Melbicks Garden Centre
The house plants were extremely well described on the accompanying
signs. It was clear which conditions they preferred which is always
The range of plants was large and they all looked healthy and
well watered. The prices were about average. Particularly impressive
was the range of bonsai trees, click picture on the left to enlarge.
This garden centre was a very large and they had a good range of
garden accessories and other items. On the right is a picture
(click to enlarge) of just some of the huge range of garden
furniture on offer.
Clothing stores, gifts, cards, an excellent
craft shop and much more. It would be quite possible to spend an
afternoon shopping Melbicks.
There was an on site display of hot tubs with seven on
show at the time of our visit.
Next to the pet centre (strange!) was a large food hall.
Specialities such as biscuits, jams, hams were all available. A food
range other meat and vegetables were also for sale.
This garden centre has a very large aquatics department. There
was a good range of all sorts of fish on display plus a full range
of accessories including feed, tanks, pumps and lots more.
pond plants had not been forgotten either. The range was one of the
largest we have seen to date. Click the picture to enlarge.
The range of pond bases, liners and paving on show was
As well as pond building materials, there was an excellent
display of water garden features. Click the picture on the right to
The pet centre stocked the normal small pets such as birds,
hamsters, rabbits etc. The range was good and the prices average. Lots
of accessories were also on display.
The Terrace Cafe is well worth a visit. The interior is very
pleasantly designed and airy. This is a large cafe with both indoor
and outdoor seating areas.
The indoor area has both a meal section
and also has a coffee / tea section. This was good because if you
want a quick tea or coffee there is no need to queue up in the main
There was a good selection of food available ranging from
sandwiches up to a good selection main meals specials (four in all).
The food is good quality and served to your table. The quantities
are massive! See the picture on the right. The main meals are in the
range �6 to �7 which is excellent value.
Note that on Sundays the range of main meals is
restricted to two or three choices. There was about a five minute queue
in the peak lunch time when we visited which is about average for this
type of cafe.
The disabled facilities were excellent. All the surfaces were flat and
the aisles were more than wide enough for wheelchair access. Wheelchairs
were available at the entrance for no cost.
The toilets were clean and modern with baby changing and disabled
facilities. There were no queues.
The car park had more than enough parking places and was flat and
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
Melbicks Garden & Leisure Banks End,
Coleshill, Birmingham, Warwickshire, B46 3HY