Perrywood wins bronze at The Greatest Christmas Awards

We are delighted to have scooped two awards at The Greatest Christmas Awards held at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate last night. The two awards are: Bronze Award for The Greatest Christmas Display (large garden centre category) Bronze Award for The Greatest Festive Plants Team (large garden centre category)   Christmas at Perrywood is a real team effort and… Read More »


Celebrating our long serving employees

Last night we celebrated our 2016 successes at our annual Christmas party, which this year we hosted at The Barn Brasserie in Great Tey. Owner Alan Bourne thanked all the team for an incredible year at Perrywood, and gave three employees a special long service award: • Carole Savage (Payroll and personnel) – 10 years… Read More »

Tanya receiving her award from Alan Bourne

Plants as presents!

Visit our Indoor Plant department this Christmas for an abundance of plant gift ideas. Treat your friends and family, or even yourself, to one of our beautiful containers made with the freshest of plants. Choose from a wide range of sizes, colour combinations and styles from the traditional basket display to a quirky bucket or contemporary… Read More »


Spreading some Christmas cheer in North Essex

Christmas is great fun if you have friends and family to share it with. For some people we know it can be a lonely time, with painful reminders of lost loved ones or past events. Following on from the success of our Christmas cheer campaign last year, we are once again asking you to send… Read More »


Festive fun and games at our Christmas open evening

Thank you to everyone who joined us for another successful Christmas shopping evening last Thursday – we raised over £600 on the night for St Helena Hospice and Headway Essex, our two nominated charities for 2016. Perrywood is donating a further £400 to make a final total of £1,000!     There were lots of… Read More »


Christmas Open Evening – Thursday 17 November

Join us on Thursday 17 November, 5pm-8pm, for our popular Christmas Open Evening, raising money for St Helena Hospice and Headway Essex! There will be festive games, tasty eats and treats, a children’s corner, prizes to be won, gift ideas for all the family and more! Plus, the first chance to visit Santa and his elves in his… Read More »

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Explore our ‘Magical’ Christmas shop!

Our ‘Magical’ Christmas shop is now open and packed full of enchanting displays. This year, we have six different themes to inspire you when decorating your home and garden: Magic at Midnight – purple, pink, a hint of black and gold A Very Berry Christmas – berry ribbon, red, green, gold and copper Nordic Noël… Read More »


Tickets for Santa’s Grotto now available to book online!

Tickets for our popular Santa’s Grotto are now available to book online  – please book early to avoid disappointment! Children and their accompanying adults can take a walk through our magical Christmas winter wonderland grotto before they meet and speak with Santa and his elves, where he will give them a small gift to take home. The price is… Read More »


The Greatest Christmas Awards – thank you for voting for us!

We want to say THANK YOU to all our customers who voted for us online or in-store in December for The Greatest Christmas Display Team 2015 – we are delighted to have won the Silver Award! We are extremely grateful for all your support and kind comments. This was announced at The Greatest Christmas Awards held… Read More »

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Online bookings for Santa’s Grotto are now closed

All tickets from Friday 18 December to Thursday 24 December are SOLD OUT and there will be no more released. We’d like to thank everyone who has booked tickets using our new online system! The feedback for the grotto this year has been fantastic – here’s just a taster: I have today visited Perrywoods with my… Read More »


Festive fun at our Christmas open evening!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Christmas open evening the week before last – the event was a great success and we are delighted to have raised over £2,000 for charity. This year we were raising money for three Essex charities – St Helena Hospice, Headway Essex and Wipe Away Those Tears… Read More »


Join us this Thursday for our Christmas Open Evening!

What time does the evening start? Our Christmas Open Evening is this Thursday 19th November, 5pm-8pm. Please see below for more details on the event. Do we need tickets for the event? The evening is free to attend and is not ticketed. We are however selling tickets online for Santa’s Grotto. These are available to purchase… Read More »

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Bringing some Christmas Cheer to North Essex

Christmas is great fun if you have friends and family to share it with. For some people we know it can be a lonely time, with painful reminders of lost loved ones or past events. So this year we are asking you to send us your nominations of individuals who deserve some Christmas cheer in… Read More »

Tis an evening to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la!

Each year have an open evening to showcase our Christmas Shop, offer seasonal hints & tips for your home and garden and to raise money for charity. It will take place on Thursday 19th November 2015 from 5pm to 8pm. This year we will be raising money for three Essex charities – St Helena Hospice, Headway… Read More »

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Christmas in every colour at Perrywood

Our popular Christmas Shop is now in-store and attracting a lot of interest. This year we have nine colourful themes to inspire you when decorating your home & garden. Includes: Winter Fairytale ‘Highland Charm’    ‘Gleam and Glow‘   ‘Starry, Starry Night’   Our in-store lighting departments will be bigger and better than ever this year… Read More »

Our Christmas Shop is open!

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

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 »

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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

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

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