Category Archives: Blog

Norfolk’s “Family Dining” Winners!

We’re absolutely delighted to have been crowned winners of the “Family Dining” category at Monday night’s EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards! The award ceremony included many of the biggest names on the Norfolk food scene such as Brasteds, Benedicts and The Assembly House and we’re all chuffed to bits to have come home a winner! The family dining category sets out to recognise...

Basket and Patio Plants at Green Pastures

At Green Pastures, this is our favourite time of year.   The sheer range of plants available is at its height, whether you want to grow vegetables or flowers, trees or shrubs, there is a huge range to choose from and we love it! Having been dormant through the winter, our polytunnels are now bursting with life and this is where you will find our...

The Norfolk Cook Book

We were very excited to receive an extra special delivery this week – the Norfolk Cook Book!   Hot off the presses, this is a brand new book dedicated to the wonderful food of our region.  And my one piece of advice in this blog entry is – do not read this book if you are hungry!  Only a few pages in and my mouth...

We are collecting again!

You may have seen on the news recently that one of the camps in France, set up to house refugees fleeing war and unrest in their own countries, suffered a horrific fire – leaving many refugees in a desperate state.  Fire broke out in the Grande Synthe camp destroying shelters and volunteer-run kitchens. The camp was home to 1,700 refugees – including 150 women...

Two National Awards for Green Pastures!

We’re over the moon to announce Green Pastures were crowned with not just one, but two national awards at the “Garden Retail Awards” in Covent Garden, London, this week!   “Garden Centre Outlet of the Year (mid-sized centres)” This category was open to all UK garden centres with a turnover between £0.5 – £1.5M. Judges were wowed by our very unique range of services on...

Church in the Gardeners Kitchen

A Garden Centre is not the first place that you might think of to host a church but at Green Pastures that’s exactly what’s happening! In the Gardeners Kitchen restaurant, every day the tills ring through the takings, customers are served and the business of retail is carried on.  But, once a month, the restaurant becomes a place of Christian worship and a true...

What to buy a Gardener for Christmas?

Weedslice Garden Hoe £24.95 Every garden (well, almost every garden) has weeds, so every garden could use a Weedslice from Burgon and Ball.  If you’ve ever used one you’ll know just how much of a pleasure they are to use (even for a hoe!) and how efficient they are to operate. A small unique arrow style head makes the Weedslice extremely manoeuvrable, ensuring you...

Potted Christmas Trees; Top Christmas Tree Tips

For many of us a fake Christmas tree simply will not do! If you find a boxed tree from the loft too sterile and manufactured and prefer the real thing, potted Christmas trees might just fit the bill! Whilst most Christmas trees are sawn at the base when harvested in the field, there’s still a strong demand for potted Christmas trees.  However, the choice...

Award Winning Pumpkin Day, Officially “Event of the Year!”

Shortly after celebrating completion of a very successful Pumpkin Day at Green Pastures, we’re now delighted to announce it was officially an “Award Winning Pumpkin Day!” Since the birth of our annual Pumpkin Day back in 2010, we’ve always been staggered at the level of support from local families who’ve come and enjoyed themselves. We’ve always enjoyed growing the event every year to include...

Autumn; Nature’s Best Time for Planting!

Why should I be planting in the autumn? The shorter, darker, autumn days may send many of us into the retreat of our cosy armchairs, but the wiser gardeners amongst us will be reaching for our spades and getting stuck into some planting! Whilst it may all seem that November is nature’s month for shutting down, it’s ironically the perfect time to kick off...