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Barters Plant Centre Open Days

Barters Plant Centre is holding two more of their very popular open days on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd June.

As on previous occasions, the wholesale nursery will be throwing open its doors to let customers swarm all over the nursery, to pick out their own plants from a choice of tens of thousands.

Barters are giving you the opportunity to select your own plants from their nursery at virtually trade price with added benefits of meeting the growers and see the environment in which they are grown.

There will be a great selection of perennials and shrubs as well as end of season sales on bedding plants.  All they ask is that you wear sturdy shoes or welly boots when visiting.

Legh Walker from Barters Plant Centre says, “Now is a great time to plant and the range available is as wide as ever – over 400 different varieties of shrubs and perennials (over 100 shrub varieties in larger sizes too) as well as ferns, grasses and climbers. The novelty is that instead of choosing from just 4 or 5 plants in a garden centre, on the nursery you will get to choose from possibly hundreds of the same plant.

“Some plant-mad customers have likened it to being let loose in a sweetie shop! Some customers aim to be first through the gate, afraid that the nursery might sell out – but with the number of plants available, there’s little chance of that happening. Perhaps most important is that just for two days, the plants are available to the public at virtually trade prices – which are significantly less than in the plant centre.

“Over the years, thousands of pounds have been raised through the refreshments for good causes such as Macmillan Cancer, The RUH Cancer Unit and Corsley Playing Fields. This time the refreshments are in aid of Dorothy House Hospice Care.

“So what’s not to like? Doors open each day at 10am and remain open until 4.30pm. Staff from both the plant centre and the nursery will be on hand to help and advise you.”