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G A R D E N C E N T R E FA R M S H O P R E S TAU R A N T P I C K YO U R OW N

Time to transform your outdoor space


Last year summer was a bit of a washout, but the new gardening season promises to be much better! Rediscover the quintessentially British pastime of gardening, and brighten up your spring garden with your favourite bedding plants. We offer many colours and types of bedding plant, and have a great selection of cottage garden and hanging basket plants also. With strong offers and expert advice, nows the time to make up for last seasons poor weather. Growing your own fruit, veg and herbs is the most rewarding way to eat healthily, even if you just have a few planters. Children especially love to see the fruits of their labour sprouting up and discovering where their five a day comes from. Its so easy to grab a handful of herbs for the barbecue or to mix in with a salad, even a sprig of mint for your Pimms! At Garsons weve everything you need to get started including seeds, starter plants, compost and advice.

One of the easiest kitchen gardens is a simple salad garden. Lettuce and other greens dont need much space or maintenance and grow quickly, giving you multiple harvests. Plant a cut-and-come-again salad mix, with five to ten salad varieties in a row. Garsons veg strips contain young plants for really easy planting, all you need is a tub or container. As well as lettuce, you cant beat home-grown herbs. We have a great selection with money saving multi-buy deals available; giving you a herb garden from scratch.

Products are subject to availability.

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Bee friendly
Bees and butterflies are in decline so encourage them into your garden to help pollinate flowers, fruit and vegetables. We source plants from British nurseries that help support bees and butterflies in the garden by providing nectar rich flowers. Look out for the bee friendly logo on the label and do your bit by growing plants such as scabious and lavender. If youre short of space, many plants will happily grow in containers. A broad diversity of plants will encourage pollinating insects and bring other wildlife into the gardens such as birds and hedgehogs.

Buy with Confidence


100% TRACEABILITY Our Butchers use only meat from known and trusted sources. We can promise 100% traceability and authenticity, ensuring that you are buying the quality, taste and safety you expect. Bevans Butchers at Garsons supports UK farmers and maintains long lasting relationships with their suppliers: Plantation pork from Guildford, Copas turkeys from Henley On Thames, Scotch grass fed beef from Aberdeenshire, lamb from Romney Marsh Kent, poultry from Creedy Carver in Devon and game from Surrey and Hampshire. Owner, Robin Bevan says, All our burgers and sausages are made inhouse using our selected suppliers and are made to my great-grandfathers recipes. Visit our expert butchers in store and experience the quality and taste for yourself .

A bigger, brighter Restaurant


Our new restaurant in the Garden Centre will have additional seating and redesigned counters for even better service and choice. The restaurant is the first stage of our new updated Garden Centre, which will include an extended shop floor display area, with even more choice for our customers. We hope youll like the improvements!
(l to r) Troy, Tracey and Wayne Robin Bevan

Bake your own Hedonistic bread


Were pleased to launch our new range of additive-free handmade breads, ready to bake when it suits you. Hedonist Bakery has selected and developed authentic recipes which are individually frozen and wrapped. Simply follow the easy baking instructions and enjoy your own fresh baked bread at home. The tempting selection includes Herbs de Provence, Raisin & Cobnut, Purple Olive Loaf, Farmers Luxury Seeded Country Bread, Walnut Rye Bread and Roasted Onion Loaf. Which will be your favourite?

Purple Olive Loaf

Herbs de Provence

Raisin & Cobnut

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PYO judged best in the country


Our Pick Your Own has been awarded the title of Pick Your Own Farm of the Year from FARMA, the National Farmers Retail and Markets Association. This is the fourth time weve been awarded the coveted title. The Farm was praised for its quality and selection of crops, customer service, farm signage and communications, such as crop maps and e-newsletters. Its the biggest PYO in the country with 150 acres, open from the first asparagus in May to pumpkins in October. More than forty crops are available to pick, with favourites like strawberries and raspberries from early summer. Our Farm Manager, Steve, said Were so pleased to have impressed the judges. Its a major achievement to be voted the best in the country and well carry on working hard to give our customers superb quality, choice and service. Wed like to thank all our customers and look forward to welcoming them back when the season starts in late spring.

