Striving to be the best garden centre in Essex

There are very few better ways to while away an afternoon than a casual meander around your local garden centre. Whether you are looking to pick up a specific plant, find a great gift for a green-fingered friend or just fancy a cup of tea and a slice of cake in a relaxed environment, then you won’t find anywhere else that offers everything under one roof. Here are just some of the many ways the team at Poplar are looking to make us the best garden centre in Essex, where you are guaranteed a great experience on every visit:

Exceptional customer service

Our primary focus at Poplar Nurseries is to provide the highest levels of customer service to each and every person who walks through our doors. We make sure that our team are always available to answer any questions. This extends to providing invaluable advice on which products you should buy and gardening tips for making the most of your outdoor space. No question is too big or too small, so don’t be afraid to ask. 

Huge variety of stock

At the heart of everything we do at Poplar Nurseries is the
products that help you enhance your garden and home. Over the years, we have
grown from a plant nursery to provide everything under one roof, even haircuts!
On your visit you can find those gardening essentials to the highest quality
outdoor living solutions, fantastic gifts and the freshest farm shop produce. Our
website allows you to browse a number of our available products, but do always
visit our garden centre to see the full range or call ahead if you require
something specific. 

Activities for the little ones

If you’re a parent reading this then you’ll know that keeping children entertained is a daily job and that’s why we are delighted to be able to offer fun for all the family on site. You can let your little ones enjoy a ride on our miniature railway or book them on one of our wide range of workshops and fun activities running throughout the year to get children interested in gardening, crafting and wildlife. Make sure you bring them along to meet Santa and his elves in our stunning grotto every festive season too!

Relaxing restaurant experience

Browsing our large store is truly thirsty work so be sure to stop by our restaurant for a quick drink, light snack or something heartier to fill you up for the rest of the day. All of our delicious food is homemade on site by our experienced chefs, including our cakes, daily specials and family favourites. You can even book yourself in for an indulgent afternoon tea to spend the perfect a relaxed couple of hours with your family and friends.

Supporting local suppliers

We are big advocates of the benefits of shopping local as a great way to make sure business continues to thrive in Essex. On our shelves and displays you’ll find a wide variety of produce from local suppliers, whether it be small-batch gin, quality local meat or plants grown nearby. When you shop with us at Poplar Nurseries, you are likely to find products you would not find elsewhere so you can give a unique gift to a loved one or try something new.

The freshest produce in our farm shop

The trend for eating healthier produce has never been
stronger in the UK and we are proud to be able to bring you a huge variety of fresh
fruit and vegetables in our farm shop. You are guaranteed not just the freshest,
but also the highest quality, produce without the carbon footprint of some of
the large supermarkets’ offerings. You should really be eating seasonally for
the best quality and freshness and our farm shop allows you to do that
throughout the year.

Remember, if you have any tips on what can make our garden centre or our customer service better please do get in touch and let us know.