The business was established in 1964, by James and Ann Kidd, and is currently run by James and his four children. Although established in 1964, plants have been grown on the site since the 1920’s; at this time the focus was the wholesale production of tomatoes and chrysanthemums for the markets. This developed into bedding plants production and the business slowly became solely retail supply with an ever widening range of plants on offer.
The garden centre is split into retail display areas, and those for production. The difference at Giants seat is that we grow our own plants on site, from seed or cutting material. All of our plants are grown in compost produced to our own recipe, which contains all the nutrients and trace elements required for strong and healthy growth, a regular comment from our customers is that our plants “continue to grow” this is due to the slow release fertilisers where appropriate to ensure the continued growth of our plants through the entire season. These areas are overseen by the family, meaning you can always find someone who can answer any questions you might have.
We don't have a cafe or a restaurant on site but we do have two delightful village pubs which you have to pass coming to us and when you leave us, please use the links to their websites below.
TRADITIONAL ENGLISH PUB.
LORD NELSON PUB AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT.