Company History

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The All-In-One garden centre is a family owned business which has been built up from its humble roots of a transformed foundry tip.  The then husband and wife team, Dave and Beryl Stafford launched the business on 6th March 1971.  Although nurseries and market gardens existed back then, the centre was one of the country's very first purpose built retail garden centres.

In 1988 the business experienced one of its most significant investment and growth periods with a £2 million rebuild.  Extra land was purchased adjacent to the site, the car park increased in size along with the introduction of a brand new coffee shop, this further enhanced the shopping experience that customers know and love at All-In-One.

Since then, a new Houseplant area has been built and a Pet and Aquatics department successfully introduced. In 1999 the first phase of the longer term plan to give customers the opportunity to purchase outdoor plants under a covered area to protect them from inclement weather conditions, was completed when we introduced a large canopy covering the whole patio area.  It has since been extended and is home to seasonal herbs, bedding plants, small trees & shrubs and garden displays to give inspiration and ideas to our customers.  A large selection of outdoor pots and water features can also be found in this area.

All-In-One garden centre today, aims to give our customers a pleasant shopping experience, in a friendly and clean environment.  We pride ourselves on our friendly staff and are well renowned for our 'recently refurbished and modernised restaurant', which enjoys the frequent visits of regular customers.  Our high quality service includes on-line buying, gift wrapping, potting, delivery and after-sales support, including the ability to e-mail us with any problems; our staff are well trained and they have both horticultural and aquatic qualifications.

We also offer many advice guides and care leaflets in store and online (available to download and print) including plant care, monthly garden jobs and pet guides