Dobbies Garden Centre, Stirling
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This is a large, modern Dobbies. It has an unusually large sales area
devoted to clothing, and other non-gardening items. It's a small shopping centre
with a relatively unused garden centre tacked on.
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of
Dobbies Garden Centre in the Stirling area of Scotland. Click any
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The outside plants are was laid out in a very uninspiring manner. The
paths were straight and long with no variation to provide interest. A significant
proportion of the area was under cover and the main pathways were also under cover, good
for when it rains.
The quality of the plants was good and they are backed by Dobbies 5
year hardy plant guarantee. There was a good range of plants with no particular
INDOOR SALES AREA
The size of the indoor sales area was very large. All the gardening items you
might ever want were stocked here. As well as gardening goods there was a huge
clothing mall, lots of gifts, cards and ornaments. Prices were generally higher than
As shown in the left hand picture there was an excellent Food Hall
stocking a wide range of goodies including specialist cheese and meat counters.
The cafe was large, modern, clean but totally without any character. The
tables and chairs were made of cheapish plastic and the decor was minimal.
(a choice of two) were served at �7.95. There was a freshly made sandwich counter, a
salad bar (�7.95 for a large salad). Coffees, teas and cakes were available as well as a
range of snack meals.
The quality of the food can best be described as good mass produced food,
definitely not with a homemade flavour. There were two indoors seating areas and an outdoor
A good range of accessories. It is Dobbies policy not to stock live animals.
A good sized aquatics centre with a range of cold water and tropical fish.
GARDEN SHEDS / GREENHOUSES
An excellent range of water features at inflated prices.
The indoor shopping centre!
Modern, clean and functional, ladies gents, baby changing facilities and disabled toilets.
Excellent car park with a flat, level tarmac surface.
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
Dobbies Garden World,
Stirling FK9 4UF
Tel: 01786 458860
A map can be found
Our sat nav got lost. It found Slip Road but the signs and the sat nav did
not identify the A84 as Slip Road. We typed in the post code and we were directed to a
Excellent in all areas.
Monday 9am to 8pm
Tuesday 9.30am to 8pm
Wednesday to Friday 9am to 8pm
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 10am to 6pm
A modern typically soul less Dobbies Garden World. A huge indoor sales area attracts
more household goods shoppers than gardeners. A mediocre cafe selling mass-produced food.
The lowest rating is 1 star, the highest rating is 5 stars.
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