Meet our Staff

Here's your chance to get to know our staff a little better!

Starting with our manager, Ann Miles who tells use a bit more about herself here:

When I was growing up my earliest gardening memory is from around four years old visiting my grandmothers’ house, watering geraniums by submerging them in a bucket of water until the bubbles stopped

– Grandma told me this was how you knew they weren’t thirsty anymore! Since then my passion for gardening began, from my mother allowing me to have a small plot in our garden, to recently designing from scratch my current garden, being lucky enough to live in the country overlooking fields, near Winchester, and now being lucky enough to be working here at Stansted since March this year, following a retail career of 15 years.

I like to be busy, (my nickname is “White Rabbit” from Alice in Wonderland), so apart from overseeing the garden centre and in particular ensuring all our customers receive an exceptional shopping experience and looking after our customer friendly team, I am a member of the National Hardy Plant Group, The WI, and The National Trust. On top of this I’m a Community First Responder, play tennis, (badly), and am married with two children, two grandchildren, and an Irish wolfhound called Scooby! 

My real passion is people, and love to chat to as many customers as possible, to hear how we are doing as your Garden Centre, what we could do differently, what your gardens look like, and how we can deliver a garden centre where you can buy anything you need to “grow” your garden, so please feel free to come and see me when you next visit,


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Opening hours

  • Monday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    10:30 - 16:30

* Sundays - browsing only 10 - 10.30am.


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