What could be better than a combination of light shopping and greenery for an enjoyable day out with older people?
What could be better than a combination of light shopping and greenery for an enjoyable day out with older people? Next time you’re making plans for a day out, we highly recommend a trip to one of these garden centres near Huntingdon.
Come rain or shine, garden centres are the perfect place to spend quality and relaxing time with loved ones. There’s usually plenty going on to keep anyone alert and interested, but these places are usually a little quieter than conventional shopping centre or department stores. This makes garden centres the perfect place to get out and have a potter around somewhere a bit calmer and quieter.
Many people get into gardening as they get older, whether it’s gardens full of flowers or a simple pot on the windowsill. Garden Centres are often spilling with seasonal goods or homely items too, so taking seniors out to a local garden centre could be a lovely outing that has something for everyone to enjoy.
Located on Parkhall Road, Somersham, Parkhall Garden Centre is one of few remaining independent and family run retail sites in Cambridgeshire. A couple of members of our team have ventured out to this Garden Centre and have noted the quality of the plants is great; they have good variety and very reasonable prices. It’s been mentioned multiple times that the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful, they have a plethora of knowledge and ‘nothing is too much trouble for them’. The Garden Centre itself is quite big compared to others locally, it has ample (free) parking available and being on one level makes it very accessible to wheelchair or pram users. Parkhall is known, and very popular, amongst Somersham locals, and they even offer delivery if you can’t make it out! Their opening times and address details can be found by clicking here. One of the best things about Parkhall has to be Hollies Tea Room, where you can stop for a tea, coffee, or one of their delicious homemade cakes/treats. We highly recommend Parkhall next time you are around the Somersham area, you can find further information by clicking here.
Green Welly Garden Centre and Café is a lovely family owned business in Chatteris. It was originally opened as Cath’s Café; it then became Green Welly Motel and in 2019 expanded into the beautiful Garden Centre and Cafe that we see today. The café is open from 7am – 4pm very day and offers a variety of food options, if you’d like to check out the menu prior to arrival you can find it here. They offer free WIFI, are dog friendly and have a 5 star food hygiene rating. One of our office team noted that the recent renovation looks brilliant, the staff are so friendly, inviting, and have always been very knowledgeable. There is ample parking, and they have The Potting Shed Tea-room that is open from 10am – 4pm every day with no pre-booking required. Green Welly have a large indoor area that boasts many house plants, gardening equipment and garden furniture! There is something for everyone here, stop by and see for yourself!
Growing since 1982, this wonderful Garden Centre can be found on Twenty Pence Road (B1049) in Wilburton, 4 miles from Ely. One of our favourite things about 20 Pence is the fact that there truly is something for everyone. The Garden Centre itself boasts an array of indoor and outdoor plants, decorative items, clothing, gifts and so much more. Onsite they also have Mini Golf, Go Karts, and a play area for the little ones, and it has a food hall that holds products both locally and nationally sourced. Their large range covers ready meals, baked goods, seasonal and festive goods, sauces, chutneys and so much more! They have an impressive 3 restaurants on site: Applejacks, Orchard Pizzeria & Coffee Bar, and Orchard Ice Cream parlour. We recommend taking a trip out to 20 Pence with your loved ones, but if you don’t fancy the trip out then you could always head to their website and order for delivery!
Holwood Nursery is a retail plant nursery located one mile from Somersham on the B1050 between Somersham and Chatteris. One of our team mentioned that their favourite thing about Holwood is the fact that the majority of their plants on sale have actually been grown onsite, and if they haven’t been grown onsite then the plants have been grown by other specialist nursery growers in Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire. One of our members of staff noted that they have very good quality plants that are priced very reasonably by comparison to some of the larger garden centres. They are a family-run business going into their 21st year, our team mentioned that the staff are incredibly helpful and knowledgeable and it’s always good value for money when they’ve visited. Being a ‘proper old fashioned plant centre’ you will not find soft furnishings or scented candles here, but you will find thousands of carefully grown plants, along with top notch advice for your garden.
This particular Garden Centre came highly recommended by two members of our office team. They have a Facebook page that can be found clicking here, but unfortunately, they don’t have a website so the information we have found is limited. They are located on Camel Road, Littleport and, similar to Holwood Nursery, are a proper old fashion garden centre that focus on plants and tools rather than furnishings and trinkets. They are a little ‘out in the sticks’ so be sure to follow the local signage or you could miss it! They have an array of plants on offer that are good quality and value for money, our team mentioned that the staff are friendly and very helpful. Whilst our information on Sharmans may be limited, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to mention such a good quality garden centre. Next time you are out in Littleport with a loved one, we highly recommend stopping by to explore Sharmans for yourself!
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