Blackbrooks Garden Centre has been run by the Winchester family when they bought the site in 1988. From that time until 2011 Blackbrooks has undergone steady development in to a largish garden centre. In 2011 Mark Winchester took over the running of the garden centre from his father.
The cafe has been a resounding success not only on its own merits but also by drawing in more customers to the rest of the garden centre. This led to a reorganisation of the garden centre interior sales area to allow in two new clothes franchises, Cotton Traders and Roman Originals.
Plants are still at the core of Blackbrooks Garden Centre and the exterior plant sales area has wide paths and a design which is functional rather than inspiring. The plants are easy to find and they are in good condition with shrubs and hardy plants having a two year guarantee.
This garden centre does have a reward card / discount scheme, for more details click here.
Food is clearly also central to Blackbrooks Garden Centre! In addition to the new cafe they also have a large Food Hall which stocks locally sourced meats, cheeses, beers and wines, chutneys, pickles and many more deli items. Other departments of note include gifts, cards, books, power tools, a pet shop (no live animals), barbecues and garden furniture. The cafe staff won the prestigious award for Greatest Garden Centre Catering Team in 2014 at the Greatest 2014 Awards - impressive!
The cafe was awarded the top five star rating for food hygiene in October 2013 by Rother District Council.
At Christmas time Blackbrooks make a good attempt to enter into the festive mood with lots of seasonal decorations and gifts, synthetic and natural Christmas trees. Unfortunately they don't provide a Father Christmas for the kids but their menu does become significantly festive at Christmas time.
EASTER OPENING TIMESGood Friday - 8.00am to 6.00pm
Easter Saturday - 8.00am to 6.00pm
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - 8.00am to 6.00pm
CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMESChristmas Eve - 8.00am to 4.30pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - 8.00am to 4.00pm
New Year's Day - 8.00am to 6.00pm
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPENING TIMESIncludes May and August Bank Holiday:
Open 8.00am, closes 6.00pm
8 May 2014
Reward cards are the new Garden Centre gold dust ...
6 May 2014
Wyevale Garden Centres plant lifetime guarantee ...
30 April 2014
Bosworth Garden Centre building houses news.
27 March 2014
Wyevale Garden Centres
buys 140th ...
05 March 2014
£2.4 million on food! ...
08 October 2013
takes Fermoy's lease ...
27 June 2013
14 June 2013
GCG buys Barton
21 May 2013
Sales down by 25%
for 2013 first quarter
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