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Hello and welcome to our new edition of the Garden Centre Magazine for Langton Green House. The Autumn and Winter months soon came around, and you will now no doubt be looking forward and planning towards the Spring and Summer. Is it ever too soon to start thinking about your next garden or home project? Included in this edition of the magazine are many home and garden related editiorials which may give you the inspiration you need. You will also find some local businesses within the magazine whose services may be just what you are looking for. Ahead of the next six months, there's lots of planting and preparing to be done, please refer to our double page of annual garden tips of what to do in your garden month by month. Keep your eyes peeled around the garden centre for the latest information and their seasonal offers. We always welcome our reader's feedback on our magazine, if you have any comments you'd like to add, we would love to hear them! Please email me direct: Jessica@yhgmedia.co.uk Kind regards and happy reading!

Jessica Leech

Garden Centre Magazine Magazine Editor

T. 0345 115 1478 E.info@yhgmedia.co.uk www.yhgmedia.co.uk YHG Ltd Unit 9 Neptune Court, Hallam Way, Whitehills, Blackpool FY4 5LZ Disclaimer: The information contained within The Garden Centre Magazine we believe to be correct at time of going to press. No responsibility can be accepted for any errors or omissions. The features in this publication are intended as guidelines only. DIY tasks can be dangerous and should not be undertaken without both the right equipment and skill. If you have any doubts, seek professional advice. Skill level and duration are given as approximate guides only. The businesses and products advertised in this publication are in no way endorsed by the Garden Centre. If you have any issues or complaints regarding the magazine please contact YHG Ltd.


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CafĂŠ | Garden Centre | Gifts & Foods | Stone

OPEN Mon to Sat - 9am to 5pm

Sun & Bank Hols - 10am to 4pm | CLOSED Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

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“A rural retail treasure trove for everyone” Langton Greenhouse and Garden Centre is a family run business in East Langton, Market Harborough, drawing visitors from Leicestershire, Northants and Rutland. It has grown from a greenhouse producing tomatoes for sale on Leicester and Bedford markets to an award-winning, multifarious offering. Since the Langton Stone Company was launched in 2011, Langton Greenhouse and Garden Centre has expanded its range of plants and gardening products and brought in lines of gifts and speciality foods. The well-known Greenhouse Café opened in 2013. Site products and services include plants, ornaments, garden furniture and horticultural advice, also locally sourced groceries and cuisine, plus gifts including toys, clothes, cards and homeware items. The Langton Stone Company has its own, newly re-furbed showroom in the beautifully rustic greenhouses, while the café can be booked for private functions. Visitors can buy groceries and meet friends for lunch, having first picked out some seasonal garden plants, grabbed a birthday jumper and card for someone or a housewarming gift, or had a look at the fine stone or garden furniture on show. Site concessions include a veterinary practice and a dog groomer’s, completing a variety of offerings all under one roof, or just outside.

The Speciality Gifts and Homewares centre stock the Sara Miller London range, chic brands Fransa, Numph and Goose Island, beautiful Hot Tomato and Dansk jewellery, also classical homeware by Broste and Ib Laursen. The Langton Greenhouse and Garden Centre is fast becoming a very popular and successful attraction, extending its reach to Leicester, Corby, Uppingham and beyond. All demographics are catered for, from baby boomers, couples, ‘ladies who lunch’, and young families making the most of the space and toys afforded to children in the Greenhouse Café, to ‘gen- Xs, Ys and Zs’ plus ‘millennials’. A loyalty scheme discounts goods for the loyal and digitally savvy clientele, which historically has come from around Market Harborough and rural south Leicestershire. The thoughtful, tasteful variety of products and services, heritage, expertise plus excellent customer service make the customer’s experience memorable, whether eating with friends or clients or dropping by after a school run to one of the local kindergartens, primary or secondary schools. Spacious parking in a newly re-laid car park and good accessibility on the Melton Road are distinct advantages. There is truly something for everyone, and you don’t need a garden to come in!


