Hayes World of Christmas 2014
Julie Parker
My interest in gardening & wildlife stemmed from childhood days spent working in the garden with my parents & reading books on anything from robins to giraffes. As time has moved on these influences have stayed with me inspiring the creation my own garden & leading to interests in fish keeping & the natural world around me. I still love to read & hope that the knowledge I gain will make topical reading through these articles.

Hayes World Of Christmas 2014

An enticing preview of this year's displays

Our Christmas displays are in full swing for 2014 & the Gonks have taken over Christmas! A group of Gonks have managed to get the best job they have had for 200 years - far better than night time security for Santa’s Grotto - they are singing their hearts out at Hayes every day so that the job doesn’t get given back to the elves!

 

 

We also have a new range of themed displays to give you inspiration for your own Christmas decorations & to get you in the mood. We have a sparkling selection of decorations in a range of colours to suit every home & a huge choice of artificial trees & lights to bring your Christmas to life. Whether you want to add to last year’s display or give your colour scheme a new twist we have a great choice to suit every pocket from traditional reds & gold to contemporary turquoise or black. So here is a taster of what you can expect to see when you visit!

Regal Splendour

Regal Splendour

This is the land where the animals rule & sit down to feast on wild boar in the regal splendour of the great hall. Tiered plate stands & silver platters are piled high with fruits & berries, decanters are filled with deep red wine & the light glints off the golden chandelier. 

For an opulent look this Christmas, combine rich burgundy with tones of purple fig & red or lighten the effect by mixing in satin gold & oyster to create a modern twist on a red & gold theme. Continue the feel of luxury by adding textures in the form of fur throws, velvety fruits & artificial flowers with soft petals. Then accessorise with beaded garlands, jewelled baubles & richly coloured glass to add a bit of sparkle.

Regal Splendour

Winter Woodland

A quiet winter scene with deer & other woodland creatures hiding in the trees. This theme is all about natural materials with twig trees & wreaths, woven owls, small felted toadstools & animals.

Winter Woodland

Colour comes from baubles & felted hangings in reds & whites with glittering leaf garlands in coppery tones & bronze & gold sparkly stars. Create your own woodland scene in & around your tree with owls, comical snails & gonks or dress your tree in reds & whites giving it a Scandinavian look.

Winter Woodland

Peacock Garden

This is a vibrant theme in rich peacock blues & emerald greens lavished with gold then mixed with pink, purple, black & red. If you want to create a sumptuous look this Christmas then this is the one for you.

Peacock Garden

Jewelled peacocks with flowing feathery tails are interspersed with gold ribbons & baubles in green, gold & purple with sparkling humming birds hovering close by. Treat yourself to a peacock feather wreath or create a stunning floral display to brighten up a hallway.

Peacock Garden

Snowy Wonderland

If you prefer your Christmas cold & frosty then Snowy Wonderland will provide you with the complete design. It is a contemporary look with a combination of turquoise, white & silver coming together to create an eye-catching display.

Snowy Wonderland

There is everything you need to completely transform your house into an icy palace with cushions, artificial flowers, candle holders, Christmas stockings & even bird boxes. The effect is softened by the introduction of cream & chocolate tones, soft white birds & fuzzy turquoise baubles to give added texture.

Snowy Wonderland

Urban Chic

This contemporary theme is like Scandinavia on black ice.

Urban Chic

You have the option of playing safe with a red & white traditional look combining knitted & felted decorations with metal hearts & lanterns perhaps adding a touch of silver for added sparkle. Alternatively, you can go over to the dark side & mix in some black baubles, roses & garlands with black tea light holders & slate trees.

Santa’s Workshop

If you are looking for a colourful mix of decorations to brighten up your tree or to decorate the kids bedrooms then look no further.

Santa's Workshop

We have sparkling pinks, deep purples, bright turquoises & rich tangerines in baubles, garlands & tinsel with window stickers, soft cushions & cuddly owls to complete the Christmas look.We also have hanging decorations such as candy canes, gingerbread men, swinging Santa’s & plum puddings for a more traditional feel or you could get the kids to paint their own.

