Homeleigh Garden Centre
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Front entrance to the Homeleigh garden centre,
Launceston. Started as a milk stand 25 plus years ago, it is now
bigger than many department stores.
This is a totally independent review by GardenAction.
Homeleigh garden centre was started over 25 years ago by
Derek and Enis Broad and from those humble beginning has grown to be
amongst the largest garden centres in southern England.
We were truly amazed at the range of goods on offer, the
facilities and especially the overall value for money and quality. In an
article of this size we cannot do justice to all that is on offer at
this garden centre. We have just concentrated on areas which are of
The outdoor plant sales area at Homeleigh garden
centre has beautiful views of the surrounding country side. It also
stocks a good range of plants which all looked healthy and
Our only complaint was that there was no guarantee offered as is
sometimes the case with other garden centres.
Homeleigh garden centre is in a rural area where the soil tends
to be on the acidic side and many gardens are in coastal areas. With
this in mind they not only stock the normal range of garden plants
but have also concentrated on plants suitable for the area.
Rhododendrons, azaleas and camelias are plentiful as are plants
which will survive all that coastal weather can throw at them. These
plants are marked as suitable for coastal areas.
There is a large range of fruit and other trees for sale as well
as an unusually large range of roses. All looked in good condition.
The price of the plants at Homeleigh was average but we did notice
that many of the plants came in pots which were larger than normal.
Simply comparing plant prices can be deceptive. The shrubs were well
established and the correct size for the pots.
�6.50 to �7.50
Common shrub (e.g. potentilla)
Potted fruit tree (various rootstocks)
�14.99 to �29.99
Growmore, branded, 3.5kg
Growmore, branded, 1.5kg
Miracle Gro, soluble plant food, 1kg
Lawn Builder 100 sq m
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