When the family’s greengrocery trade ended they started to sell flowering plants for inside and out, as well as the traditional vegetable plants. When the 3rd generation of the Styles family joined the business it grew from strength to strength providing the town and local villages with high quality, home grown plants. Other services were introduced including fresh cut flowers. An aunt of the new owner had her own florist shop in the town and had taught Lynda many skills during her childhood - these skills she then transferred to her own floristry work.
Lynda’s son Jonathan joined the business after qualifying as a Landscape and Garden Designer at Writtle College, Essex. In 2009 a new barn-style building was constructed to house the shop, a much better environment for all of the garden sundries than the leaking Victorian greenhouse that had been used for a number of years.
With this new dry space the range of seeds, tools, sundries and gifts grew, but the owners remain keen on making sure everything they sell is kept core gardening and spend many an hour scouring through suppliers to provide their customers with the best products.
The staff in the nursery side of the business now grow 90% of the herbaceous perennials sold at the garden centre, as well as seasonal plants for both the summer and winter. The knowledgeable team spend many months of the year sowing seeds, pricking out, potting on and caring for them to ensure high quality plants that will succeed in your garden.
From the road the garden centre is hidden behind the Victorian wall. Come through the wall and you’ll be amazed by what you find and many of our customers come back time and time again, becoming part of our giant family.