Garden Centre Manager (holding)
Gosforth Garden Centre has undergone a radical transformation recently; plants and gardening have been firmly reinstated at the heart of the business, the centre itself has been much improved and its local credentials have been greatly reinforced by being renamed Gosforth Garden Centre.
Located just north of Newcastle city centre, Gosforth is now Newcastle’s largest and best garden centre. Easily accessible from the A1 and A19, it lies on the edge of Gosforth Park next to Newcastle racecourse. The centre started life as a nursery, was officially opened as a garden centre by David Bellamy in 1982, was - remarkably - only connected to mains electricity in 1985 and less than 2 years later won the prestigious Horticulture Week’s ‘National Garden Centre of the Year’.
Impeccable horticultural standards and highly knowledgeable staff passionate about gardening are the key ingredients at Gosforth. Customers are warmly welcomed, the vast range of growing stock is of the highest quality and ‘every gardening accessory imaginable’ (according to one customer) is available in beautifully laid out and clearly labelled displays.
Whilst the core business is related to gardening and gardening products, these are complemented by an excellent range of giftware and cards, an extensive aquatics department and a fabulous restaurant serving anything from a cup of tea to a delicious 3 course feast. Come wintertime, the Christmas displays here are nothing short of inspirational and, justifiably famous, draw admirers from many miles away!