The Langtons has an easily navigable website and Facebook page, also Twitter handle and Instagram account to share product launches and other useful information. Local website Best Of Market Harborough recently awarded The Langtons its “Highly Commended Business” award for 2018. Loyalty scheme members receive exclusive offers and priority bookings, while social media is creating good customer feedback and interaction. Gardening, orchid growing and wreath making masterclasses and BBC Radio Leicester live broadcasts remain popular events, as do Mothers’ Day and St Patrick’s Day menus, and other seasonal, festive promotions and calendar events. “The Langton Greenhouses are a lovely place to eat and enjoy good atmosphere, stunning settings and first-class service. It’s a perfect pit-stop on my way to the Kingpower stadium!” Mark Pougatch, Chief Presenter ITV Sport, BBC, Radio 5 Live and BT Sports broadcaster journalist OPEN Mon to Sat - 9am to 5pm

Local standing in the community has recently been enhanced by a partnership deal with one of Market Harborough's finest, oldest institutions. All Market Harborough Building Society members enjoy discounts at the Langton Greenhouse of 10%, with a member card that gives them savings with local businesses and services. In addition, The Langton Greenhouse And Garden Centre was recently runner-up in the Leicestershire Rural Achievement Awards, best rural business section. Last but not least, the new Langton Stone showroom superbly showcases its on-site porcelain and grade-A stone service, with 25 years' heritage and experience to show.

Sun & Bank Hols - 10am to 4pm | CLOSED Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Melton Road, East Langton LE16 7TG 01858545819 info@langtongreenhouse.co.uk www. langtongreenhouse.co.uk


Our Garden Centre is our oldest and proudest venture... The Garden Centre was first opened 47 years ago (in 1970) by Glenda and Stewart Haddon, under the name Glen Stewart Nurseries, as the Langtons primary garden and plant centre, growing and selling all their own plants on site. Though the name has changed, and nearly 5 decades have passed, that same spirit and passion for providing the South Leicestershire and Rutland area with only the highest quality of plants and outdoor essentials is still what drives us today. The business remains a family owned enterprise and something we’re all very proud of. We have, however, expanded beyond anything Glenda and Stewart could have conceived back in the summer of ‘69 when construction started on the 8 industrial glass houses and propogating houses which make up our site, but reminders of the way things used to be are littered about the site. Our heritage and provenance is our springboard, but our progress and development hasn’t ever slowed pace, and won’t any time soon either.

Our plant centre is always stocked to the brim with whatever the season has to offer, and we are very highly regarded for the standards of our plants. Our team’s knowledge of horticulture is plain to see when taking a stroll through our plant centre, and the care and attention we provide all of our plants gives it the very best start in life. It’s this comprehensive and proactive care which our customers trust year after year. Beyond plants, we stock a wide selection of all kinds of outdoor living products, as well as gardening tools, horticultural chemicals, aggregates and sundries which make us a veritable one-stop shop for everything your garden needs to become a true extension of your living space and achieve whatever potential you wish to expose in it. Our team are also on hand 7 days a week, all year round, to advise and guide you through everything you could ask regarding your garden. As well as that, you might take advantage of our bespoke planting service to produce you some extraordinary floral arrangements, stunning seasonal hanging baskets and perfect pots.

These days, people see gardens as an extension of their homes, and there is everything here to enjoy outdoor living to the full.


Living, giving, food and wellbeing, we’ve got you covered... Building on the success of the Garden Centre, and then later the success of the Greenhouse Café, we created a small lifestyle and gift offering in the later half of 2013. The initial shop was 15 or so small local artisans, designers and producer whom we brought together as a shop of concession, run for and by local small business owners. It was very successful, and we found it complimented our set up perfectly. ​ ff the back of the concessions’ success, we too began to stock O the Gift department with Garden Gifts, and Greetings Cards. Since that time, many of our original concessions have moved on and, over time, we have taken back full responsibility for the space. The Gift department was then combined with our small Farm Shop to create the Food, Home and Gift department, which has since grown exponentially to encompass all aspects of our initial offering. We stock beautiful design-led clothing from Nümph and Goose Island, as well as our stunning range of jewellery and accessories from Dansk Smykkekunst. Our wellbeing section includes Heyland & Whittle, Skandinavisk, Parkminster, La Bonne Maison and, now, candles and diffusers by Shifa, Vineyard and, local Harborough company, Seven Scents. Our stunning range of homewares is made up of a handpicked selection from producers such as Garden Trading, Nkuku, Broste Copenhagen, Ib Laursen, Cookut and CozyLiving. The clear inspiration for our collections is clean, modern living with a rustic country style. Whether you’re a culinary expert or novice, there’s plenty to pique your interest in our Speciality Foods selection. We stock COOK frozen meals, as well as a variety of different ready to cook dishes, cakes and confectionary, preserves and jams, wines, beers and spirits. There really is something for everyone. Gifts, homewares and largely locally-sourced food/drink offerings have been growing consistently over the last few years. The range includes Scandinavian designed clothing and jewellery, luxuriously fragrant candles and diffusers, great gift ideas for men, as well as speciality foods and chic homewares, all tied together with beautiful gift wrap and humorous greetings cards.

