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 »

Visit our ‘Country Christmas’ winter wonderland at Perrywood Tiptree!

Our ‘Country Christmas’ themed Christmas shop is now open and packed full of enchanting displays. This year, the themes are inspired by English landscapes and we have six of these to inspire you when decorating your home…   Windswept Shores (a water theme with dark blues, whites, silvers and champagne golds):     Rugged Highlands… Read More »

An evening of celebration at Perrywood Sudbury

Suppliers, local dignitaries, individuals from the garden industry and the Perrywood team celebrated our first year of trading at Perrywood Sudbury, on Wednesday evening. The event was not only to celebrate but also to thank everyone involved in making so many exciting changes at the garden centre in the past year. Here are just some… Read More »

Perrywood Sudbury celebrates one year in business

We are celebrating our first birthday at Perrywood Sudbury this week! Since we took over the Newton Road site from Wyevale last September, there have been a number of very exciting changes… * We have have created 13 more jobs and the store now employees 34 members of staff * We have opened our new… Read More »

What are Perrywood doing to support sustainability?

As we are all aware, human caused environmental issues have been at the forefront of media recently. We take our responsibility towards caring for the environment very seriously. Although it is too huge a task to cover all at once, we at Perrywood are busy looking closely into the issues we face as a garden… Read More »

Over £12,000 raised for charities so far this year!

It’s been yet another busy year at Perrywood Tiptree with over £12,000 raised so for our nominated charities. So far, we have raised: £1,600 for Greenfingers Charity £1,200 for Kids Inspire £ 9,300 for Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity We appreciate all the support from our customers and staff in raising this fantastic sum. Here… Read More »

Enter our Bird Nest Box Competition!

It’s competition time: Win a Tom Chambers Nest Box along with a Prestige Flick n Click Seed Feeder and a Classic Seed Blend to help you attract birds to the garden – worth over £35! In support of National Nest Box Week (14th to 21st February), we are giving away this Tom Chambers bird care bundle.… Read More »

David Domoney at Perrywood – Saturday 12th October

We are excited to announce that David Domoney is coming to Perrywood! Best known for co-presenting ITV1’s ‘Love Your Garden’ and for being resident gardener on ‘This Morning’, David has over 40 years horticultural experience with a vast collection of RHS medals to his name – including the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show Gold medal. Join… Read More »

Perrywood Tiptree is shortlisted for top rural award!

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Best Rural Retail Business category for the East region of the Rural Business Awards 2019/2020, held in partnership with Amazon. We will now compete against fellow rural businesses, enterpreneurs and enterprises from across the region for a place at the national final. The Rural Business Awards… Read More »

Win this set of kitchen accessories from Ulster Weavers!

Freshen up your kitchen with this timeless range of accessories from Ulster Weavers. We have one set to give away – a double oven glove, cotton apron, oven gauntlet and tea cosy worth £48! All you need to do to enter this competition is LIKE and SHARE the competition post on our Perrywood Tiptree Facebook and… Read More »

Over £1300 raised at our Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity afternoon tea party!

We are delighted to have raised a fantastic £1,357 for Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity at our afternoon tea party last Wednesday! The charity event was held in our Terrace Room and seventy customers enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea of freshly made sandwiches, scones and cakes.   As well as the Coffee Shop team, several… Read More »

WIN a £50 Perrywood voucher!

People who spend at least two hours in nature a week (in a single visit, or over several shorter visits), are significantly more likely to report good health and higher psychological well-being than those who don’t visit nature at all during an average week – as found in a study by the University of Exeter.… Read More »

Perrywood Tiptree celebrates after winning four regional awards!

We are celebrating at Perrywood Tiptree this week after winning the ‘Best Destination Garden Centre’ award  (for the third year running!) for the North Thames region at the regional Garden Centre Association (GCA) award meeting last night. To say that we are delighted is an understatement! The North Thames region covers East Anglia, London and… Read More »

WIN a Joseph Joseph chopping board set worth £55!

Every kitchen needs some Joseph Joseph accessories! Visit our kitchen department for the full range of gadgets, utensils, chopping boards and cleaning equipment – all with 20% off for the month of July. To celebrate this offer, we are also giving away TWO large chopping board sets worth £55 each! These colour-coded chopping boards are… Read More »

Send us a photo for a chance to win a £20 Perrywood gift voucher!

