Dobbies Garden World, Chesterfield
The houseplants were of good quality and prices were average. The
selection was large.
The display itself was uninspiring and lacked
any logical grouping.
There was a well stocked aquatics centre at Dobbies, Chesterfield.
The range of fish and accessories was very comprehensive. Near the
aquatics centre was an area set aside for a good range of water
The cafe was very large for a garden centre, with several
separate seating areas. One is shown left, overlooking the main
The food was good quality and there was an extensive range of
coffees, teas, sandwiches, salads, main meals and snack. The prices
were on the cheap side for a large garden centre. While the cafe was
clean and functional, it had all the sterile appearance of a cafe in
a large department store.
The disabled facilities were excellent. All areas were wide enough to be
accessible for a wheelchair user. The floors were level. There were
toilets equipped for the disabled.
Almost brand new, the toilets area was spotlessly clean and functional
with no queues. Baby changing facilities were available free of charge.
The car park was enormous and on good, flat dry land.
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
Dobbies Garden World
4 Highwood Way
A map can be found
Tel: 01246 571 650
Dobbies at Chesterfield is a modern, huge garden centre that
will have everything you need for the garden. The prices were
slightly lower than normal which was a pleasant surprise for a
mega-garden centre. The shopping area is huge, and for gifts of all
kinds it's excellent. The cafe is reasonable
But..... This is a
purely personal view. The garden centre is situated in a mall (see
left) on a new estate.
All thoughts of a true garden centre have been
abandoned, the whole atmosphere is impersonal and sales oriented. We
have visited several mega-garden centres and they all have a similar
atmosphere. But they also have a big plus, the "day out" factor. The
activities on site (Plantasia, train rides etc) at the other garden
centres are missing from Dobbies Chesterfield.
We recommend a visit, if only to see where the future of
garden centres is going. But we don't guarantee that all of you will
like what you see.
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