2022 Christmas at Perrywood Tiptree – ‘Step Back in Time’

We are excited to announce that our Christmas Shop will open on Saturday 1st October. This year’s theme will be ‘Step Back in Time’. Our showstopping displays will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane. Venture back through some of Britain’s best-loved decades, take some festive selfies and pick up loads of ideas… Read More »

The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy is a planting initiative created to celebrate her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.   Following the death of Her Majesty The Queen, and the wishes of our Patron, His Majesty The King, The Queen’s Green Canopy initiative will be extended to the end of March 2023 (formally finishing on Dec 22) to… Read More »

50% off Display Furniture & BBQ’s

We have 50% off display furniture and barbecues from Monday 15th August. This is a great chance to grab a bargain!   Please see terms and conditions below: All furniture and barbecues will be 50% off the original retail price. All displays are sold ‘SOLD AS SEEN‘. No further discount will be given for any scrapes, scratches,… Read More »

Hospitality Recruitment Morning

Are you considering a new job in the catering industry? Do you thrive on working in a fast-paced environment?   Join us in our Coffee Shop & Restaurant on for our hospitality recruitment morning (pop in between 9am and 11am).   Our friendly team will talk through our current vacancies – including front of house,… Read More »

£1350 raised at our Charity Tea Party!

Our Charity Tea Party held in the Coffee Shop & Restaurant this afternoon (10/8) was an amazing success! £1350 was raised for Abberton Rural Training (one of our chosen charities) from ticket and raffle sales.     Sixty customers enjoyed a delicious afternoon tea of freshly-made sandwiches, scones and cakes served by the Perrywood team.  … Read More »

Sustainable children’s toys

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. Children are the new generation of gardeners and explorers so here are a few of our Children’s Toy ranges to get your children excited to play outdoors – lookout for… 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 garden, clothing, gift and food & drink ranges. Look out for them in store and make your home more eco-friendly.  … Read More »

National Allotment Week 8-14th August

The National Allotment Society’s theme for this week is ‘Bugs, Bees and Broccoli’ and acknowledges the importance of gardening with nature in mind. Not only are allotments great for people growing their own produce but they are wildlife habitats for bees, butterflies, hedgehogs, birds, and many more. Why do people have an allotment? These plots… Read More »

Hannah judges businesses displays as part of the Colchester Garden Festival

The Colchester Garden Festival launched on Thursday 21st July and will run until Monday 22nd August. The event is organised by Our Colchester Business Improvement District (BID) and celebrates the environment, green spaces, and gardening. There is a mixture of free and paid events, including workshops, public installations, podcast recordings and shows (view their website… Read More »

Success at the Garden Centre Association Awards

We are celebrating at Perrywood Tiptree and Sudbury after winning some fantastic awards at the Garden Centre Association awards for the North Thames region on Wednesday 20th July.   The North Thames region covers East Anglia, London (North of the Thames), and across to Oxfordshire. All GCA Garden Centres are awarded annually and the awards are given out… Read More »

Early Closure & Limited Coffee Shop Menu (Sun17, Mon18 & Tue19)

  Because of the warning of extreme heat we are planning to close at midday on Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July. This will protect our teams and keep them out of the heat during the hottest part of the day.   There will be no lunch service in the coffee shop, but we will… Read More »

Perrywood Encourages Children to Garden Sustainably

As part of our Plant Hope campaign, we are encouraging our customers, whether novice or experienced gardeners, to become more sustainable and to help nature through gardening. Children are our future gardeners, encouraging and teaching them now will give them plenty of knowledge and understanding.        So, we gave some of our team… Read More »

Join us in August for a Charity Tea Party!

Join us in our Terrace Room for a Charity Tea Party from 3 to 4.30pm on Wednesday 10th August!   A ticket is £15 and includes tea or coffee, a selection of finger sandwiches, cakes and a fruit scone (the photo shown is for 2 people). Dietary requirements will be catered for.   All proceeds… Read More »

Perrywood wins the Plants Buyer/Buying Team of the Year Award

We are celebrating after winning the Plants Buyer/Buying Team of the Year award on Tuesday 28th June!!     The Buyer’s Power List is Glee’s (the UK’s leading garden and outdoor living trade show) way of recognising the outstanding talent of buyers in the garden retail industry and their influence on the market.    … Read More »

We are Family Business Award Winners!

