About Your Online Garden Centre...
Welcome to The Internet Gardener Ltd. We are a family run Online Garden Centre based in rural Nottinghamshire. Our aim is to provide a wide range of home and garden products that you’d find in a conventional garden centre, from Leisuregrow Madrid Rattan Garden Furniture Sets to Handy Electric Tillers, plus much more in store.
We feel our product range includes a fantastic selection of tools, accessories and gifts for both the amateur and the professional gardener. After trying the ‘search facility’ within the website, Should you require something that you can’t find then please don’t hesitate to e-mail us as we have access to many further items that haven’t actually been listed.
All products selected must fulfill our criteria of functionality, practicality, lifespan (will it stand up to the job) and style, and in doing so this helps us ensure that we stick to our company mission statement:
“To provide the widest range of products, at competitive prices, delivered to the customer’s door in first class condition”
We hope that we’re reaching this goal, however should you have any comments / complaints please do not hesitate to contact us via telephone: 08450 941707 or e-mail
Sue, Andy & The Internet Gardener Team
The Online Garden Centre
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What the Internet Gardener Team have been up to...
The main show for Internet Gardener in July is Solex where we can preview the majority of garden furniture and BBQ's for the forthcoming year. Due to the continued success of the show, this year's show has moved from Telford to the NEC in Birmingham.
Rattan Garden Furniture continues to be the main focus of development, with a wider range of coloured rattan being evident. We seem to be ahead of the game in that respect, as this year we have been offering a range of high quality pastel coloured rattan garden furniture
There was also a wider range of metal furniture, particularly with coloured Bistro sets.
BBQ's are also developing with different coloured bodies - Cream, Red & Blue offerings from various manufacturers seem to be the way forward.
Looking at the current range of BBQ's, there are some really high specification products now available.
Following the opening of our Showroom, Internetgardener decided to market the Cadac range of BBQ's. These are really high quality products, something the staff training provided by Cadac fully highlighted.
From the fantastic Cadac Braai Maxx, which is substantially assembled at point of delivery and includes a vast range of alternative cooking surfaces, through to the entry level Stratos, the lasting impression is the high quality of the Cadac range.
The top of the range Braai Maxx, is so much more than a BBQ - it is a fantastic high quality complete outdoor oven. Just lowering one of the oven hoods leaves you in no doubt about the quality of the product. We are sure the ever increasing trend towards Outdoor Living will result in the Braai Maxx becoming one of the most desirable outdoor ovens on the market.
Following the opening of the Showroom, we had been considering different ways to market the facility.
We decided to ask GOOGLE to provide and promote a photographic record of the showroom. GOOGLE take a series of photographs of the showroom which they combine to provide a 360 deg view of the Showroom and Office frontage.
The result can be seen above.
We appreciate this is a 'snapshot' of the showroom at a particular point in time, but it does indicate quite clearly the extent of the showroom and the range of products available to view.
There are very few Showrooms that offer the vast range of products from a wide range of manufacturers that provide visitors the opportunity to fully compare the comfort of different products.
We have made it - SHOWROOM OPENING achieved!
Wow, this has been a true test for everyone. We are familiar with presenting websites for marketing online, but planning the layout and feel of the Showroom, that is a real test.
After much deliberation, we asked Paddy Tipping, the first Police Crime Commissioner for Nottinghamshire to open our Showroom. Paddy has a long standing association with Calverton from his days as am MP. However, it is his current involvement in the area of crime prevention that provides a strong tie to Internetgardener and our long standing efforts to identify and resist potential online crime.
The whole day ran very smoothly, with a large number of trade & public visitors attending the event.April 2013:
Leisuregrow have included GrillStream technology into their BBQ's.
We have to say that in 2012, our staff did not fully understand the features of this technology. As a result we struggled to explain the features to our customers.
To overcome this problem, Leisuregrow suggested we take our staff to their premises in Hinxworth to test both traditional & GrillStream BBQ's.
With our Customer Services Team busy from Monday to Friday, Leisuregrow agreed to the demonstration on a Saturday.
