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REVIEW SUMMARY

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Attractive layout and design of the plants area.
Show gardens and pleasant interior sales area.
Good quality plants.

AVERAGE
Prices

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REVIEW RESULTS

Squires Milford Garden Centre does more than sell garden plants and general garden centre goods, it is also home to two National Collections of plants. The show gardens, the setting and the planting surrounding the sales area mark it out as a garden centre which really tries to please.

They were bought by Squires Garden Centres in October 2013. Full details of the deal can be found here.

THE OUTSIDE AREA
The majority of the outside plant display area at Squires Milford Garden Centre is open to the elements although maybe twenty per cent is covered to house more delicate plants. The outside area is deigned in a semi-circle of paths radiating outwards. A change from many garden centres and this provides a very attractive area. The plant display holders are made from different materials to make the area appear more pleasant, some are in stone-built raised beds.

Not only is the main sales area attractive but on the outskirts there are grassed and planted areas to provide a pleasant area to see plants in a natural setting. Many of the plants are helpfully labeled if you want to buy them. The area also has a pleasant pond setting with tables and chairs for a picnic. The kids play area is well laid out and has a very amusing crooked house.

The paths are wide and the majority are solidly paved. Some of the minor paths are of reasonably firm gravel. Signs to specific plant areas are clearly displayed and the plants are arranged in alphabetical order.

A small area of Squires Milford Garden Centre is given over to Cathie Brooks Garden School. Cathie provides a range of services including on site and distance gardening courses. A great idea for the novice and not so novice gardener.

THE PLANTS
Squires
have done a good job with their plants, lots of them and they have clearly been well cared for. All hardy plants come with a one year guarantee.

Prices for plants and general gardening equipment is about average for a garden centre of this size and in this location. Typical prices include the following: rose plants start from 7.99, potentillas from 8.99, clematis are a rather hefty 12.99 upwards, economy spades and forks are 15.79, stainless steel Fiskar versions cost 29.99. Multi-purpose compost (J Arthur Bowers) is competitively priced at 3.79 for a 56 litre bag or three for 10. Finally 1 kilo of Miracle Gro costs 5.29 and a 1 litre bottle of tomato fertiliser is 4.99.

INSIDE SQUIRES MILFORD GARDEN CENTRE
The interior sales areas is well laid out and stocks a full range of gardening sundries and equipment, a separate area is devoted to the wide range of garden furniture. In common with many other large garden centres Squires stock a wide selection of non-gardening goods including books, cards, bird food, gifts, barbecues - all you would expect in a large garden centre.

The aisles are wide and easy to get round with many areas being carpeted. In much of the indoor are the ugly metal beams, so unattractive in lots of other garden centres, are boxed in making the area more pleasant.

The houseplants section is extensive and offers lots of attractively displayed plants at good prices. When we visited a large choice of home-grown chillies were for sale.

They currently have no club / reward membership scheme at this garden centre.

DISABLED ACCESS
Disabled access is good all round. the outside plants area has a few very minor slopes but not enough to cause a problem for wheelchair users. Wheelchairs are available at the front entrance.

OTHER STUFF
Car park - Flat and level, lots of spaces
Pet Centre - We saw none
Aquatics - We saw none
Water Features - A few were offered for sale
Sheds and Greenhouses - We saw none
Toilets - In good working order and clean.

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View of the pond

View of the covered plants area
Covered plants area 1

Covered plants area view 2

Amusing buildings in kids playground
Kids playground

Cathies gardening school plaques
Cathies Gardening School

Area for protecting shade loving plants
Shade loving plants

 

 

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