Stapeley Water Gardens, Nantwich
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An impressive garden centre in its own right, combine this with the
water gardens side of the business and this is a winner. We were particularly
impressed with the immaculately kept display gardens which provided lots of
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of Stapeley Water
Gardens in Nantwich
STAPELEY WATER GARDENS - THE PLANTS AREA
The layout of the outdoor part of the garden centre is very attractive
if somewhat wandering. Straight paths are broken up by centrepieces and nooks and
crannies. Paths at most places are wide enough for wheelchair access.
Running alongside the main garden centre is a series of exhibition gardens focussed
principally on water-gardening. These are a good source of inspiration.
Although most of the outdoor area is open to the elements, the main
paths are covered to provide some protection from rain. There is an excellent
information centre (see right) with lots of books and leaflets.
The plants all look healthy and are covered by a five year hardy plant
guarantee for peace of mind. You'll find most of the commoner plants on sale at Stapeley
Water Gardens but some unusual ones as well.
There are several areas where the range
at Stapeley excels. They have a particularly comprehensive range of camellias, fruit and
Stapeley stock an enormous range of water plants, with good overhead
signs to let you locate them easily.
They also stock an excellent range of water features, large and small.
The exhibition gardens are worth visiting on their own account. They are
kept in superb condition and are great to wander through. We show some pictures of them
below to tempt you to pay them a visit.
STAPELEY WATER GARDENS - THE PRICES
The prices are about average for this area of the country. See out test
shopping basket below.
Rose, 3 litre pot
Common shrub (e.g. hebe)
Clematis named variety
Stainless steel fork
�23.99 (Spear Jackson)
Runner Bean seeds
Multi-purpose compost 50l
�4.99 or �6.99 for 100 litres
Fish, blood and bone 3.5kg
Tomorite 1 litre
Miracle Gro 1 kg
Large cup of coffee
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.
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