Coblands Garden Centre launches new café upon reopening

by | Jul 29, 2020 | News | 0 comments


Coblands Garden Centre in Sundridge, Sevenoaks has reopened after government guidelines have allowed garden centres to open.

Social distancing rules are in place and the team at Coblands Garden Centre have been busy welcoming back customers. Full social distancing guidelines can be found at

Judith Kerr-Sheppard, garden centre manager, said: “We are delighted that we can welcome customers back into our centre and it has been great to see some of our loyal customers that we have been busy delivering to whilst our doors were closed back at our base in Sundridge.”

In light of the lockdown, Coblands Garden Centre started up a free local delivery service to customers within 10 miles of the centre and for free on orders over £30. A click and collect car park service was also launched for customers wishing to get out but still requiring contactless shopping.

More than a garden centre

Following government guidelines, Coblands Garden Centre is pleased to announce the opening of their Cornflower Café, serving hot and cold drinks, snacks, cakes and sandwiches. There is also a dedicated dog friendly area for tired pooches to rest their weary paws, with water bowls, lead holders and treats.

Judith added: “We are in a beautiful part of the Kent countryside so we can cater for walking groups, cyclists and dog walkers within our café. We have socially distanced tables set up inside our café and glasshouse for our customers. The café will also be selling art by local artists.”

Coblands Garden Centre is also working very closely with British growers and nurseries and is proud to support UK growers and other UK suppliers. An example of this is its new partnership with Chirpy, a local company that makes bird food and who are proud to use 100% recyclable packaging. The centre feels that it is now more important than ever to support home grown and local suppliers.

Coblands Garden Centre has lots of fresh UK grown stock arriving every week and updates can be found on their social media pages. Customers can also sign up to receive weekly emails online.

The centre also has a huge pot range from UK suppliers for customers to browse with many statement pots and planters to fit any style garden or plant. The team can deliver the pots locally, so customers do not have to worry about fitting them in their cars.

The team at Coblands Garden Centre are on hand to give you the best help, advice and inspiration.

So, pop along and see your local friendly Coblands Garden Centre team for a selection of great quality plants grown in the UK. There’s something for everyone at Coblands Garden Centre.

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