I wouldn’t be me without my daughter and she is a big love of my life. We love spending time together and like most girls shopping is up there as a favourite pass time. Today Longacre garden centre calls, and whereas in the past I’ve been with my Nan and my mum, now it’s me and my girl.
Concessions at Longacres garden centre include Julian Christian buildings. He was there and was charming
I can’t believe how comfortable these innie-outie rooms are. I looove them!
Charlottes favourite is perhaps the ‘Hobbit’ house (not sure what it’s officially called)
You get a lovely heater in the roof warming the whole space
Time for a cuppa?
what about some bubbly daaaarling? This one has a huge dining table too. There is an offer on his website at time of publishing, a whopping 30% off.
There’s space for your Green Egg. If you already have one, Longacres are now selling Green Egg accessories
We haven’t even gone in yet! Actually we head straight out again straight for the garden plants.
Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t like a rose?
Some plants are yet to bloom.
and some are a little less obvious.
What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life’s pathway, the good they do is inconceivable I’ll go along with that!
We found all sorts outside…
Dreaming of having a horse.
Inside we always enjoy the seasonal stand. Their Easter display was gorg this year and I love a bit of lavender in summer.
Soft giant vintage bears in the gift section.
I like to update the dogs toys when I come here.
Their food hall is like a big deli. You can find stuff here you don’t get in your supermarket. Rule of thumb, get 3, it’ll keep you going ’til your next trip!
Bevans Butchers is here. They’re award winning and family run. Tick tick.
friendly and helpful too. I like that there’s always somethings to sample on the side.
now where is that spelt bread?
The American section is fun. You can get a peanut butter version of absolutely everything.
Onwards – take me to the cut flowers!
Peonies. My very favourite and so I stick my face in them. Sorry.
Talking of sticking things in ones face, the large Cafe Amore has cake. It also has a wood fired pizza oven, by the way
Quality time with my baby (sweet-cheeks) is good for my soul. I appreciate her every day
Back at home, one little Boston Terrier is reaping the rewards of our trip too. She loves her new toy so much, she is suckling it’s head!
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