Totties – Win Gold at Free From Eating out Awards 2018!

  PRESS RELEASE – 21st November 2018 We are delighted to not only have won a GOLD award at the Freefrom Eating Out Awards yesterday (Cafes & teashops category) but we were ALSO runner up in the Best Overall Award! These awards recognise local shops to multi-chain restaurants all with the same goal... SAFE, and DELICIOUS food for diners with any food allergies or intolerances. A special thank you to our fabulous kitchen and front of house teams for embracing our ethos with such passion and enthusiasm. The mission of the FreeFrom Eating Out ...

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  • December 4, 2018


Lambing has started here at Totties with triplets for Patch, one of our pet sheep. If you're visiting over the next few days or in the school holidays you may just get to feed one of them..

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  • March 31, 2018

Fundraising Success 2017

In 2017, Totties Garden Centre supported both the RSPB and Yorkshire Air Ambulance. We had collection buckets in both the garden shop and cafe and our customers have generously donated to both these charities. We've raised £178.90 for the RSPB and £41.30 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance - Thank you to all those who have donated.  

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  • February 23, 2018

Silver Award – Free From Eating Out Awards 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded a Silver award, in the tea shop and cafe category, at this year’s Free From Eating Out Awards. The awards seek out the best ‘freefrom’ eateries from beach hut cafés to five star restaurants in the UK and then send out their expert judges. Based on the judges’ reports, gold, silver and bronze awards are made to eateries who understood how to cater safely for food allergic people. But, as important, awards go to those who have learned how to provide guests on restricted diets with exciting, innovative and ...

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  • February 23, 2018

A month old calf helps Holme Valley Mountain Rescue

He might only be 4 weeks old but a Holmfirth calf is already proving his worth and raising money for a local charity. Rufus, a highland bull, was born at here Totties Garden Centre on 1st February. His mother Morag arrived in October last year and it was suspected she was pregnant. It took 4 months for those suspicions to be confirmed. Owners Sue Brimble and Rob Swinn decided to let their loyal customers name the calf whilst boosting the coffers of Holme Valley Mountain Rescue. And so a competition was launched and for a 50p donation anyone could put forward their ...

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  • March 15, 2017

Bronze for Totties

PRESS RELEASE DECEMBER 2016 Bronze for Yorkshire café in the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2016 The Olive Tree Café at Totties Garden Centre, Holmfirth, is celebrating after being awarded bronze in a national award to promote ‘free from’ dining out. The local business was up against some stiff competition from across the country and was the only café representing Yorkshire. Owner and manager Sue Brimble said: ‘It’s the first time we’ve entered these awards so to be given bronze is a real achievement and we’re very pleased. We try hard to offer those ...

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  • December 12, 2016

Shortlist Success

PRESS RELEASE Holmfirth café shortlisted in the FreeFrom Eating Out Awards 2016 The Olive Tree Café at Totties Garden Centre, Holmfirth, has been shortlisted for a national award to celebrate ‘free from’ eating out. Owners Sue Brimble and Rob Swinn, who took over the business in March 2014, pride themselves on offering a wide range of gluten free options for customers and the gluten free battered Totties fish and chips is a winner for all who try it. 22 outlets have also been selected in the same category, although The Olive Tree Café is the only one ...

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  • October 18, 2016

New Addition

We got a new addition to our animal family...Morag the Highland cow has come to join the sheep, hens and ducks. She's spending her days in our bottom field & if you look carefully whilst you shop in the garden centre or have lunch in the cafe, you'll spot her. She pretty shy but Rob & Oli are working hard to make her feel at home & get her used to human contact. We've also got our fingers crossed that it might be two for the price of one, as Morag was running with a Bull before joining us. Watch this space...

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  • October 5, 2016

Gardening Competition Winner

And the winner is...Amanda Beaumont. Earlier this year we launch our very own gardening competition where we asked customers to send us a picture of their colourful spring garden. The prize was £50 worth of vouchers to spend here at Totties Garden Centre. The judges were very impressed with the standard of the entries from the array of different flowers used to the structured planting on show. Garden centre manager Lisa Halifax explains why they chose Amanda's garden; 'We felt it matched the brief of a colourful spring garden, it was also well kept and made an ...

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  • July 26, 2016

National Children’s Gardening Week

For the first time we got involved in National Children's Gardening Week. Thanks to our supplier Kings Seeds we held a free seed giveaway and also handed out pots for planting. The focus of the week was to bring children into gardening and gardening to children. Children love growing plants, they love being in the garden but they can be impatient growers, wanting to see instant results. National Children's Gardening Week aimed to capture children’s enthusiasm at a time when results are almost immediate. It'll take place annually in the 'warm' half term at the end ...

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  • May 19, 2016