Written on: 03/06/2013 by mrwood
My wife and in are pensioners and we regularly take our two young grandsons to Bridge mere because we can sit and have a cup of tea while our grand children play on the play area then we take them for a walk around the gardens. Now it would cost £1.50 in the play area and £1.00 each to enter the gardens which have the new play area inside it also costs 5p for a carrier bag do they not make enough millions already . we won't be going again (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2013 by welshwolves
Visited here today with family,it was two years since we last came and we were so dissapointed.The centre has really gone downhill and is very overpriced,the restaurant was very expensive with limited choice,we bought some strawberrys and grapes and when we got home found that they were tasteless and full of water i would reccomend that people give this a miss it has moved away from its roots a move much for the worse. (read more)
Written on: 11/12/2012
This privately owned paradise of plants and equisite has steadily deteriorated under new ownerships of the last few years. . Whilst this year has at least seen the return of the usual standard and selection of shrubs unless they get their act back together and quickly, the writing is on the wall. I say to them LISTEN to your customers. ! Bring back the things you were good at eg meanderings of interesting LABELLED and DESCRIPTIONS on your plants; bring back the atmospheric wonderland of... (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2012 by Anna731
After visiting Bridgemere each coming Christmas with friends & family since 2001 a steady decline has taken place in recent years . Needless to say, Wyevale & Terra Nova have both almost certainly created the situation we are in now. The cafe had little choice, but extremely long queues - customers can cut in & spend 5 minutes over a pair of cappuccinos as they wish. This year a lack of variety in Christmas decorations and a ridiculous increase in price has showed! Their attempt to go... (read more)
Written on: 18/02/2012
What has happened to Bridgemere Garden Centre the beloved garden centre my family has visited for 20 plus years! The expansion of the clothing section looks like a jumble sale and has a layout like a cheap factory ends store! There are some great brands there that are so badly displayed that you just walk past them, come on Bridgemere step up, make it feel like a experience to enjoy not to get out of as quick as possible! The shop floor layout is a mess with very poor displays. The... (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2011
Though very expensive in both catering & plant department, Bridgemere is worth a visit though perhaps not for disabled persons.
Plans to re-site the disabled parking away from the main entrance are totally insensitive, after all, Blue Badges are awarded to people with an inability to walk far. The management should think twice!!! (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2011
BRIDGEMERE GARDEN CENTRE UNDER ITS NEW OWNERS IS NOT WORTH A VISIT.THE GOODS IN ITS SHOPS,PLANTS,SHRUBS ETC ARE ALL TOO EXPENSIVE,AND FOOD AND DRINKS IN THE CAFETERIA ARE VERY PRICEY.BUT SURELY THE BIGGEST MISTAKE MUST BE THE RE-SITING OF THE TILLS AND DISABLED PARKING.I'VE BEEN VISITING BRIDGEMERE FOR OVER 30 YEARS BUT THE NEW LAYOUT IS ABSOLUTELY PATHETIC,I AM NOW DISABLED, AND ON MY LAST(OR SHOULD I SAY FINAL) VISIT, NOT EVEN THE "IN HOUSE" ELECTRIC BUGGY WAS RUNNING "BECAUSE WE HAVE NO... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2011
Why on earth do Wyvale think big is beautiful, they should go to Bents Manchester and see how to retail in the garden centre market.
There was nothing to like about the place. (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2010
I have shopped at Bridgemere since it opened and have always been very happy with all aspects of it. However, the new walkway and re-siting of the tills is such a bad move. No longer can I just pop in to Hobbycraft, but have to walk the whole length of the garden retail area and back. It is a stupid idea especially foe elderly or disabled customers. Please please re-think it. (read more)
Written on: 18/07/2010
Decided today to go to Bridgmere for lunch and a bit of plant retail therapy. It was our first visit this year although we have visited numerous times before. Oh dear what has happened? Starting with the interminable walk from the car park through the new tills area ( Iwonder what users of the disabled visitors car park make of that!)Then the lunch - a very slow moving queue and pathetic service, and distinctly average but very expensive food. Plant prices hugely inflated presumably to pay... (read more)
Written on: 16/07/2010
i am disabled i found that the new parking facilites very poor from the main entrance to the shops and restraunt entails a long walk a bus is provided but there is nowhere to provide a troly on the vehicle seems that the disabled and elderly are now low on the pecking order bridgmere was once a plant persons place now more like a supermarket (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2010
this used to be the best centre around, but since this was taken over it has gone downhill rapidly. The plant choice has halved. (read more)
Written on: 26/11/2009
We travelled 50 miles to see the range of Christmas items. The prices were so inflated compared to there garden centres, right down to bird seed, a .9kg bag was £1 more that the same make at our local centre.
The Christmas display was awful, the lighting was so bad you couldn't see the products at all. Spotlights were so badly placed that they shone into you eyes.
God help anyone if there had been a fire!!!!! (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2009
Bridgemere Garden Centre has lost its identity since it was taken over by Wyevale, it is now a glorified shopping precinct. The so called carvery was a disgrace. I am sorry but we have increasingly become dissatisfied customers to the point that this will be our last visit. (read more)
Written on: 08/06/2009
I visited Bridgmere Garden Centre today, for the first time and was disappointed. Inside retail areas were fine, well stocked. The gardens and some outside areas looked uncared for and tired.
friends recommended the centre and I was really looking forward to the visit. We had also taken my mum and her sister, I was a bit embarrassed. My mum remarked that the plants that were on sale in some areas were dying and had not been watered.
Sad to say I would not reccommend the centre, which is sad... (read more)
Written on: 15/04/2009
I really like Bridgemere Garden Centre - I go there often as it caters for all my gardening and crafting needs. There is a massive range of plants and gardening equipment, lovely gardens and sveral cafes and tea shops. There is also a childrens' playground and other shops such as Hobbycrfat the arts and crafts store and Ripples the aquatics store. (read more)
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