We visited the most magnificent garden center in Britain – the menu is so posh it doesn’t remind you of pensioners at all

When you think about visiting a garden center, it’s usually about plants and flowers.

Maybe you can also take beautiful Christmas decorations or small gifts with you.

This garden center was referred to as the “bougiste” garden center


This garden center was referred to as the “bougiste” garden centerPhoto credit: TikTok
The garden center offers sourdough French toast with berries


The garden center offers sourdough French toast with berriesPhoto credit: TikTok
Homegrown Garden Center is 20 minutes from Glasgow


Homegrown Garden Center is 20 minutes from GlasgowPhoto credit: TikTok

But it’s rare that the cafe creates much excitement beyond the usual sheet cakes, soups and coffee.

A garden center just 20 minutes from Glasgow has caused quite a stir with its delicious menu – and its homewares section is equally impressive.

The Homegrown Garden Center is located on Lochend Road in Gartcosh, a small village in Lanarkshire.

It only opened last year and bosses promised it offered “something new in a unique and inspiring setting”.

And visitors have already praised it as the “bloodiest” garden center ever, while others were keen to go.

Twin brothers Kevin and Kieran D’Arcy from Glasgow said on TikTok (@thirst for food_): “Can you believe this food is from the garden center?

“We headed to Homegrown, a new garden center just outside Glasgow.

“I don’t know about you, but I’ve never been to a garden center that looks like this.

“I’m used to people who look like pensioners. But this stuff is really nice, I want my apartment to look like that.”

But the siblings said it was the food that was the “star of the show”, adding: “Look how beautiful the presentation is and it tastes even better.”

“If you’re an Instagram girl, it’s all about those shots, it’s all about the egg shakshuka.

“However, it is a bit expensive. If you’re looking for value for money I’d definitely go for the sandwiches, they’re only around £8 and a full meal.”

“Everything is beautifully presented. Everyone stared as our food came to the table and it felt amazing.”

The cafe’s popular dishes include sourdough French toast with fresh berries and ricotta, smoked bacon club sandwich with a fried egg on top, and a bright pink beetroot latte.

Local chefs said: “We believe in keeping everything as fresh and local as possible.”

“From our selection of suppliers to our team of talented chefs and in-house baker, we are committed to offering a vibrant menu full of delicious dishes and sweet treats.”

And they were inundated with rave reviews from social media users who traveled to check out the place and grab a bite to eat.

One raved: “This really is the most beautiful garden center ever. The food was honestly 10/10. It’s so pretty and aesthetic.”

A second wrote: “The cafe is a great place for aesthetically pleasing homeware decorating and not to be missed! A garden center for Millennials and Generation Z.”

Another visitor added: “I’m not a gardener but I love a garden center and this is the most lush and modern one I’ve ever seen.

“The housewares were incredible. There’s just something calming about walking through a garden center. After a short walk we went upstairs to the café.

“This is by far the fanciest garden center café I’ve ever been to. I was honestly blown away by how good the food was at this cafe.”

“Although I wouldn’t expect anything less for the price.

“I really can’t fault the food, honestly everything was fantastic. If garden centers aren’t your thing, still check out the cafe.”

While a fourth simply wrote: “The most beautiful garden center ever.”

Visitors praised her Instagram-worthy food


Visitors praised her Instagram-worthy foodPhoto credit: TikTok
Homegrown was flooded with rave reviews


Homegrown was flooded with rave reviewsPhoto credit: TikTok
They even serve a beetroot latte


They even serve a beetroot lattePhoto credit: TikTok

John Verrall

John Verrall is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: johnverrall@nytimas.com.

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