PYO Crop Calendar


Asparagus................... May June Beetroot..................... July September Broad Beans............... June July Broccoli...................... June September Cabbages.................... June October Carrots....................... June October Cauliflowers............... June September Courgettes.................. July September Cucumbers................. August French Beans............. July September Kohl Rabi................... August October Mange Tout................ June September Marrows.................... July September Onions........................ August September Peas............................ June September

Wed also like to congratulate our friends at Surbiton Farmers Market for their fantastic achievement at winning Farmers Market of the Year Surrey shoppers have a great choice of local produce.

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall (centre) presenting the award to (l to r) Peter Thompson (Director), Nigel Chandler (Farm Shop Manager) and Steve Gallimore (PYO Farm Manager) from Garsons.

Potatoes...................... July September Pumpkins................... September October Runner Beans............. July September Spinach....................... June October

Weve come a long way since 1871


The Thompson family has been trading at Garsons Farm since 1871, first as market gardeners, supplying produce by horse and cart to Borough Market in London. George Henry Thompson moved to Garson Farm in 1871. His son, Edwin was born in West End in 1879 and from the age of 14 farmed with his father and brothers. Edwin is pictured with his dog, Jumbo, outside the Bunching Shed which is now the Farm Shop. He was a respected vegetable grower and continued to take an interest in the business after his sons, Eddie and Roy, took over the partnership. Edwins grandson, Derek Richardson, is one of the current directors of Garsons, along with several other family members. Over the years, Garsons has evolved into the award-winning Garden Centre, Farm Shop and PYO. Its still a family-run business and the newest director is Ben Thompson, one of the familys sixth generation to run Garsons.

Squash........................ September October Sugar Snap Peas......... June September Sweetcorn................... August October

Apples........................ August September Blackberries............... July September Blackcurrants............. July August Cherries...................... July Gooseberries.............. June July Plums......................... August September Raspberries................. June October Redcurrants................ July August Strawberries............... June October

Flowers....................... June September

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Dates for your diary


Orchid Demo Day Sunday 7th April | 10am - 4pm If you love the beauty of orchids but are unsure of how to care for these exotic plants, come along to our Orchid Demo Day. Peter White, Chairman of the British Orchid Growers Association and RHS Gold Medallist, will be in-store giving advice and demonstrations. Feel free to bring along your orchid for an Orchid MOT!

Thank you for donating


Generous customers have donated 642 to Walton Leigh School via our collection in store over the Christmas period. One of our directors, Ben Thompson, said It was a pleasure to help. Walton Leigh School believes in supporting pupils with special needs to reach their potential and the collection will help provide them with equipment and support. On behalf of all of us at Garsons, Id like to say a big thank you to all our generous customers who donated to such a good cause.

Chrissie Haynes and students from Walton Leigh School with Ben Thompson from Garsons.

Petting Farm with Baby Animals Tuesday 9th April | 11am - 4pm Come and say hello to the baby animals! We always look forward to the adorable young animals when they visit us in the spring.

Greenfingers at Hurst Park


Hurst Park School in West Molesey is taking part in our Growing with Schools project. The school has set up a fruit and vegetable allotment for pupils to plant, maintain and harvest their own food. It gives them an insight into how plants grow and they can see up close the friends and foes of the veg patch insects that either eat or pollinate the plants! We are very pleased to supply plants, tools and equipment as part of our Growing with Schools project and we hope the allotment inspires children to carry on growing their own produce.

Food Fair Weekend Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July A piece of foodie heaven. Meet the suppliers of our delicious Farm Shop produce and try samples.
Hurst Park fruit and vegetable allotment.

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