Miss Mary Peers and Miss Lily Hugh-Jones established, around November 1907, a nursery which became known as Henwick Fruit and Flower Farm. This was situated roughly where the Garden Centre now stands. This was a school for Lady gardeners and quickly became well known and successful.
One student, Mabel Sowerby, went on to win several national awards and became a partner at the school. For a period, Lower Henwick Farm was used for student accommodation and later Old Henwick Cottage was also used for running the farm.
Until around 1922 it was officially Henwick Fruit and Flower Farm but over time this became known as the French Gardens, largely due to the fact that the method for cultivating the plants was a French system. The gardens remained until c.1957. A mushroom farm replaced it and lasted until 1982. A few years later the site was developed to what we see today.
Fantastic range of indoor and outdoor plants to suit any space you have available! Our knowledgable garden centre family are on hand to give you top tips to, work with what you've got! We are very pleased to be able to offer a plant guarantee to show our commitment in supplying great quality plants.
Our restaurant will be temporarily closed from Saturday 19th December due to the current Government 'tier' restrictions. We look forward to serving you again as soon as we can do so. Until then take care, stay safe and we will see you soon.