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messageLooking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by Jess85 24 November, 2016 10:11

Hello,

hoping to have a drive out this weekend to a large garden center, which has plenty of xmas decorations and displays on etc.
We have some lovely little garden centers locally, but they are very small (walk around in 5 minutes). Looking for something a bit more "afternoon out" to go and load up on festive bits and bobs.

Have a car so happy/expecting to drive out maybe an hour or so in the Kent or Surrey direction perhaps.

Thank you!

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by DMW23 24 November, 2016 10:14


messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by Jess85 24 November, 2016 10:20

Thanks DMW23, will have a look!

Not sure why my post has been moved, I'm not looking for an ED business, restaurant or trade, whilst the posts asking for local pub and dentist recommendations stay in lounge...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was 2016:11:24:10:21:59 by Jess85.

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by Administrator 24 November, 2016 11:50

because you're looking to drive out this weekend to a large garden center, and that's not an East Dulwich issue or piece of gossip. Now I see you're not looking for an ED business I'll move this to the Lounge.

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messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by ed_pete 24 November, 2016 12:08

Coolings in Knockholt should be what you want.

[www.coolings.co.uk]

About 40-50 minutes, traffic dependant.

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by Jess85 24 November, 2016 12:13

Ahh thank you for clarifying Admin, I will try and post n the correct place next time!

Thanks ed_pete, shall have a look

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by ken78 24 November, 2016 13:52

try this one [www.ruxley-manor.co.uk]

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by ken78 24 November, 2016 13:53

another one we use is [www.polhill.co.uk]

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by Louisa 25 November, 2016 07:37

I can give a second recommendation for [www.polhill.co.uk] in Badgers Mount near Orpington. I go a few times a month, not only do they have a dedicated Christmas section, but they also have two restaurants one of which is serving Christmas dinner and other treats from now and throughout December.

Louisa.

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by TheCat 25 November, 2016 19:41

As an antipodean immigrant, I must say that this very British habit of going to a garden centre at Christmas sounded like the most ridiculous thing I'd ever heard when I first was made aware of it. I thought it was a joke. It Just seemed so strange to me, a garden centre at xmas?...so Is it Petrol station at Easter?

Now that I've been here 10 years, and also have an English better half, I have come to be more culturally sensitive to your strange and ancient customs....

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by MrsR 26 November, 2016 17:23

I would say the woodcote green garden centre in wallington is exactly what you are looking for. About 40 minutes drive, cafe, clothes, food court, books, kitchenware, lovely Xmas decorations etc

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by Sue 26 November, 2016 22:46

TheCat Wrote:
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> As an antipodean immigrant, I must say that this
> very British habit of going to a garden centre at
> Christmas sounded like the most ridiculous thing
> I'd ever heard when I first was made aware of it.
> I thought it was a joke. It Just seemed so strange
> to me, a garden centre at xmas?...


Most people aren't going to be gardening in December, so if garden centres want to stay open all year they have got to make their money somehow apart from Christmas trees, I guess.

Though personally I find the type of non-plant related things most garden centres sell quite horrendous.

Maybe I go to the wrong ones.

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by JamesBeat September 10, 12:39PM

Another one for the list would be:

[www.poplarnurseries.co.uk]

messageRe: Looking for a big festive garden centre
Posted by ianr September 10, 02:45PM

JamesBeat wrote on 10 September 2020 at 12:39PM
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> Another one for the list would be:
>
> [www.poplarnurseries.co.uk]

You've just registered on this forum, looked for and found this thread, that asks for suggestions for a destination for a drive in November 2016, and posted the URL of a nursery near Colchester more than sixty miles away. Why?


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