Last Minute Christmas Presents and Festive Opening Hours

There is still time to get the gardener in your life the perfect present at Ben Reid Garden Centre this weekend.  We have a large range of gardening tools, ornaments, gloves, bird feeders and many more gift ideas.  If you don’t know what to get someone we also have gift vouchers.  We will be closing at 1pm on Monday 24 December and open again at 9am on Friday 4 January.  From everyone at Ben Reid we would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Keep It Real this Christmas

We are keeping it real this Christmas at Ben Reid Garden Centre with our full range of high quality real Christmas trees now in stock. Come and choose your perfect tree in the dry and warmth of our Christmas grotto (shed)! All trees are dry and unwrapped so you can see their full beauty before our team will wrap them and help you to your car. We also have a range of stands to help display your tree perfectly. Add to your festive decorations with our range of poinsettias, holly wreaths, cyclamen and azaleas.


Bird Feeding

It is important to feed the wild birds in your garden (or attract wild birds into your garden) in autumn and winter as this is when their natural food is scarce.

During the colder months birds require high energy food to maintain their fat reserves to survive the long winter. The rspb recommend establishing a routine where you put out food and water on a regular basis, adjusting quantity to demand and removing any uneaten food.

At Ben Reid Garden Centre we stock a wide range of bird feeders, seeds, nuts, suet bites and energy balls to keep even the pickiest of birds happy in your garden.


Grow Your Own Raspberries

Now is the time to be thinking about planting Raspberry canes to supply delicious home grown rasps in the summer months.  At Ben Reid Garden Centre we have several varieties to choose, from sweet juicy fruit to sharper flavours ideal for cooking and jam making.

Click here for this seasons varieties and prices

Come and talk to our team on how to plant and care for your raspberry canes or read more information from the RHS how to grow raspberries


House Plants

If you haven’t been up to see us lately come and have a look at our recently arrived indoor plants.  With the weather turning colder its time to bring nature inside to add some colour and ambience to your home and reap the health rewards of growing indoors.

The benefits of indoor plants include helping you to improve the air quality, increasing oxygen and reducing carbon monoxide, in your home.  Plants help to purify the air and remove toxic chemicals found in every home.  The humidity created by indoor plants can also help with coughs and colds associated with the winter months, helping to deter illness and boost healing.

Not to mention the stress relieving benefits of caring for your colourful new additions.

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