Over £11,000 raised for charities at Perrywood Tiptree in 2020!

We are delighted to announce we have raised £11,912 for charities in 2020! The money was raised through a combination of inhouse and online events.  In spite of challenging circumstances due to Covid 19, we are really pleased to have raised this sum and thank all our customers and team for their ongoing support. This grand… Read More »

Update on opening hours

Today (7 January) infection rates are one in 18 in parts of Essex, with the rest of the county heading for that figure. Our priority is to keep our team and our customers safe. To do this we are making the following changes at both Perrywood Tiptree and Perrywood Sudbury. Reduced opening hours – 10… Read More »

Coffee Shop & Restaurant is currently CLOSED

We have made the difficult decision to close our Coffee Shop & Restaurant. We will be closed from Friday 18 December, reopening in the New Year. Date to be confirmed once we have an update on the tiers. There will be no takeaway service available. Customers with bookings will be contacted via SMS and/or email… Read More »

Christmas and New Year opening times

We will be closing at 5pm on Wednesday 23 December and will not reopen until 8.30am on Saturday 2 January. This is first because we do not expect to be very busy so it is not commercially viable to stay open. We remain in Tier 2 but many of our customers live in Tier 4.… Read More »

Ending the year with some Christmas cheer!

For the last five years, over the Christmas period, we have been giving out planted containers to individuals in our local community who, for one reason or another, deserve some Christmas cheer. This year, we teamed up with the fantastic Tiptree Volunteers who kindly delivered these gifts to local people who are shielding due to Covid-19.… Read More »

Coffee Shop & Restaurant update – Wednesday 2nd December

The Coffee Shop and Restaurant will reopen from Wednesday 2nd. The Coffee Shop and Restaurant will reopen from Wednesday 2nd. Our Greenhouse Café will remain closed until the New Year. Coffee Shop & Restaurant Opening Times: Monday to Friday: • For breakfast or coffee & cake (9am-11am) bookings are not required • For lunch in the week… Read More »

Order your planted containers for Christmas

Not having a Christmas party this year but would still like to show your appreciation to your employees? Or have lots of family and friends but are not sure what to gift them? Our planted container team can help you! We are now taking orders for planted containers, either indoors/outdoors, in various options online. This… Read More »

Purchasing your Cut Christmas Tree 2020

To help keep everyone safe we have made some changes to how you purchase your cut Christmas tree. As well as choosing your tree in the normal, way we have introduced some additional options. 1. Choosing a tree in store This year we have introduced a new system, we are asking customers to: Step 1:… Read More »

Have you tried our Compost Drive-Thru?

All large bags of compost and bark are now available from our Compost Drive-Thru with a smaller selection available in store. Small bags are available in store. Please be aware this is a rough guide to stock levels only. We can’t guarantee these items will be available; we are updating as regularly as we can… Read More »

Christmas at Perrywood Tiptree

We appreciate it is very early to be talking about Christmas but with the year we’ve had so far, we think we all need something to look forward to! Our Christmas Shop will open in early October. We have some wonderful Fairytale Christmas themes to share with you that are sure to add magical and… Read More »

Peat Free Trials

We recognise that it is extremely detrimental to the environment to continue using growing media containing peat. The lowland and wetland peat bogs that are being destroyed take thousands of years to develop and are a unique eco-system for wildlife. Additionally, the extraction of peat causes the release of carbon which contributes towards climate change. It… Read More »

Perrywood Team – Grow your own

We have had some amazing stories of our team growing their own vegetables over lock-down and we wanted to share these with you. For some this is a first time experience and they’re so proud with the results. We hope this may inspire you to grow your own at home too, whether it’s vegetables or… Read More »

Our Greenhouse Café is now open!

