The Trading Store

"A new look at the Ormonde Road Store,

Where there's compost and seeds and much more.

We've a large space for seating

And meeting....and eating.

You'll be impressed when you see it, I'm sure."

~Mike Hibbs, 2021 Virtual Show Entry

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The Trading Store is open 10:30 to 12:30 Sundays and Wednesdays. for sales, advice and refreshment from our new-look tea room. There will always be tea/coffee and cake, and as the year progresses, bacon butties on the menu again!

Please find the current price list for the Store here (June 2021).  We cannot guarantee that everything listed is in stock but we will do our best to keep the list up to date.


We are continuing to operate the store for click and collect orders. If you would like to make a purchase please email a list of what you would like to and we make a mutually agreed arrangement to meet you at the Store or consider any other method of delivery that obeys the prevailing lockdown rules. We will need to be firm about this as to break the rules may lead to repercussions with the Town Council. We will tell you how much you owe by email and payment should be made by bank transfer prior to collection. Our details for BACS transfer are Sort code 40-47-09, Account 51606786.


The Trading Store provides a diverse range of gardening items from seeds, bulbs and fertilizers to pots, tools and compost. We buy in bulk and sell in bags of around 3kg or less, so prices are significantly cheaper than proprietary products doing a similar job.


​​As well as being our shop, the Trading Store is also our club room. There's a noticeboard full of information and a library of gardening books and ring binders packed with more information.

Franchi Seeds
We now stock Franchi Seeds - well known for their quality and value for money. The Franchi family

have been raising seeds in Italy for seven generations.  The seeds are of popular Italian varieties from

all over Italy - from the Mediterranean in the south to the foothills of the Alps in the north. The northern

climate is not unlike Britain's.    


We stock a range of 42 varieties of Franchi seeds but if you want to experiment further have a look at their website – and send in your order – we currently manage to get delivery within a week or so of order.

The Manure Heap

Sadly we have been unable to find a reliable source of manure so far this year. We are hoping to get a large delivery in early September. We will let you know if there is any progress in sourcing manure – or if you know of anyone who can help please let us know.


We have 4', 6' and 8' canes available.

For more information please contact the store manager,



Options Brief for the Ormonde Road Trading Store

Calling out for clean 1 or 2 pint milk cartons for dispensing fertilisers.