Santa will be here in his Grotto this weekend - 2nd, 3rd and 4th December

      

Santa will be in residence in his Grotto this weekend!  Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th December, 1.30pm-3.30pm.  No appointment needed, just turn up!  Bring your children/grandchildren along for a chat with Santa and make some magical memories!  Just £6, and includes an age appropriate gift and you can take your own photos with Santa.  Come along and browse our wide selection of Christmas goodies in our gift area! 

Face painting, next to Santa's Grotto!

*  *  Face Painting for your little ones! (or yourself as well!) *  *

*  *  Every Saturday and Sunday in the run-up to Christmas, just £3!  *  *

Why not treat your children to a visit to Santa at the same time?!

(Please let Mandy know of any allergies and/or pregnancy prior to having your or your child's face painted).

Fantastic selection of Christmas Trees NOW IN!

     

We had our first delivery of fresh, cut Christmas trees in this week, and the smell of pine as you walk by certainly puts you in the mood for Christmas!  We have Nordmann Firs, and Norway Spruces to choose from, in various sizes, with colour coded labels on them - see price list above.  We also have a large selection of pot grown trees, with prices ranging from £14.99 for a small 60cm tree, £39.99 for a 100/125cm tree, to £49.00 for a 125/150cm tree.

 

Amazing choice of Christmas planters here at Abbey!

Our plant area is BURSTING with fabulous Christmas planters, in all shapes and sizes - a gift to suit everyone!  We have plastic and ceramic planted pots, wooden planters, rattan planters in the shape of robins, boots, penguins, moose and cute snowmen, plus wooden containers holding hyacinths and wooden calendar blocks - this really is our widest choice of planter EVER!

NEW IN - Blue Glass bird bath!

New in, this stunning blue glass bird bath is a work of art!  Made by the same people as the stunning poppy table, right, it really would look fabulous on a patio, and the water would be appreciated by the birds all year round!

 Both are only £19.99!

 

Large selection of thermal boots and wellington boots

     

We have an extensive range of Wellington boots and thermal boots now in.  The Premium welly boot in Navy is £19.99, the green reinforced toe boots are £27.99, Neoprene Wellingtons are £59.99, and traditional green welly boots are just £10.99.  The Thermal boots deserve a special mention - a tough rubber boot with a neoprene upper, which makes it extremely comfy, and has Thinsulate fleece insulation to ensure toasty toes!  These Thermal boots are £34.99, and really do work!

Boot stand, for 2 pairs or 4 pairs

Now you have a nice new pair of Wellington boots, you need somewhere to store them tidily!  Why not try this Boot Stand, in 2 sizes, one for 2 pairs and a Family Boot Stand that holds 4 pairs of boots.  It stores them upside down, to let the mud dry off the bottom of the boot, and to discourage creepy crawlies from using your boots as a home!  The 2 pair Boot Stand is £22.99 and the 4 pair Boot Stand is £42.00.

Solar Colour Changing windchime light - REDUCED!

This gorgeous colour-changing windchime light is solar powered, so it's as easy as pie to simply hang it in your garden and watch it glow!  It was £14.99, but has now been reduced to just £9.99, and would make an IDEAL GIFT for that tricky person who has everything!  

Thermal gloves - great stocking filler!

These brilliant Thermal gardening gloves by Briers would make an ideal stocking filler for a gardener, fishing enthusiast, or indeed anyone who's hands get cold outside!  They have a thermal, fleece lining which ensures toasty fingers!  Just £5.99 a pair.

Or if a floral design is more your cup of tea, why not buy your mum/grandma/sister/girlfriend these lovely "Julie Dodsworth" by Briers gloves?  Gardening gloves are like shoes - you can NEVER have too many!  RRP is £11.97, now just £4.99 for a triple pack!

Loyalty Card Offer: Hellebores - The Christmas Rose - Buy One Get One Half Price!

Hellebores (sometimes known as the Christmas or Lenten rose) are evergreen, perennial plants with elegant flowers - ideal for brightening up shady areas during late winter and early Spring. They prefer rich, well-drained soil in dappled shade, and will benefit from some of their leaves being cut in Spring, to reveal the emerging flower buds.  They come in a variety of colours, from dark red, to rose pink, to pure white and even speckled!

