Starting as a family business over 40 years ago (in 1961), Bridgemere is now one of the most widely recognised garden centres in Europe. Its unprecedented size has also earned it the title “Biggest Garden Centre” in the Guinness Book of Records. Covering more than 25 acres, the site attracts around 1.8 million visitors per year.
Bridgemere’s attractions extend much beyond that of a garden centre, with numerous different gardens on site, such as the English Country Garden and the Victorian garden, which are intended to provide visiting amateur gardeners with new and unique ideas for their own gardens. Bridgemere also reproduce display gardens from both RHS Chelsea and Tatton Shows. Also on site are various shops, such as the recently opened “Hobbycraft”, selling everything from clothing to books to gardening appliances. For those wishing to spend longer at the garden, there is a café and an Egon Ronay- recommended restaurant.