This month Charlotte talks to Amy Stubbs at the British Garden Centres. Tea From The Manor has served the British Garden Centres for many years now and we have loved growing our business alongside them. We are honoured as a small family business to be supplying incredible garden centres!
Charlotte: We think it’s so special that the British Garden Centres are family run, just like us, but what would you say it is that makes British Garden Centres special?
Amy: While enjoying the growth of the business since its humble beginnings. We are now the UK’s second largest Garden Centre Business. We have not forgot our core beliefs of great value Garden Centres serving the local communities with Plants, Products and Restaurants.
Charlotte: With the colder weather setting in, I am looking forward to the autumn but is there anything we can do with our gardens before the cold weather sets in?
Amy: Well, it’s really important to get out and enjoy our Gardens. The recent events have really shown the beneficial effects of Gardening on our personal Wellbeing.
Charlotte: What exciting things do you have planned for the autumn?
Amy: Here at British Garden Centres, Autumn means one thing and that’s Christmas. Garden Centres are fantastic places to find inspiration for a truly memorable Christmas. Our preparations actually start in late summer. By Autumn our displays will have the final touches and be ready to visit.
Charlotte: Why should people visit one of your British Garden Centres?
Amy: We have worked with our teams to create fantastic reasons to visit. Beautiful plant specimens, knowledgeable teams and great value restaurants
Charlotte: Your Gardeners Retreat Restaurant are going the extra mile to make people feel safe, what measures have you put in place?
Amy: While serving guests all over the country we have installed screens, different service styles and ensured everyone is always kept safe. We have reduced the capacity of our internal dining space whilst enlarging outdoor dining to ensure everyone feels confident British Garden Centres puts everyone’s safety first.
Charlotte: You offer so much at your restaurants, breakfasts, daily specials and, of course, afternoon tea. What do you think makes your afternoon tea special?
Amy: We have worked hard to serve a traditional afternoon tea that wows everyone who books. Home made scones to hand cut sandwiches all created to make an afternoon tea a memorable event.
Charlotte: Do you have favourite a Tea From The Manor and why?
Amy: My personal favourite is the red berry tea. It’s so tasty, it literally bursts with flavour.
Charlotte: Why do you use Tea From The Manor?
Amy: When I first met James. The sheer passion for Tea was bursting from him. The product tasted fantastic and the attention to detail made me instantly want to create a partnership. Tea from the Manor stepped up and truly supported us as we grew our businesses together.
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