Crowders Garden Centre

Crowders garden centre occupies an ideal setting in rural countryside on 300 acres of growing land. One of the largest privately owned garden centres in the country. It has transformed the existing farm buildings into different departments and areas devoted to various aspects of gardening. The former stables, for instance, have been converted into the centre’s attractive information office and gift shop. The centre is unique in having a proud history of over 200 years in the trade, always in the capable hands of the Crowder family.

Renowned throughout the uk, in 1997 Crowders was awarded two prestigious contracts: one to supply trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants to the new number one court at Wimbledon, the other to supply container-grown shrubs totalling 132 different varieties in a range of colours to be planted at 23 stations along the new Midland metro line from Birmingham to Wolverhampton.

The centre’s tree nursery is its major feature, with a wonderful variety of fruit trees (including apple and cherry varieties) ornamental, rowan, hawthorn, native and specimen trees. Another specialisation is the large cacti selection. The locally renowned Bott’s coffee shop/restaurant, open Monday to Saturday 9.30-5.00 and Sunday 10.00-4.30, boasts a superb menu of home-made foods prepared onsite.

Fresh produce from the gardens is used in many of the dishes, which include traditional favourites such as home-made soup, toasted sandwiches, filled baguettes and jacket potatoes, as well as a changing choice of specials like roast chicken with stuffing, steak, onion and mushroom pie; and fennel, leek and cauliflower bake. The centre is happy to host a variety of special events throughout the year, such as tours for groups, talks and meals, annual fireworks displays and more.

Crowders Garden Centre
Lincoln Road

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