weather into account.

Previously an independent garden centre, Sanders Garden World was purchased by Wyevale (now Wyevale Garden Centres) in 2007.

THE OUTSIDE AREA
The outside area is large by any standards and it is also well kept and tidy. The paths are very wide as are the very clear overhead signs leading you to plant types. Shrubs are arranged in alphabetic order making it easy to locate a specific plant.

If you need any help selecting plants there were a reasonable number of staff in the outside area to assist. There is a good Information Centre in the centre of the areas with horticultural books and other useful literature.

There is a small part of the outside area which is covered however all the main pathways are also covered - excellent  for wet weather shopping! The arrangement of the outside area is interesting with a large set of fountains in the central area. To one side is a large children's play area with the original pirate ship.

THE PLANTS
The plants we saw all looked well kept and the top end five year hardy plant guarantee is testimony to the confidence Wyevale have in their plants. The range of plants for sale was large so you should be able to find most plants here.

The specialities include a very large selection of ornamental trees, lots of grasses, a good range of fruit trees and a special area set aside for rhododendrons and camellias.

Example prices include compost at 4.99 for 60 litres or three bags for 12, the cheapest spade was 12.99 with the stainless steel ones being 16.99.

INSIDE SANDERS GARDEN WORLD
The main interior sales are is large and arranged mainly in a circle. The whole area is open plan and although the ceiling is is a boring but imposing mass of grey and girders the overall impression is very pleasant. The design is open plan so it's easy to make your way round the area. Access for wheelchairs is generally very good with only a few areas having small access paths. The floors are solid and level.

All the normal gardening needs are met more than adequately and there is lots of non-gardening goods for sale. This includes clothes, shoes, books, floristry, gifts, cards, some food items, indoor and outdoor furniture, barbecues - lots for shoppers to browse.

For bird lovers the range of tables, feeds and general accessories is excellent. Houseplants have not been forgotten, lots of different ones, including bonsai trees and at very good prices, significantly cheaper than other garden centres we have visited. The display of the houseplants is poor but the cheap prices make up for that.

Sanders Garden World have their own club card scheme (Wyevale Garden Centres 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
Good both inside and outside with free wheelchairs at the entrance if you require.

OTHER STUFF
Car park - Immediately next to the entrance, lots of spaces and on level well drained ground.
Pet Centre - No live pets and limited pet accessories and feeds.
Aquatics - Maidenhead Aquatics run the aquatics shop at Sanders Garden World. It is one of their larger shops and stocks an excellent range of fish, tanks, feeds, everything for the aquatics devotee.
Water Features - None at the time of our visit but this may change in the summer
Sheds and Greenhouses - A fair selection
Toilets - These were modern looking but in need of a clean at the time we visited.

VIDEO TAKEN OF SANDERS GARDEN WORLD

This is a video of Sanders Garden World taken in November showing the plants area.
 

CAFE REVIEW AT SANDERS GARDEN WORLD

THE PRICES
Prices were reasonable given the food quality and portion sizes. Some example prices are pizza 7 to 7.50, large portion of fish and chips 7.50, jacket potatoes 5 to 6, toasted sandwiches 6.50 penne pasta 5, soup / croutons / bread 4 and main  meals around 7.

RANGE OF FOOD
Snacks, cram teas, main meals, salads and lots of other food is on sale at the cafe in Sanders Garden World. Almost all tastes are well-catered for. Breakfast is served up to 11.30 and costs around 6 including tea or coffee,

QUALITY OF FOOD
The quality of the food was good with large portion sizes. We were particularly impressed by the coffee which is made from a proper coffee machine (see pictures).

DECOR AND SEATING
The decor was nothing special with mainly plastic tables and chairs. These are lined up in regimented rows, definitely not the best use of space. The walls of the sun lounge area are half height brick which is attractive but spoilt by the rather shoddy upper half. At one end of this seating area is a collection of large evergreen shrubs which look good.

There are two other seating areas with the sun lounge area being by far the best of the two. There is also a third small seating area completely outside.

SERVICE
Service was courteous and quick even at peak times.

OPENING HOURS
No information available, assumed to be normal garden centre opening times.

CONTACT SANDERS GARDEN WORLD

WEBSITE
Details of Sanders Garden World website can be found here.

EMAIL ADDRESS
Use their contact form which can be found here

ADDRESS
Sanders Garden World,
Bristol Road,
Brent Knoll,
Burnham-on-Sea,
Somerset TA9 4HJ

Telephone
0844 288 5188

Sanders Garden World, Bristol Road, Brent Knoll, Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset TA9 4HJ
 
 

OPENING HOURS: SANDERS GARDEN WORLD

  Open Close
Monday 9.00am 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am 6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 6.00pm
Sunday 10.30am 4.30pm

EASTER OPENING TIMES


Good Friday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Easter Saturday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - 9.00am to 6.00pm

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES


Christmas Eve - 9.00am to 4.00pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day - 11.00am to 5.00pm
New Year's Eve - 9.00am to 4.00pm
New Year's Day - 11.00am to 5.00pm

BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES

Includes May and August Bank Holiday:
Open 9.00am, closes 6.00pm

USER REVIEWS AND RATINGS


AVERAGE USER RATING 3 star user rating 1 REVIEWS LEFT SO FAR

3 star rating 22 June 2012 Comment From: Fionaboss
When my kids get bored I take time to this garden centre. They play in the kids area and I can still see them from the coffee lounge. I have tried a meal two times but the prices are too high for the food served. Also at lunch time it can get very busy.

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Entrance
Entrance


Fountains

Coaches in car park
Frequent coach parties


Plants guarantee
Five year hardy plant guarantee

Aquatics centre
Maidenhead Aquatics
Outdoors plant help building
Plant Information Centre
Covered seasonal plants
Seasonal plants

A large selection of ornamental trees
Ornamental trees

The cafe at Sanders Garden World
Cafe entrance


Sun lounge area of cafe

Coffee machine making tasty coffee
Coffee machine

 

 

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