If you are a garden and interiors enthusiast, or just enjoy a spot of shopping and lunch out, then I have just the place for you. This store is one of my very favourite destinations to go when I'm in need of some gift ideas or garden and home inspiration. It's easy to get to, has ample free parking and is stocked full with stylish, seasonal goodies and gifts. Where is this I hear you say? Burford Garden Company.
Located in the Cotswolds, just outside Burford town centre (which again is worth a visit) is Burford Garden Company. As well as having a huge outside garden section with flowers, shrubs, trees, terracotta pots etc it also has a vast indoor space, with food & drink, kitchenware, clothes, interiors, stationery, indoor plants, toiletries departments, art gallery, the list goes on. Often new brands are showcased that I've not seen elsewhere and there is always something new to catch my eye, whether it's a cashmere jumper or a new brand of artisan food.
If you have young children and struggle with being able to find an easy shopping experience (I've certainly been there!), one of the other perks of Burford Garden Company, is that it is child friendly. The Children's Department is quite honestly outstanding, I think it's the best I've seen. The selection of quality books, toys and teddy bears is second to none and the clothes are just lovely. Clothes brands such as www.coqenpate.com www.welovefrugi.com, Hatley and Pigeon Organics are stocked.
But the real treat for you (so you can shop in peace) and the kids (if you take them) is the little cinema within the Children's Department so you can leave them while you browse. And when they have had enough shopping, there is a great outside playground to explore as well.
When you are need of some refreshment after a hard mornings shopping, there is a also a lovely cafe offering homemade cakes and pastries, as well as good selection of lunch choices made with fresh, healthy ingredients. Local produce is often on the menu.
So if you are stuck for some home or garden inspiration, or really fancy a different shopping experience I would certainly recommend a visit to www.Burford.co.uk