Senior-Friendly Garden Centres Around Ascot

If you’re looking for a garden centre, the areas around Ascot offer the perfect opportunity to indulge your loved one’s green thumbs.

Gardening is a delightful hobby

Gardening is a delightful hobby that offers numerous benefits for seniors, including physical activity, mental stimulation, and the joy of nurturing plants. If your loved one lives in Ascot or the surrounding areas, there are several senior-friendly garden centres in the vicinity that provide a perfect environment for their gardening endeavours.

While all the garden centres on our list cater to seniors and provide a welcoming environment, they each have unique offerings, event programs, layouts, and amenities that make them distinct and attractive options for people with different preferences and needs.

Longacres Garden Centre

A short drive from Ascot, Longacres Garden Centre in Bagshot offers a comprehensive range of plants, gardening supplies, and outdoor furniture. The centre is designed with seniors in mind; its spacious layout features wide aisles and wheelchair accessibility for a comfortable shopping experience.

They run regular events including open evenings, early bird mornings, and sale events, and their friendly staff are always happy to assist you, whether it’s providing recommendations, or carrying your purchases to your car. Longacres also provide free use of wheelchairs around the site, giving you one less thing to worry about.

The centre also holds an on-site food hall, bakery, café, and butchers, meeting all your shopping needs in one place! With dedicated disabled bays, toilets, and shopping trolleys, you can find Longacres Garden Centre only 10 minutes away from Ascot by car.

Hillier Garden Centre

located in Windlesham, is renowned for its extensive plant selection and high-quality gardening products. The centre provides a delightful experience for seniors, with its well-organised layout and wide pathways making it easy to navigate, and their knowledgeable staff are always on hand to answer questions and offer advice.

Hillier also offer free membership to their Gardening Club, which allows members to earn loyalty points, sends them exclusive offers and discounts, and gives them access to gardening events and workshops – giving your loved one the perfect opportunity to make new friends, expand their gardening knowledge, and be part of a vibrant community!

Throughout the day, their Mulberry and Thyme restaurant serves a range of light meals, cakes, coffees, and even an afternoon tea if you’re looking for a special treat! You can find the Hillier Garden Centre Sunningdale only a few minutes away from our previous entry.

Squires Garden Centre

Located in Woking, Squires Garden Centre is another excellent option for green-thumbed seniors in the Ascot area. The centre offers a vast selection of plants, gardening tools, and accessories, as well as a new inspirational plant area, complete with an outdoor canopy. Its spacious layout and well-maintained environment make it easily accessible for seniors, with plenty of seating areas for rest and relaxation.

Their Café Bar has been recently extended and refurbished, and includes table service and a beautiful outdoor veranda where you can sit and admire the plants. The centre also hosts a range of events, including flower shows, tea parties, and masterclasses, as well as charity events where they raise money for local causes.

With an inviting atmosphere and a peaceful ambience, it’s a perfect place to explore and shop for gardeners old and new. It’s a little further out than our previous entries, but worth it – you can find Squires Garden Centre just across from Goldsworth Park in Woking, about 20 minutes away from Ascot.

Oaktree Garden Centre

Oaktree Garden Centre in Warfield, Bracknell, is the largest nursery and garden centre in the region, covering 27 acres and carrying a dizzying amount and variety of plants. Most of their stock is grown on site from seedlings, from bedding plants to semi-mature trees, so you know you’ll get the best advice, and their large, newly built furniture store gives your loved one the opportunity to try out their options before making a decision.

The centre boasts a well-organised layout and wide pathways, ensuring that all shoppers can explore at their own pace without feeling overwhelmed. You’ll both appreciate their welcoming and knowledgeable staff, who are on hand to provide personalised assistance and recommendations on plants and techniques, as well as suggestions for senior-friendly tools.

Don’t forget to pop into their café for a well-earned reward after all your shopping; the Potting Shed Café serves hearty breakfasts, light lunches, and delicious snacks. You can find the Oaktree Garden Centre about 15 minutes away from Ascot, open 7 days a week from 8am (10am on Sundays).

Garden 4 Seasons

We’re not ready to leave Warfield just yet! Garden 4 Seasons is an independent and well-maintained garden centre set within Moss End Garden Village, offering gifts, plants and seeds, tools, and furniture, plus artisan foods and locally made beverages. Their staff are friendly ‘horticultural advisors’, who are ready to help you with advice and recommendations for your loved one’s garden.

Moss End Garden Village holds more than just this one garden centre however, hosting a range of local businesses, attractions and activities, facilities, and eateries. Whether you’re looking for home or pet supplies, gardening materials, something fun for the whole family, or a bite to eat after shopping, the garden village ensures you’re all well provided for on an enjoyable day out.

The village is fully accessible, including parking and toilets, and even has wheelchairs available to borrow at the centre, taking at least one thing off your mind! You can find Garden 4 Seasons in Moss End Garden Village in Warfield, just a few minutes away from our previous entry.

Whether new to the hobby, or a seasoned gardener, these five garden centres provide wonderful opportunities for your loved one to explore the world of gardening, learn and enhance their skills, and become part of a vibrant, green-thumbed community. The wide range of products available means they’ll always have something new to try, and the welcoming staff across each location will help cater to their particular needs and interests.

In these inviting spaces, your loved one will be able to indulge in their passion, gather inspiration, and be supported in creating beautiful outdoor spaces that bring joy and tranquillity to their lives.

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