Extension Opens at Hillier Eastbourne

Hilliers have opened their extension at Eastbourne Garden Centre. An additional 20,000 sqft of space has been added as a result of the major project, allowing room for five additional concessions, as well as giving even more room in our Centre to offer a great range of quality plants, garden accessories and home items.

Chris Francis, Hillier Wholesale and Retail Director, comments: “We are delighted this extension project is now open. Eastbourne is well-loved by the community and the largest of our 12 garden centres. With the extra space and concessions, we hope to offer an even better destination for our customers.”

Notcutts Wheatcroft unveils spectacular Display Garden

A special ribbon cutting event has been held at Notcutts Garden Centre Wheatcroft in Edwalton to mark the opening of the new ‘Notcutts Garden’. The garden was officially opened on 2 June by Garden Centre Manager Nic Perrett, alongside customers, local gardening groups and the Notcutts Wheatcroft team.

The Notcutts Garden, which is split into two zones, aims to inspire visitors with creative ideas for their own outdoor spaces, featuring over 350 plants from 45 different varieties which have been carefully selected to suit different areas of the garden.

Zone A includes an impressive water feature table in which culinary kitchen plants and herbs are the star of the show, whilst Zone B is inspired by a vintage country garden. The main feature of Zone B is a corner arbour seat, which is framed by large multi-stem birch trees and overlooks a sea of soft white, pink and purple blooms. The two zones are linked by a pathway which is covered by a wooden venetian pavilion.

The garden was designed by Notcutts’ Head of Visual Merchandising, Marco de Jongh; Plant Buyer, Stuart Andrews; and Chairman Nicky Dulieu. Alongside the local Notcutts team of horticultural experts, the garden took just over two weeks to complete.

Nic Perrett, Garden Centre Manager at Wheatcroft said, “We’re delighted with the beautiful Notcutts Garden and we’d like to thank everyone who joined us at our official opening event. The garden celebrates the best of what we do at Notcutts – to provide expert advice and inspiration to customers with all levels of gardening experience, and with outdoor projects of all sizes. Over the years, Notcutts has won 50 Gold medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, so we’re pleased to bring our expert experience to Wheatcroft with a stunning garden design to inspire our customers.”

The Notcutts Garden is open to visit for free all year round at Notcutts Garden Centre Wheatcroft and is the second of Notcutts’ 18 garden centres across the country to have a garden of this kind. Throughout 2017, which marks Notcutts’ 120th anniversary year, further gardens will be created at other centres.