Garden centres

As competition in the market place increases, the need to merchandise and provide a wide range of products at one site is ever growing. The trend in becoming a one stop destination is key to commercial success. Here we explore the methods used to improve your offering.

Expanding your retail space

The first step in creating the environment is to expand your retail space. See how Squires, Long Ditton added 50% indoor, heated retail space by converting an existing canopy into a building. For outdoor covered retail space, you can select a steel, timber or a hybrid canopy. Your selection depends on the type of aesthetic you are trying to achieve and the size of the span. Hillier opt for the softness of a timber canopy as seen at Hillier Bosham or Braishfield. If you require a large span, a steel canopy is ideal for creating large, cost effective spans as demonstrated at Ashton Park Garden Centre.

Perhaps you’re thinking of adding a farm shop, a bookshop or a cafe/delicatessen. Fordingbridge have the perfect solution with a timber framed retail building, such as Walkers Garden Centre.

Entrance canopies

Have a branded entrance canopy to guide your customers around your site and add a professional display of your site name, as demonstrated at Hillier Bosham. A canopy also provides cover for your customers and additional retailing opportunity at the entrance of your centre.

Outdoor dining and play areas

To progress your garden centre offerings to keep all ages entertained, provide weather protected outdoor play areas, such as Whitecliff Bay and dining spaces, like at Coolings. Fordingbridge’s in-house design team will assist you to develop solutions to transform your site into an inspiring destination.

Walkways

A timber walkway, akin to the one at Ashtead Garden Centre, is an ideal solution to protect your customers and guide them through your external sales areas.

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Reasons to use Fordingbridge

  • Over 50 years of industry experience
  • Full design and build service
  • Our in-house team will design bespoke solutions for your garden centre
  • All of our structures are guaranteed for 25 years

“We have found Fordingbridge to be an excellent company to deal with from the planning stages to the construction and finishing. We would not hesitate in recommending them to other businesses and would look forward to using them again in the future. Thank you.”
Andrew Pearson, Radway Bridge Garden Centre

Garden centre case studies

Coolings Green and Pleasant

Coolings Green and Pleasant

Almondsbury Garden Centre

Almondsbury Garden Centre

Bybrook Barn Garden Centre

Bybrook Barn Garden Centre

Walkers Garden Centre

Walkers Garden Centre

Ashton Park Garden Centre

Ashton Park Garden Centre

St Peter’s Garden Centre

St Peter’s Garden Centre

Highfield Garden World

Highfield Garden World

Houghton Hall Garden Centre

Houghton Hall Garden Centre

Dobbies Garden World

Dobbies Garden World

Houghton Hall Garden Centre canopies

Houghton Hall Garden Centre canopies

Ashtead Garden Centre

Ashtead Garden Centre

Lechlade Garden Centre

Lechlade Garden Centre

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