It's vital for your safety and sanity (especially if travelling with young children!) to rest and recharge your batteries on a long journey. We can offer you a relaxing stop that's infinitely preferable to the average motorway service station. We have listed our garden centres which are close to motorways and major routes. They are all dog friendly and at any one of them, you can be assured of a warm welcome and delicious freshly-prepared food.
Cafés and Restaurants
Delectable freshly-prepared food, a convivial atmosphere and friendly service - our cafés and restaurants provide all of these, as well as excellent coffee (our staff are trained in how to make the perfect coffee), speciality teas and child friendly meals. Our emphasis lies on quality, freshness and seasonality - and some of the most irresistible cakes around! All our loos have recently been refurbished and have baby-changing facilities.
Most of our centres have play areas where children can let off steam and have fun, reinstating good humour to the benefit of all.
Dog Walking Facilities
Many of our centres also have substantial traffic-free outdoor areas where dogs can run around - ideal for rendering the next stage of the journey little more than an opportunity for a restorative snooze.
'Most of my treasured memories of travel are recollections of sitting' Robert Thomas Allen. There are times when there is nothing better than just sitting in the fresh air to recover from a long drive. We have plenty of outdoor seating areas ideal for sitting and thinking - or just sitting!
Our centres have beautifully landscaped outdoor areas with wide access for buggies and wheelchairs. Traffic-free, they are the perfect antidote to the confines of a car and ideal for adults, children and dogs to stretch their legs and shake off the cramping effects of travel.
All our restaurant centres offer free Wi-Fi connection, enabling you to keep in touch via the internet and email.
Our garden centres are great places to shop. Top quality growing stock, houseplants and almost every gardening accessory imaginable are available in all of them and many have wonderful cut flower departments too. Inspirational giftware, greetings cards and food departments are ideal for last minute presents whilst various concessions stock a wide range of products that may just remedy the 'I forgot' syndrome.
If you would like to download sat-nav Point Of Interest files for all of our garden centres, please click here