About Ransons Garden Centre

The 19,000 sq. ft. garden centre, owned and run by the Ranson family, caters for keen gardeners and families alike.

With decades of horticultural experience, the team is headed up by Julian Ranson who was trained at Writtle Horticultural College and who managed the flagship garden centre for one of the country’s premier garden centre chains for 24 years.

In September 2009 Solihull Chamber of Commerce voted Julian businessman of the year.

During his time at Notcutts Garden Centre Julian pioneered many initiatives to encourage children into gardening including a Saturday morning children’s gardening club.

“I have always believed that children should be encouraged to garden,” says Julian, “and being at the Hatton Experience will certainly help us to achieve that aim. My initiation into gardening was when I was 12 and sowed seeds for my parents and then sold the resulting plants on to them. I have been selling plants ever since. To encourage children to love plants will be high on our list of priorities at Ransons.”