Great Little Garden founder statement

Phil McCann Great little gardenAt Great Little Garden we are all passionate about gardening. For over forty years I have been an ardent gardener and for many decades have bought plants and products from the widest range of garden retailers around the country. I've worked and managed garden centres; I've sold to garden retailers in both sundries and nursery stock areas;  I've sourced plants for many gardening television programmes along with supplying expert horticultural knowledge and advice to the well known names seen in the public eye every gardening week. In early 2016 I believed it was time to start a business that I would use with complete confidence.


My basic plan is based on one question – 'What do I want from a garden retailer?' The answers, gleaned from those years in the horticultural industry and as a customer, were easy. I want a resource for expert information on all aspects of gardening;  I want the best choice of plants and gardening products delivered in environmentally considerate packaging at a time to suit me;  I want exemplary customer service and I want to be valued as a customer and as a gardener. The seed of Great Little Garden was sown.


Please don't misunderstand me – the horticultural industry in the UK is generally superb. That's why all my plants available at Great Little Garden are sourced from UK nurseries. What I aim to do is to bring the best quality plants, products, advice, service, the widest choice and commitment to improvement I've seen in the many years of being involved in horticulture into one place. That's one accessible place for all gardeners. I want to help people start on their own gardening journey undaunted by horticultural hoo-ha and gardening mumbo-jumbo. At the same time, I want to help improve the gardens of others who have gardened for even longer than myself. I also want to learn more about gardening.


Great Little Garden is now a blossoming seedling. Obviously we will make changes to the plants and products on offer as the seasons unfurl and as the years roll by. Just like a garden itself, Great Little Garden will always be evolving. 


I'm delighted that you've found us and I know that your garden will be a better place for it. Everyone here at Great Little Garden is totally focused on making that come true. If we are missing anything then please let us know and we will move mountains to get it sorted. If you have a plant or gardening query or just want to chat about your own green oasis, then get in touch. I'm also planning to get out and about this year to chat all things gardening to anyone who'll listen. And no doubt to some that won't! I hope to bump into you soon. 


Happy gardening!

 Phil McCann Great little garden

Phil McCann