Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Helpful, friendy plant-care advice always on hand

  • Enjoy home-made pies, pastries and quiches from our new kitchen

  • Start the day with a hearty breakfast in our sunny cafe

  • Beautiful Spring Bedding Plants from our own glasshouses

    Solar garden lights

    The very latest thing in garden lighting is the use of solar power, harnessing the sun's energy and releasing it as a gentle, warm glow after dark to light pathways, water features, special plants and more.

    Solar lighting isn't just environmentally friendly: it's easy to use, too. There's no wiring, and you don't need timers as they switch on automatically when the sun goes down.

    You'll find a good range of solar lighting in our garden centre in Poynings, from spotlights to colour-changing LEDs, path lights and lanterns. Here's how to get the most from your display.

    • Place the solar panel in a sunny spot so it can charge fully during the daytime. It'll operate in
      overcast conditions, but you may find in winter there's rarely enough sunlight for a full charge.

    • Keep your solar panel clean by wiping it gently with a damp cloth. If you let your solar panel get dirty,
      it won't be able to charge fully.

    • A full charge lasts for around six hours, and a single rechargeable battery lasts for around 600
      charges – that's about two years – before it needs replacing.

    Please ask the staff in our Poynings garden centre for more information and advice about using solar garden lighting.

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