Plants galore: ‘The South West’s largest garden plant supermarket’ opens in Somerset

Plants galore: ‘The South West’s largest garden plant supermarket’ opens in Somerset

The “largest garden plant supermarket in the South West” has opened near Yeovil, claiming to offer plants at “half the price” of ordinary garden centres. Plants Galore recently opened a huge new site on Foldhill Lane near Martock just off the A303 – and it’s “like visiting Cadbury World but for garden plants”, according to its co-owner.

The site is the garden chain’s fourth site – joining three existing sites in Devon – and is located next to the private 14-acre Plants Galore nursery, which it opened in 2010. The nursery is one of the largest bedding factories and hanging basket nurseries in the region. Southwest.

It supplies garden plant supermarkets Plants Galore with millions of locally grown flowering plants. The nursery includes an automated production line and specialized sawing facilities, as well as a computer-controlled greenhouse on 9 acres.

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Plants growing in the Plants Galore nursery
Automated production planting at Plants Galore nursery

Co-owner Tony Joyner said: “We specialize in growing millions of seedlings and cuttings at Somerset Nurseries near Martock. This means we can cut out the middle garden center and sell our garden plants directly to the public at half the price of a normal garden centre.

“It’s a proven business model with our three huge stores in Devon now worth over £10 million, and we can now offer Somerset customers and Somerset businesses the opportunity to buy the best locally grown garden plants – at half the price. We can also offer a comprehensive range of Plants with unique colors where we control the growth and can select the best seeds and cuttings that we know perform best for our customers.

“We have had great success with the Yeovil Christmas Tree Center over the years selling tens of thousands of Christmas trees and have opened Yeovil Nurseries at seasonal times to the public. However, we have now created a beautiful permanent garden plant shop which will be open every day and filled with stunning plants and a great selection From the garden sundries.”

Abundance of plants near Martok

Plants Galore expects to increase its total headcount to over 100 employees with this latest expansion. “This is great news for the local Somerset economy – we can reduce the cost of gardening for the Somerset public as well as create jobs and invest over £1 million in the Somerset region,” Mr Joyner said.

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