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REVIEW SUMMARY

FOR
Good quality plants.
Many plants grown in adjoining plant nursery.
Attractive plants display area.
For the size, a good range of gardening accessories and garden furniture.

AVERAGE
Prices

AGAINST
None

 

REVIEW RESULTS - WEST SOMERSET GARDEN CENTRE

THE PLANTS AT WEST SOMERSET GARDEN CENTRE
Entrance to the West Somerset Garden Centre The plants area is medium to large-sized for a UK garden centre and it is has two separate areas.

The covered area (about a quarter of the total area) houses tender plants and some gardening goods, it is fully paved.

The larger uncovered area is mainly gravel but it is well-compacted so it is fine for wheelchair access. The paths are not the widest we have seen but they still provide easy access around the plants area. There are large, easy to see signs to all the major plant groupings and the individual plant signs and labels contain helpful information. The planting instructions for the plant groups were particularly useful.

Plants are held in small bays which gives the area an interesting appearance. Centre displays, statues and pergolas all add further interest. We thought the use of trellis backing to the plants bays was particularly good, it broke up the area well.

The plants themselves were clearly well cared for although there is no plant guarantee offered at this garden centre. The range of plants was good, you will find all the old favourites here but as well, you will find some additional, rather unusual plant varieties. The bedding plants are grown on site as are many the trees and shrubs. Home grown plants always fare better when planted in the surrounding locality.

Prices are average, you are unlikely to find many bargains at the West Somerset Garden Centre, but neither will you be charged over the odds. For example, clematis start from 8.99, roses start at 8.50, Westland multipurpose is 5.99 for a 75 litre bag, Miracle Gro is 5, Tomorite is 4 for a 1 litre container.

OUR AMATEUR VIDEO OF THE PLANTS AREA AT WEST SOMERSET GARDEN CENTRE

INSIDE SALES AREA
The interior sales area stocks a good choice of everything the average gardener would need. They also offer a particularly comprehensive choice of bird feeds and accessories. Garden furniture is another area this garden centre does well on. They stock a large choice of teak garden furniture as well as cheaper options. Barbecues and outdoor heaters are on display.

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

DISABLED ACCESS
Good all round, wheelchairs are available at the door.

OTHER STUFF
Car park - No problems noted, large enough and near the entrance
Pet Centre - We saw none.
Water Features - We saw none.
Aquatics - We saw none
Sheds and Greenhouses - A small selection
Toilets - Yes, functional and clean

WEBSITE
The West Somerset Garden Centre website can be found here.

EMAIL ADDRESS
info@westsomersetgardencentre.co.uk

CONTACT DETAILS AND DIRECTIONS
Address
West Somerset Garden Centre
Mart Road
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 5BJ

Telephone
01643 703612

West Somerset Garden Centre, Mart Road, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5BJ

 

OPENING HOURS: WEST SOMERSET GARDEN CENTRE

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Monday 8am 5pm
Tuesday 8am 5pm
Wednesday 8am 5pm
Thursday 8am 5pm
Friday 8am 5pm
Saturday 8am 5pm
Sunday 10am 4pm

 
EASTER OPENING TIMES

Good Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
Easter Saturday - 9.00am to 5.00pm
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES

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

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPENING TIMES

Includes May and August Bank Holiday:
Open 9.00am, closes 5.00pm


READER REVIEWS AND RATINGS

AVERAGE USER RATING 5 star user rating 1 REVIEWS LEFT SO FAR

5 star rating 23 May 2012 Comment From: Not Given
I thought it was lovely good quality plants and very good variety. Super cafe obviously home made cakes and lunches. Well worth going to.

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