Toomers Garden Centre
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Toomers is a small to medium sized garden centre
in Lydiard Millicent near Swindon. Is it the type of garden centre which suits
you? Read on to find out.
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of
Toomers Garden Centre in the Swindon area. Click any
picture to enlarge it.
For this size of garden centre there was a good
range of plants on offer. The majority of your plant needs would be
satisfied by a visit to Toomers Garden Centre.
There was a good range of ornamental tree (see picture on right)
and a good range of roses at very competitive prices
The signs in the outdoor plant area were sufficient
to locate the plants you wanted. The majority of plants also had a
cultivation guide, this helps when choosing plants.
There was no
help centre which is not surprising given the size of the garden
centre. But the staff were very helpful and knowledgeable.
The paths in the outdoor area were wide and free from
obstructions. The majority were laid with gravel which might
make pushing a wheelchair slightly difficult. The gravel was not
As the picture on the right shows, some of the plants area
was undercover, great if it's raining
There was a "reductions" corner which looked good
value. All the plants on display looked healthy and well cared for.
On site was a good selection of second hand caravans with a shop for
The shopping bag test prices below indicate that prices at Toomers Garden Centre are about
Rose, 3 litre pot
Common shrub (e.g. potentilla, hebe)
Runner Bean seeds (4m)
�2.75 (Mr Fothergills)
�3.99 (3 for �10) J Arthur Bowers
Fish, Blood and Bone, branded, 3kg
Tomorite 1.25 litre
Stainless steel fork
The pet centre stocks a small range of pets, some unusual ones
as the picture on the left illustrates. At the time of our visit
there were also some rabbits.
The range of pet accessories is
far larger than normal. The pet feeds were available in bulk
quantities for a large range of pets. There were lots of feeds and
accessories for horses and ponies.
At the time we visited there was a full range of aquatic feeds and
accessories. The owner of Toomers Garden Centre told us that a specialist Koi section with
live fishes was planned to open very soon.
Inside there was a small selection of good quality and well
kept house plants. Although there were too few to group by growing
conditions, each plant had full cultivation details attached to
There was a small range of garden furniture available and a
card and gift section.
Al the indoor areas were accessible by wheelchair. The same can be said
of the outdoor area although most of it had a rough gravel surface.
The car parking was fine, with lots of room and a flat surface.
DIRECTIONS AND CONTACT
The address is:
Toomers Garden Centre
Swindon SN5 9LD
A map can be found
Tel: 01793 771766
Toomers Garden Centre has been in the same family for over 150 years
so you can be sure they know what they are doing! This is a garden
centre for gardeners and not for a days shopping. Having said that, the
pets section was comprehensive.
The plants are all in good condition and fairly priced.
We liked this garden centre, it had character and friendliness which is
missing from so many modern garden centres. The majority of your garden
needs can be found at Toomers so we wholeheartedly recommend a visit if
you are in the area.
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