Ferndale Garden Centre, Sheffield
There was a reasonable range of house plants for sale and most
were healthy. The plants on offer included many peanut plants and
these were clearly suffering from mildew or a similar
infection. Very soon after our visit we learned that the peanut plants were removed from
sale and returned to the suppliers for a refund.
The prices were average. The layout of the indoor plant area was
good although the plants were not grouped by growing conditions.
Buckingham Aquatics stocks a reasonable range of tropical and marine
fish. Coldwater fish are also sold when they are in season. There is a
full range of accessories including feeds, pumps and tanks.
At the counter of the cafe was their motto "we don't sell fast
food, we sell fresh food as fast as we can". We can confirm that the
food and the service lived up to this motto extremely well. So well
in fact, that we consider the cafe to be well above average. The
food was indeed fresh, of high quality with a good range available.
Excuse the quality of the picture on the left, it does not do
justice to the cafe food.
The cafe area was attractively laid out with three palm trees in the
centre. It was very clean and the whole area was light and airy. There
was also a small outdoor seating area. We queued for about five minutes
at peak time. We easily found a table but it is clear that this cafe is
popular with the locals. Finding a seat in the peak season might prove
Click the pictures to see the menu more clearly. The range of
specials were excellent main meals. Hot food was served to your
table. The coffee / tea and cakes were particularly good.
OTHER SALES AREAS
Ferndale stock a good range of gardening accessories and most of
your gardening needs can be satisfied here.
A large part of the indoor sales area was devoted to
gifts, cards and books. On the date of our visit the indoor sales area
was being re-stocked and rearranged so we could not form an accurate
The toilets were very basic although functional. The ladies had an
obscured glass window which left our female reviewer feeling "rather
vulnerable"! There were no baby changing facilities.
Apart from some gravelled areas in the outdoor plant area, disabled
access was good. There were no disabled toilets and we doubt the other
toilet facilities would be acceptable for a wheelchair user. Wheelchairs
were available at the front door for free.
The car park was level, dry and there were sufficient spaces.
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
Ferndale Garden Centre
A map can be found
Tel: 01246 412 763
Email: There is an email form on the web page below:
Website: We could not find a web site for this garden centre although
the link above does give some more information.
The jewel in the crown of the Ferndale Garden Centre is definitely the
cafe. The quality of the food is excellent. There is a good range of
quality plants on offer with shrubs having a commendable three year
Overall, this garden centre is certainly worth a visit,
especially if combined with a snack or main meal at their excellent
cafe. The focus on the less experienced gardener is another good reason to
visit for many of us.
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centres if you wish to visit more than one garden centre in the local
area (see our review index page
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