Local garden Centres to visit in Cannock Chase area

Whether you are looking for some indoor or outdoor plants to brighten up a space or some greenery you are spoilt for choice around this neck of the woods.

Whether you are looking for some indoor or outdoor plants to brighten up a space or some greenery to hide piece of wall or fence, you will be sure to find just what you’re looking for in the many garden centres and nurseries in the area.

If you’re looking for a garden centre in and around Cannock, then you’ll find that you’re spoilt for choice. There are some real gems to enjoy that come with a great selection of plants, equipment and some first-class restaurants and cafes. Garden centres have long been about more than just a shopping visit: they’re about a day out and an experience that can be enjoyed by all.

We’re going to take a look at some of the top garden centres in Cannock. We’re going to look at what they have to offer and how visitors have rated them. For those who are entering their senior years, we’re also going to think about what makes garden centres so great and how gardening itself can be a benefit too.

The benefits of gardening and garden centres for older people

Anyone who has ever visited a garden centre, in Cannock or anywhere else, already knows what makes them such a great experience. Walking around and taking in the beauty of what has been grown is a real treat for the senses. The look, the feel and the scents of what surrounds you are something that brings a sense of calm and serenity.

There’s the social aspect to be considered too. The best garden centres in and around Cannock offer areas where friends can get together, enjoy some good food and drinks, and just let the world go by. This can provide a welcome change to the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

For those older people who are still enjoying gardening itself, this is an activity that brings a whole host of benefits. Yes, the physical actions are all great for your physical health but there are also benefits for your mind and overall well-being to be enjoyed.

The best garden centres in and around Cannock

Now we’ve had a look at the benefits of garden centres for older people in Cannock, it’s important to remember that the main aim is just to have a good time. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the garden centres in Cannock that you should be visiting:

Piper Nurseries and Plant Centre

Although this one is named as a nursery, it has everything that you’d expect from a fantastic garden centre. Based, in Penkridge, just some 10 minutes from Cannock, Pipers has been on the scene since the 1940s. If you take the opportunity to look around, you’ll soon understand how it has lasted so long.

Of course, plants are the main thing here, and the quality and the prices are truly outstanding. Beyond the plants, there’s practically everything else that you’d need to create the perfect garden. There are tools, growing aids and some stunning garden ornaments to choose from.

As you’d expect from a top garden centre, you’ll find that there’s a stunning tea room at Piper’s. Here, you can choose from a selection of home-cooked meals and also find something to quench your thirst. This really tops off a visit here as it gives the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful plants that surround you. It’s well worth a visit just for the tea room alone.

Pillaton Garden Centre and Tea Room

Another top destination in and around Cannock is the Pillaton Garden Centre and Tea Room. This is a family-owned garden centre and one that has plenty to offer. It is also an award winner having been recognised for the amazing quality of their hanging baskets over the last few years.

Something that really makes this Cannock garden centre stand out is the fact that almost all of the bedding plants and shrubs are grown on-site. What this means for visitors is that they have the chance to buy plants that are of the best quality when the garden centre knows everything about their history. Beyond the plants, there are numerous accessories and tools that can be bought too.

Pillaton Garden Centre and Tea Room also boast a brand-new tearoom. Named ‘The Oak Barn’, it’s described as being a luxury daytime restaurant that also offers take-outs should you choose. With food freshly cooked while you wait, all ingredients are locally sourced.

Hollybush Garden Centre Aquaria and Pets

As the name suggests, this garden centre is not just about plants. Based on the very edge of Cannock, Hollybush Garden Centre boasts being one of the largest independents in the whole of the UK. This is just one of the reasons that people are more than happy to travel miles to pay this garden centre a visit.

Taking in all that this garden centre has to offer is certainly more than a 5-minute affair. There are some 125,000 square feet to explore and this contains a massive shopping area with an array of houseplants, outdoor furniture, gifts and pet-related products. The range of pet and fish products means that there is even more to take in.

This is another garden centre that comes with an impressive restaurant. Alongside this, there is also a delightful café and farm shop. The farm shop is a real treat and this alone makes Hollybush worthy of a visit. Here, you’ll find locally sourced goods and produce along with some tasty sweet treats.

Colley’s Nursey Cannock

Okay, so this one is a nursery, rather than a Cannock garden centre. We’ve decided to include it purely because of the fact that it has some great quality plants to choose from. This is a location that takes more of a no-frills approach. It’s not about a restaurant or shopping village: the plants do all of the talking.

At Colley’s the main focus is on perennials. These are plants that you get to change every season and that means that you can ensure that you have a flourish of colour, no matter what the time of year. If you’re unsure of what would work best, you’ll find that the staff here are extremely knowledgeable and beyond helpful. They can help you to create your ideal garden.