Blue Diamond acquired the Derby Garden Centre in 2008 from Gardens of Excellence. In 2013 it was the 55th largest garden centre in the UK with an estimated turnover of £5.45 million up around £1 million on the previous year.
Derby Garden Centre
This is another up market garden centre from the Blue Diamond group and the format is similar to other garden centres in the same chain. The layout inside and out is modern and unlike a traditional garden centre. It's more in line with a small department store although the goods sold tend to more gimmicky rather than utility.
The plants area has an extensive covered area and the plants are all in good condition however they are all bought in from other growers. The main emphasis is on the inside area which sells an extensive choice of garden furniture, gifts, books, clothes, gardening accessories and a whole pile more. Prices are undoubtedly on the high side for what is being sold. Most items can be bought significantly cheaper in nearby garden centres and stores.
The most popular concession at this garden centre is probably the Brown and Green food hall. The choice of meats, cheeses, fresh breads, vegetables and lots of deli items is extensive. Expensive again, but it all does look and taste very good.
OPENING HOURS: DERBY GARDEN CENTRE, LITTLE EATON
EASTER OPENING TIMESGood 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 - 9.00am to 4.00pm
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPENING TIMESIncludes May and August Bank Holiday:
Open 9.00am, closes 6.00pm
|AVERAGE USER RATING
|2 REVIEWS LEFT SO FAR
|14 August 2014
|Comment From: Marian
|I go regularly to the derby garden centre and although they welcome dogs there is no where to sit for a coffee or meal inside. Given that food hygiene rules only apply in food preparation areas would it not be possible to dedicate a couple of tables in a corner for this purpose?
GOOD SUGGESTION! I hope they read this and take note. Other dog friendly garden centres have exactly the facility you refer to. It makes sense.
|6 March 2014
|Comment From: Darren
|Visited the pet centre with my daughter for a budgie. Very helpful people and told us lots about how to look after them. Thanks.
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