Bents Garden Centre
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Bents is really a stylish gift and home ware store with a good sized
garden centre. It's the way up-market garden centres are going these days and this
is one of the best examples. Everything is stylish but it comes at a cost, the high
This is a totally independent GardenAction opinion of Bents Garden Centre.
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BENTS GARDEN CENTRE - THE PLANTS AREA
About a third of the outdoor plant area is enclosed in glass. It gives
the impression of a huge glasshouse. Tender plants are stored under the cover whilst
hardier shrubs are stored in the uncovered area.
Both the covered and uncovered areas are well designed with displays to provide lots of
interest. At the same time, the paths are wide enough for wheelchair access.
plants are prevented from being blown over by grid supports at the base. The plants are
all in excellent condition and well watered. The whole are is immaculately clean.
The range of plants is extensive, both common plants and many unusual
The garden centre specialises in several plants. At the time of our visit the had a good
range of hydrangeas and larger plants.
The outside area is large but the overhead signs make finding your way around
very easy. They are clear and informative. When you have found the plant group you
are interested in, the plants are in alphabetic order.
A lot of thought has gone
into making the outdoor area interesting and the effort has paid off.
BENTS GARDEN CENTRE - THE PRICES
The prices at Bents are high, there's no other way to see it. In some cases
the plants are 60% higher than the average. You need to work out for yourself if the
surroundings, which are undoubtedly attractive, make up for those high prices. Take a look
at our example shopping bag below.
Rose, 3 litre pot
Common shrub (e.g. hebe)
Clematis named variety
Stainless steel fork
Runner Bean seeds
Multi-purpose compost 60l
�4.99 (no multi-buy available)
Fish, blood and bone 3.5kg
Tomorite 1 litre
Miracle Gro 1 kg
Large cup of coffee
NOTE: Price comparisons are based on the prices we find at the time of
our visit. We compare to them average prices in the same year as the date of the review.
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The star of the BBC2 show Dragons Den was at Bents Garden and Home in Glazebury for a
new show where the businessmen meet the entrepreneurs who turned down the offer of cash.....
Dragons' Den judge Peter Jones has visited Bents Garden &
Home Centre in Warrington as part of the BBC TV programme's Dragons On Tour series.....
About Bents Garden Centre (bents.co.uk): Offers garden tips,
photographs of stock items and details about on site facilities.....
Resolution was approached by Bents Garden centre to be
involved in the re-planning and designing of their centre following an extension to their
Bents Garden Centre is a private company which is engaged in
providing gardening services. Its products include indoor and outdoor plants, trees and
shrubs, mechanical garden equipment, fertilizers, garden furniture and sheds.....
Winner of the "Best Overall Garden Centre in the UK" Award,
Bents began as a small back garden in the early 1940s and has now grown into one of the
regions largest and most favourite for would-be gardeners.....