Greatfield Garden Centre, Swindon
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Greatfield Garden Centre is privately owned and
is a traditional garden centre. Read our review for more
information on Greatfields.
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of
the Greatfield Garden Centre in Swindon. Click any
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Much of the outdoor plant area is covered at this
garden centre. This is excellent for rainy days and unusual for a
medium sized garden centre.
Finding specific plants was somewhat
difficult because there was an almost total lack of signs. However,
it was a pleasure to browse through a very interesting selections of
plants, many of which are not sold at the larger garden centres.
Greatffield do have specialities - plants! Of specific note was the
collection of young acers at good prices. The range of lavender and
hellebores was particularly good. And all at very competitive
Also under cover was a reasonable range of water garden
features. The inside area covered all your gardening needs from
tools to plant foods and pesticides.
The indoor area was arranged slightly haphazardly at the time
of our visit. At the rear of the shop a large range of garden
spares was stocked. This included hard to find greenhouse pares
and the like. Very commendable.
Greatfields is a medium garden centre but they have gone to
great lengths to offer value for money. One instance of this is the
availability of loose plant foods and pet foods at excellent prices.
Blood fish and bone at 70p per kilo is astonishing value.
Aside from the excellent value referred to above our shopping basket
below indicates that prices in general are on the low side at this
garden centre. A typical shopping basket is shown below.
Rose, 3 litre pot
Common shrub (e.g. potentilla, hebe)
Runner Bean seeds (4m)
�3.99 (3 for �9.99)
Fish, Blood and Bone, branded, 2.5kg
Phosphrogen 1 kg
Tomorite 1 litre
Wild bird food 3.6kg
Medium cup of coffee in cafe
There was a small range of houseplants on offer. The prices
were about average and the plants looked in good condition.
On the same site as Greatfields Garden Centre was Walfins
garden machinery. They offer a very comprehensive range of garden
machinery. Lawnmowers, sit on mowers, strimmers and more. A full
range of spare parts is stocked for the range they stock.
Also on site are Swindon Caravans. They have around 150 new and
used caravans on site.
They also have an extremely large shop stocking every imaginable
accessory and spare part.
Greatfield Garden Centre,
Nr Wooton Bassett,
Swindon SN4 8EQ
Greatfields is a medium sized garden centre concentrating on plants
and providing many garden accessories not available at the larger garden
centre. The plants on offer were well-priced and the range was wide and
They should especially be commended on their efforts to keep costs
low, lower than the major gardening chains in the UK. For those reasons
and many others, we recommend them highly.