I am very lucky to live within a few minutes of a place that, at Christmas, becomes a beautiful Winter wonderland. And, with the weekend almost upon us, I thought I would share some pictures of The Hollybush Garden Centre and Aquaria with you.
The Hollybush is a garden centre that does Christmas very well. It is one of the largest independent garden centres in the UK, and is a great place to source gift ideas from independents and small businesses. It has a lovely on site restaurant that has cakes to die for, and is always a busy, bustling destination but at Christmas it really goes to town with a massive range of decorations, beautifully adorned trees and gorgeous festive displays that are really worth seeing.
It is a bit of a family tradition for myself and Joe to pay a visit to The Hollybush before we put our decorations up in order to buy a few new things for our home. This year Joe found a decoration with his name on, and also got a snow globe to add to his Christmas collection. I got more baubles for the tree, they are quite hard to resist in all honesty and a scented candle. (There is a brilliant candle selection if candles are your thing.)
The Hollybush is a great place to find inspiration for your seasonal decorations. It has a range of trees that have been decorated on themes, from rustic styles to flamboyant pinks, there was even a tree very much inspired by Frozen 2 on our last visit. The baubles are arranged at the foot of the tree, so there is no need to be searching around the store for something that catches the eye. You can also purchase your tree at the same time, as the centre as a huge range of both artificial and real trees available on site.
At the weekend’s you can see Santa, so you can really enjoy a family day out. If you live in Staffordshire, and have no plans this weekend, The Hollybush is definitely worth a visit.