Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

Last Friday 12th December, members of our team took part in the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day! The initiative was simple, wear your Christmas jumper to work and donate £2 to Save the Children. Just £2 can pay for potentially life-saving antibiotics to treat three babies with infections. We raised £40 from the staff members who… Read More »

Perrywood team taking part in the Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day

The Best Christmas Shop in Essex

Don’t take our word for it, here is some of the feedback we’ve had for this year’s Christmas Shop and Grotto! I just thought it would be nice for you to hear appreciation of all the effort that your staff put in for last nights event. Beautiful displays that I could have spent hours browsing round. Also… Read More »

Christmas treats & gifts for foodies!

From 23rd November you can enjoy Roast Turkey and all the trimming in our Coffee Shop. This will be served on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays from 11.45am to 2.30pm. Our chefs will prepare wonderful home cooked Roast Turkey with all the festive trimmings – including roast potatoes, vegetables, pigs in blankets, cranberry & stuffing! You do… Read More »

Afternoon Tea at Perrywood

Add sparkle to your home & garden

Our Christmas Shop is now open and is better than ever! We have beautiful themed tree displays – including a stunning new theme Copper & Blue and of course Perrywood favourites like Peacock and Nordic Noel.   Our lighting areas are bigger than ever – everything you need to light up your home and garden! We have… Read More »

open eve

Enter the ‘Design a Christmas card’ competition (under 13s)

National Garden Gift Vouchers are running their popular Design a Christmas Card competition again this year. Last year Isobel, aged 9, entered via Perrywood and won the regional competition with her Robin card (pictured)! This year there are two categories: Schools category – The winner gets presented with their printed card and £1,000 of National Garden… Read More »

Robin Christmas card

Available in-store in January

If you haven’t been in recently here is a quick round-up of what’s looking good: In our Gift Shop this month we are creating new displays with fresh spring lime greens, yellows and creams in abundance. You’ll be sure to find something to fill the bare space left by your Christmas decorations which we hope are back… Read More »

Potato seeds available at Perrywood

Perrywood Christmas Open Evening 2013

We’re counting down to the… Perrywood Christmas Open Evening on Thursday 21st November 6.00pm-9.00pm. If you’re looking for gift ideas, decorating inspiration and delicious food look no further! If you haven’t visited recently you will be amazed by our fantastic Christmas displays. With themes such as Peacock, Woodland, Gingerbread and Regal there really is something for… Read More »

Christmas at Perrywood

Perrywood customer is Regional Winner of nationwide Christmas Card Competition!

We’re delighted to announce that one of our customers has been named as Regional Winner in a national competition to design a Christmas card. The competition, organised by National Garden Gift Vouchers (NGGV), ran in our store last month, as well as a number of other garden centres across the country. Isobel, aged 9, from Colchester, was… Read More »

Isobel's winning card in the NGGV Christmas Card Competition

Visit Father Christmas in his magical Perrywood Grotto!

Father Christmas is putting the finishing touches to his sleigh and fattening up his reindeer for their journey to Perrywood! He’s looking forward to seeing you all on the following dates: CHRISTMAS OPEN EVENING: Thursday 21st Nov: 6pm-9pm This will be the first opportunity to see Santa in his magical winter wonderland grotto! SATURDAYS:  23rd… Read More »

Perrywood Santa's Grotto

Christmas Open Evening – Thurs 21st Nov

Join us on the evening of Thursday 21st November, 6pm-9pm, for our Winter Wonderland Christmas Open Evening! There’ll be something for all the family! Come and see Father Christmas in his magical grotto! Sample some of our delicious festive dishes served in our popular coffee shop. There’ll be music to get you in the mood,… Read More »

Perrywood Christmas Open Evening

Silver Winners of GTN’s ‘The Greatest Christmas Display Team’ award

Last Sunday, Garden Trade News announced the winners of it’s Greatest Christmas Awards at a special evening event in Harrogate. We’re delighted to have been named as Silver Winners of The Greatest Christmas Display Team award. Over 100 centres were visited by the GTN panel of seven judges. Key criteria of displays included; imagination, attractiveness,… Read More »


We loved the Christmas displays, really we loved everything!

