Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 7QB. Tel: 01270 521100. Fax 01270 520215
Garden centre and Family day out. „
I went to Bridgemere garden centre today and I totally was not expecting the size of the place . It was massive.
There is plenty of room for parking and its free to park.
We went just for a run out really because its our first Christmas in our new house we wanted some special Christmas decorations. And they had plenty of choice from Christmas baubles to wrapping and gift tags to 2010 Calendars and lights although they were quite expensive but who cares its nearly Christmas. This place was brilliant. You could spend the full day there but we only spent a few hours and spent £50.
They have a section for foods such as ham,pies, jams and honeys and meats kinda what you'd expect from a farm shop.
We also bought some old fashion sweets lile cola cubes and humbugs etc
We didnt get much time to look at flowers and plants but the ones in the nurseries we did look at we really nice (If you like that kind of thing)
There is also a cafe if you fancy a snack or bit to eat. They also have a good selection of hot and cold drinks.
There is also a hobby craft situated there so there really is something there for everyone and with christmas round the corner why not take a look.
The staff were all very helpful and there was plenty going on for children such as face painting and a puppet show. There is also plenty of toys for children so if you are looking for presents there is plenty of choice.
Ths has got to be the biggest and best garden centre I've ever been to.
Its very easy to find just follow the A51 London Road and follow signs. For those people with a satalite navigation system the postcode is CW5 7QB.
The opening times are as follows -
Monday 09:00 am 18.00 pm
Tuesday 09:00 am 18:00 pm
Wednesday 09:00 am 18:00 pm
Thursday 09:00 am 18:00 pm
Friday 09:00 am 18:00 pm
Saturday 09:00 am 18:00 pm
Sunday 09:00 am 18:00 pm
Bridgemere Garden Centre is somewhere that I used to get taken when I was a child, around half an hours drive from where I live and it was one of those places that I used to detest being dragged around. I never anticipated ever actually making the decision to go myself but there comes a time in your life when these decisions are made and when you actually go it is considered a good day out.
Bridgemere during the Spring and Summer attracts thousand of visitors day to see the huge variety of nurseries that they have within the premises. Whatever plant or shrub that you require you are guaranteed that you will find it at Bridgemere at a relatively good price, for a prestige garden centre.
Bridgemere has several different areas, a vast outdoor section that houses all the outdoor plants and bushes etc, an indoor section that house indoor plants including a craft section, a organic section where various and unique wines, beers and produce can be purchased. Also there is large section dedicated to nevelty items in which you can more than likely pick something up that you will not find anywhere else and is a little bit different.
There is quite a big area dedicated to fish lovers, although there are not a great deal of cold water fish available, Bridgemere specialise in tropical fish and have ample fish on sale to buy. Terrapins and turtles are also available to buy with complete set up at quite a reasonable cost.
If you build up a thirst then there is a small tearoom where you can get a tea or coffee, and if your appetite needs to be treated then there a meals available and cakes and pastries.
Carparking here can sometimes be a problem as even though they have a vast carpark they get so many people thorugh the door at any given time and it can be a slight walk to actually get to the garden centre if you are parked furthest away.
Bridgemere is a great day out, especially at this time of year when people get green fingered a little.
Well Spring is on it's way and with it comes thoughts of gardening, plants, flowers and days out. One day out which certainly includes all these things is Bridgemere Garden World in Nantwich Cheshire. Originally started in l96l this is now one of the largest garden centres in the whole of Europe. Included in its grounds is a Egon Ronay restaurant with waitress served food and a smaller continental style coffee shop, if the menu there can't tempt you. With acres of covered shopping areas selling everything from gifts, plants, books and even clothes and a fun area for the children, this is a day out that everyone can enjoy. There is access for wheelchairs and a huge car park so parking is never a problem. The nearest train station is Crewe (for those of you willing to take the chance! !. Well what about the gardens I hear you ask. They are spectacular of course. There is the original Gardener's Diary garden where the television series was filmed containing my own favourite the Cottage Garden with it's own tiny cottage and rose clad doorway. There are rose gardens, rhodedendron and azalea gardens and even a water feature area. Apparently there is now even a series of gardens depicting what can be done with the average piece of ground which most of us own behind either a terraced, semi or small detached house. Bridgemere also carefully reconstructs the Gold Winner Garden from the Chelsea flower show each year for people to admire and gain tips from. Special events such as musical extravaganzas, or flower shows with specialist's question time are frequently held. Although you can usually get into these without booking, it is always best to telephone first to ask what events are actually taking place on the day you intend to go and whether places are still available to avoid disappointment. Looking for that elusive plant........Bridgemere is definitely the place for you. They have a huge selection
, each one accompanied by clear and concise instructions on where to place it, the conditions it requires, the food and water it will need and when it will flower. So many garden centres these days have half dead specimens (the plants I mean not the gardeners) with washed off instructions, leaving the purchaser to guess at how to care for them. This is certainly not the case at Bridgemere where the specimens are first class. I actually visited this garden centre in winter and was not disappointed. Despite being a bitterly cold day it was still thoroughly enjoyable and I was reluctant to leave at closing time. Open from 9.00 a.m - 8.00 pm in the Summer 9.00 a.m.- 5.00 pm in the Winter Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. There is no admission fee. Springs in the Air ....there's magic everywhere.....so the song goes. Me......I'm dreaming of going to Bridgemere again to buy a new rose tree.