Burston Garden Centre, St Albans
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Burston Garden Centre has been in private
ownership for over 30 years. We visited it to test the plants,
hardware, aquatics and food. Read on ....
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of
the Burston Garden Centre, St Albans.
The outdoor plant area is partially covered, around
35% cover. The paths are wide and clutter free with flat surfaces,
good for wheelchair users. This is a medium sized garden centre and
the range of plants on offer is good though no particular
specialisation jumps out at you.
The plants are all healthy and
well watered, with lots of staff to keep them that way!
We looked around for a hardy plant guarantee but couldn't find any
advertised in the outdoor area. Burston's website does show that all
plants have a 3 year guarantee, which is excellent.
The layout of the outdoor are is attractive. Lots of effort has
clearly gone into breaking up the criss-cross paths and make
wandering around more pleasant.
Both inside and in the outdoor are there are information centres
which provide lots of additional details about plants.
were signs to indicate where the main plant areas were, they
could have been a bit higher to make them more visible.
The prices were about average at Burston's but the high price of the
clematis surprised us.
Rose, 3 litre pot
Common shrub (e.g. potentilla, hebe)
Runner Bean seeds (4m)
�1.99 (Thomson & Morgan)
Stainless steel fork
Phosphrogen 1 kg
Tomorite 1 litre
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