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Not All Garden Centres Are The Same

At Ferndale Garden Centre everything we do is for …making your world more beautiful’

This gives us a specific direction when choosing plants and products for you, our customers to select from. 

Beauty comes in many forms & if you live in a home with a garden or an apartment with limited space, you like to have beauty around you every day, are short of time and happy investing in those things that make bring you joy and want to enjoy the experience too, then Ferndale Garden Centre is the place for you.

 We carefully choose plants and product with you in mind. We create and show you ideas that we know will make your world more beautiful.

What IS a garden centre?

Since the inception of garden centres in the 1960s, the term ‘garden centre’ has come to mean anywhere that sells items for the garden. Today Britain has a wide variety of outlets claiming to be garden centres but many do not live up to the standards of modern specialist horticultural retailers that our customers expect. In short garden centres are often perceived to be inferior to ‘plant centres’ and ‘retail nurseries’. Try telling our plant team that – they won’t be happy. 

Ferndale Garden Centre is a true specialist garden retailer with added department to compliment the garden ranges

We are horticulturists at heart and by training. 

The changes in society from our opening in July 1982 have been immense and have grown with customer expectations. We sell more garden and house plants than ever before in a wider range and offer as many new varieties as possible as they become available. We have such a good relationship with our growers that we always have new many introductions before the annual launch pad that is the Chelsea flower show. 

The big difference from 1982 to now is that running an independent family run garden centre has much higher overheads than ever before and being busy 12 months of the year is the only way to make sure we an employee our specialist garden advisers all year round even when you don’t want advice and ideas, such as the depths of winter.  

We offer a 5 year guarantee on our hardy garden plants that are intended for growing in your garden soil. We can do this because we buy from the best growers in the UK and the support of some European suppliers. When you buy our great plants it means they thrive when you follow our planting and care instructions.

We love gardens and are passionate about plants.

When we recruit new team members we look for great personalities, a love of plants and gardens and a desire to show you how to create the beauty you are looking for. This also applies to our indoor teams too. We might not insist on the knowledge or desire to learn about plants and gardens but they must like people and love to help. You must know all about Ferndale at interview.