The Arium

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August, 2019

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The Arium is a council run nursery and garden centre on the outskirts of Leeds. The old nurseries which provided the plants for parks lay in the path of extensive redevelopment and required replacement. The Arium consists of huge greenhouses which unfortunately are not regularly open to the public. It is worth looking out for “open days” as it’s fascinating seeing how highly mechanised the system now is. There is however an outdoor sales area where plants can be purchased at reasonable prices. There’s also a cafe area and outdoor children’s play area. Worth a visit if you’re fairly local and looking to buy plants although not the biggest nor best stocked garden centre.


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