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Notcutts Garden Centre, Bagshot

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Notcutts Garden Centre, Bagshot

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Notcutts Garden Centre in Bagshot is on the large size.  Largish outdoor plants centre, indoor sales area, a large aquatics and pet centre. We visited it in early July to see how they matched up to the competition.

This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of the Notcutts Garden Centre in Bagshot.


The outdoor plants area is about a quarter covered. The layout has the potential to be interesting but instead it always looks a bit bedraggled and weather worn. The paths are broken up in places making it less regimented than many garden centres.

The paths are wide but some are gravel paths which may be a problem for wheelchair users.

There is an unmanned information centre which has a reasonable selection o reference books.

We looked at the plants and were not particularly impressed. The three pictures below tell a story. The first shows weeds growing in some of the potted clematis. The second shows that the roots are exposed above the soil The third shows a wilted sage plant which has only a few hours left before it dies completely.

Does it matter that some plants have been left fallen over, some have weeds in their pots, some have roots exposed, some plants have wilted or that some of the paths have their access severely reduced? It definitely does matter!

Not only is the health of the plants reduced by the weeds, the wilting and incorrect growing conditions but it also indicates the mind set of the garden centre owners. Many garden centres have the problem of wind blowing plants over and they prevent it using a range of sometimes ingenious support methods. This branch of Notcutts just lets them fall over.


The prices of the garden accessories was slightly lower than normal whilst the prices of the plants was definitely on the high side.

Rose, 3 litre pot �7.99 upwards

Common shrub (e.g. hebe) �9.49

Clematis named variety �10.99 upwards

Economy spade �10.00

Stainless steel fork �17.99

Runner Bean seeds �2.69

Multi-purpose compost 60l �4.99 or 3 for �12

Fish, blood and bone 2.5kg �5.99

Tomorite 1 litre �3.99

Miracle Gro 1 kg �4.49

Large cup of coffee �1.45

NOTE: Price comparisons are based on the prices we find at the time of our visit. We compare to them average prices in the same year as the date of the review.



Name: Mr. W.anker
E-mail: Private
Date posted: November 17, 2010 - 08:19 pm
Message: The garden centre is like a building site lorries thundering in and out all the time I spent ages trying to get in and out of there, the parking is a nightmare. The manager is rude and sarcastic definately one to avoid!

Name: Pam Gorman
E-mail: Private
Date posted: September 19, 2010 - 09:44 am
Message: Hi,
This report was done last year not this as stated or as posted, I have been up to see the centre and it has been an ongoing change, all for the better. Please could you relook at the centre again soon as you will find a vast improvement?

Name: maggie cunningham
E-mail: Private
Date posted: August 03, 2010 - 11:39 am
Message: I've always found either an assistant at the garden advice centre OR one appears quickly. AND the advice is worth having. That's why I go to Notcutts. AND the huge variety of goods on offer apart from the plants.