PLEASE NOTE FROM THURSDAY 5TH NOVEMBER OUR GREENHOUSE CAFE WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, IN LINE WITH GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES Our new Greenhouse Café is now open 10am-3pm daily and is located in the Bedding Plant greenhouse. (The temperature in the Greenhouse Café is set for the plants and not for the people so on cold days,… Read More »

Eat Out to Help out Government scheme

Our Coffee Shop & Restaurant and Greenhouse Café are participating in the Eat Out to Help Out Government scheme. From 3rd-31st  August (Mon-Wed only) customers are eligible for a 50% discount on food or non-alcoholic drinks, up to a maximum of £10 discount per person. To guarantee a table for lunch or weekend breakfast in… Read More »

Children’s summer holiday competition

Join in our competition by creating a masterpiece inspired by our local artist Lucy Tiffney using flowers, foliage, twigs or anything else you can find in your garden or on a walk. Children must be under the age of 12 years. Please have your entry in by the Tuesday 1st September and a winner will… Read More »

Singing to the plants – Mercury Theatre

Our plants received a musical surprise this week when they were treated to a very special concert by local freelance performers, singer Jenna Saiz-Abo Henriksen and pianist Adam Abo Henriksen, as arranged by the Mercury Theatre Colchester. Inspired by the Barcelona Opera House, which reopened last month with a performance to 2,292 potted plants, we… Read More »

Changes in our Coffee Shop & Restaurant to keep customers and staff safe

The safety of our customers and staff is our top priority and we have been working hard to make sure a number of measures are in place, so that you feel comfortable and can relax and enjoy your dining experience. On arrival at our Coffee Shop & Restaurant, there is a dedicated, wide queuing area… Read More »

Our Coffee Shop & Restaurant is now open

Our Coffee Shop & Restaurant is now open from 9am-4.30pm, Monday-Saturday (9.30am-3.30pm on Sundays). To guarantee a table for lunch (11.30am-2.30pm) or weekend breakfast (until 11am), please book online in advance at www.perrywood.co.uk/dining On Monday to Friday we welcome visitors for breakfast (last orders for breakfast are at 10.45am) or coffee and cake without a… Read More »

Used bicycle pop up collection

Do you have an old bike taking up room in the shed that is no longer used? Why not bring it to Perrywood on Tuesday 30 June between 10am and 2pm? You will clear space for yourself and be supporting a great cause. Re-Cycle (Bikes to Africa) are holding a pop up bicycle collection. This… Read More »

Alfresco entertaining while social distancing

Our gardens (or other outdoor areas) have become our new socialising spaces. At last some of us are able to meet up with friends and family as long as we stay socially distanced and are mindful of keeping safe. Here are few top tips on how to stay safe and comfortable in the garden. Keep… Read More »

Extending our opening hours at Perrywood

Please note from Thursday 11 June our opening hours will be returning to normal – 8:30am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Sunday. From 27 May to 10 June we will be temporarily extending our opening hours at Perrywood Tiptree.   Monday to Saturday you can shop 8am to 6pm, with… Read More »

Changes we’ve made to keep you (and our team) safe

We are pleased to say the measures we have implemented to keep our customers and team safe and social distanced are working really well. A lot of preparation and hard work has gone into getting ready to reopen and enable you to feel as comfortable and at ease as is possible – from the moment… Read More »

We are open with lots of changes to keep you safe

Having received confirmation from the Government we are really pleased that our doors are reopen. Our opening hours are as normal. In order to keep our team and customers safe we have been working on a number of changes; please read them through before you visit:  Please see our aerial map to see the changes… Read More »

Place your orders now for CO5 9 and CO5 0 postcodes

THIS SERVICE IS NOW SUSPENDED We are launching a new contactless delivery service this week, starting with postcodes CO5 9 and CO5 0 only. If you are outside this delivery area I’m sure you will understand that we need to start with a small area to ensure we are able to fulfil orders. As the… Read More »

New local delivery service from Perrywood Tiptree – Co5 9 and CO5 0

THIS SERVICE IS NOW SUSPENDED We are launching a new contactless delivery service this week, starting with postcodes CO5 9 and CO5 0 only. If you are outside this delivery area I’m sure you will understand that we need to start with a small area to ensure we are able to fulfil orders. As the… Read More »

Garden photos from the Perrywood Team

As part of our efforts to keep our valuable team connected during this period of lock down we asked them to share pictures of their gardens. Here are a collection of our favourites:  

What are we doing with unsold plants?

