This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of the Plant and Harvest
Garden centre in West Wycombe.
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This review is slightly different from our standard format because this is a
specialist small garden centre of significant historical interest. The gardens were founded
by by the Dashwood's in 1754 as a means of feeding the family and the local village. The
gardens were walled to allow the growing of heat loving plants.
Nowadays, it consists of a smallish garden centre, an excellent cafe, an
extensive farm shop and retail sales area.
The same applies to clematis, lots of unusual varieties, competitively
priced but all at the top end of the price range. Having said that, you will find shrubs
at the �6 level as well and they are all in excellent condition.
Have a wander round
and a browse, the plants are in no particular order but that is not a problem in a
garden centre of this size.
The indoor areas stock a reasonable range of gardening accessories and
feeds, you'll find most of what you need for the garden here.
The farm shop is also well worth a wander round. It stocks locally
produced vegetables, cheeses, preserves, wines and lots more. Just outside is a
boule court, playing equipment is on request,
THE CAFE AT PLANT AND HARVEST GARDEN CENTRE, WEST
The cafe is undoubtedly one of the most attractive features of the garden centre. It stocks a wide
variety of foods (see the menus below) and also includes a full range of toasties and hot potatoes.
We tried one of the "chutney" toasties and it was supremely delicious and filling. The prices are
reasonable for the excellent quality of the food and the drinks. Main meals are served to your table
by helpful and pleasant staff.
The view from the outdoor seating are is spectacular. It must rate as one of the
best garden centre cafe views in England, if not the UK. The same view is available
from the covered seating area. The furniture is rustic but comfortable.
At the end of the garden is a chicken coop (picture above right), the source
of the eggs used in the cafe! With a choice of three seating areas, the cafe is
suitable for all weather conditions.
We really enjoyed everything about the Plant and Harvest cafe. The food was excellent, the
service good and the view and surroundings spectacular.
This garden centre is not really suitable for disabled access. The car parking area is
rough, as are some parts of the outdoor area and there are some significant slopes.
Ladies and gents were basic but clean and functional.
Lots of car parking, some with shade, a reflection of the age and maturity of the garden
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT FOR
PLANT AND HARVEST GARDEN CENTRE
The address is:
Plant and Harvest Garden Centre,
Buckinghamshire HP14 3AP
Our sat nav got us there base on the town and road name.
A map can be found
Tel: 01494 438635
A garden centre with a clear area of specialisation as far as the top quality plants are
concerned. The farm shop is excellent. We have already explained how good we thought the
cafe was, a destination in its own right. We whole heartedly recommend a visit to this
garden centre and commend it on making the best of the space available.
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