Webbs Garden Centre, Worcestershire
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An imposing entrance to the Garden
Centre of the Year 2007.
It's also one of the biggest in the UK, but does it live up to its
name? Read on.......
This is a totally independent review by GardenAction.
Webbs in Wychbold, Worcestershire are an extremely large garden centre
in Worcestershire and they were voted Garden of Excellence in 2009 by the
Garden Centre Association.
Helping the customer must be high their list
of priorities because they have a help desk as you walk in, a help area
as you move into the outdoor plant area and an information building in
the middle of the plant area.
We asked the numerous staff several questions and they
gave prompt, accurate and polite answers. Impressive.
Before you go into Webbs garden centre it's well worth
visiting the Riverside Gardens at the far end of the car park.
As you go into the gardens on either side of you is a very large
collection of potentillas. All specimens are named so you know
exactly what to ask for if you want to buy a particular variety. The
best time to see the potentillas is June or July.
Riverside gardens have other sections including a rose garden,
all with named plants.
At the bottom of the gardens is a section
called New Wave Gardens. These include the hawthorn on the right
plus themed areas including a pond, woodland garden, prairie,
minimal maintenance, coppice and others. These gardens are great at
any time of year.
These pictures were taken of Riverside Garden in 2009. During the past year the
gardens have been developed further and are excellent on a sunny day.
The plants at Webbs garden centre looked healthy and
The outdoor plants area is extremely well designed
with good signs to help you find the plants you want. With so many
plants on offer this makes browsing the plants a pleasure.
hardy shrubs come with a five year guarantee which is matched by
very few other garden centres. It illustrates that Webbs have
confidence in the quality of their plants.
As well as plants grouped according to their type (shrub, tree
etc) other plant groupings have been created which include plants
for shade, acid loving plants and more.
This has required a lot of
effort from the garden centre and it's very useful.
There is a reference centre in the middle of the outdoor
plant area with lots of useful information and books. If you are looking
for a tree for your garden then this garden centre is the place for you.
The range is extensive and they all looked healthy.
Our shopping basket shows that Webbs Garden Centre are on the
expensive side for both plants and garden accessories.
�5.99 to �8.99
Common shrub (e.g. potentilla)
Potted fruit tree (various rootstocks)
�15.99 to �29.99
Growmore, branded, 3.5kg
�4.99 (two for �6)
Growmore, branded, 1.5kg
Miracle Gro, soluble plant food, 1kg
Lawn Builder 100 sq m
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