The magic is back

#themagicisback That is Tong Garden Centre’s Christmas hashtag, which accompanies their TV advert, portraying the role that Tong plays in creating the perfect Christmas… While Timmermans Garden Centre is taking the magic further with a new twist on Santa, – Afternoon Tea with Santa It is also worth noting Timmermans also have the circus in…

10 Ways to attract Millennials to your Garden Centre Cafe

Here is the latest feature we have written in our 10 Ways series for Garden Centre Catering. (The link will take you through to the latest edition of the magazine) 10 Ways to attract Millennials to your Garden Centre Cafe  Just click on the image below to read the feature… And if you are looking…

Blue Diamond’s East Bridgford Garden Centre sets new standards in Garden Retail

Blue Diamond’s website boasts “our groundbreaking flagship garden and home centre is now open at East Bridgford, with over 81,000ft2 of undercover shopping to discover. The new Blue Diamond centre also boasts two beautiful restaurants – Cafe Home & Garden and The Greenhouse Kitchen, where all our food is always homemade. “We offer our customers aspirational environments in which to…

Childrens’ treats with an adult twist – the latest coffee shop trend!

We were delighted to have been invited to host the second day of the HTA Catering Conference. During the day we were looking at coffee shop trends. Children’s treats with an adult twist were an unexpected trend, but if one looks at the rise of gourmet “fish finger sandwiches” then the trend makes sense. Boozy…

We are loving this great marketing idea

If word of mouth is the best form of advertising. If the way to continue to boost Cafe sales is to innovate. If connecting with our customers is what it is all about… Then what do you think of McDonalds latest idea… Until the 14th Feb customers, chosen at random can pay with love! Just…

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas

We have been looking for an exceptional Garden Centre Christmas Event to blog, and this one from Burston Garden Centre ticks every box for us. As the Facebook post shows the whole centre is involved… Adding in Food Tastings, and a Festive Tea in the restaurant really bring the garden centre teams together at this…