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REVIEW SUMMARY

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Good range of up-market garden and conservatory furniture.
Large choice of plants for a garden centre of this size.

AVERAGE
Prices of plants and garden accessories.

AGAINST
No real problem areas although we suspect the car park may be crowded at peak times.

 

REVIEW RESULTS - VAN HAGE, CHENIES

The Chenies Van Hage is one of three in the Van Hage chain and is the smallest. The emphasis here is on the plants which have a large area set aside for them compared to interior sales area.

THE OUTSIDE AREA
As you come out of the main building there is a covered area which houses seasonal tender plants. Further down via steps or a gentle slope is the main plant area. For a garden centre of this size there are lots of plants to choose from and they are well displayed.

The layout is not regimented and is frequently broken up by large statues and trees which gives the area interest and character. It is well kept and the signs clearly identify where groups of plants can be found. The paths are wide enough to allow easy access and they are half tarmac and half gravel. The gravel is on a hard surface below.

If you are interested in purchasing large and expensive garden statues then you will find a fair range at Van Hage, Chenies.

THE PLANTS
Van Hage Chenies stocks a wide range of plants and trees and they all look in good condition. Hardy plants are covered by their two year guarantee. The one specialist area they have is a section dedicated to larger plants, useful if you want something to provide immediate impact.

Prices are variable, roses start at an average 7.99 but the cheapest clematis we could find was at 10.99 which is rather pricey. Other prices include 4.99 for Miracle Gro and 2.99 for a 1 litre Tomorite.

INSIDE VAN HAGE, CHENIES
The interior sales space is that of a medium sized garden centre and you'll find all the feeds, pesticides, tools and other gardening accessories here. There is a well-displayed section devoted to houseplants which looked well-cared for and were priced competitively.

The primary focus of non-gardening sales is the up-market garden furniture. This is well displayed and a feature well worth visiting for. The sales area is arranged in a circular fashion and on the edges are other dedicated small sales areas including books, cards, barbecues, gifts, clothing and several others.

DISABLED ACCESS
Disabled and wheelchair access is reasonably good in most areas although some pathways inside were a bit narrow. Outside the main plant area is reached by a ramp for wheelchairs. The surface is mainly solid.

OTHER STUFF
Car park - At the time we visited, the car park had sufficient space, but at peak times this might be a problem The surface is solid and mostly level.
Pet Centre - There is no pet centre at Van Hage Chenies.
Aquatics - No
Water Features - Yes, there was an unusually large number of water features which were attractively displayed
Sheds and Greenhouses - A good range of sheds and garden buildings but a very limited choice of greenhouses
Toilets - Clean and functional but they have limited space (only one cubicle in the gents).

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Covered plants area
Covered area

Another view of the covered area
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Plant pots
Lots of pots

Large garden statue
500 for this statue

Aged wood garden furniture
Wooden garden furniture

 
 

 

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