Accessible Garden Centre with very large cafe and gift shop
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Wheelchair, Powerchair
An independent fully accessible Garden centre with disabled parking. Sells indoor and outdoor plants, shrubs and trees as well as garden furniture and gifts. There is also has a large waitress service cafe serving a wide variety of food available all day and 5 evenings a week. Staff in the garden centre and cafe always friendly and helpful.
Transport & Parking
Four wide disabled parking spaces adjacent to the entrance. Unfortunately it is so popular these are normally full at busy times of the day.
Garden centre entrance has automatic door and there are long low gradient ramps to access all areas. Door to the Olive Tree cafe is very heavy so you need someone to open for you. Doorway to the accessible toilet is light and easy to open.
One large accessible toilet which has a light weight door. You can easily turnaround inside the toilet and the sink and hand dryer is at the correct height. I have taken off one star and it is not always as clean as I would like.
Staff in the garden centre are friendly and helpful. Staff in the cafe are polite but are not quite as friendly since the management changed but still very efficient and attentive.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
Another great venue for coffee, lunch or tea especially on a wet day. Many of the outdoor plants are under cover and the shop has a good selection of cards and gifts. Cafe is very spacious and also has a large outdoor seating area for those rare but lovely sunny days.