Floralands Garden Centre, Catfoot Lane, Lambley, Nottingham. NG4 4QL
Tel: 01602 268137 „
Floralands garden center what a gem £2 to enter the farm park all day and you can bring your own picknick, me and my friends go all the time its alot cheaper than the other farm parks in the area and a great meeting place and it is just the right size, the kids love the play equipment. Wayne who runs the area says that the plan for the garden center is to make a great family destanation and hes not wrong, even at christmas with their real raindeer and Santas grotto thats alot better than those in personal grottos like the the Vic center last year it was a Lion the witch and the wardrobe and you walked throw the wardrobe cant wait for this year.
The only thing bad about the place is the farm park and maze are only open in the summer but thats like alot of places i suppose
If you have never been go you wont be dissapointed my kids love it
People should be aware that prices quoted on here are not current. I attempted to visit today and was asked for £2 pounds per person, children included. They even asked for £2 for an 11 month old baby.Looking from the garden centre cafe, which overlooks the park, there are very few animals and even then access is restricted. Anyway, because I refused to pay for a baby, I had an upset older child on my hands, and we went to Ferry Farm instead, which was great. I would recommend anyone else to go there and give this place a miss.Incidentally, some of the reviews on here are written by the owners and staff. One review explicitly states this, even though it is against the rules.
Great Garden Centre, they have gifts, aquatics, camping centre and have just opened a new Farm Park. Its only £2 adults £1 kids under 4's go free. You can't really get better value. The animals are great and friendly and you can feed them as well. There are pedal tractors and a climbing frame for the little ones. There are some signs up saying more is on the way, ferrets chipmonks etc.
There is also a maize maze, 6 acres big. You have to pay extra for this but it is great value. It takes about two hours to get around and collect all the clues. When you have finished there is a lovely coffee shop, compleat with a deck overlooking the farm park and countryside. Gifts are pretty good as well as house plants. All in all quite a visit, enough to fill a good afternoon and then some. A1
furry_friends - 17.08.08
Hi i understand your disapointment at the farm park as to the lack of animals, but due to the fact we have only been open a few weeks this cant be helped. I am part of the farm park and i run an animal rescue.
The owners of the garden centre & farmpark have been very good and have donated some of the space for our rescue animals. Each day more animals arrive as the buildings are compleated, tomorrow chipmunks will join the farmpark and by the end of this next week chinchillas. we do have rabbits/ guineapigs/ ferrets/ hamsters/ mice/ gerbils/ degus / all ready there although you can only handle them when supervised( I am sure you would rather the animals be safe and happy)
The aim is to have lots of things there for you to both do/ see and handle but give us a chance we have just oppened.
after winter we will have a falconry centre and you will be able to handle birds of prey. Untill this can happen we do take some of our birds of prey for you to see and have your photo taken with on a thursday.
The price is a reduced price at the moment £2 per adult £1 per child over 4 this is untill we can finish our new animal homes.
The maze maze is compleated and it takes 2 hours to go around.
please give us a chance Rome wasnt built in a day.
I visited the new garden village with my daughter and 4 grandchildren. We went directly to the farm park as the directions seemed to send us there first. We didn't pay the full price of £3.50 adults and £2.50 children as they had an offer on, but including pet food we paid £9.00. What for, to see 1 cow 2 pigs , a few geese and hens, a sheep and some goats, 2 llarmas and a small petting shed with notices not to pick up the animals.
Yes there was some toy tractors but nowhere near enough. So we made our way to the maize maze. Entry fee again £3.50 and £2.50 .Did we go in? No we didn't. We made our way home with four disappointed children and two adults feeling really ripped off. So, think twice before going ,unless of cause you have plenty of money to spend for very little entertainment
The Floralands Garden Centre is a very large, comprehensive gardening centre that appeals to everyone who has any interest in their garden. The centre is set in the countryside on the northern side of Nottingham, close to the village of Lambley, and has a large free car park at the front of it. The entrance is through a large shop that has a good collection of garden accessories, houseplants and antique garden ornaments. Also in this shop they have a large seasonal section that is always interesting and varied, including a very large Christmas display. At the far end of the shop is a tea room, where there is seating for about 20 people where drinks and snacks are served. The prices in the tea room are very reasonable and there is a great choice of cakes (all very fattening!) From the tea room you can go out into the main area of the garden centre where there is a large selection of plants and trees for sale. Also outside there are large garden statues, plant pots, fencing, compost and other large materials for the garden. There are a number of other buildings and shops at the garden centre and these include: * Camping and Leisure Centre. Here they sell tents and everything else you may need for a camping expedition or caravaning holiday. * Pond Centre. There are pond liners, pumps, cleaners, filters and pond plants. * Tropical Fish Centre. A great variety of fish are for sale here, plus some fish that are just on display including a very impressive shark (about 15 inches long). * Conservatories. You can decide on a new conservatory for your house by looking at the examples on display here, and of course order one if you wish. * Garden Furniture. There are tables and chairs across a whole price range from thousands of pounds to less than a hundred pounds. There is also conservatory furniture for sale in here. In all, there is almost everything you could want for your garden. The staff of the centre are
all very helpful and friendly, but not at all ‘pushy’. You are made to feel very welcome to just wander around and there is no pressure to buy anything. The prices of everything are competitive and the whole centre is very neatly laid out and well organised. It is a great place to visit on a Sunday afternoon, when you can wander around for a couple of hours and then have a drink and something to eat. We certainly enjoy our visits here and rarely leave without buying a few bits for the garden.