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The Garden Shop

Spilling the beans - a day in the life of a Garden Centre owner

Millbrook began in 1979, thanks to Dick and Sue Allen, an entrepreneurial couple who bought a piece of land in Crowborough and weren’t sure what to do with it…
Carpé Diem, seize the day! Having completed our sponsored walk this weekend, Tammy reflects on the importance of challenging ourselves and how the things we might find daunting can actually turn out to be very rewarding.
Did you know it costs £2,500 for every rescue mission The Kent, Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance undertake and they receive absolutely no Government funding? That's why this weekend, seven of us from Millbrook will be setting off from our Gravesend store to walk a total of 55 miles to our Crowborough site (via our Staplehurst store) in 3 days in the hope of raising £5,000 for this amazing charity.
'Although I don’t directly buy any of the product that we sell, I do like to poke my nose in and see some of the things that we are planning to sell', Tammy's words, not ours! This week find out more about more about how we source our products from furniture, to plants, to Christmas...
Any business is only as good as the people in it and that is certainly true at Millbrook. But how to make sure we are employing the ‘right people’ who fit with our values and can grow smiles for our customers?
Building is underway for the new café at our Gravesend Centre, find out more about the progress in the latest instalment of Spilling the Beans.