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BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE

SUMMARY INFORMATION

PLANTS AREA: Huge area, huge choice and well laid out

See lower down this article for a more comprehensive review of the Bridgemere Garden Centre plants area.

Plants Area Rating: 3.5 star rating

INTERIOR SALES AREA: An excellent area for spending a few hours

See lower down this article for a more comprehensive review of the Bridgemere Garden Centre interior sales area.

Interior Sales Area Rating: 3.5 star rating

CAFE: Two cafes, good food, reasonable decor, good service.

See lower down this article for a more comprehensive review of the Bridgemere Garden Centre cafe.

Cafe Rating: 3.5 star rating

DOG FRIENDLY? Bridgemere Garden Centre is dog friendly and welcomes well-behaved dogs in all areas of the garden centre except the main restaurant. The cafe has a pet friendly area.

VALUE FOR MONEY OVERALL: 2.5 star rating

Entrance to Bridgemere Garden Centre
Entrance to Bridgemere Garden Centre

 

OPENING HOURS BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE

  Open Close
Monday 9.00am 6.00pm
Tuesday 9.00am 6.00pm
Wednesday 9.00am 6.00pm
Thursday 9.00am 6.00pm
Friday 9.00am 6.00pm
Saturday 9.00am 6.00pm
Sunday 10.30am 4.30pm

 
EASTER OPENING TIMES


Good Friday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Easter Saturday - 9.00am to 6.00pm
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - 9.00am to 6.00pm

CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMES


Christmas Eve - 10.30am to 4.30pm
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - 10.30am to 4.30pm
New Year's Day - CLOSED

BANK HOLIDAY OPENING TIMES

Bank Holiday Mondays:
Open 9.00am to 6.00pm
 

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CAFE AT BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE

SIZE: Main cafe is large the Kipling Patisserie is medium sized.

FOOD TYPE: The main cafe serves typical garden centre food with everything from coffees / teas, cakes, breakfasts to main meals.

FOOD QUALITY: 4 stars The food we were served in the Kipling Patisserie was of good quality. We sampled the broccoli and stilton soup which was tasty and was presented as a good soup should.

We also sampled the Cake Mezze consisting of four mini-cakes and they tasted freshly made and full of flavours. If you like cakes, this is for you.

Food at Kiplings Patisserie
Food at Kiplings Patisserie

One cappuccino and one Americano, both tasted very good.

DECOR: 3 stars The decor in the Kipling Patisserie was basic but clean. The tables and chairs were fine.

Cafe at Kiplings Patisserie
Cafe at Kiplings Patisserie

The main cafe areas was more attractively decorated but nothing special

OUTDOOR SEATING: 3 stars We didn't sample any of the outdoor seating areas

SERVICE: 3 stars Service was good with very little waiting time.

VALUE FOR MONEY: 3.5 stars The Kipling offered good value. The Cake Mezze at £4.25 for 4 mini cakes or the cakes and a coffee at £6.95 represented value for money.

Menu and prices at Kiplings Patisserie
Menu and prices at Kiplings Patisserie
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CAFE FOOD HYGIENE RATING

The cafe was awarded a Food Hygiene Rating of five out of five by Cheshire East in April 2023. Click here for full details.

Scores on the Doors Rating 5

PLANTS AT  BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE

SIZE OF PLANTS AREA: The plants area at Bridgemere Garden Centre is huge, reputed to be the largest of any garden centre in the UK.

PLANT SELECTION: 4 star rating Bridgemere Garden Centre is a very pleasant place to wander round if plants are your choice. Many of the plants are arranged in rows but there are several diversionary displays to provide lots of interest.

The plants are the star of this garden centre. Nowhere in the UK will you find a better selection of healthy specimens. They are fully backed by a well advertised five year hardy plants guarantee.

Compared to most other garden centres, Bridgemere specialise in every plant group. However, the range of roses is spectacular, the range of larger plants is excellent and the choice of trees, both ornamental and fruit, is huge.

Signs are a problem in a garden centre of this size and no solution is going to be perfect. However, there are lots of signs, a few to plant groups and some to individual plant types such as roses. All in all they've done a good job at directing shoppers to the plants they are interested in but you can expect to find it difficult to find some plants simply because of the vast size of this garden centre.

The Greenhouse People provide displays of garden buildings at several of the larger garden centres but they have really excelled themselves at Bridgemere Garden Centre and they also have an excellent choice of greenhouses and other garden buildings. The range is large and they are well displayed.

