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 »

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 with… Read More »

We strongly encourage you to get growing!

In these challenging times, we have seen both the physical and therapeutic benefits as well as the joy that gardening (and being outdoors) can bring to people’s lives. The processes of planting and nurturing plants give people a sense of purpose and once the plants are thriving, a sense of achievement too.     We… Read More »

Join our ‘Grow with Perrywood’ group on Facebook!

One of the positives from 2020 was that so many people discovered the joys of gardening and growing for the first time. If you are new to growing or if you have lots of knowledge and experience, why not join our ‘Grow with Perrywood in 2021’ Facebook group! It is a friendly place to chat… Read More »

Helping local communities to get growing in 2021

Now, more than ever, we have seen the joy and therapeutic benefits that gardening can bring to people’s lives. Our aim is to get more people growing in 2021. This year, we will be supporting two charities and a community interest company who use gardening to help vulnerable groups, including refugees, the unemployed, adults with… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »