The recent warm weather has provided the perfect opportunity to get out in the garden and get it ready for the summer.
And we have lots of great garden centers across the West Midlands that are much more than just a nursery for plants. If you’re after plants, shrubs, bedding plants or tools there are some great options for you to visit.
But you could also look at buying plants locally and giving back money to local businesses. So David Wilson Homes has collated a list of the top independent garden centers using Google reviews – and there’s three here in the West Midlands.
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Here, we’ll tell you all about them, letting visitors explain why they’re brilliant and explaining where to find them. Let us know your favorite garden centers in the comments below.
Cypress Nursery in Rowley Regis
4.6 stars on Google based on 147 reviews
Cypress Nursery is a small family-run business set in a one-and-a-half acre oasis of olde worlde charm in Rowley Regis, in the heart of the Black Country. The nursery has been in the family for three generations, formerly run by Monica Bennett, who was known all over the world for her geraniums. It is currently run by her son Bruce and his wife Anne.
Gilly Hancock said: “You just can’t go wrong here – they seem to stock everything! Bruce and Ann are so knowledgeable and helpful – the plants are excellent and sturdy; they really are our ‘go to’ nursery and are highly recommended. Thanks for the strawberries too Bruce – they were delicious.”
Pat Morrell added: “Such a beautiful, tucked away, little place that has huge choice of lovely plants, garden ornaments and gardenalia. And really knowledgeable, helpful people.”
128 Powke Lane, Rowley Regis, B65 0AG
Pacific Nurseries in Streetly
4.4 stars on Google based on 1,432 reviews
This independent, family-run business has been in Streetly for more than 40 years. It offers not only a garden center but also a deli farm shop and popular café. Most of the plants are homegrown, and you’ll also find a range of giftware, oak furniture and garden furniture.
Khazina Ashfaq said: “Not sure why I’ve not heard of this place before, I was told this place would have soil for succulent after going to four garden centers and Pacific saved my aloe!! had such a great variety of indoor and outdoor plants, plus everything you may need to create you garden wonderland, they also sell fruit and veg, fresh cakes and a lovely restaurant that was very busy so assuming they are good, the Christmas decorations was up so I will return with my kids to enjoy and have a proper shop rather than a quick run in to grab essential.”
Mo Rice added: “Would not go anywhere else for my summer plants, and other gardening purchases, not only a great variety but excellent quality. Have been going there for years. Also always someone there to give advice if you need it. All staff are so polite and helpful, I cannot recommend them enough.”
Chester Road, in Streetly, near Sutton Coldfield, WS9 0PH
Hall’s Garden Center in Sutton Coldfield
4.3 stars on Google based on 706 reviews
Established in 1952 and still a family-run partnership, Hall’s Garden Center sell everything you need for your garden from plants and flowers, to sheds and greenhouses. It also has a garden room cafe and sells gardening gifts and ideas.
Eliza Delilah said: “Gorgeous garden center – loads of unique things you couldn’t really find anywhere else. Friendly staff as well as a lovely little cafe next door to get a slice of cake! Will be coming down again in the bear future. Stunning.”
Maria Sultan added: “Lovely gem of a place, great choice of very reasonably priced plants, pots and ornaments. Took my mother there yesterday, only came by Halls by chance as did a Google search. We will definitely be visiting again.”
“The gentleman who served us was extremely knowledgeable and gave my mother some excellent advice on planting an acer. Marvelous customer service, which was really appreciated.”
211 Chester Road, Sutton Coldfield, B7 5BD
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