Today opened from 09:00 until 17:30

Your independent Plant Centre
for all the Family

  • Come and choose from our delicious breads and cakes this Christmas

  • Join us on Friday 30th November from 4pm until 8pm for our fabulous festive late night event!

  • We've fresh trees from 25th November, decorations and gifts in our dazzling Christmas Marquee

  • Enjoy a piping hot tea, coffee or chocolate on our heated Cafe´Terrace

  • The finest local ingredients for your Christmas dinner from our newly extended Farm Shop

  • We have a fantastic choice of gifts for all ages in our Christmas Marquee

  • All our sausages are made by our own Butcher

  • Enjoy tea, coffee and home-made lunches in our Cafe

  • Our Plant Centre has all you need for Autumn garden maintenance

  • We stock Regatta outdoor men's and womenswear

    Tiling talent

    Tiles are an unusual but very beautiful choice for paths, terraces and seating areas in a garden, especially in small city courtyard gardens. A good trick is to take the same tiles you use inside the house out into the garden, making your outside space an extension of your home.

    In our garden centre you'll find a range of tiles to choose from: try warm terracotta quarry tiles for a hint of the Mediterranean, or blue-and-white ceramic to recreate the cool peace of an Islamic garden.

    Select non-porous tiles designed to be used outdoors, and work out in advance how many you'll need for the space, remembering to factor in a 1cm grouting gap. It may help to 'dry lay' your tiles before you begin, especially if you're planning to lay coloured patterns.

    If you're competent at DIY it's straightforward to lay tiles yourself on a 2cm deep screed (mixed 1 part cement to three parts sand). Seal the tiles afterwards to protect them from weather and staining: you may need to re-apply the sealant every few years to keep your terrace looking good.

    Please ask the staff in our Poynings garden centre for more information and advice about how to use tiling to enhance your garden.

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