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Great Amwell Grand Re-Opening

Van Hage Great Amwell is one of the leading garden centres in the country, and more importantly has been a huge part of the local community for over 70 years, starting in Broxbourne back in 1958. Now part of the Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres, Van Hage is being restored to its former glory with the respect and dignity it deserves with investment in all areas of the centre, first and foremost the garden sections including the new improved Plant Area.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for bearing with us whilst we’ve been refurbishing the centre, hopefully you’ve seen some of the changes progress over the last few months.

Now we are ready to welcome you to what we believe will be the best garden centre in the UK, and would like to invite you to join us for our Grand Re-Opening on Saturday 20th May.
Opening Times
Event Starts from 11am
Windmill unveiling 12noon
Festivities finish at 4pm
Find us
Pepper Hill, Great Amwell, SG12 9RP

What's on!

Take a look through the events happening on the day!
Windmill Unveiling & Switch on

Join us out on the front lawn at 12noon for the grand unveiling and switch on of the fully refurbished iconic Windmill. For the first time in 2 years the vanes will be begin to rotate again. Surrounded by beautiful tulips the windmill is at the heart of Van Hage.

Live Music - Cube Tuesdays

This talented, affable and engaging duo will hit the ground running as they play through their extensive repertoire of classics from Stevie Wonder to Daft Punk, ensuring there is something for all ages. Experts on their respective instruments and with an abundance of experience. You don't want to miss out on Cube Tuesdays.


Perfect for young children, the chairoplanes are an exciting spinning ride. Located at the front of the garden centre

Topper & Timoni the Clowns

Topper & Timoni the clowns is something to be seen, making balloon characters, tricks and much more to keep children and crowds entertained all afternoon - oh did we mention they're also on stilts!!

Jencia The Hula Hoop Artist

Watch Jencia as she flings and moves around a selection of Hula Hoops to entertain the crowd, a truly marvellous spectacle. 

Face Painting with Moore Funny Faces

Linda and her dedicated team are all truly passionate about their art and are determined to provide a professional, friendly and efficient service to ensure all children (and some adults) have a  memorable and enjoyable experience.

Pony Rides

Join us on the day and get to meet the ponies from Party Pony. £3.50 for one ride or £5 for two - per child, situated at the front of the garden centre.

FREE Van Hage Windmill

Each child can collect a free Van Hage windmill, exclusively available for the event.

*Limited to 1 per child, and whilst stocks last.

CellarDine Meet The Maker

Meet Peter Dunne the owner/inventor of CellarDine products, CellarDine is a British company, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year!  You will be able to personally engage with Peter and learn how to get the most from your favourite bottle as he demystifies wine jargon.  Find out more about CellarDine and the unique and innovative products in store where free wine tips booklets are available on the day!

Broil King BBQ Demo

Watch, ask questions and learn as the Broil King demonstation team go through all the amazing features, tips and tricks of the Broil King BBQ range - whilst you're there why not grab a little taster of the food they'll be cooking as well!

Raffle Prize Draw

Enter the raffle this Saturday for £1 a ticket, for your chance to win the below. All proceeds go to Isabel Hospice.

1st Prize = 2 x Chelsea Flower Show Tickets including Coach Journey (£130 each)

2nd Prize = £100 Blue Diamond Gift Card

3 additional prizes = 1 x Bottle Tulip Vodka worth £39.99

Food Tastings

The Original Baker will be on hand offering tasters of their fantastic range of pastries, as well as Caron Lodge - showcasing their variety of Cheeses

Belvoir Elderflower Press

Enjoy a free glass of Belvoir Elderflower Presse, supplied complimentary by Belvoir. Also orange juice available for the children.

Old Bakery Gin

Try one of the wide varieties of Old Bakery Gin available at our tasting stand in the food hall, the Old Bakery Gin team will be on hand to recommend their favourites and give you some insight into this notorious brand.

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