Blooms Garden Centre Swindon
The quality of the indoor plants was excellent and there was a very
large selection. The prices were average to slightly above average.
Blooms is on the Studley Grange site which has several additional
facilities. There is a Craft Village which has a large children's
play area in the centre (70p to �1.30 per half hour). It is
surrounded by a large number of individual craft shops. Many of
the shops are aimed at entertaining children.
In addition there is Butterfly World (�4.50 adults, �3.50 for
Having a Craft Village, Butterfly World and Blooms garden centre
(see below for pets and aquatics as well) makes this site a great
day out for all the family. Take a look at the Studley Grange
website by clicking
here. They describe the facilities available in much more
AQUATICS AND PETS
The Pet Shed stocks a large range of pets (almost all except
reptiles) and pet accessories. At the time of our visit the Pet Shed
was undergoing a refit. This is scheduled for completion in February
We will revisit when the refit is complete but based on
local opinion we are sure this will be one of the best pet shops in
The World of Water Aquatics Centre based in the Blooms
garden centre is very large. The range of fish and accessories is
comprehensive and attractively laid out. They also stock a good range of
water features for the garden.
You will be spoilt for choice as far as food is concerned. The
Studley Grange Craft Village has its own cafe as does Blooms Garden
The Craft Village cafe (Papillon) is unashamedly aimed at
kids but food for the adults is also on offer. Click the menu board
on the left for a clearer picture of the menu. The food prices are
on the cheap side and quality is OK. One word of warning, the coffee
is from a machine and is not good at all.
Blooms also have a cafe which is aimed more for the adults. It is
bright, airy and very pleasant. Prices are average and the food
quality is good. We recommend the Blooms cafe especially if it's tea
or coffee and a cake you are after.
Wheel chair access is good and wheelchairs are available at the
Car parking was easy and the ground was level.
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
A map can be found
Tel: 01793 852736
Email: not known
If it's a garden centre you are after then the large range of quality
plants at Blooms will not disappoint. They also stock a good range of
garden accessories. If you want to make an afternoon of it with
something to keep the kids amused then the play area, Craft Village,
Butterfly World, Pet Shed and aquatics centre will easily keep you all
amused. We recommend the garden centre and the other facilities highly.
CHRISTMAS AT BLOOMS
There's no Santa's Grotto at Blooms, the cost of setting it up and all the legal
and insurance costs are just too high for a garden centre of this size.
But they have a fair selection of Christmas decorations and gifts, all
attractively laid out.
There's a good range of Nordman Christmas trees for sale all clearly labelled
for price and size. The range of synthetic trees is also good.
The range of Christmas indoor plants was a bit disappointing. Not particularly
well laid out and the range was small.
Prices, in general were average. The
Christmas atmosphere was OK but nothing out of the ordinary.
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