Continuous improvements and a committment to quality have seen Woodcote Green Garden Centre in Wallington, Surrey, claim its place high among the Garden Retail Top 100, Matthew Appleby reports.
Woodcote Green Garden Centre: aims to provide good value, exceptional-quality products and high level of customer service
Woodcote Green Garden Centre is located on a 12 acre site 20km south of London. In 1959, Lawrence Newton planted the first crops on his newly acquired land at Woodmansterne Lane and Woodcote Green opened its doors for the first time. The centre grows its own shrubs and also edible crops for its farm shop and cafes. It aims “to provide good value and exceptional-quality products across a broad range coupled with high levels of customer service”.
Woodcote undergoes continuous improvements, with the latest changes including “Reduce, Recycle & Compost” initiatives in which all packaging and crockery at the Waterfall Cafe is now compostable. There is a new natural play area for preschoolers, the indoor and outdoor aquatics departments have combined and there is a lot more home-grown produce being nurtured in Woodcote’s nursery for use in the farm shop and restaurants.