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History of Timmermans

Timmermans Garden Centre was started in 1989 adjacent to the wholesale rose nursery which still operates successfully today. The Timmermans family hail from Holland and have been successful rose growers since 1884. Arriving in this country in the 1950s, the late Joseph Timmermans settled in the village of Woodborough and set about building a successful company by growing top quality roses. In 1988, his wife  Beryl Timmermans decided to build a garden centre on the adjacent field and their daughter, Sophie, joined the business after leaving university in the 1990s. After her mother’s death in 2008, she took over the position of Managing Director. She was joined in the business by her husband Greg 6 years ago who also runs the new restaurant.

Husband and wife team, Sophie & Greg Timmermans-Delves have recently completed an ambitious, £500,000 year-long programme of building works & refurbishment resulting in a total transformation of this long established and respected Nottinghamshire garden centre. The old greenhouses have been demolished and replaced with a new, light & airy, single span building and an extension to the rear now houses a new 100+ seater restaurant.  An enormous amount has been achieved in the last 18 months and what has been achieved is a comfortable, efficient and modern environment in which a vastly improved experience is provided for customers.

Timmermans garden centre is quite individual, inspirational and unique, both in the interior design and the approach to garden retailing which builds on our strong reputation for quality plants. Whilst the best in modern construction has been used, the industrial look of many new garden centres has been avoided, through the use of natural materials such as travertine and sandstone flooring, stone-filled gabions, rustic wood cladding to the interior and weatherboard to the exterior. There is underfloor heating thoughout the new buildings making them significantly more energy efficient and wonderfully luxurious during cold weather!

The garden centre uses a number of unusual design features to further enhance the visitor experience, such as the gabion style front wall which doubles as a 15 metre long raised planter. Even the checkout is distinctive; constructed from curved gabions with a marble mosaic top. Visitors to the garden centre are greeted by lifesize driftwood horses in the entrance foyer from where they can enter the covered plant hall. The emphasis has always been pn providing customers with a wide and varied selection of quality plants from the best British nurseries whilst also offering good value and strong customer service from a knowledgable and experienced horticultural team. So, it was important for visitors to walk straight into colourful, seasonal plants, and from there into the main shop and an extensive inventory of gardening essentials, horticultural products, garden structures and planters.

The large central display area showcases various gardening products and forms an interesting focal point. Few similar businesses have such a wide range of gardening products and such a large area dedicated to them. Timmermans garden centre really focus' on garden retailing and excel at it by offering something different and establish a distinctive, authoritative identity. At Timmermans, we want to inspire. People should leave here feeling that their garden is going to be more beautiful as a result of visiting.

With a horticultural background rooted firmly in history, Timmermans garden centre can offer you the service, products and expertise you need to make your garden and home a growing pleasure.