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What do our valued customers think of The Vineyard Garden Centre, Cafe and the services we offer?



Garden Centre Customer

"H, we had our first visit to the garden centre and cafe today. What a little gem! We will be back. Very reasonable prices, beautiful cafe and a nice friendly team.
Thank you."

Best wishes, Elaine.

Garden Centre Customer

"We visited your centre last Thursday (19th.) to buy some plants, trellis and compost and just wanted to say how pleased we were with the whole experience. Your staff couldn't have been more helpful and you were able to deliver all the items, in perfect condition, to our home by 3.30 that day. The 3 lads who delivered them were really polite and helpful, I'm sorry I cannot remember their names. Please do pass on my thanks to them.

Thanks again to all of you, we are looking forward to see everything in bloom next year."

Martin - From Browsing to Delivery

Whitefriars, Canterbury

Review from Whitefriars Canterbury

"Whitefriars have been pleased to partner with the Fifth Trust for a number of years on planting schemes that form the core of our South & South East in Bloom entries. Thanks in no small part to the charity's horticulture team, we secured a Gold Award in 2014. Fifth Trust staff and students have produced some stunning floral displays for us, including over 100 hanging baskets this year, all of which are much admired by our customers. The planting designs have been innovative and effective, based on each year’s chosen theme. The team’s regular maintenance visits have ensured that the displays stay looking their best throughout the summer."

Whitefriars Centre Director
Peter Scutt

Deal Wine Society

"Deal Wine Society enjoyed a meal at the Vineyard Tearoom. A beautiful summer evening, with the sun setting over the vineyards. We were treated to a guided tour of the vineyard, given an understanding, not only of the horticulture of looking after the vines, but also what the Fifth Trust does in the workshops, and outside activities for the many students. After the tour we were treated to one of the best sit down meals ever. I enjoyed the evening, as did we all. The friendliness of the staff, the Managers who had showed us round, stayed and help serve the meals, Wine was bought, and drunk with the food. An amazing place to visit, and a charity that is doing such great work for the students."

John, Deal Wine Society.

Elham Valley Visit

"On the Elham Valley visit, it was the staff who made a lasting impression. A truly committed and professional team who passionately cared about what they were doing."


Log Order

"Because of our visit there, I decided to order some logs. Their log delivery service is the tops - reasonably priced, and a wonderful team of four who took it all through my house and stacked it perfectly. I was 100% impressed."


A Vineyard Helper

"Our great nephew Robert who has learning difficulties helps at the Vinyard 3 days a week, and has been doing so for several years. We know from his parents how well he is looked after, he loves his three days, a sure sign - he is always on the doorstep at his home in Whitstable waiting for his transport to arrive. He is very happy there meeting other people with similar problems, his favourite job ,out with a supervisor delivering logs around East Kent. The Fifth Trust are doing a wonderful job and we would recommend a visit. You won't be disappointed."