News - 9th November 2018

Cancellation of Real Reindeer at Woodcote Green for 2018 

Dear Customers,

Following recent media activity around animal welfare concerns involving captive reindeer used for public display, Woodcote Green has taken the decision to cancel plans to have reindeer at the centre this year and in future.   

We appreciate this will be disappointing to many regular visitors, as the reindeer have been a very popular festive attraction in recent years. However, the overriding consideration should be for the animal’s welfare and we sincerely hope all our customers will respect our position and responsibility to do the right thing.

If you require any further information regarding this statement please feel free to make contact to me directly using the email address below.

Thank you for your continued support.

Phil Barnden

General Manager

Woodcote Green Garden Centre & Nurseries  

pbarnden@woodcotegreen.com

 

News - November 2018

Dobbies Garden Centres Acquisition of Woodcote Green
 
We are really excited to announce that Dobbies Garden Centres have acquired Woodcote Green Garden Centre. Our centre is open as usual and we remain as committed to welcoming you and delivering great customer service.
 
Press Release:
 
Wyevale Garden Centres (‘WGC’), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, announces the sale of its Woodcote Green Garden Centre to Dobbies Garden Centres. Woodcote Green is the third largest garden centre in the UK market.
 
Located in South London, the centre was bought by WGC in 2016 and run as a stand-alone entity within the Wyevale Group and Dobbies will continue this strategy with the Woodcote Green brand for the foreseeable future.
 
Roger Mclaughlan, Chief Executive of WGC, said: “We are pleased to have agreed the sale of Woodcote Green to Dobbies, one of the UK’s biggest and most experienced garden centre operators. We would like to thank our great colleagues at this centre, who have made a huge contribution to the business, and wish them well for the next stage of their growth and development under Dobbies’ ownership.”
 
Graeme Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer of Dobbies Garden Centres, said: “The acquisition of Woodcote Green represents another step in our growth plan and expands our footprint in the South of England.
“There is a great team at Woodcote Green who have succeeded in creating one of the UK’s best garden centres and we very much look forward to welcoming them to the Dobbies’ family.”
 
The sale was completed on November 1st 2018 and will bring Dobbies Garden Centres’ estate to 40 centres across the UK. Woodcote Green will become the largest garden centre in the Dobbies Group.

 

 

Santa's Grotto 2018

Saturday 17th November - Monday 24th December

Make this Christmas extra special with a trip to visit Santa in his magical Grotto at Woodcote Green. The journey begins with a stroll through Candy Lane where the animated candy kids and their bear friends are ready to wish you a warm welcome. Don't miss our resident animated three piece bear band 'Liquorice Allsorts' before heading through to meet Santa and one of his elves in his cosy cabin.

Each child will receive a gift, please note that the age selected on the booking system will reflect the gift the child is given. There will also be an opportunity to have your photo taken with Santa. Photos are available to purchase at an additional charge at the grotto exit, please see photo kiosk or booking office for full details from 17th November.
 
November: £8 per child / £2 per adult
December: £12 per child / £2 per adult
 
 
(Please select the correct event from the drop down box that appears above the calendar and ensure the correct month is also selected)
 

 

Taste Teasers!

Last Saturday of Every Month - 11am to 3pm

Join us on the last Saturday of every month in the Farm Shop at 11am to 3pm. There will be opportunities to taste delicious seasonal delights for free before you buy! There will also be a chance to meet the Woodcote Green Farm Shop team and the suppliers of the Farm Shop who will be on hand to discuss their products and answer any questions.
 

 

Late Night Shopping

November & December 2018

This Christmas we are keeping our gates open until 7pm for several nights in November and December. Why not take advantage and join us on one of the evenings listed below.
 

November

Friday 23rd November
Saturday 24th November
Friday 30th November

December

From Saturday 1st until Saturday 22nd excluding Sundays

 

 

GFK - Green Fingered Kids Scheme

This ‘home grown’ scheme, which was first established at the Garden Centre in 2005. At certain times of the year, we run voucher schemes which allow our customers to collect vouchers with purchases that are made in store. These vouchers can then be exchanged by the school for credits to spend on gardening equipment and plants.
 
The Previous 10 years has seen a great response from schools, with membership now reaching well over 200 across an area that covers 3 counties allowing access for nearly 70,000 school children to horticulture and all that it can bring to their education.
 
Click here to see if your school is registered 
 
Click here to register your school

 

 

Garden Retail Awards 2015

Best Retail Outlet of the Year
 
On Thursday 26th February Woodcote Green Garden Centre attended the Garden Retail awards in Covent Garden’s Grand Connaught rooms. Woodcote Green was nominated for several awards on the night, becoming finalists for Greenest Garden Centre of the year and Commitment to staff Development. Woodcote Green also became winners of Best Garden Retail Outlet of the Year.