Alton Garden Centre (Essex) - Allett Authorised Stocking Dealer

Alton Garden Centre began in 1971 when Derek Bunker borrowed £1,000 and opened a small greenhouse on a plot of land near the Arterial road. It was just big enough for ten cars.

Now, fifty years later, it's still a family business. Derek, along with his wife, three sons and a daughter all work there. They're joined by six other family members. The team has grown to over 90 full-time staff some of whom have been there for over 30 years.

Over these fifty years, the garden centre has evolved along with the industry. It's not just about plants anymore – they offer a wide range of products. The success is thanks to the hard work of the staff and loyal customers. There are no corporate buyers at Alton's. Each department has its manager who buys stock, supported by specialists. They pride themselves on great customer service.

Today, Alton's has everything for gardens, conservatories, and even gifts for your home. 

It is important that we have a strong dealer network all around the world that offer a premium service to customers that you just don't get with any other brand. Buying an Allett is an investment that will benefit you for many years if you look after your mower and get it serviced annually by an Allett authorised dealer. We spoke to Barry from Alton's about his status as an Allett Authorised Stocking Dealer.



Why did you decide to stock ALLETT Cylinder mowers? 

When Allett decided to have fewer but more specialised dealers I saw an opportunity to exclusively maximise sales and service of a premium product in our area. 

Allett is the best cylinder mower on the market made in the UK and sold exclusively by specialist authorised dealers. It was an easy decision to make. South East Essex is rear roller country as we all love our stripes here so it fits our profile perfectly. 


What do Allett Mowers off that nobody else does?

We stock a number of quality machines here, but if you want the finest finish on your lawn, it has to be a cylinder mower from Allett. The range has something to suit every garden, and for the enthusiast, there is no finer machine.


What can a customer expect in terms of a customer experience from Alton’s?  

When you buy a machine from Altons, you get the best possible advice available on your purchase. We will always ask questions on the size and type of garden our customers have and assess which size and type of machine is best suited to our customers needs. Once the purchase is made, we then build, fuel and oil the machine, make sure the blades are set up correctly and ensure everything is working perfectly. Only then will we either release or deliver the machine to the customer.


What After-Sales support do you offer?


When the machine is due for service, we send out a reminder to the customer. We offer a collection and delivery service or the customer can drop the machine off to us. We have a fully equipped workshop with trained technicians who have over 35 years experience between them. Our comprehensive services include a full engine service, blade sharpening and inspection of drive components as well as general repairs to a large range of machines.


Allett are the No 1 quality cylinder mower across the world. We are very proud of our association with them, selling quality mowers combined with our own quality personal customer face to face service. There is no better option.


Address: Alton Garden Centre Arterial Road, Wickford SS12 9JG 

Phone: 01268 726421

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