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Great food for lunch or just call for coffee. Whilst there you can walk round the garden centre... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Paul R
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Expensive but good

This is a very busy place and recommend getting there early for lunch. The food is always great and... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2016
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200 Galgorm Road | Galgorm Castle, Ballymena BT42 1HL, Northern Ireland
+44 28 2568 9290
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

What a fabulous emporium - full of surprises. An Alladin's cave of plants, gifts, souvenirs, books, cards, produce and a host of other delightful items. While away the time from the hustle and bustle of the town in a relaxing shopping environment. An excellent café...More

6  Thank timeagain
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Reviewed 20 January 2015

I have visited the café in this centre. I find the centre a lot more better than the café. there is a great selection of products in the area. toilets could be cleaner though. very nice plants in this garden centre.

8  Thank richardsU8611AY
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Reviewed 24 September 2018

Never been let down with the quality of the food here. As good value for money as you would get anywhere but whether you would get food this good elsewhere, I doubt it! I opted for the steak & mushroom pie in red wine and...More

Thank Terence K
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Great food for lunch or just call for coffee. Whilst there you can walk round the garden centre with big variety of garden ornaments and supplies although not cheap in price. Pleasant environment next to Galgorm Castle.

Thank Paul R
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

My word in here is expensive. Friends in Ballymena suggested in here to me as they said I might like it while yes I thought it was nice here the prices of stuff meant you’d need a big bank account to be shopping here. Staff...More

Thank hayleighcork
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely spot, whether for a visit with others or a browse around on your own. The displays are beautiful and there’s always something that little bit different in the gift shop. The coffee shop is very good: it has always been very...More

Thank 19sjt70
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Called for coffee and a scone. Used to go quite often with family and friends who saw it as their local but they refuse to go now because of the awful coffee. It is far too expensive for coffee made by a machine which probably...More

Thank ELeanor366
Reviewed 24 November 2017

I love this place, there is so much choice, gifts, cards, clothes etc and you can always find something to buy that you wouldn't see anywhere else. The coffee shop has so much choice and don't charge extra for jam or butter, unlike some places....More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Just had a really lovely day out with my mum. We were sent vouchers from as part of the offers from the 'In Bloom' loyalty card. We bought some tulip bulbs and a couple of discounted Rose bushes for planting. We'd recommend going on an...More

Thank Ulster-Una
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Visited again on one of their family fun days. Enjoyed both the fabulous emporium and the excellent restaurant. Not merely a retail outlet but an enjoyable shopping experience.

Thank timeagain
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Made a return visit after being told about another weekend event that this garden centre had on. The centre has changed everything around a little and in my opinion, not for the better. Cleanliness wasn't the best in this centre. Staff at the tills are...More

1  Thank Ultimatedaytrips
Reviewed 6 November 2016

This is a very busy place and recommend getting there early for lunch. The food is always great and the service is excellent. They have a good choice of daily specials.

1  Thank LifeCoachontheMove
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