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Dobbies Garden World, Preston

Dobbies Garden World, Preston

Entrance to Dobbies Garden Centre, Preston Lancashire
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Dobbies Preston Garden World is one of their larger ones as evidenced by the modern entrance. We visited them in late February when they were ramping up for the spring rush.

This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of Dobbies Garden World near Preston. Click any picture to enlarge it.


The outdoor plant area is functionally arranged in a grid of paths. There was little in the way of displays to inspire you. The area devoted to plants is large. Aisles were wide and free of clutter making it easy to access all areas for wheelchair users.

Running round the main are is a covered area which would provide good protection from any rain.

Covered outdoor plants area

All hardy plants are covered by Dobbies five year guarantee.
With a plant area so large it was good to see that that there were plenty of large, clear, informative signs. This makes finding specific plants easy.

In common with most of the larger Dobbies Garden Worlds there was a information centre. Much of the time there is a member of staff in attendance. The building has various resources such as books and articles for quick research.

Bedding and tender plants are stored next the main outdoor area and they are housed in a fully covered area for rain and weather protection.

Our shopping basket below shows prices to be just slightly above the average.

Rose, 3 litre pot �6.99

Common shrub (e.g. hebe) 3 litre pot �6.49

Runner Bean seeds �3.30

Multipurpose 75l �4.99 (3 for �12)

Fish, Blood and Bone, branded, 3.5kg �5.99

Miracle Gro 1kg �4.99

Stainless steel fork �21.99 (Dobbies own brand)

Economy spade �12.99 (Dobbies own brand)

Tomorite 1 litre �3.69

Medium cup of coffee in cafe �1.60