Loyalty Card holders can get them Buy One Get One Half Price (cheapest one half price)  Prices start from £2.49!  If you havent got a Loyalty Card, pop by our tills and sign up for one, to be eligible for our special loyalty offers and points that add up to give you a discount on future purchases.  Tuesdays are Quadruple Points Day!

Loyalty Card Offer No. 2: Camellias - Buy One Get One Half Price!

Camellias are one of the undisputed stars of the garden; fabulous flowers right at the time of year that everything else starts to fade!  They are also evergreen, so provide an excellent background for summer colour, and they prefer ericaceous (acid) soil, so keep in a pot if you are unsure as to the pH of your garden soil, or dig plenty of ericaceous soil in when planting.  Put them in a sheltered, lightly shaded spot - avoid the dark, dry shade under a tree though.  They come in a huge range of colours, from vibrant reds, pinks to pure white.

Camellias are Buy One Get One Half price (cheapest one half price) for Loyalty Card holders.  If you havent got a Loyalty Card, pop by our tills and sign up for one, to be eligible for our special loyalty offers and points that add up to give you a discount on future purchases.  Tuesdays are Quadruple Points Day!

Christmas goodies are now in!

                             

    If you head to our gift area, you will notice that Christmas magic has descended, and the tables are heaving with Christmas ornaments, gifts and tasty Christmas fayre to eat!

We have fantastic gift tins filled with tasty biscuit assortments, marzipan Stollen, Clotted Cream Shortbread, Liqueur cake, Amaretti, sweets, Chutneys, jams and much more!  Don't chance leaving it to the last minute - browse our fabulous selection and buy in early for the best choice!

             

Stocking filler ideas for kids!

          

This fabulous range of bird products is aimed specifcially at children, to encourage them to think about feeding the birds from an early age!  This very cute, wooden bird house comes with paints and a paintbrush, for the kids to paint and decorate themselves!  A fantastic stocking filler at just £4.99!  Also, these brightly coloured bird feeders are just £4.99, in eye-catching red and green, and finally the bird seed and peanuts to fill them with, again designed to appeal to children, are just £1.99 a bag!

Stocking filler ideas for adults!

These stunning Amaryllis would make a fantastic stocking filler - they come with a pot, the bulb and compost - all ready to plant up and grow indoors at home!

£8.99 for a variety of flower forms and colours.  A lovely gift for gardeners - it's on my Christmas list for sure! 

 

Back in stock - these very attractive, battery operated lanterns, are just  £9.99.  Suitable for indoor or outdoor use, they have an auto timer that means they glow for 4 hours, then have 20 hours off - so you can just place them in a window, or conservatory, maybe, and let them do their thing!

Graceful, flower solar lights for your garden!

We were very excited to see these fabulous new solar lights, in the shape of flowers!  We have a fantastic foxglove, and a pretty poppy design!  (the bluebell pictured has sold out!) They have a small solar panel that charges by day, and then the flowers light up at night!  They aren't plastic either - they are made from metal and hand-painted glass!  So very durable, unusual and eye-catching; be the first one of your friends to own one!  They are just £14.99 each.

The clock is ticking - countdown to Christmas!

          

We have a variety of clocks suitable for the garden, including the very popular bird clocks, which flew (pardon the pun!) off the shelves last year!  Also a clock that incorporates a thermometer too, and also a barometer/thermometer, which is new this year.  Prices vary, from £9.99 upwards, depending on style. 

Realistic wood-effect stone sleepers!

Bob the Shed (he loves being called that!) is chuffed to bits with the new range of Meadowview stone that's come in - they are stone sleepers that look exactly like planks of wood, so realistic they even have pretend woodworm holes and wood knots in them!  So you get the effect of a wooden sleeper, but with the practicality and durability of stone!  Also wood-effect round stepping stones too!

     

 

"No Grow" non-germinating bird food mix

 

As Autumn is nudging ever closer, it's time to start thinking of our feathered friends, and what delicious nibbles you can offer them in your garden!  We have a large selection here at Abbey Garden Centre, from suet blocks, fat balls, peanuts, nyger seeds, and a large variety of bird seeds.  One seed that is VERY popular amongst gardeners is the NON-GERMINATING bird seed mix!  This feed WON'T germinate and seed itself below your bird feeder - a problem that can be very annoying to a gardener!  Many of the bags have an extra 25% extra free in them at the moment!  Some come along and stock up on seed to feed the birds through the coming months!

Artificial hedging and artificial grass now in!

