About Us

About Us

The last remaining shop – having reached a total of 5 stores at one time in the past – is still trading in the High Street, Hartley Wintney Hook.

How We Started

The family run business was started in September 1986 at L R Russell Garden Centre, London Road, Windlesham by John Heather and his wife Mitsuko. This centre was acquired a year later by Country Gardens which eventually became part of the Wyevale Group of Companies.

The business thrived for many years until Wyevale decided to apply for planning permission and, having been successful in this regard, sold it to Wooldridge Group during 2018. For a variety of reasons all of the full staff – who had been with the store for many years – left at the end of August that year. This proved to be decisive as the business experienced a substantial fall in sales and it reached a point of making a loss for every week it stayed open during 2019. The store closed its doors during September having not quite reached the 33 year business milestone.

We do not offer any online trading facility but the shop is open 7 days a week.

We carry a large range of dog , cat bird , small animal feeds along with accessories.

Any items that you cannot find in our store can be ordered in for you – usually within one week if it’s a regular item.