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Dobbies Garden Centre, Dalgety Bay 

Dobbies Garden Centre,
Dalgety Bay

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The Dalgety Bay branch of Dobbies garden centres is a modest affair compared to some of their recent mega-stores. We visited to see if it served the local community well.

This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of Dobbies Garden Centre in Dalgety Bay, Scotland. Click any picture to enlarge it.


The plants area is an average size for a medium-sized garden centre. The layout was a rather uninspiring criss-cross of paths. They were large enough to allow access for the disabled and relatively uncluttered save for the odd hosepipe here and there.

Overhead signs were completely lacking but in the  relatively small area at this garden centre it did not pose too much of a problem

Outside plants area

5 year guarantee The plants were logically grouped and in most cases arranged in alphabetic order.

Dobbies Dalgety Bay had their standard five year hardy plant guarantee prominently displayed in the outdoor area. This reflects their confidence in the quality of their plants. Indeed, all the plants on display looked well-watered and healthy. There was no outdoor help centre but the staff were knowledgeable and helpful when questioned.

The prices at Dobbies Dalgety Bay were about average for a garden centre in this area of the UK. The multipurpose compost however was a bit more expensive than most and we didn't spot any special offer for buying three at a go.

Rose, 3 litre pot �6.99

Common shrub (e.g. hebe) 3 litre pot �5.99

Clematis n/a

Runner Bean seeds (4m) �2.49 (Suttons)

Multipurpose Compost 60l �4.99

Miracle Gro 1kg �4.99

Stainless steel fork �21.99 (Dobbies)

Economy spade �13.99 (Dobbies)

Tomorite 1 litre �3.69

Medium cup of coffee in cafe �1.60