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12th August 2018

One week to go!

One week to go!

Our first Fun Dog Show at the garden centre will be on Sunday 19th August with St Giles Animal Rescue Centre.

It will be from 12 noon to 4pm with judging starting from 12.30pm. Willowbrook Nursery and Garden Centre are hosting the event and there will be a charge of £2 for each class you enter with all the proceeds going to St Giles Animal Rescue Centre. To watch the event will be FREE.

The classes are -

          - Best Puppy up to 9 months (male or female)

          - Prettiest Bitch

          - Handsomest Dog

          - Best Veteran (over 8 years)

          - Best Child Handler

          - Dog with the waggiest Tail

          - Best Rescue Dog

          - Dog the judges would like to take home

          and BEST IN SHOW!

The winner of each class will receive a prize. 

If you take part or just watch it should be a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing you here!

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20th July 2018

FUN DOG SHOW 2018 - Date Announced

FUN DOG SHOW 2018 - Date Announced

Our first Fun Dog Show at the garden centre will be on Sunday 19th August with St Giles Animal Rescue Centre.

It will be from 12 noon to 4pm with judging starting from 12.30pm. Willowbrook Nursery and Garden Centre are hosting the event and there will be a charge of £2 for each class you enter with all the proceeds going to St Giles Animal Rescue Centre. To watch the event will be FREE.

The classes are -

          - Best Puppy up to 9 months (male or female)

          - Prettiest Bitch

          - Handsomest Dog

          - Best Veteran (over 8 years)

          - Best Child Handler

          - Dog with the waggiest Tail

          - Best Rescue Dog

          - Dog the judges would like to take home

          and BEST IN SHOW!

The winner of each class will receive a prize. 

If you take part or just watch it should be a lot of fun. We look forward to seeing you here!

 

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6th July 2018

NEW Seasonal Menu is perfect for the weather...

NEW Seasonal Menu is perfect for the weather...

Our next NEW Seasonal lunch menu is ready. Its perfect for Summer with the inclusion of some tasty new salads, drinks and sweet treats. Come on in and enjoy the new dishes. It might even take your mind off of the Tennis and football on the TV at the moment....

We have an outside seating area and also picnic benches on our lawn which is a great way to enjoy the Summer.

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29th June 2018

National Cream Tea Day 2018

National Cream Tea Day 2018

29th June 2018 - National Cream Tea Day!

We love cream teas at Willowbrook and today we have different scones to try. We have Blueberry, Honey and Ginger, Cheese scones and Fruit scones. They are limited supply so you better be quick! It's lovely today so great to sit outside on the picnic benches on our lawn, sit back and relax and enjoy the flavours. Now is it jam or cream first?...

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2nd March 2018

The snow keeps falling...

WEATHER PROBLEMS AGAIN!

We are closed on Saturday 3rd March. This is again totally down to the extreme weather and we are really sorry if it makes a problem for customers but it is for safety of our customers and to our staff and it is still snowing!. We are very sorry and if the weather improves we are hoping to be open soon and we will keep you posted via our website, facebook and google!.
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1st March 2018

Snowy Storm Emma stops the South West with a 'Red' card!

WEATHER PROBLEMS AGAIN!

We are closed on Friday 2nd March. With the weather getting worst with the help of Storm Emma we did have to close early today (Thursday) and while we are still on 'red' warning we would like to inform people that we will be closed on Friday 2nd March. This is totally down to the extreme weather and we are really sorry if it makes a problem for customers but it is for safety of our customers and to our staff and with it still snowing now, and set to continue snowing through the night we think it makes sense. We are very sorry and if the weather improves we are hoping to be open by Saturday 3rd March. We will keep you posted via our website, facebook and google!.
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25th February 2017

Spring is here!

Spring is here!

With the mild weather and the launch of the Spring menu in the cafe we are quite sure about it...

Our helleborus are now in full bud and flower and there are lots of different varieties to pick from. We still have a great range of seed potatoes along with onions, shallots, mushroom and chili kits! We have colourful primroses and the potted Spring bulb offer is now in full swing and we have a great offer on a complete wild bird feeding station in our pet shop. When the sun is out its lovely to look out onto the blackdown hills from our cafe, try one of our new dishes and enjoy a glass of Cawston's sparkling apple and rhubarb drink. Time to relax before the rose pruning and weeding starts...

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14th January 2017

Summer Bulbs now In...

Summer Bulbs now In...

With the snow trying to settle on the ground, now is the time to buy your Summer bulbs. We have a great range with some interesting varieties with great value and a very special 'special offer'. One's to look out for are 'Amaryllis belladona',  'Dahlia Hollyhill Spiderwoman', 'Gladiola King's Lynn', 'Iris Edith Wolford' and 'Ranunculus Candy Pink'. We have the 'Bulb of the year' Eucomis White Dwarf which is great for pots and containers and has short flower spikes from July to September. This year we have some great ideas for gifts as well - from 'Grown your own Chili pepper' and 'Mushroom' kits to 'Dahlias in decorative bags' and 'Sunflowers in pots' (for you to grow...). We also have a good range of garlic and onion sets which compiment our seed potato range. Our Bulb special offer is for a pack of '5 Lily Stargazer' bulbs at £5.99. If you buy one pack you get another pack FREE!

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6th January 2017

Seed Potatoes - With 3 NEW varieties for 2017

Seed Potatoes - With 3 NEW varieties for 2017

Now is a great time to buy seed potatoes.

We have 50 varieties which include1st and 2nd earlies, Maincrop varieties and salad types. Although it is a little too wet to plant in the garden at the moment, it's a great time to buy as you have the biggest choice. We have 3 NEW varieties for 2017. The first is called 'Abbott' which can be dug early for lovely salad potatoes or mature for great bakers. The second one is a early Maincrop called 'Pink Gypsy' with excellent flavour and great disease resistance. Be the envy of the show bench with these attractive potatoes! The third is another NEW Maincrop called 'Elfe'. It is a distinctive, yellow potato with a smooth buttery taste. It tastes great boiled or baked and makes perfect mash.

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4th December 2016

Christmas trees are now available to buy!

Christmas trees are now available to buy!

We’re excited to announce the arrival of the season’s first real Christmas trees, freshly cut and ready to light your home with Christmas cheer.

It’s well worth buying your Christmas tree early. You’ll have longer to enjoy it, and you’ll also have the pick of the best varieties whether you prefer the soft foliage of a Fraser fir, the silver-blue sophistication of a blue spruce, or the practicality of a non-drop Nordmann fir. 

Christmas trees last well over four weeks if looked after properly according to the British Christmas Tree Growers Association. Here are their top tips for keeping yours at its festive best long past Christmas Day.

1. Cut 5cm off the end of the trunk before you put it in position, and sink the cut edge straight away into water – you’ll find Christmas tree stands with built-in water reservoirs in the garden centre.

2. Keep your tree away from radiators and open fires – heat and dry air speeds up needle loss.

3. Water your tree every day – they are thirsty plants and can drink a litre or more daily, so make sure the reservoir is kept topped up.

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