Whatever time of year, the display gardens at Bridgemere Garden Centre is well worth a visit. There are several well maintained gardens each with a particular theme. All the plants are labeled so if one takes your fancy you can buy it at the garden centre. Pleasant just to wander round, great if you are you looking for ideas, tables and chairs are provided if you fancy a picnic.

Map of display gardens at Bridgemere Garden Centre
Map of display gardens

When Bridgemere Garden Centre was owned by Wyevale entrance was free. Now the garden centre is owned by Blue Diamond, they charge £6 per person to enter the display gardens.

The plants are the star of this garden centre. Nowhere in the UK will you find a better selection of healthy specimens. They are fully backed by a well advertised five year hardy plants guarantee.

View of Bridgemere Garden Centre plants
View of Bridgemere Garden Centre plants

Compared to most other garden centres, Bridgemere specialise in every plant group. However, the range of roses is spectacular, the range of larger plants is excellent and the choice of trees, both ornamental and fruit, top fruit is huge.

The plants looked to be in excellent condition, weed free, well watered and in the correct pot sizes. If you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint then you will be doing just that by buying your plants from Bridgemere garden centre - many of the plants they sell are grown on site.

View of Bridgemere Garden Centre plants

 

LAYOUT: 3 stars Paths are wide and the majority are solid with very few obstructions. The tender plants section, under cover, is normally positioned to the left of the garden centre plants area. There are also other covered paths which provide some protection from rain but the vast majority of the area is open to the elements.

View of Bridgemere Garden Centre plants
View of Bridgemere Garden Centre plants

VALUE FOR MONEY: 2.5 stars We expected prices to be high at a garden centre of this type but surprisingly they were about average.

INTERIOR SALES AT  BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE

SIZE: Very large

LAYOUT: 4 stars Nothing could be as impressive as the range of plants at Bridgemere Garden centre but the interior sales area does a good job at trying! Very large, it stocks everything a huge garden centre should and more. The range of concessionary shops is impressive, a large Hobbycraft and several other large concessions. The foodhall is particularly impressive.

Foodhall at Bridgemere Garden Centre
Foodhall at Bridgemere Garden Centre

There is also a large aquatics store at Bridgemere call Ripples. This stocks a comprehensive choice of fish, accessories and feeds. Just off Ripples is an excellent display of water features. Aside from the items for sale above, Bridgemere supply a good choice of others including, cards, gifts, garden furniture, barbecues, books, kitchen ware, food hall and lots, lots more. It is a great store for wandering around and passing an hour or two browsing and maybe buying,

VALUE FOR MONEY: 3 stars About average.

Garden furniture sales link picture

DISABLED ACCESS AT  BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE

ACCESS: 5 star rating Excellent

OTHER FACILITIES AT  BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE

FACILITIES: Show gardens at a a cost of £6 per person.

CONTACT DETAILS FOR  BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE

ADDRESS:

Bridgemere Garden Centre
Nantwich
Cheshire
CW5 7QB

OWNER:
Blue Diamond Home and Garden

TELEPHONE NUMBER:
01270 360 003

EMAIL:
info@bluediamond.gg

WEBSITE:
https://www.bluediamond.gg/garden-centre/bridgemere-garden-centre


REVIEWS LEFT BY OUR READERS

4 star rating 23 May Comment From: Denis
I've just come back from a visit and was amazed at the huge selection of plants at this garden centre. I wasn't keen on the inside though, some areas look a bit like a jumble sale.

3 star rating 24 May Comment From: Mary
When privately owned this used to be a wonderful place to buy plants. Excellent quality and a massive choice of unusual varieties. It was bought by Wyevale a few years ago and now owned by "Wyevale Garden Centres".
I visited today. The place seems to have become a retail park which sells plants. The space allowed for plants which was vast, has shrunk and is now taken by plant pots, gazebos, garden sheds, ornaments and fancy paving stones etc etc.. The plants are no longer well labelled or described and the massive range of varieties of a plant, for example daylillies has gone.
The plants are no longer cared for as they used to be. Today I found dried up, discoloured and dead bedding plants. The automatic watering system seems to have been dismantled and in the section for herbaceous perennials the plants were showing very obvious signs of not having been watered properly. I was told by an assistant that the numbers of staff there to care for the plants had been reduced and that this was why the watering was suffering.
It is very sad to see that what was a superb place to buy plants, appears to me, to have lost its focus on providing good plants to making a fast buck out of a general retail business.

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