There has been much discussion in the news about what is happening to all the plants which are not being sold. Journalists and industry spokespeople have wondered whether garden centres can deliver plants, or donate them to needy groups – instead of throwing them away. We have had some enquiries and wanted to confirm our… Read More »

Our Garden Centres and Coffee Shops are now closed

UPDATE – Monday 23rd March Our Garden Centres and Coffee Shops are now closed (including the compost drive through). Due to the latest advice on social distancing we have taken the decision not to open.   To confirm to you all that the coffee shops at Tiptree and Sudbury will both be closed tomorrow, as… Read More »

Perrywood customer update

A quick business update. As of today (Wednesday 18th March) we are open but this is constantly being reviewed in this ever changing situation. We have significantly increased sanitation measures in the garden centre and coffee shop, and for our employees more generally. They are not working in close proximity to one another (as far… Read More »

Sustainable products at Perrywood

We are very passionate about protecting the natural environment and are continuously working with our suppliers to make sure we source sustainable products wherever possible. Here are a few of our favourites from our clothing, gift and food & drink ranges. Look out for them in store and make your home more eco-friendly.   Thought… Read More »

Open your garden to inspire others, and to raise money for charity

Opening your garden for charity is a great opportunity to invite your local community into your garden, to share your passion for plants and inspire others to get growing. Not to mention the added bonus to raising money for charity. You don’t have to have a perfect garden to take part. Anyone who is willing… Read More »

Running a community garden

    If you run a community garden what resources can you tap into? In 2020 The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is launching a new schools and communities initiative to bring people together to tackle loneliness. Called Grow Social, it aims to harness the power of plants and gardening to encourage groups of people to… Read More »

Community gardening -get involved

  There are some amazing gardening projects out there, taking place for various groups in the community; in council or charity run gardens, schools and so on. We know there are many benefits of plants; from therapeutic and healing properties, through to how people look after their environment more if they are able to connect… Read More »

Houseplant donation to offices at Colchester Hospital

The Perrywood team visited the offices of Colchester Hospital on Friday with a donation of £350 houseplants. This was organised in conjunction with Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity. Staff from the hospital were ready and waiting for this special delivery!   It is well known that houseplants can be hugely beneficial to health – they… Read More »

Mother’s Day weekend in our Coffee Shop & Restaurant at Tiptree

Why not give your Mum an extra special treat this Mother’s Day weekend with a visit to our Coffee Shop & Restaurant! We will be serving the following specials (in addition to our main Coffee Shop & Restaurant menu):   Saturday 21st March Beef & Guinness pie with roast potatoes and seasonal vegetables Hunter’s chicken… Read More »

What’s being built at Perrywood Sudbury?

If you have visited Perrywood Sudbury recently, or driven past, you may have noticed a building going up in our plant area. This will be a 580m² bedding plant canopy (or polytunnel) which will be used to display bedding plants and other tender plants. As a company we want to inspire people to get more… Read More »

Perrywood celebrates award wins at the National Garden Centre Association Conference

The team at Perrywood Tiptree is celebrating this week following tremendous success at the National Garden Centre Association (GCA) Conference this week, the industry’s most prestigious event of the year for UK garden centres. Perrywood Tiptree was named 3rd in the Garden Centre Association’s Top 100 League Table, for the second consecutive year, making it… Read More »

Over £21,000 raised for charities at Perrywood Tiptree in 2019!

We are delighted to announce we have raised a fantastic £21,050 for charities in 2019! The money was raised through a combination of in-store events and staff activities. We are thrilled to have raised this huge sum and thank all our customers and staff for their ongoing support. This grand total includes the following donations to… Read More »

Perrywood Sudbury is a supporting sponsor of St Helena Hospice Snowdrops

We are delighted to be a supporting sponsor of a stunning visual display of commemorative Snowdrops at Beth Chatto Gardens, organised by St Helena Hospice. This February, a limited number of hand-crafted Snowdrops will be planted amongst a bed of real snowdrops, creating a striking visual display as they come into bloom. This stunning visual… Read More »

Perrywood Tiptree Coffee Shop raises £6,640 for Colchester Hospital

Thanks to the generosity of our customers, the Coffee Shop & Restaurant team donated an amazing £6,640 in 2019 to Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity. Instead of receiving tips, the team chose to give any donations to this fantastic charity. In March, the team donated £1,000 to purchase a year’s supply of dominoes, playing cards,… Read More »

Spreading some Christmas cheer in the community!

