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Hobbycraft at Webbs of Wychbold
Hobbycraft

bird feed, feeding stations
Bird feed and accessories

Clothing for sale
Clothing for sale

Webbs of Wychbold food hall
Food Hall

Comprehensive selection of tools
Good range of garden tools

Attractive houseplants
Plenty of good house plants

Kitchen equipment for sale
Kitchen Goods

 

 

 

Description

Cafe

Contact

Opening Hours

Video

Christmas

REVIEW SUMMARY

FOR
Large non-gardening section.
Comprehensive bird feed and accessories section.
Covered pathways outside.
Excellent quality plants.

AVERAGE
Average layout of outdoor sales area.

AGAINST
Higher than average prices.

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REVIEW RESULTS - WEBBS OF WYCHBOLD

THE PLANT SALES AREA
The outdoor area is well laid out and has just enough variety in the layout to stop it being boring. This is a large area and the paths are wide and well spread out, certainly wide enough for wheelchairs to access all areas. The paths were clear with no hosepipes or other obstacles to make access easy.

Covering over the area to protect from rain has been done well. There is about 20% completely covered but in addition the pathways have been covered as well, Aside from areas which are completely covered this combination gives the best protection from rain.

There are plenty of meaningful signs around the outside area at Webbs, large enough to be clearly seen and help you locate the various plant groups. The major grouping of shrubs was arranged in alphabetic order. Plenty of staff were in the area to help answer questions and they did this very knowledgeably. The central help desk was large and well equipped with lots of informative books, leaflets and posters.

THE PLANTS AT WEBBS OF WYCHBOLD
We examined the plants for sale at Webbs of Wychbold and found them to be in tip top condition, well watered, well pruned and clear of weeds.

Prices were variable, for example clematis started at 7.99 but many were in the 16 to 19 price bracket. So they were reasonable starting prices but the top prices were a little higher than normal. Roses start ant 7.49 and a typical shrub (potentilla in this case) is priced at 8.49.

The range of plants was large even for a garden centre of this size so you will find not only the plants you want but a selection of alternatives. Particularly impressive was the large range of ornamental trees for sale at Webbs and a good selection of fruit trees.

If shade is a problem in your garden then Webbs of Wychbold have the solution. A special area is set aside for shade loving plants, which is protected from harsh sunlight. Seasonal plants are well represented in their own covered area although that particular area has rather annoying piped music in it. When that stops they announce a special offer or similar. It all irritated us slightly.

To wrap it all up, Webbs show great confidence in their plants by offering a five year guarantee on all their hardy plants. A n unbeaten guarantee in the garden centre world as far as we know.

INSIDE WEBBS OF WYCHBOLD
The main interior sales area is huge and this allows them stock a vast amount of non-gardening goods as well as gardening accessories. For the gardener everything is here under one roof albeit at rather inflated prices. Pesticides, tools, garden tools, composts and more. Webbs also have a larger than normal section devoted to solar lighting for the garden.

For the non-gardening shopper there are shoes, clothes, gifts, books, indoor and outdoor furniture, children's toys, Toy Box store, Hobbycraft store to name a few. Webbs of Wychbold is really a small department store and a shopping destination in its own right.

This is not the store to visit though if you are looking for a bargain, it's much more about convenience and shopping in a pleasant environment. For those shoppers who run short of cash there is a cash withdrawal machine near the entrance.

For the bird lover Webbs of Wychbold is the destination. A part of the store is devoted to bird foods of every type and bird feeders. If you can't find it here you are unlikely to find it anywhere! Bird food is definitely an up and coming niche market and Webbs are taking full advantage of it.

Houseplants are well displayed and there are lots of them. Prices tended to slightly higher compared to other garden centres. The quality of the plants was good.

Webbs 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
The interior has very wide paths providing easy wheelchair access to all areas. Indeed, the number of wheelchair users in the store at time of our visit was very high so clearly there are no problems in this respect.

OTHER STUFF
Car park - Very large, so large in fact that they have a coach parking area which was home to several caches when we visited.
Pet Centre - Feeds and accessories
Aquatics - A large aquatics centre which displays the fish very well
Water Features - Yes
Sheds and Greenhouses - Yes, and lots of them
Toilets - Clean modern. Separate facilities for ladies gents, disabled and baby-changing.
Dogs - Not dog friendly, only registered assistance dogs are allowed in the garden centre.
Bus transport - Click here for bus information getting to Webbs of Wychbold.
Nearby Garden Centres - Barnett Hill in Stourbridge, Little Heath Garden Centre in Bromsgrove, Blooms in Worcester and David's Nurseries in Worcester.

AVERAGE USER RATING 2.5 star user rating 6 REVIEWS LEFT SO FAR

1 star rating 13 May 2013 Comment From: J Coley
Went to buy garden furniture worth a few thousand pounds. Guy called Andy was extremely rude, did not even look at me when I asked about the items but carried on with what he was doing. Two other people with me could not believe his rudeness. Another member of staff then informed me the item I wanted only came with the coffee table which was on display but I would automatically get 100 off the price for a display item. I then asked if they do price match and gave the guy the number of the shop with the item at a lower price. He came back and said they could do that but then gave me a higher price. He said they would not price match and give me a discount on the table even though the price match was against a full brand new set. I pointed out I was not buying a 10 pot plant but was potentially thinking of spending over three thousand pounds on garden furniture. Shocking service and appalling way to treat a good customer. I have now spent my cash elsewhere and got much better prices and was shown the courtesy which was sorely missing at Webbs.

4 star rating 5 May 2013 Comment From: Terry
There seems to be nothing they dont sell at Webbs! We've just come back from a visit and this time we realised they are selling camping stuff. It all makes for a good afternoon out but weekends are very crowded. The cafe service is very poor and the food is only just about average.

3 star rating 3 August 2012 Comment From: Dripsie
Atrocious service in the cafe and my scone was only half cooked through. When I took it back they didn't even bat an eyelid, the cafe staff just don't care. They just replaced the scone without looking at the half cooked one. How can they improve if they don't even look at returned food.

5 star rating 29 July 2012 Comment From: Zoe
Webbs is a great afternoon out for us. The plants are good and there are lots of them but mostly we buy from small nurseries because the prices at Webbs are high. Inside the shop it's like a shopping mall and the fish department is bit like visiting a zoo but for free. If the weather is OK we always go for the walk along the small river, it's very well designed and that wisteria arch is a real treat when it flowers. At Christmas it's a kids paradise for an hour or two but the Santa visit is too expensive for us.

5 star rating 31 July 2012 Comment From: Charlotte Stevenson
I went to webbs to get the wooden arch in tan, but they only had green in stock, I then asked a member of staff if they could see if they had one, a staff member called Callum was very efficient and ordered me the one I wanted, two days later webbs rang me to tell me the arch was in. The service they offer is brilliant, and the staff go out of their way to be helpfully.

5 star rating 23 November 2012 Comment From: May
Our two children were very impressed by the christmas stuff and decorations. The Santa is also very good, recommended for families with young children.
 

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Description

Cafe

Contact

Opening Hours

Video

Christmas

 
Entrance to Webbs of Wychbold
Entrance

Seasonal plants in covered area
Seasonal plants

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Covered walkways
Covered walkways

Five year hardy plant guarantee
Five year guarantee

Ornamental and fruit trees
Trees

Special area for shade loving plants
Shade loving plants


Excellent signs in plant sales area
Signs in plant sales area

View of plant sales area
 
 

 

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