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New RHS Chelea Flower Show Award winning Garden on display

Poplar Tree Garden Centre is proud to welcome the addition of an exact replica of the RHS Chelsea Flower show award winning artificial grass garden.

The artificial grass garden was constructed by Easigrass. Poplar Tree Garden Centre Durham are now the official distributers and installers of Easigrass in the North East of England covering Newcastle Durham & Sunderland.

Artificial grass or synthetic turf has become increasingly popular in a domestic setting. Fake grass or artificial turf has many benefits over natural grass in that it is virtually maintenance free, looks like real grass, looks fresh and new 365 days of the year and you can use it all year round. Easigrass have many products on offer including the award winning Mayfair Easigrass range. The Easigrass available on display stands at Poplar Tree Garden Centre costs as little as £26.99m2 and has an 8 year guarentee.

We expect all Easigrass products to last up to 15 - 20 years in a domestic situation.

Artificial Grass and Easigrass in particluar is great for areas that are hard to cut, maintain, or where there is no sunlight, or dogs and children have created muddy patches.

For more information visit our new show gardens at Poplar Tree Garden Centre Durham or visit  or call 0191 3847553 for a free quotation

Greenhouse Preparation in February

General February Jobs in the Garden

Secateurs - If you have finished all the major tasks, such as digging over, creating leafmould heaps etc you will not have a lot to do in February but if like most of us you are scrambling to keep up, this is your last chance before spring.

Double check the greenhouse, ensure the glass is firmly secured and replace any cracked panes etc. If you’ve not managed to give it a thorough clean, now is the time before it is pressed into service.

Check last year’s potato bed for any volunteers (left over small potatoes) and remove them to avoid passing on disease problems and blight.

You’re going to be using your pots and seed trays next, so this is a good opportunity to wash out and sterilise them so you seedlings will get off to the best possible start. If you havent got any then dont worry. They are very cheap. An unheated propogator will certainly help and for .........Read More

WEATHER UPDATE - 12/01/2010

Poplar Tree Garden Centre is OPEN as Usual (as we have been throughout the snowy weather).

Due to the adverse weather conditions, we advise all customers to exercise caution when travelling to Poplar Tree Garden Centre BUT both Brambles Coffee Shop & Poplar Tree Garden Centre are OPEN during normal working hours.

Garden Centre DurhamIf you would like to stay indoors, then please feel free to purchase your items online and we will ensure your delivery is with you as soon as possible.

Better still, with the thaw now melting most of the snow, its the perfect time to get back into the garden and we have hundredds of special offers on all kinds of tools, planters and plants to brighten up you garden. Or, just pop down to Brambles for some nice warm food and a Hot Chocolate or Coffee and relax while browsing around the garden centre. For more regular updates and offers, Be one of the thousands to follow us here on Twitter

Poplar Tree Garden Centre Continue Support of Future Business Magnates Durham

Paul Curry Poplar Tree Garden CentreFor the second year running, Poplar Tree Garden Centre (with the support of Brambledown) are offering business partnering to a school in the 2010 Future Business Magnates run by Durham County Council. This year, Paul Curry who is Business Development Manager at Brambledown and Poplar Tree Garden Centre attends regular meetings with Durham Federation (a federation between Fyndoune Community College & Durham Community Business College) in preperation for their monthly challenges throughout the year. Each school must develop a business idea and go through the process of devising a product, sourcing finance and marketing and selling their product by proposing a business model. Last year Paul Curry offered Business partnering to Easington Community College as they finished high up the league table.

Future Business Magnates is a fun competition with an important business message and opportunity. Now in its fifth year, the initiative was originally designed for year 8 students from the Durham City area. However, such has been the success of the scheme that schools throughout County Durham are now competing and this year the number of entrants has risen to sixteen.

Launched in 2005 by the late and much loved Sir Bobby Robson, Future Business Magnates continues to assist schools to deliver the enterprise, creativity and key skills set down under the education agenda at local, regional and national levels.

The competition provides an outlet for schools to encourage entrepreneurial attainment and to promote social and economic awareness amongst its students.

More information about this wonderful innitiative can be found here.
Brambles Coffee Shop are Finalists in Durham City Retailer of the Year Awards 2009

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Congratulations to everyone at Brambles Coffee Shop Durham. Proudly announced as a finalist in "The Durham City Coffee Shop of The Year category" in last nights Retailer of the Year Awards held at The Ramside Hall Hotel, Brambles Coffee Shop staff have earned great credit and applause. Earning the right to become a finalist alone means that Brambles achieved a "substantial" number of votes online from customers with some "wonderful" comments. The event was attended by members of Brambles Coffee Shop and Poplar Tree Garden Centre.

Speaking on behalf of Brambles Coffee Shop Durham, Sue Curry said "I would like to take this immediate opportunity to personally thank everyone who voted for Brambles in such a short period of time. Some of the comments that we have received have been overwhelming and heart warming to say the least, and greatly appreciated. We appreciate that our customers are vitally important to us and their happiness is paramount and we are so very grateful that so many of you voted online."

We now look forward with great enthusiasm to The 2010 Durham Retailer of the Year Awards and hope that in our second year of entering, Brambles Coffee Shop or Poplar Tree Garden Centre will be looked upon so kindly again in one of the numerous awards categories. Voting will open again in September/October 2010 and you can register your choice, and find out more about the awards here

As always, both Poplar Tree Garden Centre & Brambles Coffee Shop very much appreciate your continued support.

Poplar Tree Garden Centre Florists Durham Become The Official Interflora Florist of The New Radisson SAS Hotel Durham

radisson hotel durhamWe are proud to say that Poplar Tree Interflora Florist Durham are now the Official Florist of the New Radisson SAS Hotel Durham providing floral arrangements for bedrooms, reception areas, bathrooms, restaurants, fitness suites, special events and other public areas.

Nestled on a lovely bend of the River Wear, the Radisson SAS Hotel Durham offers beautiful views of the Cathedral and the old city of Durham and is close to cultural attractions, shopping areas and businesses. If you are thinking of holding a wedding at The Radisson SAS Hotel Durham then please contact Poplar Tree Florist who cover the North East and specialise in all types of events such as weddings, birthdays, special parties, marquee functions etc. Poplar Tree Florist Durham will help you design flowers for every part of the day, and make sure your dream day comes true. Please see our Poplar Tree Florist, specially designated, events website here for more details, pictures and information.

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Poplar Tree Garden Centre in Shincliffe, Durham has been helping people from all over the UK get the best from their gardens for over 40 years. We pride ourselves on taking as much care with our customers as they do with their gardens, and strive to be friendly and helpful at all times.

Poplar Tree Garden Centre staff carry a comprehensive level of knowledge and expertise that is sure to answer even the most difficult of questions. Please don't be shy in approaching them as they are ready and waiting to assist at all times.

Poplar Tree Garden Centre Durham sells an extensive range of gardening goods online including outdoor furniture, water gardening and aquatics, natural/artificial flowers and plants, solar and electric lighting, sundries, paving and gravel, garden sheds and greenhouses, semi mature trees and shrubs, seeds, pet care, books, greetings cards, house plants, bedding plants, artificial turf, barbeques, childrens leisure, flower arrangements, special occasion gifts and much, much more.

To browse Poplar Tree Garden Centres ever expanding online range, please take a look around the website at or pop into the garden centre and see for yourself what we have to offer.

Poplar Tree Garden Centre Durham is located in Shincliffee Village - Mill Lane, Durham City. Just tap DH1 2NG into your Sat Nav, rab the rest of the family and enjoy a great day out.

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