Our visual merchandising team has created this fantastic summer surfing display in our gift shop! For a chance to win a £20 Perrywood gift voucher, why not send us a photo of you (or friends and family with their permission) riding the wave! You can post this via our Facebook page or tag us on… Read More »

Helping Kids Inspire with their new garden

Kids Inspire, one of our chosen charities, have recently moved to new premises at Hargrave House in Great Baddow, Chelmsford. They have acquired a fantastic outdoor space, but it is in need of a great deal of work including plenty of clearing, cutting back and planting. They organised a ‘Big Garden Day’ working party on… Read More »

Weber Grill Squad Demonstration at Perrywood Tiptree on Saturday 7 December

A member of the Weber Grill Squad will be in-store on Saturday 7th December (11am-3pm) to share their passion and expertise with you and show you how outdoor grilling can carry on through the winter months! Why not come and watch the chef in action and be inspired to cook new recipes at home! The… Read More »

The Essex Wildlife Trust – 30 Days Wild Campaign

Throughout June, the Essex Wildlife Trust will once again be running their ’30 Days Wild’ nature campaign, which challenges people to connect with the wildlife around them and do something wild every day for a whole month! This can be anything from stopping to smell a flower, taking a moment to observe birds in the garden, a… Read More »

Hannah’s Blog – Our Director tells her story

Hannah Powell is our Communications & HR Director and, together with her two brothers Simon and Tristan, makes up the third generation of the Bourne family who have run Perrywood. Hannah is going to regularly share what it’s like to run a family business which now has two sites – Perrywood Tiptree, which has a… Read More »

Arif takes on the ‘Rising Stars’ challenge

Our Plant Area Assistant (and Houseplant extraordinaire!), Arif Khan, has been selected to take part in this year’s Westland ‘Rising Stars’ programme, run by the Garden Centre Association (GCA). Arif is among 25 hopefuls from garden centres across the country, competing to win the prestigious title of ‘Rising Star 2019’. The programme launched in March with a masterclass focusing… Read More »

WIN a Kent & Stowe Children’s Tool Set in our PRIZE DRAW

Bring your little ones into Perrywood during National Children’s Gardening Week – 25th May – 2nd June (which also happens to be half-term!), and let them have fun finding the hidden National Children’s Gardening characters around our store. All participants get a sticker and a chance to enter our prize draw to WIN a set of Kent… Read More »

WIN a Sherwood Garden Bench

Create a happy space to relax in your garden with this elegant bench from Alexander Rose. The 4ft broadfield bench has a traditional style with a modern brushed finish and will comfortably seat 2 to 3 people. It comes flat packed so will easily fit in your car and will need simple home assembly. To… Read More »

2109 Easter opening times and Coffee Shop & Restaurant menu

Join us in-store this Easter weekend and browse our extensive range of products for the home and garden. Our award-winning plant area is well stocked with an abundance of plants and trees. Get busy in your garden! Easter opening times Good Friday (8.30am – 5pm) Saturday 20th April (8.30am – 5pm) Easter Sunday  CLOSED Easter… Read More »

Growing Communities competition – winners announced!

We are delighted to sponsor the Growing Communities Healthy Packed Lunch Plot Competition again this year – we love encouraging children to get outside and grown their own food, and hope to inspire them to become keen gardeners in the future! All primary schools in Essex were invited to design a kitchen garden plot and… Read More »

WIN this beautiful Mother’s Day planted container!

The Perrywood team is busy planting up lots of colourful, planted containers ready for Mother’s Day on Sunday 31st March – this one could be yours… To enter this competition, all you need to do is tag someone in the comments on the competition post on Facebook AND subscribe to our Perrywood newsletter by Sunday… Read More »

Air Plant Weekend – 16th & 17th March

Plants make people happy, and if there was a prize for the group of plants to bring the biggest smiles, then air plants would definitely be leading contenders! Join our expert Houseplant team in-store on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th March, where they will be showcasing our wonderful collection of air plants, demonstrating how best to… Read More »

Mother’s Day weekend in our Coffee Shop & Restaurant

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 30th March Fish & chips Chicken, ham hock & leek pie with new potatoes and vegetables… Read More »

Orchid Day – Sat 23rd Feb!

