Every time I go to Hathern Nurseries I'm amazed at the low prices compared to other garden centres. The reason is that owner Andrew Barker grows most of the bedding plants and shrubs himself right there at the nursery - many large garden centres don't grow their own but instead buy from wholesalers. The exotic plants which can't be grown in Loughborough (despite
its balmy sub-tropical climate!) are imported direct from the growers in Holland and Italy, once again cutting out the middle-man, which means lower prices to you and me. The plants are often healthier too.
Plus if you pay £15 for a "Shrub Club" card you can buy at even lower prices for a full year - an absolute bargain because the discounts are so large you can easily save £15 on just a few shrubs or even a single bay tree or palm. Fantastic!
TIP: take a passport-sized photo when you go and get your Shrub Club card there and then.
I'm the owner of thebestofloughborough and am proud to be associated with the local businesses you'll find on our website. Although I was brought up in Manchester, my wife is Loughborough-bred and schooled,...