Weekly Blog No 88 – UK Garden Centre’s

Today I was feeling a little better so I seized the opportunity to venture out to buy some gifts. Mr Zebrakat & I went to a local garden centre as they are a mecca for unusual gifts. Gone are the days of garden centres just offering trees and plants.

We started to walk around and I spotted this cute little bird house resembling a British post box.


Then we spotted a scarecrow looking very familiar to Worzel Gummidge.  Worzel Gummidge was a children’s programme in the late 70s about a scarecrow that comes to live and his girlfriend Aunt Sally.

We maneuvered our way around the garden centre in the garden ornaments and came across these cute animals.

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Around the corner was the Christmas section, starting to develop with Santa and other associated Christmas theme animals.

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The next section was gifts but I can’t show this section because I don’t want to spoil the surprises for the individuals. However I did buy this book  “Mary Berry” cook book for myself to try out some recipes.

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Following the gift section you navigate your way through the food section, where we brought a few goodies.

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The blackcurrant jam was bought for nostalgic reasons, I believe my grandma used to make blackcurrant jam in Ireland.

The last stop was the café, which has always a good experience with its various food & drink choice. Mr Zebrakat had a full English breakfast priced at £4.75, not only was it overpriced but it was luke warm and didn’t come with toast. We shan’t eat there again as it was a massive disappointment.

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Do you have a great place to shop for gifts, let me know.

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8 thoughts on “Weekly Blog No 88 – UK Garden Centre’s

  1. Even though I am not big on gardening I do love a garden centre. The Trentham gardens one is good, with the added advantage of the shopping village, which has lots of quirky shops and eateries. Even better it is walking distance too😉

    What did you buy me😂😂 xx

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  2. At this time of year, a huge garden centre in Edmonton, the city closest to my home, is transformed into western Canada’s biggest Christmas store. I go on an annual Christmas shopping trip with several girlfriends from my church every November and we always visit the garden centre first to get into the Christmas mood!

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