With summer just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give your garden a spruce up. We’ve been loving the spring flowers and beautiful blossoms around Eskmills over the past couple of weeks, and it is inspiring us to give our own gardens a bit of TLC ahead of summer.
Here are a few of the best garden centres in and around the Musselburgh, East Lothian and Edinburgh area.
Strawberry Corner Garden Centre
Located just outside Musselburgh, near Wallyford, Strawberry Corner is a great garden centre which has been in business since 1947. It’s family-run, and all the staff are very knowledgable and helpful, so whether you’re a seasoned pro or a new gardener, they’ll be able to help you find what you’re looking for.
Strawberry Corner stocks everything from plants and seeds to compost and even building materials. They have a great range of seasonal flowers, as well as garden furniture, solar lighting and other decorations to help your garden look beautiful this summer.
Find out more: strawberrycorner.co.uk
B&Q is a reliable favourite for all sorts of DIY, home and garden projects, and their Newcraighall Retail Park store is just a short drive from Musselburgh. If you’re looking to give your garden a makeover before the summer holidays, B&Q is the place to go. You’ll find everything from barbecue supplies and outdoor seating to patio and decking materials.
Don’t forget to check out their selection of plants, flowers and seeds which are perfect if you’re looking to plant a decorative flower border or even start your own vegetable patch.
Find out more: diy.com/
Dobbies Garden Centre
Venture a little further round the Edinburgh bypass, and you’ll find Dobbies Garden Centre at Lasswade. It’s the largest garden centre in Scotland, so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for here!
As well as plants, garden furniture, gardening tools and equipment and outdoor games, Dobbies also stocks pet care and aquatic items and has a wonderful farm shop. If you’re feeling peckish after all that shopping, take a seat in the cafe and enjoy freshly made sandwiches, cakes, scones and other light bites.
Find out more: dobbies.com/
The Range’s Edinburgh store is located in Joppa, which is ideally located for a shopping trip from Musselburgh. They have a wide range of gardening products to help get your garden looking its best for summer.
In addition to the usual plants and gardening essentials, you’ll find stylish outdoor furniture, playhouses and climbing frames, garden ornaments, sheds, fire pits, gazebos and even pools and hot tubs!
Find out more: therange.co.