Summer has finally arrived, and the weather so far this year has been a bit of a mixed bag (like British Summers generally are!) but great for the garden. Gardening is one of the most relaxing and rewarding activities, and helps enormously with people who may feel stressed, people who enjoy gentle physical activity and of course being able to sit in a gorgeous flower filled garden and enjoy the sights and the smells is the reward for all the work.

Orchard Park in Twigworth is situated in the beautiful county of Gloucester, and is full of nearby garden centres that will entice gardeners, whether you are just getting into gardening or are a bit of an expert, here are a couple of local garden centres that are worth a visit…

Norton Garden Centre

Just a short, 7-minute walk from Orchard park is Norton garden centre. This friendly, family run garden centre is the perfect place to stock up on all you need for the garden. They stock a large variety of seasonal plants and bulbs and the staff are very knowledgeable about gardening and are happy to help. Many of the plants are locally sourced, and as well as a wide range of plants they have a wide variety of other garden supplies such as pots, stoneware, garden furniture and barbeques.

Tewkesbury Garden Centre

A little further away, Tewkesbury garden centre is still only 9 miles from Orchard Park and is located near the picturesque medieval town of Tewkesbury. With helpful staff who will assist you with any questions that you may have, there are a wide range of products for the garden, from plants to patio sets and if you want to sample some locally grown fresh vegetables, then this is the place to go. Tewkesbury garden centre stocks a wide range of seasonal fruits and vegetables that are locally grown, and if you want to stock up, they also offer a home delivery service.