For the last four years, we have delivered Christmas planted containers to individuals local to Perrywood Tiptree who, for one reason or another, have deserved some Christmas cheer. This year, we had the pleasure of spreading some seasonal cheer in communities near to Perrywood Tiptree and Perrywood Sudbury. Members of our Tiptree team visited Kids… Read More »

Christmas opening hours at Perrywood Tiptree and Perrywood Sudbury

For those of you planning to visit us during Christmas and New Year, we are open as follows: Christmas Eve  Tuesday 24th  8.30am-5pm Christmas Day  Wednesday 25th  CLOSED Boxing Day  Thursday 26th  CLOSED Friday 27th  8.30am-5pm Saturday 28th  8.30am-5pm Sunday 29th  10am-4pm Monday 30th  8.30am-5pm Tuesday 31st  8.30am-5pm New Year’s Day  Wednesday 1st  CLOSED Back… Read More »

Tree planting initiative launched to mark National Tree Planting Week!

Alongside our colleagues from Marks Hall Gardens & Arboretum and Reco Store, (a zero waste store in Tiptree), we have been out planting a number of trees to mark National Tree Week (23rd November – 1st December) and to demonstrate our combined commitment to tree planting across Essex and Suffolk. Our three organisations have come together… Read More »

Eco Citizen Award – win trees and plants for your school or community group!

Call for young Eco Citizens to come forward and be recognised in Essex and Suffolk! We are inviting schools and community groups or parents and carers in North Essex and Suffolk to nominate young people under 25 for the region’s Eco Citizen Awards. Run by Unity Enterprises East Anglia* in partnership with The Ink Bin** and Perrywood Garden Centre,… Read More »

Christmas at Perrywood Sudbury

Our ‘Country Christmas’ themed shop is now open at Perrywood Sudbury and it’s looking very festive! This year, our themes are inspired by English landscapes and the displays are full of inspirational ideas on how to decorate your home this Christmas… Our first theme is Rugged Highlands, influenced by the colours of the Scottish highlands… Read More »

A Christmas feast in our Perrywood Tiptree Coffee Shop & Restaurant!

Our talented Coffee Shop & Restaurant team have a feast planned for you this Christmas! Roast turkey with all the trimmings will be served every Sunday and Wednesday (11.45am-2.30pm) from Sunday 24th November until Wednesday 18th December (please note we don’t take bookings).     During this time, our full menu (which includes sandwiches, soups,… Read More »

Share your Christmas photos for a chance to win a £20 Perrywood gift voucher!

We hope you agree that our visual merchandising team has created a fantastic winter wonderland this season with plenty of photo opportunities! For a chance to win a £20 Perrywood gift voucher, share your photos (taken in-store) on Instagram with #perrywoodxmas (For our Sudbury store, please use #perrywoodsudbury) Winners will be chosen and notified on… Read More »

David Domoney brings his passion for plants to Perrywood Tiptree

David Domoney, best known for co-presenting ITV1’s ‘Love Your Garden’ and for being resident gardener on ‘This Morning’, joined us recently to share his passion for plants and gardening, and some helpful tips and advice. In the morning he delivered a talk on “Gardening is the best medicine – how your garden can make you… Read More »

We are on a mission to green up Sudbury classrooms!

Our Perrywood Sudbury houseplant team are on the road today and tomorrow, visiting eight local primary schools and delivering over eighty houseplants to classrooms. It is well known that houseplants can be hugely beneficial to health – they boost concentration, improve air quality and reduce stress levels. As well as these health benefits, we want… Read More »

Growing Happiness, one step at a time

Our Communications & HR Director, Hannah Powell, shares some thoughts on improving well-being in the workplace. We currently have six people who are dyslexic getting one to one coaching, which is part-funded via the Access to Work scheme from the Department for Work and Pensions. It’s proving very useful, and there is nothing more rewarding… Read More »

Donation of heart monitors to Colchester Hospital

This week, the Perrywood Tiptree Coffee Shop & Restaurant team presented the Cardio-Respiratory department at Colchester Hospital with a cheque for £2,600 to purchase two children’s heart monitors – it was very gratefully received. Thanks to the generosity of our customers, the Coffee Shop & Restaurant team has now donated a fantastic £5,100 this year… Read More »

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