Allowing our staff to use both styles of BBQ proved to be a great success. No flare ups with GrillStream and all the fat being taken away, proved the benefits of the Grillstream technology.Our Customer Services Team can now describe to customers the features of Grillstream having had first hand experience.
Thanks to Brett & Dan for looking after IG on the day.
By the way, Brett & Dan are budding musicians and we understand they regularly perform all over Hinxworth. We were all looking forward to a live show. That did not materialize....perhaps another day.December 2012:
Two product ranges dominated sales in November & December ....Konstsmide lighting
and Muck Boots
We were not surprised at the level of Muck Boot sales, as these are the most popular insulated wellington boots on the market and we offer a wide range of product.
We were surprised how many Konstsmide LED Penguins and Seals we sold.....We should not really be surprised as Konstsmide Christmas Lights & figures start to sell in August and run through to May!
It's was that time of the year again when the IG team got to visit The GLEE Exhibition at the NEC
in Birmingham UK. Here we met amazing new suppliers and sourced even more great quality products for you to buy on our Internet Gardener
site. We also strengthened our relations with our existing suppliers, to make sure you the customer are receiving the best deals and the best service possible year after year, whilst getting the insider information on the hot trends and new releases from the biggest brands in the garden retail industry. At GLEE 2012 we got to take our newest additions to the team: Cassie, Daniel and Katie from our ever-expanding sales team, to give them the most up to date information about the latest and most exciting products of 2012 through to 2013 - That information can be now passed on to you, our fantastic customers. Be sure to keep checking through our site as new products are added every day and prices are dropped every hour! We just can't wait until GLEE 2013 on the Monday 16th September - Wednesday 18th September 2013 at the NEC Birmingham.
After purchasing our new offices and warehouse round the corner from of old address, 2 months of hard work and lots of planning, we moved in. This move marks a major move forwards in the future of Internet Gardener Ltd as it gives us the scope to hold more stock for faster deliveries, larger offices for our ever growing team and allows us to develop the largest Garden Furniture Showroom in the East Midlands. over the coming months we'll be updating you on the progress - we're all very excited!!
The 1st April saw the opening of our new garden furniture showrooms
at Tall Trees Garden Centre in Nottingham. Following a successful opening weekend we are already expanding the ranges available whilst ensuring all garden furniture sets
include Free Home Delivery. We would advise any of our customers wanting to view rattan garden furniture before purchasing to take a trip down to Tall Trees and sample the furniture. Whilst you're at it a cup of tea in the Coffee Shop is a must!!March 2011:
We have just launched our FREE DELIVERY AND ASSEMBLY SERVICE on selected ranges of rattan garden furniture. This means you'll have more time to sit back and relax without the worry of working out which bolt goes where. Instead our helpful assembly teams will do it all for you. February 2011:
Well the 2011 gardening season has well and truly kicked on as our sales team are very busy. We have some incredible new ranges of rattan garden furniture available this season from the Market Leader Leisuregrow Garden Furniture amongst other quality furniture brands.
2010 has been another incredible year of growth for our online garden centre. By working closely with our suppliers we are now able to offer faster delivery times, even better customer service, and our widest ever range of garden and home products. For outdoor furniture the star of the show has to be rattan garden furniture, the sales of which have far exceeded all expectations. Our online product offering has now expanded to include indoor furniture with new ranges of indoor oak furniture arriving on a weekly basis we are sure to have something to suit every taste.
We had a great night at the Garden Retail Awards. Although we did not win the Best Online Retailer Award, we came a very respectable second and were Highly Commended.....not bad when you consider all the established competition out there. We all had a great night and will add some photographs when we find the camera...as we said, it was a very good night!
With exceptional growth and continued investment in the latest e-commerce technology, InternetGardener Limited has been nominated for Best Online Retailer in the HTA sponsored Garden Retail Awards. The Awards Ceremony takes place on Monday 2nd November.
To ensure our Christmas Shop is ready for the end of October, we have been out late at night photographing the Outdoor Christmas Decorations and adding products to the Christmas Shop.
