Using passion and expertise Fairweather's Garden Centre is a unique plant and garden centre, in the heart of Beaulieu, with plenty of parking. A rare independant garden centre owned and managed for 60 years by the Fairweather family.
A large outdoor plant area with a wide range of plants backed up by expert advice and a 5 year guarantee on all hardy plants sold. The inside shop is well stocked with a wide range of tools, seeds, gifts, treats and fabulously fragranced candles. Fairweather's is a keen supporter of 'shop local' and uses local small businesses from in and around the New Forest.
Now offering a useful click and collect & delivery service which will help you during lockdown: https://fairweathers.co.uk/product-category/click-collect/
The buying team are enthusiastic about Christmas and their tree displays are well worth looking at for inspiration.
Steff's Kitchen is well worth a visit, table service and booking is advisable as it is very popular. Using locally sourced produce and their own fruit and vegetables from thier own productive vegetable garden Patrick's Patch it really is homecooking at its best. Homemade cakes and desserts are a must to try or take home for later.
A new addition to Fairweather's is Steff's to go - a takeaway located opposite. Using the same passion Steff's to go offers delicious coffees, breakfast baps, toasties, salads, sausage rolls, baguettes, cakes, scones and now homemade meals to take away and eat at home.
Don't forget to pop your head into Patrick's Patch, next door to Steff's to go and see the productive garden. Get some inspiriation on growing your own fruit and vegetables. Out of lockdown courses and a children's club is run from the garden, which are hugely popular.
Fairweather’s is the largest grower of Agapanthus in the UK and has a collection of over 300 cultivars approved as a National Collection.
Whether grown in the ground or in a container, agapanthus bloom best in full sun. Colours include bright blue but they come in many shades of blue and purple and there are some white ones too. The plants are about 2 feet tall but the flower stalks rise up above the foliage, growing to be a striking 3-4 feet high. Most Agapanthus bloom for around 6 weeks, however 'Flower of Love' has been specially bred to be much more floriferous for an incredible 10-12 weeks, starting around mid-July.
Regal and romantic. Many strong stalks are capped with clusters of open, trumpet-shaped blooms, creating spherical flower heads that almost seem to float above the strap shaped foliage.
Thick fleshy roots store fluid and nutrients to enable these low-maintenance plants to flourish in poor dry soils, whether in containers or borders. Excellent as cut flowers, lasting well in a vase.
Visit www.fairweathers.co.uk for more information and to buy online.