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 staff… 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 »

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 »