Mother and daughter time at Longacres garden centre

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.

Longacres garden centre

Concessions at Longacres garden centre include Julian Christian buildings. He was there and was charming

A Julian Christian concession at Longacres garden centre

I can’t believe how comfortable these innie-outie rooms are. I looove them!

A Julian Christian concession at Longacres garden centre

Charlottes favourite is perhaps the ‘Hobbit’ house (not sure what it’s officially called)

A Julian Christian concession at Longacres garden centre

You get a lovely heater in the roof warming the whole space

A Julian Christian concession at Longacres garden centre

Time for a cuppa?

A Julian Christian concession at Longacres garden centre

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.

A Julian Christian concession at Longacres garden centre

There’s space for your Green Egg. If you already have one, Longacres are now selling Green Egg accessories

Longacres garden centre

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?

Longacres garden centre

Some plants are yet to bloom.

Longacres garden centre

Longacres garden centre

and some are a little less obvious.

Longacres garden centre

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!

Longacres garden centre

We found all sorts outside…

Longacres garden centre

Dreaming of having a horse.

Longacres garden centre

Inside we always enjoy the seasonal stand. Their Easter display was gorg this year and I love a bit of lavender in summer.

Longacres garden centre

Longacres garden centre

Soft giant vintage bears in the gift section.

Toy bears at Longacres garden centre

I like to update the dogs toys when I come here.

Longacres garden centre

Longacres garden centre

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!

Longacres garden centre

Longacres garden centre

Bevans Butchers is here. They’re award winning and family run. Tick tick.

Bevans butchers at Longacres garden centre

friendly and helpful too. I like that there’s always somethings to sample on the side.

Longacres garden centre

now where is that spelt bread?

Longacres garden centre

The American section is fun. You can get a peanut butter version of absolutely everything.

Longacres garden centre

Onwards – take me to the cut flowers!

Cut flowers at Longacres garden centre

Cut flowers at Longacres garden centre

Cut flowers at Longacres garden centre

Cut flowers at Longacres garden centre

Cut flowers at Longacres garden centre

Peonies. My very favourite and so I stick my face in them. Sorry.

Cut flowers at Longacres garden centre

Talking of sticking things in ones face, the large Cafe Amore has cake. It also has a wood fired pizza oven, by the way

The cafe at Longacres garden centre

Quality time with my baby (sweet-cheeks) is good for my soul. I appreciate her every day

Enjoying Longacres garden centre

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!

Boston Terriers new toy

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