OPEN Mon to Sat - 9am to 5pm

Sun & Bank Hols - 10am to 4pm | CLOSED Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Melton Road, East Langton LE16 7TG 01858545819 info@langtongreenhouse.co.uk www. langtongreenhouse.co.uk


“It’s so important, these days, to make time to sit back and enjoy a good cup of coffee...”

At the Greenhouse Café, we don’t go for quirks or fads to makes us interesting, we keep it simple and see no shame in that. It’s so important, these days, to make time to sit back and enjoy a good cup of coffee or a slice of cake. Maintaining these sorts of little luxuries, allowing oneself some time to enjoy a moments peace, keeps life in perfect balance. Serving expertly crafted coffees, wholesome handmade cakes, fresh and delicious lunches, and plenty more besides. For those who can't stick around, there are fresh soups, salads and sandwiches to take away. The Café also plays host to private functions with several competitive venue hire options.


OPEN Mon to Sat - 9am to 5pm

Sun & Bank Hols - 10am to 4pm | CLOSED Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Melton Road, East Langton LE16 7TG 01858545819 info@langtongreenhouse.co.uk www. langtongreenhouse.co.uk


Our Stone Company has been 30 years in the making... Tom Byrne, whose parents owned and ran the Glen Stewart Nursery from 1977 to 2010, left the family business at 18 and trained as a tiler. He found, after a few years in the trade, that he was particularly gifted at it too. He set up a company with a friend of his who was fellow tiler, Dean Rossi, and ‘Rossi & Byrne’ was founded in 1997. For over a decade, they dominated the high-end tiling market in the Leicestershire area, and went from strength to strength. The company, having grown exponentially larger than either Tom Byrne or Dean had expected, was merged with another firm, ran by Dean’s brother. This coincided with family circumstances which left Tom Byrne and DJ at the helm of the family business back in Market Harborough, and so Tom Byrne sold his share in the company to the other directors and put the money into the Langton Stone Company Ltd. with a focus on the supply side of the industry. Langton Stone is a leading local supplier of Grade A stone and porcelain tiles, stocking and fitting a superb range of tiles from Ca' Pietra, Marshalls Tile Interiors and Staffords. We offer bespoke installations by experienced fitters, with a free, no obligation site visit, expert advice and high quality, professional service. These product ranges are among some of the most sought after stones and porcelains on the market today. We are constantly updating our ranges and we are incredibly proud of the breadth of variety in the selection of tiles we sell. Our combination of experience in both the fixing and retailing of stone and porcelain products makes us a valuable partner in any wall or floor tiling project. We’re always just a call or click away, and we’re always more than happy to help... This offering is the foundation our Garden Centre, Gift Shop and Greenhouse Café have built on since the 1960s.

Client Testimonial

"The Langton Stone team did a great job in my dining room and hallway. The beautiful floor tiles were laid in a highly professional manner, with a minimum of fuss, mess or hassle. I'm so pleased with it, we shall definitely use Langton Stone again We 100% recommend them for tiling.” Mrs N Smith, Leicestershire We recently updated ranges in our expanded showroom so the brand reflects quality, real heritage and professional skill. Tom Byrne’s 35 years’ experience retailing and fixing stone and porcelain makes Langton Stone perfect for all wall or floor tiling projects. The Langton Stone Co now seeks partnerships with developers, builders, architects and interior designers, alongside its consumer jobs. Langton Stone offers a bespoke installation service by experienced fitters, with a free, no obligation site visit, expert advice and high quality, professional service.


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