Dobbies Garden Centre, Milngavie
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A large, modern Dobbies Garden World with lots of space given to
non-gardening items. The outside plants area was well laid out with more interest
than the normal large Dobbies.
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Dobbies Garden Centre in the Milngavie area of Scotland. Click any
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Dobbies at Milngavie has a good outdoor plants area. It is laid out in a
much more interesting fashion compared other modern Dobbies. The paths are angled, there
are island displays and even a central water feature (click picture on right to
The range of plants is good and they are in tip top condition. The large
overhead signs worked well directing you easily to major plants groups.
INDOOR SALES AREA
The indoor sales area is vast for a garden centre in this area of the UK. More than
half of it is devoted to non-gardening items such as clothes, furniture, gifts,
vards and books.
For gardeners though it does stock a good range of tools, plant feeds, weed killers
and similar items.
There was a large food hall on site which offered local delicacies and also had a
butchers shop and cheese counter.
The cafe is very large but plainly laid out. It also lacks any
atmosphere or friendly decor. The main area is simply straight lines of tables and
chars. Unusually for a modern Dobbies, the tables and chairs are made from real wood
rather than plastic.
Main meal specials were priced at �8. Paninis, sandwiches, toasties, salads and other
snack meals were also available as were teas, coffees and cakes.
We tried the soup and sandwich combo for �4.95 and were pleasantly surprised
at how good it tasted.
The pet centre stocked a wide selection of pet accessories and feeds but no live pets.
There was a large aquatics centre which stocke a good range of live fish, accessories and
GARDEN SHEDS / GREENHOUSES
A good range is stocked on site.
There was a good range of water features dotted rounf the garden centre.
A large range of non-gardening stock.
Excellent, clean and functional.
A large car park immediately adjacent to the entrance. It was on flat and level ground.
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
Glasgow G62 6EP
Tel: 01360 620721
A map can be found
Our sat nav got us there based on road and town name.
Excellent all round with free wheelchairs at the entrance.
Monday 9am to 6pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 6pm
Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
A modern store with a larger than normal emphasis on items for the home rather than the
garden centre. That said, the range of gardening items was also extensive. The cafe was
large but disappointed because of a total lack of atmosphere. The food was average.
The lowest rating is 1 star, the highest rating is 5 stars.
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