Our garden furniture team has grown rapidly in the past few months to ensure we can process all our Leisuregrow Madrid rattan garden furniture sets and Bramblecrest rattan garden furniture orders quickly. So when you call, if you hear an unfamiliar name please say hello. And our top garden furniture sellers over the past month have been:
- Leisuregrow Madrid Rattan Garden Furniture Set
- Bramblecrest Somerton Teak Garden Furniture Set
- Leisuregrow West virginia Swing Sea
This month has been hectic with listing all our new garden furniture sets
online before the new gardening season kicks off. The latest category on our website to have an upgrade is Leisuregrow Garden Furniture
. This category has been re-organised to reflect the new Leisuregrow Garden Furniture Catalogue. The West Virginia Garden Furniture sets are now listed with the Leisuregrow Gold Coast Garden Furniture> Range which is a brand new range for this season. And the Leisuregrow Madrid Rattan Garden Furniture Sets are now listed alongside the Leisuregrow Corsica Garden Furniture sets. This will hopefully make it that bit easier for all our online garden furniture customers to find their way around!
Another updated product in our range is the Handy Electric Tiller
and Electric Cultivator. This fantastic Electric Tiller has received many great reviews both professional and from our customers. The Handy Electric Tiller is now in stock and available for next day delivery. So why not make preparing your allotment all the easier this year with a Handy Electric Tiller and Buy Garden Machinery Online
Our garden furniture online
team have been working hard to ensure all of our teak garden furniture
sets are available to buy online for the new season. With brand new teak garden furniture
designs, from quality bramblecrest teak benches, to the more luxurious teak steamer chair. We're sure to have just the piece of teak garden furniture you're looking for in our teak garden furniture section.
The Internet Gardener Team have managed to beat 1600 other business within the Midlands region to become of the the top 10 business as voted by HSBC Start Up Stars Judges.
This competition is one of the UK's most influential business awards and is sponsored and judged by Google, Sky New plus other prestigeous people. Our Online Garden Centre team is proud to have reached the regional finals for this award and thank HSBC and our local branch manager for their assistance and continued support.
Here at The Internet Gardener Team we understand that simply being an online business is not always the right way to offer our customers the best product range, prices and customer service possible. With this in mind your online garden centre has now teamed up with Nottingham's premier garden centre Brookfields Garden Centre. Over the coming month's you will see many exciting developments leading from this mutual partnership.
Andy & The Team
The New and updated www.internetgardener.co.uk Online Garden Centre is now live for the 2008 gardening season. We now have a gardening forum so you can ask the team and other members all of your gardening queries and advice. We also have a new monthly gardening tips newsletter, new online garden shop category listings and much much more. This winter season we have been incredibly busy selecting, testing and preparing all of our products for the coming season and we think this year will offer our biggest and best online garden centre range of products, so now you can buy even more of your garden products online - Thanks for your support, Andy & The Team
Sue and Andy were invited to The BBC Radio Nottingham Morning Show to talk about the Garden Retail Awards and how the Online Garden Centre has taken off over the past two years, starting up as a family business, and the furutre plans for our Online Garden Centre. With tips of how to buy garden products online, gardening jobs for the month, and promoting our new monthly gardening newsletter, it really was a fun morning... well everyone likes a morning away from the computer
The Internet Gardener Team was lucky enough to become a finalist in the Garden Retail Awards, Young Retailer of the Year 2007 finals at the Grosvenor Hotel in London. This prestigious awards evening was a chance for us to celebrate our impressive growth over the past two years with the team, network with new garden product suppliers in the garden retail industry, and also to have a bit of fun!!
Thankyou to the Garden Retail Magazine for inviting us along
The Nottingham Evening Post Business Post heard about our Online Garden Centre Team's impressive success in only two years of trading and made our Online Garden Centre the feature article. The article featured topics such as how you can buy garden products online, how to tell if the website operates secure payments, along with upcoming developments such as the new and updated Internetgardener.co.uk Online Garden Centre website which will be released January 2007 so make it easier and simpler for you to buy garden products online safely, securely and always retaining the family run service that we base our business upon.
This photo of Andy (one of the Directors) was also used in the Evening Post Business Post article on our Online Garden Centre and includes an example of our stylish weatherproof garden art in the background