Is that Spring around the corner…?


So February is upon us! Which means longer evenings (well eventually), warmer weather (optimistic I know) and well no more January blues!! For those that have braved, what has been a very cold spell, you will have seen some of the big changes that have taken place in the garden centre and the Potting Shed […]

 

Big changes


Well we’ve started 2018 as we mean to go on! We have managed to give the shop a complete makeover in under 2 weeks! What once was our pet shop is now our awesome gift, food and drink shop; and what was once home to our solar lights is now are pet shop!! Not to […]

 

Happy New Year 2018!


With festivities out of the way and a New Year upon us there’s a lot to be excited about! Ok, Ok I know it’s hard to see through the lashings of rain and freezing temperatures, but honestly Spring is just around the corner we promise! That’s why we are still beavering away in our glass […]

 

Christmas Market success!


Well, although the day started with an element of fear given the downpour of rains that had lashed down on us in the early hours, by mid day the rains had cleared and we had another really successful market!  The Walker Brothers were singing christmas tunes and were the soundtrack to the day, whilst Wild […]

 

Another Christmas Market!!!


Well, with it only falling on one day of the year, we like to ensure that the spirit of Christmas is felt as much as possible and for as long as possible! That’s why we have chosen to hold another ‘little’ get together on the 3rd of December! We will be hosting yet another Christmas […]

 

Christmas market success!


What a fantastic day we had on the 5th of November! The sun was shining and the crowds came in-such a wonderful atmosphere. The day started at 10am and by 12pm we’d had over 1000 people through the gates! The walker brothers were belting out some classic golden oldies, Pell and Co selling some yummy […]

 

Christmas Market


With only two days to go until our Christmas market, we are working super hard to get the place looking incredible and more importantly festive! As well as many fantastic independent retailers displaying their goods around the centre, there will be a magician, face painter and Wild Encounters will be there showing off their amazing […]

 

October jobs for the garden


Many people think that there’s not much to do in the gardens this time of year-oh how wrong they are! From clearing up the fallen leaves to cutting back perennials that have died down, theres still plenty to do! Remember to move your more delicate plants (those which don’t thrive in the cold, into your […]

 

Autumn Market Success!


Well the Autumn market saw our biggest foot fall of people through our automatic doors yet- over 1200 people!! With some regular stall holders and some amazing new ones, we were overwhelmed on the day. The sun was even shining so it could not have gone any better! We are now planning for our Christmas […]

 

Autumn Market at the Garden Centre


We’ve had a fantastic summer at Garden Centre Overstrand and September seems to have come around in the blink of an eye! We’ve been busy giving the garden centre a revamp, hosting our Summer Market, which was a great success, and watering, watering, watering! We’re also working on a new menu for The Potting Shed […]

 

September Jobs in the Garden!


September has arrived! We’ve had such a busy summer and September really has crept up on us. As we move through September, there are new challenges in the garden and lots of preparation needed, ready for the colder weather. Here are the jobs for the garden for September: Harvest fruit and vegetables, especially those last […]

 

July Jobs in the Garden!


July so far has been a fantastic month for the garden; lots of warm weather and a good amount of rain to keep water butts full and border plants and lawns flourish. July is a great month to enjoy your garden but there’s also a lot to do. Here are some of the jobs for […]

 

Hot, hot, hot at our Summer Market


We had a fantastic day on the 4th June at our Summer Market, held here at Garden Centre Overstrand!  We had live music welcoming visitors, along with stalls offering crafts, freshly baked bread, cakes, pies, jams, gifts and much more from local businesses. Over 1,000 people joined us to enjoy the sunshine, browse the stalls […]

 

June Jobs in the Garden!


This is prime time for gardeners and we’ve had such glorious weather so there are plenty of reasons to get outside. Here are some of the jobs for the garden this month.

 

May Jobs in the Garden!


We are all willing the warm weather to arrive here at the garden centre and we’re sure you are at home too! With blossom blooming all around, Spring is definitely here and there are lots of jobs to be done in the garden so here’s our list for May.

 

Summer Market


We have many exciting things happening throughout the coming Summer months, including themed evenings and afternoon tea in our Potting Shed tea room & bistro! However back this year are our Markets, first of which is on the 4th of June! With around 20 independent, local stall holders displaying and selling their goods amongst are gorgeous […]

 

‘The Potting Shed Tea Room’ is open!


Phew! Now that was a busy January for all involved but what a transformation our tea room has had! We have been open a week and things are looking and more importantly tasting good! Simon, the chef has been whizzing up some fantastic lunches (including Sunday lunch) and light bites! He is certainly the master of […]

 

The Potting Shed-Cafe


At the beginning of January we took the cafe back in house! Deciding it was in need of a revamp it has been closed for the past month! We are happy to say that the job is almost complete and we hope to have it up and serving tea, coffee and cakes from the beginning of February! We […]

 

January Jobs in the Garden!


With the Christmas decorations cleared away for another year and the early sightings of Spring starting to show, there are many January garden jobs to start. Clean out old and used seed trays, pots and propagating areas, purchase new ones if necessary Look through seed catalogues, select varieties, put together planting timetable – many seeds can be […]

 

December Jobs in the Garden!


Even with the dark early mornings the nights pulling in fast, there is still a lot that can be done in the garden throughout the month of December. Below are just a few of our top tips & jobs to keep you busy this month. Use fleece to protect delicate plants, protect taps and prevent ponds from freezing in the frost and […]

 

Christmas trees…again!


I know I have written before about the arrival of christmas trees but WOW there are so many that I felt I just had to write again!There was once a large car park to the front of the garden centre but for a few festive weeks of the year this disappears as the christmas trees […]

 

Wildlife; helping them through the Winter


With Jack frost visiting more frequently and winter seeming to have taken a firm hold, its easy to forget the wildlife that we all enjoy whilst in our gardens during the warmer months. By putting out additional food, gardeners, bird and wildlife lovers can make a real difference to support our wildlife over the winter. It […]

 

Christmas trees are in!!!


Well it would seem we can officially say Christmas has started…the trees are in!! They are lining the garden centre and ready for a home so they can be ‘spruced’ up for the big day! Why not pop in and take a look at our gorgeous rage of UK sourced trees. Whilst you are here you […]

 

Christmas Market


Christmas Market at Garden Centre Overstrand not a wash out… On Sunday 6th November we put and a Christmas Themed Market, supported by Sheringham based events company Ruth Elizabeth Events. Despite the weather, people turned out in their hundreds to stock up on decorations, gifts and festive treats courtesy of the array of local exhibitors […]