Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre,
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The small entrance to Brackenwood Garden Centre
gives no clue to the large range of plants on offer. It surprised
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of
the Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre in Bristol.
John and Jenny Maycock started Brackenwood over 40 years
ago at Portishead. In 1985 they moved to the current site after running
out of space. The garden centre is run by their daughter Claire who
joined the business over 12 years ago.
Brackenwood Garden Centre is definitely biased towards providing
plants. There is a small range of garden accessories which will
satisfy most of your needs, but make a visit primarily for plants.
On the right is a picture of some of the very comprehensive range
of ornamental trees.
As well as ornamental trees, this 12 acre garden centre stocks a very large
range of herbaceous plants, conifer trees and many more. If you are
looking for unusual plants then this is the place to visit. Brackenwood
has supplied Bristol Zoo with unusual and exotic plants for over 20
The majority of plants are grown on site which is very different from
most of the garden centres of this size. Ask for advice and it's readily
available sometimes from the very staff who grow the plants. The plants
looked in good condition, well-watered and in appropriate pot sizes.
With such a variety of plants, it's important to be
able to locate the ones you want. The signs at Brackenwood were
clear and informative.
As well as grouping plants by type, there were good groupings by
planting positions such as shade
Access for the disabled was by no means the best we have seen, but
most of the garden centre has sufficiently wide and flat aisles. A few
aisles were too small for wheelchair access.
The prices at this nursery are on a par or slightly cheaper than the big
garden centres and certainly reflect good value for money. In summer
2007 potentillas cost �5.99, clematis �9.99, fruit trees �20.00 and
David Austin roses at �5.99.
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
Leigh Court Estate
Bristol BS8 3RA
A map can be found
Tel: 01275 375292
DATE OF LAST VISIT
A huge range of plants of all types including many unusual specimens.
Excellent to see that most plants are grown on site. We thoroughly
recommend Brackenwood Plant and Garden Centre.
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