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 »

Christmas Tree delivered to your door!

This year we have partnered up with our trusted Christmas Tree supplier Needlefresh to offer you a Christmas Tree home delivery service. Simply choose and pay for your tree online via the Needlefresh website and they will deliver it straight to your door. What’s more, the tree you order online will be the actual tree… Read More »

Help us spread some Christmas cheer to staff at Colchester Hospital!

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, deserve some Christmas cheer. This year, we have teamed up with Colchester & Ipswich Hospitals Charity to give Christmas planted containers to NHS members of staff at… Read More »

WIN a Christmas hamper from Springvale Foods worth over £150!

Treat yourself, family and friends this Christmas to this luxury hamper packed full of festive delights! To enter this competition, all you need to do is tag a friend in the comments on the competition post on Facebook AND subscribe to our Perrywood newsletter by Sunday 25th November. (If you are already subscribed to our… Read More »

Perrywood is shortlisted for the 2018 FreeFrom Awards!

We are delighted to be one of seven eateries in the UK shortlisted for the category ‘Newbies’ in the 2018 FreeFrom Eating Out Awards. The awards ceremony will take place at Food Matters Live on Tuesday 20th November, when the winner will be announced. To be shortlisted for this award, Perrywood has had to demonstrate… Read More »

Win breakfast for two people in the Coffee Shop!

It’s competition time! What better way to start the day than breakfast at Perrywood! Our Coffee shop is open every day from 9am (9.30am on Sundays) and serves home cooked breakfasts (until 11am) including gluten and dairy-free options. We are giving away a delicious breakfast of your choice for two people (including drinks) at our… Read More »

INSTAGRAM POST on Christmas by lifestyle blogger Sarah Kirby

Lifestyle blogger, Sarah Kirby visited Perrywood Tiptree last Friday and took some fantastic photos of our Christmas shop. You can follow Sarah and see the full story on her instagram page @sarahkirbyblog. This is what Sarah said: “I wasn’t going to post anything slightly Christmas related until November *BUT* I made a little visit to my fave… Read More »

Visit our Christmas shop for a magical experience!

Our ‘Under a starry sky’ themed Christmas shop is now open and packed full of magical displays. This year, we have five different themes to inspire you when decorating your home and garden. Winter Sunset (traditional greens, reds & golds):   Frosty Rooftops (sparkly blues, whites, greens, golds & browns):   Alpine Stars (nordic reds,… Read More »

A Christmas feast in our Coffee Shop!

Our talented Coffee Shop 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 18th November until Wednesday 12th December (inclusive)(please note we don’t take bookings).     During this time, our full menu (which includes sandwiches, toasted paninis and jacket potatoes)… Read More »

WIN an RSPB bird food gift box worth £29.99!

This large box is crammed full of a fantastic selection of seeds, suet and nibbles – every kind of top-quality treat, that will attract a wide variety of garden birds. To enter this competition, all you need to do is like, share and comment on the competition post on Facebook: The closing date for… Read More »

Over £18,000 raised for charities so far this year!

It’s been a very busy year at Perrywood so far with over £18,000 raised for charities. We are delighted with funds raised and have easily exceeded our target of £15,000! So far, we have raised: £14,000 for Mid and North East Essex Mind £2,600 for Marie Curie and  £1,800 for Greenfingers Charity We appreciate all… Read More »

Hooray! The B1023 at Hinds Bridge is now Open

We are really pleased that Hinds Bridge (B1023 between Feering at the Blue Anchor pub) is now open. Please note there are two way traffic lights and a temporary speed limit of 20 mph in place so there may be congestion during busy periods. Please refer to our alternative routes below if you wish to avoid any… Read More »

Enter our Playmobil competition!

New to Perrywood, Playmobil are must-have toys for imaginative play – see the full range in-store! We have two Playmobil sets to give away – a Fairies set and a Dinosaurs set, each worth £24.99.     To enter our competition, all you need to do is like, share and comment on the competition post… Read More »

Perrywood delivers more houseplants to local schools!

As part of our Health and Happiness campaign and following on from the success of last year’s school campaign, our houseplant team have been out on the road this week (and next week also), delivering free houseplants to eight local primary schools. It is well known that houseplants can be hugely beneficial to health –… Read More »

Our Marie Curie tea party was a ‘blooming great’ success!

Our Marie Curie Blooming Great Tea Party held in the Coffee Shop last Thursday afternoon was a ‘blooming great’ success! £1,498 was raised for Marie Curie from ticket sales, raffle tickets and knitted daffodils donated by Sue Gould and Essex Knitters and Stitchers.     Seventy customers enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea of freshly-made sandwiches, scones… Read More »

Temporary road closure – please use these routes

The B1023 is currently closed between Feering (Blue Anchor pub) and Hinds Bridge due to bridge repairs. Therefore there is no access from A12 junctions 23, 24 or 25. Suggested routes are: If travelling from Chelmsford: Exit A12 at Rivenhall End (this is the A12 junction between 22 and 23). Turn right onto Braxted Road… Read More »

Enter our Instagram competition!

Build your own cocktail bar with this fantastic prize! Whether you’re partial to a Mojito or a Gin Zing this fabulous Mixologist collection from LSA is the essential kit to use in the comfort of your own home. We are giving away a set of two LSA handmade cocktail balloon glasses, two cocktail highball glasses and… Read More »

It’s competition time

 Competition is now CLOSED The winner has been drawn randomly and notified on our Facebook page.  Thank you for subscribing to our newsletter and look out for our next competition coming soon! WIN a planted Terrarium worth £29.99  Terrariums are bang on trend at the moment.  Easy to look after and perfect to add interest… Read More »

It’s competition time!

We are celebrating International Friendship Day with a customer competition! This is your chance to win a sumptuous afternoon tea for two in our Terrace Room. Our afternoon teas are freshly made to order and perfect for celebrating a wonderful friendship! To enter our competition, all you need to do is like, share and tag… Read More »

Keeping patients cool at Lexden Maternity Ward, Colchester Hospital

Every year, our Coffee Shop staff donate all their tips to charity. This year, they have chosen to support Colchester Hospital. In the last two months, the team have purchased and delivered eighteen fans to the Acute Cardiac Ward, Langham Ward and West Bergholt Ward. This week, thanks to the overwhelming generosity of our customers,… Read More »

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