 

NEW IN!  Extendable, artificial hedging!  2m x 1m, ideal to provide instant privacy, or cover unsightly areas such as wheelie bins etc.  This is a much thicker plastic leaf than hedging that we've sold before! £45.99. 

 

We also now stock 2 sizes of artificial grass, for covering those very difficult areas, or simply for ease of maintenance - no cutting, feeding, weeding etc!

Fruit and Ornamental trees

Visit Soon for the best choice of All Types of Tree!

NEW IN!!!!  Fruit: On Various Rootstocks 

Pears, Quinces, Medlar, Apples, Cherries, Damsons, Gages Mirabelles, Plums etc.  

Ornamental:   Flowering Cherries, Sorbus, Mountain Ash, Magnolias, Acers, Crataegus, Malus to name just a few!

Large Selection of Trees for The Smaller Garden, and of course lots of good gardening advice.

Donation point for the Rainbow Centre

Abbey Garden Centre is pleased to announce that it is now a Donation Drop-off Point for the The Rainbow Centre, a charity in Fareham that supports children and adults with disabilities.  Just inside our main gates, on the left, next to Bob's shed, is a black wheelie bin, clearly labelled with the Rainbow Centre logo.  Please feel free to drop off bagged items, such as good quality clothes (especially ladies' evening wear), bridal gowns and bridesmaid dresses, ornaments, books, CDs and DVDs,  games and puzzles, toys, bric-a-brack, in fact anything that can be sold to raise funds for such a worthwhile charity.  Click on the link here: http://www.rainbowcentre.org/to read more about the fabulous things The Rainbow Centre achieves. 

Wet and Forget - selling fast!

This fabulous product is selling fast, as word is getting out at how GREAT it is at getting rid of mould, algae and lichen!  It is so simple to use - simply dilute in a garden sprayer, and apply to paving slabs, paths, the sides of pots, greenhouses, wooden fences, conservatories, boats, in fact anywhere where mould and algae collects.  Just look at the "before" and "after" photo below, to show the results that can be obtained!  Wet & Forget has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for moss, mould and gunge removal on any exterior surface. Each time it rains, this safe, cleansing combination reactivates to help remove the mould without any scouring or effort needed!  A large 5 litre concentrate bottle is £29.99, but diluted down makes up 30 litres of product.  

Abbey's Café - you can have our delicious breakfasts SOONER!

GOOD NEWS!!

Due to high demand for our delicious, freshly cooked-to-order breakfasts, we are pleased to announce we are now serving at an earlier time of 9am Monday-Saturdays and 9.30am on Sundays.  So now your rumbling tummies won't have to wait so long for a tasty cooked breakfast - see you soon! 

A plea for BOOKS!!

BOOKS NEEDED!! A plea for help! As many of you know, our Café sells donated books for 50p each to raise money for various charities. Our current cause is Wave 105's Cash for Kids campaign, to help local children in our area, and we have so far raised an amazing £150 thanks to our generous customers! But we need MORE BOOKS to sell, as we are running very short! PLEASE have a look through your bookshelves and bring in any you no longer need/have read, and for 50p a book you could find some new ones!

Terrific Terracotta!

Just look at the HUGE range of Terracotta pots that we now have in!  All shapes and sizes, from small pots and saucers that are suitable for herbs, right up to enormous planters suitable for large shrubs or small trees such as Acers.  Also shallow, round bowls that suit Alpine plants, and ones with many holes that you can plant Strawberry plants, or Lobelia in!  Truly a pot for every occasion! 

   

A gentle reminder to our doggy friends .....

Abbey Garden Centre is a dog-friendly site, we love to stop and say hello to our 4-legged visitors, even in our Cafe, on the green-floored area, but here is just a gentle reminder of our dog rules!

 

 

Rewards for Forces card

We are happy to say that we now accept the "Rewards for Forces" card, which is a card that serving and ex-Servicemen can apply for.  This card will entitle you to a 10% discount on purchases at Abbey Garden Centre (excluding the Cafe, vouchers and sale items)

Just show your Rewards for Forces card at the till to get your 10% discount!  Click HERE for further information on the Rewards for Forces Card.

** Be the first to see our new video! **

PLEASE CLICK on the link below to watch our fabulous new video, made by the very talented Luke Parker, promoting Abbey Garden Centre!  Do pop by and let us know what you think of it!

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