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Coolings Green & Pleasant

Coolings Green & Pleasant, Main Road, Knockholt, United Kingdom
Garden Center



Experience the best the Kent countryside has to offer - fresh food at Blueberry Cafe, fresh ideas in our shop, and fresh air on our 6-acre Nature Trail.

Including the bird of prey team from Willows Birds of Prey. At Coolings Green & Pleasant you’ll experience the best the Kent countryside has to offer – fresh food, fresh ideas, and fresh air! Blueberry Café offers a delicious menu to suit all appetites, the gift shop is full of inspiring, fun and quirky gift ideas to suit all tastes, and our wonderful 6-acre Nature Trail and rare-breed animal collection showcases nature at her very best!

A family affair – started by Arthur Cooling in 1913, continued by his son Michael through the 1960’s, 70’s and 80’s, Michael’s son Paul Cooling is now at the helm of our family business.

Something for everyone – our fabulous eco-building houses a wonderful shop with an inspiring range of gifts for your home, garden and family; Blueberry Café offers a delicious and comprehensive menu catering for all tastes and appetites and with our 6-acre Nature Trail to explore Coolings Green & Pleasant is a great day out for the whole family.

Sensational staff – our team is as diverse as our product ranges, with trained horticulturists, furniture and barbecue experts, professional cake bakers, animal welfare specialists and a whole host of skills and experience working together to ensure our customer service is second to none!

Award-winning eco-credentials – winners of the Garden Retail’s “Greenest Garden Centre” award in 2015, our business is pro-active in taking care of the environment. From rainwater harvesting to solar panels for energy, from waste recycling to a bio-fuel delivery van, we’re working hard to minimise our impact on the environment for the benefit of future generations.



Although May seems far away, we’re already thinking about National Children’s Gardening Week! Follow their page for exciting updates about the week!

The Blueberry Café team are so excited about our specials today they want everyone to know! These incredible options are here for a limited time only – don’t miss out!

Buy 12 bottles of Westerham Brewery’s local beer for just £25.80! With six different options, there’s something to suit everyone – see more information here:

To help get your gardens recovering from the frost, we’re putting some of our plants on sale for you - come in to see what you could fill your garden with!

Books for you! Enjoy our recommendations for the week ahead – this week our choices are: The Ups & Downs of Gardening by Tony Husband o Why do we garden? Although it often seems like a good idea, sometimes the reality is quite different! This painfully honest book shares the real ups and downs of starting, maintaining, and replenishing your garden! Let’s Look for Wild Flowers – A Spot & Learn, Stick & Play Book by Andrea Pinnington o This delightful nature book forms the perfect introduction to wild flowers, teaching children that unkempt nature can be just as wonderful as perfectly pruned gardens! Featuring over 35 wild flowers to find and tick off, alongside 30 stunning stickers and a fold-out play scene, this book is the perfect companion to explorations in any green space.

Happy Easter!

Still looking for something to do for the Easter Weekend? Visit Coolings Nature Trail for Egg-citing Easter Flying Demonstrations, Handling and Easter Egg Hunts!

Alexander Rose’s Roble Wood range contains this Royal Park Bench! Manufactured in their own factory in Bolivia, the Roble is FSC© 100% certified. The smooth lustre, with a closely interlocked light yellow grain combines to make some of the most beautiful garden furniture. All Alexander Rose’s Roble products come with a 10-year warranty.

Blueberry Cafe is feeling super Easter-like today, despite the weather!

Jump on the band-wagon and invest in one of Creative Products’ mermaid cushions! We’ve found them rather entertaining to place around the shop, can you spot them?

As soon as the sun comes out – get out! Planting these Clematis Montanas and Spring Flowering Shrubs in the next couple of days will add a splash of colour to your garden, and we think everyone needs a dash of fabulous in their garden! With reduced-price Clematis Montana flowers, and Buy-One-Get-One-Free Spring Flowering Shrubs, Coolings is the best place to invest in some jolly plants!

Books for you! Enjoy our recommendations for the week ahead – this week our choices are: SowHow – A modern guide to grow-your-own-veg by Paul Matson & Lucy Anna Scott o SowHow is an innovative grow guide for the modern gardener. With its fresh, bright design and clear-cut advice, this clever little book provides all the information and encouragement you need to grow your own vegetables, herbs, and edible flowers. Whether you are looking to fill a garden, an allotment, or a patio pot, get going and grow with SowHow! Plant the Tiny Seed by Christie Matheson o There is a magic in every seed. The seeds that come in little paper packets and those that fall from flowers and plants. In every garden and every flowerpot, magic can grow. In this book, you become the magician, controlling the magic in every seed! Press the seed into the ground, wiggle your fingers to add water, clap to bring the sun, and then turn the page. This interactive learning book teaches what plants need to grow, and how to press, tap, wiggle, and jiggle to start the magic!


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