Does your orchid look tired? Does it need repotting? Do you want to know more about orchids and how best to look after them? Join us on Saturday 23rd February when we will once again be hosting our popular Orchid Day, located in our Houseplants department. Come and hear Orchid Expert, Dr Manos Kanellos talk about everything you… Read More »

Perrywood celebrates FIVE award wins at the National Garden Centre Association Conference!

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

Win up to £500 gardening equipment for your school!

Has your school entered this competition? Closing date for entries is Friday 15th February! We are delighted to be sponsoring the Growing Communities Healthy Packed Lunch Plot Competition for the second year running. All primary schools in Essex are invited to take part in designing a healthy kitchen garden plot and also to create a… Read More »

Competition time: WIN a Peckish Bird Feeder and a year’s supply of feed!

To celebrate this weekend’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, we’re giving away a Peckish 3 Port Bird Feeder plus TWELVE bags of Peckish Complete Seed & Nut Mix (1kg per bag). A prize worth over £55! We’re passionate about wildlife and helping our customers create bird friendly gardens, and this special ‘all season’ bird mix is… Read More »

Over £26,000 raised for charities in 2018!

We are delighted to announce we have raised a fantastic £26,120 for our chosen charities in 2018! 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 is made… Read More »

Christmas Opening Hours

For those of you planning to visit Perrywood Tiptree or Perrywood Sudbury during Christmas and New Year, please see our opening hours below for both locations:   PERRYWOOD TIPTREE Christmas Eve  Monday 24th   8.30am-5pm Christmas Day  Tuesday 25th     CLOSED Boxing Day  Wednesday 26th      CLOSED Thursday 27th   8.30am-5pm Friday 28th   8.30am-5pm Saturday… Read More »

Perrywood sponsors the Tiptree Scout Group Christmas post service

We are pleased to be sponsoring the Tiptree Scout Group Christmas post service this year. This service has been running for over 20 years and in that time many thousands of Christmas cards have been delivered. This is their main fundraising event so the group need as much support as possible. The post service will run… Read More »

Christmas cheer at Colchester Hospital!

It was a pleasure to meet the twenty deserving winners of our Christmas cheer campaign at Colchester Hospital this week! For the last three years, we have delivered Christmas planted containers to individuals local to Perrywood Tiptree (and nominated by our customers) who, for one reason or another, deserved some Christmas cheer. This year, we… Read More »

Our Terrarium workshops make wonderful gifts!

Back by popular demand – our 2019 Terrarium workshops will run on: Sat 19th & Sun 20th January, and Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd February at 11am or 2pm These workshops make wonderful gifts or an unusual birthday present. We can send you one of our bespoke Terrarium workshop vouchers for you to give to your… Read More »

Perrywood Terranium

Perrywood wins GOLD at the 2018 FreeFrom Awards!

Perrywood is delighted to have won a GOLD award for the category ‘Newbies’ at the 2018 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards. These national awards, now in their fifth year, not only raise awareness of ‘free from eating’ within food service but also set a standard for excellence to which free from eateries can aspire.    … Read More »

Win a Playmobil playground set worth £29.99!

Have you seen our giant Playmobil Santa in our toy department? He is attracting lots of attention! To enter this competition to win a Playmobil playground set, all you need to do is post a photo with our giant Santa to our Facebook page (or tag us on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #perrywoodsanta).… Read More »

Enter our Instagram competition to WIN a G&T Gift Set!

Win this fabulous Gin & Tonic Gift Set and have fun growing your own lemons for that perfect G&T! We have a new gin supplier on the Perrywood shelves, so to celebrate the arrival of ‘WhataHoot‘, a family run Norfolk based distillers, we are giving away a fabulous Gin & Tonic gift set (containing a… Read More »

Donating Christmas presents to patients at Colchester Hospital

Every year, our Coffee Shop donate all their tips to charity. This year, they have chosen to support Colchester Hospital. During the summer months, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our customers, they donated twenty-four fans to wards at the hospital. During the heatwave, these were very gratefully received. The Coffee Shop staff are now… Read More »

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