National Children's Gardening Week



26th May - 3rd June is National Children's Gardening Week! 


What's on at Pentland: 


Plant your own herb container:

Saturday 26th May - Sunday 3rd June, 9am - 5pm 

To celebrate National Children's Gardening Week we're welcoming children of all ages to come along to the garden centre and plant their very own herb container! 

Growing herbs is a great way for kids to get involved in the garden and we have lots of lovely herbs they can choose from, including Thyme, mint, oregano, basil and curry plants! 

Cost: Just £5, which includes a bell pot, compost and 4 herb plants.

Pop along to the outside plant area any day from the 26th May - 3rd June between 9am and 5pm.


Children's Afternoon Tea:

Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June, 12noon - 4pm 


As part of our National Children's Gardening Week celebrations, our popular children's afternoon teas will be back on the menu again in Cafe Panola! 

Children can enjoy a beautifully presented and delicious homemade afternoon tea complete with juice in a tea pot! Always a hit with little ones and a great way to spend time on a sunny afternoon.

Our afternoon tea includes: 
Mini sausage roll
Mini cupcake

(Cost: £5.95. No need to book!)

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Garden Circle Evening, 20% OFF!


Garden Circle Evening: Thursday 24th May, 5pm - 8pm

Spring is finally here and we're delighted to be hosting a special Garden Circle event in May! 

Join us for an evening of exclusive benefits for card holders. No need to book.

- 20% OFF plants (not already discounted), garden sundries, giftware and clothing*

- Chat with the experts
Do you need help and advice to bring your garden to life? Carolyn and her expert team will be on hand to provide help, ideas and inspiration so you can ensure your garden looks its best.

-Enjoy a special high tea menu in Cafe Panola. Our chefs will be serving delicious home cooked meals throughout the evening. (please see below for menu details. **Please call to book a table: 0131 440 0895**).

(Entrance fee: £1 donation on the night for the charity Children First)

Don’t have a card? Don’t worry, you can sign up on the night!


**High Tea Menu - £12.95 per person**
(Please call to book a table: 0131 440 0895)
Last orders for hot food 

- Breaded haddock with chips, peas and tartare sauce 

- Escalope of chicken with a pepper & mushroom cream sauce on a bed of pilau rice

- Vegetable lasagne with garlic bread & side salad

- Cream filled profiteroles with a chocolate sauce

- Strawberry cheesecake with chantilly cream

- Cheese & biscuit selection



*Excluding gift vouchers. 20% off only valid on full price items, not those already discounted.

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Spring planted containers available now!


With the better weather on the way (finally), it’s time to turn to the garden to pull it out of winter mode and get it into the swing of spring! If your outdoor space is looking a little sad and sorry, our beautiful spring planted containers are guaranteed to give an instant lift! 

Our professional looking containers lovingly created by Carolyn and the team are ready to take home now. Choose from a large variety of sizes, styles and colour schemes. Pop in and find your perfect container. They also make a wonderful gift!

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Weekend Till Operator Job Opportunity


Would you like to be part of the Pentland Plants team? We are looking for a weekend till assistant at Pentland Plants!

You must have 3 years experience in retail and operating tills. You should be great with customers and colleagues and be able to communicate well and give excellent customer service. Any knowledge in gardening and horticulture would be an advantage

If you feel that you have the skills we're looking for we'd love to hear from you! Please send your cv and a covering letter to:

Pentland Plants
EH20 9QG

Job Type: Part-time
Salary: £6,656.00 to £7,500.00 /year

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Garden Centre Assistant job opportunity


Would you like to join our friendly team here at Pentland? We are looking for someone with some knowledge, experience and an interest in gardening, retail and plants!

The position includes:
Collecting plants from our adjacent nursery
Displaying and watering plants
Helping customers
Receiving goods
Working on the tills

You must be hardworking, quick and enthusiastic and have great communication skills.

You should have excellent customer care, be used to working in a shop and enjoy working with the public.

If you feel that you have the skills we're looking for please send your cv and a covering letter.

The hours are 8.45am - 5pm ( 9.45am on Sundays.) 5 days out of 7
(Includes weekend work)

Our address is
Pentland plants
EH20 9QG

We are on a easy bus route from Edinburgh.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £15,300 - £16,500 a year


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Where to find us

Pentland Plants Garden Centre
Pentland Mains
EH20 9QG

0131 440 0895

Opening hours

Monday - 9am to 5pm
Tuesday - 9am to 5pm
Wednesday - 9am to 5pm
Thursday - 9am to 5pm
Friday - 9am to 5pm

Saturday - 9am - 5pm
Sunday - 10am - 5pm

May - June
Open late till 6pm weekdays

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