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With Over 150 Years Experience

About Garners Garden Centre

With over 150 years experience, Garners Garden Centre is still a family run business with friendly staff who can provide expert advice. We have a large tarmacked car park, situated close to Newcastle town centre and can offer a delivery service at competitive prices.
In addition to our gardening products and services, we have a large pet shop, newly extended craft centre, beautiful gift departments, and supply a large range of garden furniture, tools and DIY equipment. We now also have two independent family businesses within the garden centre in Valor Works a bespoke gift shop, who can customise and engrave anything, and Darbro RC Model shop who is a remote control car expert selling only the best!


Here at Valour Works, we are striving to achieve a level of support for the veteran community that is unrivaled within the UK. We aim to simplify access to support services, create a platform and audience for associated businesses & market commemorative items to the community. Our new hybrid model collaborates all elements to achieve a singular goal; Supporting our troops, their families & all the veterans within the United Kingdom and promoting commemoration.
 With this support, we will be continuously expanding our knowledge & services throughout the Valour umbrella, so please contact us with anything you would like to see or any support you already do & join the Valour Family in supporting this nations finest.
DarBro RC Model Shop trades under DarBro Computers Ltd.  We are passionate about what we do and have cumulative experience spanning 70 years.  Our staff are dedicated, driven, and always strive to provide the best service, quality products and knowledge to keep you happy. 
Darrin – our main man – has always had a passion for engines and computers.  He is a trained HGV mechanic, private pilot and a Certified Microsoft Engineer.  This has given him the experience to support our customers and keep them returning.
Bronwen keeps the financials under control and is the ‘ideas’ person, keeping DarBro RC in the competition and helping it move forward with strategic ease.
Daniel is passionate about all things to do with IT and is highly trained in security and networking.  He is a dedicated, strategy and technology specialist that keeps us running smoothly.
Damo is our talented mechanic who is most happy tinkering with a nitro engine and we like to give our staff what they want.  His expertise is in RC cars and racing and is an invaluable part of the team.
Why not make the most of your visit by relaxing in our Barn Restaurant? Have a coffee or tea with a selection of fresh cream cakes. Alternatively choose from our menu of freshly-prepared, home-made, hot meals.


The History of Garners Garden Centre


The local family business has its origins in Newcastle Under Lyme where it began life as a seed merchants and florist in the 19th century. The business was founded by Moses Jenkinson in 1840, an ancestor of Edgar Garner after whom today's business took its name. Even in the 1920's, the shop at 21 Iron Market, Newcastle Under Lyme, had been established for so long that it was able to proclaim that it had 'over 100 years of practical seed experience' attached to it. Edgar Garner took over the running of the business in the 1930's and opened a new shop on the Iron Market.

John 'Jack' Garner took over the nursery side of the business, when his father died, whereby the shop was moved to Merrial Street in 1961, and to a warehouse in Pool Dam. George Barlow married Margaret, Jack Garners daughter, and took over the running of the shop by 1969, with Jack Garner running the now very successful farm seed supplies business. Jack Garner died in 1980 and as a consequence George and Margaret Barlow took over running both sides of the business. George and Margaret's son David joined the firm that same year, working first in the shop and then selling farm seed. With David's help the business would later enjoy considerable change and expansion.

Seven years after Jack Garners death, the opportunity to buy land in Silverdale, on which to build a garden centre, finally presented itself. Work on the new garden centre began in June 1987. Thus the famous Garners Garden Centre was born, with David running the new enterprise. Garners farm seed warehouse was then built across the road from the garden centre. The farm seed side of the business eventually closed when Arthur retired in 2000.

Garners Garden Centre today includes great staff, such as Keiron and Lyndon, with over 50 years combined service, and is still family run. Mark Woodvine has to be mentioned who accompolished 45 years service for Garners and has seen everything from the shop in

Merrial street to the Garden Centre today. George Barlow managing director up until 2018 unfortunately passed away during the COVID-19 pandemic, but will never be forgotten, especially for what he has left behind. To this day David runs the Garden Centre, with Thomas Barlow his son also working there: the 6th generation of the family business.