We are beyond excited to have won the ‘East & East Anglia Family Business of the Year 2022’ award!   These awards, organised by Family Business United celebrate the importance of family firms across the UK.   Paul Andrews, Founder of Family Business United and organiser of these awards comments: “Family firms have a story… Read More »

£7,000 raised to purchase an ultrasound machine for Colchester Hospital

The Coffee Shop &  Restaurant team are delighted to have raised £7,000 to purchase an ultrasound machine for the Emergency Assessment Unit at Colchester Hospital. A total of £5,750 was collected in tips by the team (every year, the team very kindly donate all their tips to charity) and £1,250 was kindly donated by customer… Read More »

Family Business of the Year Awards 2022

We are delighted to have been selected as finalists for the Family Business of the Year Awards 2022!   Family firms, like ours from across the UK are in the running as finalists in the Family Business of the Year Awards 2022 which celebrate the significant contribution family firms make to the UK economy.  There… Read More »

Gardening Sustainably with Instagrammer @mylittlegardeninessex

We have been working alongside Deanna (Instagram – @mylittlegardeninessex) to help spread awareness of our Plant Hope campaign. Our aim is to encourage our customers to become more sustainable to help change for a better future. Deanna is already doing an amazing job in her garden by being super sustainable. Read our recent interview with… Read More »

Celebrate Rose Weekend – 11 & 12 June

We are celebrating roses at Perrywood Garden Centre this Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June.     Come along and see our beautiful displays including perfect plant companions to help your roses flourish!     Our plant team will be on hand to help you pick the perfect rose to brighten up your garden and… Read More »

Family Business United Visits Perrywood Sudbury

Last week, Paul Andrews from Family Business United, which promotes and supports family businesses in the UK, came to visit Hannah and Alan at Perrywood Sudbury. It was part of their Family Business Road trip in East Anglia and they were also joined by Sarah Lewis from Birketts.   Paul and Sarah last visited Perrywood… Read More »

Hannah’s Chelsea Highlights – The Floral Marquee

Our Communications & HR Director, Hannah, visited the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Tuesday. The floral marquee showcases some of the world’s finest growers and nurseries, via their impressive displays.   Here are Hannah’s floral marquee highlights:   “There were mounds of alstroemeria, with a carnival vibe in the floral marquee. This is such a… Read More »

Hannah’s Chelsea Highlights – The Outdoor Gardens and Exhibits

Our Communications & HR Director, Hannah, visited the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Tuesday. She enjoyed the creativity and planting combinations in the gardens.   Here are Hannah’s outdoor garden and exhibit highlights:   The Blue Garden by @tomwilkesrios “This was a small space packed full of interesting plants like agave and succulents. Set against… Read More »

Perrywood Donates VegTrug to Age Well East

We recently donated a VegTrug with a selection of red, white and blue plants to Age Well East ready for a visit from National Lottery Ambassadors Rachel Stevens and Roman Kemp.     They visited the local charity last week to film with Camelot to promote the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Project funded by the National… Read More »

Are you ready for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend?

The Perrywood team have been very busy setting up eye-catching displays to inspire you for the forthcoming Jubilee weekend. Why not be the envy of your neighbours with an impressive front door display! Bedding plants are fantastic to add instant colour to containers or hanging baskets.     In true British style, the Plant Team have… Read More »

Our Top 8 Chelsea Inspired Pollinator Friendly Plants

We are closely following the planting trends at RHS Chelsea Flower Show this week and it is interesting to see the number of plants that are pollinator friendly within the show gardens. For our Plant Hope campaign this year, we are encouraging our customers to find little ways to be more sustainable. One great way… Read More »

Perrywood supports local schools taking part in the Colchester Garden Festival

The Colchester Garden Festival will take place on 21st July-22nd August and will celebrate the environment, green spaces and gardening with a number of public installations, workshops, shows and podcast recordings. As part of the festival, Lee Connelly, Essex-based gardener is visiting schools in the Colchester area this month to run workshops and teach children… Read More »

Our Plant Buyers Must Have Summer Plants

Zoe is our plant buyer at Perrywood and works alongside Alan Bourne, owner and director. She has been in this role for two and half years now and has a big passion for plants and all things gardening. With a love of big leaves, bright colours, easy to care for plants and anything a bit… Read More »

RHS Chelsea Planting Trends for 2022

The 2022 theme for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show (24th to 28th May) is ‘Rewilding Britain’. This year, gardeners exhibiting are being encouraged to ’embrace the wild’ and ‘bring back nature’ by using native species and carefully considering the wildlife and the environment. This is just up our street and we are delighted that the… Read More »

April is Stress Awareness Month

Hannah wanted to share some tips about how to use plants and nature to alleviate stressful times. You can watch her video on Facebook, or read below.   Why listen to me! I suffered burnout and FND whilst in London. I was constantly stressed and ignored the signs. I was ill a lot, always running… Read More »

Spring Late Night Shopping Evenings

Would you like to enjoy a quieter shopping experience? If so, join us for our late night shopping evenings.     Every Thursday, from Thursday 28th April to Thursday 26th May we will be open from 8.30am to 7.30pm (gate closes at 7pm!).     Our Coffee Shop & Restaurant and Greenhouse Café will close… Read More »