Tony’s love for gardening has been cultivating since 1965! Having apprenticed at the famous Kew Gardens his love for the gardening industry is built on firm foundations. Since becoming owner at St Peters in 1985 he has been able to showcase his passion and dedication by establishing one of the most beautiful Garden Centres in the West Midlands. Whilst his main area of expertise is plants, Tony has built an almost encyclopaedic knowledge over the years and by now can answer almost any gardening related query, and, on the rare occasion he can’t, one his team is sure to have the answer…Tony’s main passion is for gardening, but when away for St. Peters can be found in his natural habitat, also known as Worcester Rugby Club!
William BlakeGeneral Manager
William has recently joined the family business with the hope of someday taking over the reins from his Dad. For the past 14 years he has been out forging his own career within the Logistics Industry. He has worked with a range of different customers from a Global Pet Food Manufacturer to the leading UK Home Improvement Retailer. Some of you [with good memories] may recognise him from his teenage years of working on the weekend team. William is hoping to bring his logistics & organisational experience to benefit St. Peters along with a huge dose of energy and enthusiasm for the business. Outside of work Will, like his Dad, is a keen Worcester Warriors supporter (#COYW!). William is married to Kate & they have two kids, Oliver & Poppy (Hopefully the next generation!).
Just a few of our Award Winning Team Members
Award Winning TeamGCA awards
Here at St Peters Garden Centre we are always striving to provide the very best experience for our customers. As members of The Garden Centre Association, we are subject to a yearly inspection to ensure that standards are met and the garden centre is of a high enough standard to be a member. This year we have been awarded the best restaurant and the best customer service in the Midlands and its all due to the hard work of our very special team.
Our Plant Team Members
Chris SchofieldGarden Centre Manager
Chris has loved planting and gardening since he was knee high to a grass hoper, and has never looked back. Growing his plant knowledge for over 26 years Chris has become a leading expert on all things green and flowery. He is also an excellent teacher that regularly visits local schools to aid the next budding Alan Titchmarsh grow that giant carrot or lavender.
Megan BishopAssistant Plant Manager
A lot of the inspirational displays you see in and around the garden centre is due to the very hard work of Megan. She has a fantastic eye for detail, and always creates that magic vibe we are always seeking. Our plants have become award winners due to the impact of care in the area, and again Megan is the driving force behind it, with many hours of dedication given over to making St Peters the best garden centre around.
Steve TandyPlant Expert
Steve (or as some people call him Indiana Jones) has worked at St Peters for almost 10 years, and I think its fair to say he is one of our eccentric members. Trained at Worcester colleague Steve is a firm favorite of our customers. He is an expert of shrubs, bedding and climbers, and is always on hand to whip up some interest in our plants. Outside the garden centre he has an interest in specialist cider and is also known to make a home brew or two.