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Russell's Garden Centre, Coventry
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Our shopping basket shows that prices for plants and garden accessories are a little below the average.

Rose �6.99

Common shrub (e.g. potentilla) �5.50

Potted fruit tree (various rootstocks) �23.99 to �25.50

Growmore, branded, 3.5kg �3.99

Growmore, branded, 1.5kg not found

Miracle Gro, soluble plant food, 1kg �2.99

Evergreen Lawn Builder 100 sq m �6.49

Aquatics and Pets Centres
There was no aquatics or pets shops at Russell's as would be expected for nurseries of this size.

Restaurant / Cafe Facilities
We revisited the garden centre in December 2008 and Potting Shed cafe had been re-opened after refurbishment. It's an interesting small cafe so we have reviewed it on a separate page, click here for more details.

Disabled Facilities
We would not recommend this garden centre for the disabled. The ground was not always even, and parts of the site would be inaccessible for a wheel chair. The refurbishment in 2008 is designed to correct this problem.

Not inspected.

Other Facilities

On site is another nursery, Avondale. Sadly, it was closed on the day we visited but we hope to visit it shortly. The opening hours currently are Tuesday to Sunday (closed Mondays). Note that the nursery is also closed for lunch 12.30 to 2.00. It is closed during winter.
If the display gardens (see below) were anything to judge by, it should be a worthwhile visit.

For �2.00 (or free if you buy any plants from Avondale), you can wander round the small display garden. It's packed with plants that are for sale at the nursery.

Admission prices to Avondale Nursery display garden.

Clematis recta Purpurea The bonus of the display garden is that you can see a wide range of perennials, all in a natural setting.

Each plant is labelled (Clematis recta Purpurea on the left) so if you see something you fancy, you also know what name it has.