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Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Lovely garden centre

This is a lovely garden centre with a lovely assortment of stock but there isn't any atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Anne D
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Great cafe, great choice of plants.

We have often called into this garden centre, either on the way to or on the way back from... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
John O
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We are an independent family run Garden Centre, located between Retford and Gainsborough. We stock annual bedding plants, perennials, shrubs, fruit trees, herb and vegetable plants, bulbs and seeds. We also have a Gift Shop with some lovely gift...more
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Bar Road | Saundby, Gainsborough DN22 9EU, England
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+44 1427 848784
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Unlike so many impersonal garden centres,Saundby offers excellent service from very knowledgable staff. Although its not massive,it still holds enough choice for you to leave happy and content.More

Thank freddiedoncaster
Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Freddie Thank you for your great review and comments. As you say although we are not large we do try to offer a little of everything for all customers. We aim to keep everyone hands on and offer a friendly and helpful service where...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go toon this garden centre often for my garden needs also has a good cafe and serves cooked meals very good value and every thing for your garden excellent.

Thank brian h
Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review and lovely comments, our staff work very hard at what they do and it's a boost to receive reviews complimenting their efforts.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took family members for a bite to eat we ordered food which was far too expensive. Ordered a slice of toast which seemed to take a long time to come, so asked about it appeared they did not hear us ask for toast so ordered...More

Thank Dean G
Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am sorry that our front of house staff did not hear you order a slice of toast for your 3 year old the first time you asked for it, with your other food order. On the day in question we had one experienced member...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is a lovely garden centre with a lovely assortment of stock but there isn't any atmosphere. That is just my personal opinion. Some of the staff are friendly whereas others don't speak to you. They do have some lovely birthday cards etc. It is...More

Thank Anne D
Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review us, all our staff are usually commented on as being friendly, so I'm very sorry to read that some didn't speak to you on your visit. We have recently recruited 3 new staff, who at the moment, whilst...More

Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Arrived at 11:40 after a 50 mile bike ride along the Trent and we were ready for a refuel. Menu was ambiguous with breakfast up to 11:30 and ‘hot food’ from 12:00 so I guess that we were in the twilight zone!? Other diners were...More

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Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry to read your disappointment with our food options when you called at 11.40am. Our breakfast menu does finish at 11.30, with our hot lunches starting at 12 noon, but we do have an all day menu too, supplying soup, jackets, panini, toastie,...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely relaxing place with nice food. Perfect for family time. Clean lots of variety in plants and gardening things

Thank Emma S
Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your great review and lovely comments. 😊

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Really nice place for a drink or a bite to eat. Good menu which caters for all taste. Garden centre itself a little disappointing but it is mid season for plants.More

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Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review of our cafe. I am sorry you felt disappointed with our garden centre stock, but as you rightly state the time of the season does make a difference. August is a time when summer bedding and annual plants come to...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Overly priced plants. Not as much choice as one not too far away. The guy I spoke to couldn’t offer any advice , but did manage to sell me the more expensive compost, against my better judgment. Apparently the guy who would’ve been informative was...More

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Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am sorry to read you feel our plants are overpriced. We price as keenly as we can and buy from many local nursery growers, who sometimes can be a little dearer than buying from abroad, but in doing so we offer good quality locally...More

Reviewed 20 August 2018

We have often called into this garden centre, either on the way to or on the way back from Gainsborough. We have always enjoyed the food in the cafe, the staff are very pleasant and helpful, the atmosphere is very calming and the leather chairs...More

Thank John O
Jill F, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and lovely comments.😊

Reviewed 25 June 2018

We stop off at this garden centre regular for a browse & to eat in the cafe, although not the biggest garden centre we visit we like the atmosphere & the staff are helpful & polite, the food is palatable & the plants are healthy,...More

Thank Kathryn B
RetfordGainsboroGdnC, Owner at Retford & Gainsborough Garden Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Thank you for your review and kind words regarding our premises and staff. With regards to our cafe; for more than 10 months of the year the cafe benefits from having glass walls and roof, as it lets in so much light and warmth, thus...More

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