Summer Opening Hours
We will be open until 7:30pm every Thursday and Friday.
These opening hours will be running from 2nd May until the end of June. If this proves a success then we hope to continue this for the remainder of the summer.
During this time The Restaurant will be serving evening meals from 5:00pm - 7:00pm
On the following days The Restaurant will only be open for the events which require booking, however we will still be open for shopping:
Friday 31st May - Quiz Night Friday
28th June - Tapas Evening
Friday 31st May - Quiz Night
Thursday 6th June - British Heart Foundation & Jim McColl 'Questions and Answers'
Friday 28th June - Tapas Evening
Saturday 29th June - Weber Roadshow
20th - 23rd December 2012
We featured roller skating under our festive canopy for the run up to Christmas. We are glad to announce that it was a great success. Everyone had huge smiles on their faces and not one person hurt themselves!
H M Sheridan Ltd.
The other big news at The Mains of Drum is that award winning butchers HM Sheridan Ltd of Ballater have now come to the Garden Centre. We are delighted to sell a good selection of their products in our food hall and can also take orders for any particular requests customers may have. Coming up to Christmas HM Sheridan will be doing special Turkey packages which you can order and pick up at The Mains of Drum. HM Sheridan are renowned for making their own products such as haggis & black pudding and have over 20 varieties of sausage and 10 types of burgers. If there is something you particularly like from HM Sheridan that we do not stock please let us know and we can easily order it for you.
Scottish Home Show
We had over 800 people enter our competition on the stand to win a beautiful Weber Barbecue. The draw was made after the Show and the lucky winner was Julie Small from Aberdeen. Julie is a medical secretary at Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital and was delighted with her prize as she apparently never wins anything! She came over to the garden centre this week to collect her prize with her daughter Phoebe who is 3 years old.
Everyone who entered the competition were given complimentary tea/coffee vouchers and we look forward to seeing you all at The Mains of Drum soon.
The Mains of Drum donated a teddy bear to the Children’s Hospice Association stand at the Scottish Home Show. They raffled this off over the weekend to raise money for their work in Scotland.
Pictured is David Strathearn the Fundraising Manager for CHAS in the North of Scotland with the teddy donated by The Mains of Drum
It was a great weekend and we talked to lots of people.
Photo of Beverley Spindler from The Mains of Drum & Jim Mccoll from the Beechgrove Garden on the CHAS stand at the Scottish Home Show.
The Mains of Drum have recently been accredited by Visit Scotland in recognition of an excellent standard of facilities and services.
The quality assurance grading scheme gives us an independant quality assurance award following a visit from a quality and tourism advisor, who mentioned:
"The centre is surrounded by excellent grounds, landscaped and well tended and a place to showcase the many plants on offer within"
The Mains of Drum Garden Centre are now officially the “Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts in
the UK”. We were awarded the trophy at an official awards ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel in London on Thursday 17th May 2012. The Greats Gift Retailer Awards recognises the tremendous contribution that retailers both small and large, make to the success of the gift industry and are established as the premier awards event of the year.
The Mains of Drum beat off the other finalists from Garden Centres in Nottingham, Essex, Droitwich & Great Shalford to take the prestigious award.
Audrey Forbes and Lynne Taylor from The Mains of Drum personally collected the award in London, and were extremely proud of the achievement of the whole team.
Craig Forbes, Manager at The Mains of Drum, said “Our aim is to make The Mains of Drum a superior shopping destination and this award confirms that our hard work is being recognised by the industry and our customers. We are planning to expand our giftware section with our proposed extension plans and this will mean we can offer an even greater selection of the gifts our customers enjoy. Although our gift range is now recognised as the best in the UK, we also pride ourselves on the superior level of customer service that goes with that, which means we have extremely loyal customers who return again and again”.
We are currently have no job vacancies:
You can get an application form in store or online.
Grampian Business Award Winner
The Mains of Drum were delighted to win The Grampian Awards for Business Enterprise Business Success Under 3 Years in June. “We would like to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support and continued business which has ultimately made our success possible – thank you!”