Born out of my own and my friends' desire for somewhere local to shop an exciting range of plants, the Plant Centre opened in 2012 at Bromfield and has become, for a growing number of regular customers, the go-to place not just for all things gardening, but also for cards, homewares and unusual gifts.
We like to share our knowledge and enthusiasm for plants and gardening, and all of us have an interest, and our own varying areas of expertise. We want you to have fun at the Plant Centre or, at the very least, leave with something you will enjoy over a long period, or a gift that will make someone happy.
Newsflash: After four years' trading I was asked in 2016 by Midcounties Co-operative to run the garden centre at their Churchstoke 'Tuffins Centre' store as a concession. I see this as a great opportunity to bring more lovely plants to more people, and to be part of an exciting project to revamp a tired site. To cut a long story short we open in April 2017, in time for Easter if it is humanly and technologically possible! Otherwise shortly after.
The Bromfield Plant Centre is extremely dog-friendly (any dog welcome, regardless of behaviour, breed or country of origin. Water is available, and the Food Centre's picnic tables provide a great spot to relax with dogs). At Churchstoke sadly we cannot do the same, due to directly adjoining the supermarket. Please don't leave your dog in the car, unless it's cold/cool and not at all sunny and the window open a few inches of course.
Liz - founder/md/buyer
Food & drink, and play area on site
Ludlow Food Centre is our multi-award-winning neighbour and if you are making a day of it, you will no doubt visit. There is now a play area next to the picnic benches - making this a perfect spot to bring your farmily.
Ludlow Kitchen, next to the Plant Centre, is run by Ludlow Food Centre and serves delicious snacks, drinks, cakes and lunches made from very local produce. For more information & opening times visit www.ludlowkitchen.co.uk Recommended: their coffee, which drives us crazy with its aroma!
The Clive Inn is also right on our doorstep (or we are on its). A lovely relaxing environment to while away an hour or two with great food and drink - and we have heard a lot of very positive things about its rooms, too.