The Jackson family have been in the horticultural industry for many decades and the current owners, John and Helen Jackson, trained at Pershore College of Education in the 1970s. Swarkestone Nursery opened full time in 2000. They sell a very large choice of shrubs, trees (ornamental and fruit) and plants with bedding plants and herbaceous perennials being grown on the site. They know the nursery business inside out and they, and their staff, are more than happy to help you should you need advice.
As well as plants they sell gardening accessories including solar lights, bird feeds (an especially comprehensive choice of all things to keep birds happy), garden furniture, stoneware, water features and all those every day garden essentials. The plants area is attractively laid out with wide and level paths in most areas.
The popularity of the restaurant does result in queues at peak times of the day / year which is a mark of its popularity. The menu covers breakfasts (something of a speciality and much praised), main meals, snack meals, beverages and cakes. What is particularly impressive is that the ingredients are local wherever possible and the suppliers are named.
A five star food hygiene rating is an achievement to be proud of and this was awarded to the Garden Restaurant in August 2012.
Other garden centres nearby include Derby Garden Centre, Collyer's Nurseries which is family run and Lanes Garden Centre.
EASTER OPENING TIMESGood Friday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Easter Saturday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Easter Sunday - CLOSED
Easter Monday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
CHRISTMAS OPENING TIMESChristmas Eve - 9.00am to 4.00
Christmas Day - CLOSED
Boxing Day - CLOSED
New Year's Eve - 9.00am to 4.00
New Year's Day - 9.00am to 5.30
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY OPENING TIMESIncludes May and August Bank Holiday:
Open 9.30am, closes 5.30pm
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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