Santa's Workshop

Christmas Forest

Our range of artificial Christmas trees is as fantastic as ever ranging from 3ft to 12ft in full & half foot sizes, including pre-lit trees, Feel-Real PE trees & flocked trees.

Christmas Forest

We have a greater selection of 100% PE trees this year as their moulded branches really can’t be beaten. And for those of you with smaller spaces we have also increased our range of slim & pencil trees so that you can still have your 6ft tree without Gran having to sit in the hall! See the range online & read our article on Choosing Your Artificial Christmas Tree so that you are armed with everything you need to know before you come into the garden centre.

Christmas Lights

We have an enormous range of Christmas lights this year & our experienced staff are on hand to give advice when needed & to test your lights so that you can buy with piece of mind.

Christmas Lights

From the simple battery operated light set to weave through a Christmas wreath or garland to connectable sets to light up your whole house – static or twinkling, indoor or out, white or multi-coloured - we have them all! We have also increased our range of Thomas Kincade, battery operated fibre optics this year to include canvasses. Hang them anywhere in your home for a magical display that will brighten up your wall or give them as a Christmas gift! Apart from a great selection of light sets, our lighting range includes welcome lights, decorative twigs & garlands, LED blossom trees & our new illuminated glass vases with winter scenes.

Talking of winter scenes, our ever popular Leemax display is here again. The snowy scene is full of activity as the fairground has come to town. The kids are queuing for Santa’s Grotto & people are lining up to cut their own Christmas tree. Whilst on the slopes there is skiing & sledging & there is live rock & roll playing at the Après Ski Bar.

Christmas Accessories

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without all the little touches. We have a great choice of candles in all shapes, sizes & colours with candle holders that range from simple to the sublime. Our fragrant candles from Yankee Candles & Colony have delicious scents including Christmas Cookie & Mulled Wine plus candle holders, oil diffusers & drawer liners to make the house smell of Christmas from top to bottom.

Christmas Accessories

To put a bit of glitz into those difficult to reach areas we also have a selection of wreaths & garlands in a choice of designs from glittery ones decorated with berries, cones & snow to plain ones with a variety of ribbons & picks so that you can decorate them yourself.
We have a lovely selection of Christmas cards from cute & cuddly to humorous with card holders & wrapping paper & gift bags for the pressies. For the young or young at heart we have Christmas stockings in every size, crackers, advent calendars, & even a Rudolf nose & antler set for the car!

Christmas Gifts & Food

Of course, you will find a gift for the gardener in the family but we have much, much more to offer within the store. Our clothing & footwear ranges include well-known names such as Jack Murphy, Brakeburn & Rieker, with additional concessions including Edinburgh Woollen Mill & Cotswold Outdoors. Our range of Christmas gifts includes soft furnishings & decorative ornaments, toiletries, collectible gifts & artwork from well-known suppliers such as Parlane & Voyage Maison.

Christmas Gifts

We also have an incredibly well-stocked kitchenware area which contains a variety of practical & decorative dining & cookware, leading through to our food section which has a tasty selection of locally produced goodies & a range of special Christmas treats which are hard to resist. There are plenty of toys & games from stocking fillers to arts & crafts for the kids & even gifts for your pets this Christmas.

Christmas Food

We are particularly proud of our range of outdoor & indoor plants which also make great gifts whether you want someone to have a permanent memento in their garden or just want a pot plant to say thanks for some help during the year. We will have a range of Poinsettias available from mid-November in shades of red, cream, pink & peach, some with stunning variegation on their coloured bracts. We will also have planted Christmas arrangements available from the beginning of December.

To make your Christmas extra special this year why not come to Hayes Garden World? You can buy your Christmas decorations & get your presents organised all in one go. With ample free parking & lunch or snacks available in the restaurant you can’t go wrong!