Garden Centre Manager (holding)
Set in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside, Brockworth Garden Centre lies on the A46 just outside the town of Brockworth. It began life as a small market garden run by the Wildens and became a garden centre in 1976, when a record breaking heatwave melted the tarmac in the brand new glasshouse and most of the aerosol canisters exploded. At the other extreme, the weather caused more problems in the 1980s, when heavy snowfall overnight shattered the glass roof and buried the plantarea in snow so deep the staff spent an entire week digging it out!
Since then, all has been well and today Brockworth is a popular choice in an area generously populated with garden centres. Staffed by a team of loyal, cheerful and knowledgeable staff whose expertise is appreciated by expert and amateur gardeners alike, the centre has a well deserved reputation for the consistently high quality of its growing stock.
Whilst the excellent array of plants and gardening products lies at the heart of the business, this is enhanced by a great range of garden furniture, giftware and cards, not to mention the proximity to the famously eccentric Cheese Rolling Event which can be viewed from the centre!