Another great month for lots of positive customer feedback. Below are just a few highlights… Usually shop at ‘Bents’ voted best in country – Perrywood equals this. Carol Harvey, Rayleigh Your plants are the best. Mrs. Mary Gladas, Braintree We are so lucky to have such a great place in Tiptree. Mrs. Phyllis Woodwiss, Tiptree Your Christmas goods… Read More »

Perrywood Christmas Display

Pre-Christmas bargains to be hand!

This week we’re making a number of reductions across our Christmas decorations, artificial wreaths, biscuit selection, and many more products. Some items are up to 50% off! It’s a great opportunity to bag yourself some last minute bargains in time for the big day next week, or take advantage of the reductions and get ahead… Read More »

Snowman ball balls reduced in price

Plants that make great Christmas gifts!

Don’t be stuck for gift ideas this Christmas, why not treat your loved ones to a beautiful plant…something they can admire through the grey days of January! Plus, we are offering a free wrapping service (an additional decorative bow can be applied for a small charge). Here are a few delights that look particularly good… Read More »

British grown Poinsettia on-sale at Perrywood

Christmas Opening Hours

December Christmas Eve Monday 24th – 8.30am to 4.00pm Christmas Day Tuesday 25th – Closed Boxing Day Wednesday 26th – Closed Thursday 27th – 8.30am to 4.00pm Friday 28th – 8.30am to 4.00pm Saturday 29th – 8.30am to 4.00pm Sunday 30th – 10.00am to 4.00pm Monday 31st – 8.30am to 4.00pm January New Year’s Day… Read More »


Coffee Shop Christmas Opening Hours

Over the Christmas period, why not take a break from slaving over the stove, entertaining guests or watching re-runs on the television, and come and enjoy the homemade food in our coffee shop! We will be opening and looking forward to seeing you as follows: December Christmas Eve Monday 24th – 9.00am to 3.45pm Christmas… Read More »


Thank you to all those involved in our Christmas Open Evening last night!!!

A huge thank you to everyone involved in the Perrywood Christmas Open Evening last night. It’s the first time we have held an event like this and we were overwhelmed at the support we received, and the number of people who made the effort to join us for the evening. We’d especially like to thank:… Read More »

The giant reindeer

Perrywood reveals more details of Christmas Open Evening

Where: Perrywood Garden Centre, Essex, CO5 9XW When: Thursday 22nd November. 6pm until 9pm Come and visit our festive winter wonderland. We have the best Christmas displays in the area (in fact they are award winning!) and during our special open evening our knowledgable team and external experts will be sharing lots of ideas to… Read More »

Christmas at Perrywood

Opening times for our magical Father Christmas Grotto

We’ve just spoken to Father Christmas and he has finished wrapping all the Perrywood presents. He told us he has programmed his reindeer sat nav to bring him and his elves to Perrywood on the following dates: Christmas Open Evening Thursday 22 November 6pm to 8.30pm. This will be your first chance to see the… Read More »

Father Christmas checks his Christmas list book

Visit our Christmas Shop, near Tiptree in Essex

Our Christmas Shop is now OPEN in-store and online! In-store we have a huge Christmas Shop including decorations for home & garden, gift ideas, lighting, wrapping paper, cards & ribbon and not forgetting advent calendars, biscuits & chocolates. Last year we won awards for our Christmas displays, and we this year we again have plenty… Read More »

Some of the products on offer in our Christmas Shop

Get your Christmas wrapped up early!

Last year Perrywood was announced as having the best Garden Centre Christmas Displays in the region (and 3rd best in the UK overall!). This year we are again planning a Christmas experience which will be bigger and better than ever, and you will start to see displays and products appearing in-store in September. The Perrywood… Read More »

Get Christmas all wrapped up at Perrywood

Save the date for the Perrywood Christmas Open Evening!

Where: Perrywood Garden Centre, Essex, CO5 9XW When: Thursday 22nd November. Late opening until 9pm Come and visit our festive winter wonderland. We have the best Christmas displays in the area (in fact they are award winning!) and during our special open evening we’ll have lots of demonstrations and ideas to help you decorate your… Read More »

Sparkling baubles