Welcome to Sheeplands
Hare Hatch Sheeplands, your fresh, local & friendly, independent garden centre serving Reading, Maidenhead and Wokingham. Discover our fantastic farm shop, delicious cafe and wonderful range of plants and gardening accessories. Speak to our friendly team who will be more than happy to help: 0118 9401600 or email@example.com. Look out for our events, competitions and shows. For more information visit the events web page.
May 2017 Update: Open ..... and staying Open
Having failed in its appeal of the injunction Sheeplands is taking all the steps it can to comply with Wokingham Borough Council’s requirements but it needs a bit more time.
The concessions have left the site, including Granite Transformations, Bell Antiques, Quality Garden Buildings and Petstop. The fishmonger has moved inside the farm shop
Garden Trends has been served with notice to leave but a request is being made by them to be granted a time extension before they actually depart.
The clothing range, toys and games have all been removed, but cards and garden related gifts can be found in the farm shop.
Sheeplands had closed the children’s play area, animal petting area and recreational farm some time ago.
In addition the overflow car park has been levelled and seeded with grass. There is a possibility of this being turned into a wildflower meadow in the near future.
“We are returning to our core business and are now looking for support from the council in our efforts to remain financially viable,” explained owner Rob Scott. “Meanwhile for the shop, cafe and nursery our loyal customers have been wonderful by continuing to support us.“
These changes have, sadly, led to some redundancies on the site.
Meanwhile Mr. Scott and the owners of several concessions face an appearance at Reading Crown Court on May 23 where they are accused of failing to comply with an enforcement notice. They will plead not guilty.
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Fish Glorious Fish - Sunday Opening
We're excited to announce that Roland one of Jon Thorners skilled butchers at Hare Hatch Sheeplands will be opening Fish Glorious Fish on Sundays, for a trial period.
Roland has been taking an interest since 'Paul the Fish' moved into the Farm shop. The benefit for customers will be a greater range of fish on Saturday which means a full and varied counter every day.
Dazzling bedding displays
Plant up your summer containers with a dazzling display of bedding chosen from the huge range on sale in the garden centre now. Go for a taller central plant, like Fuchsia 'Lady Balfour', surround it with complementary medium-sized plants such as geraniums or begonias, and finish with some lovely trailing lobelia or helichrysum. If you're not sure of your colour scheme yet, group plants next to each other while you're still at the garden centre so you're sure of your colour combinations before you buy.