Meadow Croft Dog-Friendly Policy Review

Assistance Dogs Are Welcome


For the safety and hygiene of staff and visitors, we regret that from 1st March 2019, dogs will no longer be allowed inside Meadow Croft Garden Centre, this is with the exception of assistance dogs, which are still allowed within the centre. We do ask that it is clear that the dog is for assistance purposes, for example: Displaying an assistance dog lead slip over, badge or something similar.

Meadow Croft has been a dog-friendly centre for many years and we have enjoyed seeing our friends of the furry kind when they come along to visit us with their humans. So, it will be of little surprise to know that the decision has been a difficult one for us to come to. We would like you to bear in mind that this decision was based on our duty of care to you, our customer and also to our team.

We feel it is our duty to keep our garden centre as hygienic and safe as possible and although we have done our best to clean up any accidents, we have found it to be impossible to spot all of them in time.

Unfortunately, we noticed a big increase in doggy ‘parcels and piddles’ being left around the centre and sprayed over products on lower shelves, which not only leave a stain and a smell, but on many occasions have contaminated products, resulting in them being unhygienic to pick up, undesirable and not something we would wish for you to purchase.

We do understand that this might be frustrating for some of our dog-owning customers and we have tried many different tactics to help resolve the issue before coming to this decision. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding in this matter.

If you have any concerns, please ask to speak to the Duty Manager.

Come and choose your festive wreath this weekend!⁠
Handmade on our nursery
Simon, our garden centre manager, advises on the best gardening jobs for December
We have some beautiful table decorations in our Houseplant Department, all perfect for your Christmas table displays
What are you up to this weekend? ⁠
Visit us and pick your Christmas Tree!
❤️ Christmas Poinsettias are now in stock! ❤️⁠

£7.99 each ⁠
Available in our Houseplant Department. ⁠

Tips to a great Poinsettia⁠

❤️Only buy a plant that has not been exposed to draughts as this can cause the leaves to drop suddenly. ⁠

❤️Keep the plant wrapped for the journey home to protect it from the cold. ⁠

❤️Do not overwater or let the plant dry out. Consistent watering is the key to a healthy plant, using tepid water if possible. If the leaves turn yellow or fall off it is incorrectly watered. Only water when the plant is noticeably dry, lift the plant up and if it feels light it needs watering. Watering can be done from the top of the pot or by standing the pot in water for half an hour and then allowing to drain freely.⁠

❤️Poinsettias need warmth and light but must be kept away from draughts including open windows, fireplaces, open doorways etc. ⁠
Temperatures between 15-22 degrees are ideal and preferably placed in a light spot.⁠

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We stock the very best Nordmann Needle Retentive Christmas Trees!⁠

Come along and hand pick your tree. All trees are unwrapped so you can see the shape and height of each tree.
Santa's Snug ❤️ ⁠

Featuring rich red, gold and green jewel tones, this colour scheme adds an instant Christmas elegance to your home. ⁠

We also have our real Christmas Trees now in stock - come and choose your tree and decorations all in one place!⁠

#meadowcroftgardencentre #christmasdisplays
We only have 6 German Market evenings left!
We’re open tonight, tomorrow (30th) and Friday (1st) until 8pm!

Our final evenings are on the 6th, 7th & 8th December until 8pm.

Browse the German Market stalls
Our final German Market Late Nights are this week! ⁠

We're open until 8pm this evening, Thursday and Friday. ⁠

Come along with friends and family to enjoy a late night shopping experience, as well as German Sausages, Beer or Gluhwein!
How to care for your Christmas Tree
The Meadow Croft German Market hosts a Live Music Weekend! ⁠

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