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Published: Wednesday March 7, 2018

Garden centre website designer

www.blueribbonplants.co.uk

A very well-known local plant and flower nursery contacted Prestige as they wanted to use our garden centre website designer service to get their company online and improve their web presence. They were lucky enough to have received a grant from Chichester district council to help fund this new project.

The owners were unsure of how things worked when it came to designing websites for garden centres and nurseries or how the process started, so we arranged a meeting to run though ideas, explain the website process and what our plan was with their new website.

After detailed discussions we were ready to begin the build, and this is what Blue Ribbons wanted from their new site.

  • They wanted 7 static pages (Including homepage, about us, brochure, cash and carry, contact us, location plus terms and conditions pages.
  • Visually the owners wanted a bright and colourful look to their web pages, so they reflected the beautiful plants they sold.
  • The nursery required the ability to upload their latest brochure in a PDF format.
  • One of the main features of the site was to be able to upload an availability list, this was an excel spreadsheet that the garden centre updated on a weekly basis of all the bedding plants, shrubs and perennials they have available for sale.
  • They also wanted clear location and contact details and an enquiry submission form.

Bespoke websites designed for nurseries and garden centres

Our design team got straight to work and started building this website on the popular CMS Joomla platform of which our Joomla experts have tons of experience providing responsive web design services to garden centres across the UK

We completed the following tasks for this client,

  • Our hosting guys added the client’s domain to our cloud hosting server.
  • We then Installed and configured the latest version of Joomla.
  • Our designers then uploaded a responsive template that Blue Ribbons were happy to use.
  • Our developers got to work in creating all the 7 pages and adding the content which our client supplied.
  • For the bright and colourful look, we decided to add an image of a selection of bedding plants they sell, we then contrasted this with blue across the template to match their logo and branding.
  • Our developers installed a Joomla extension called OSE file manager and this was to be used for the nursery’s availability list. This extension helps manage files like the excel plant list, giving Blue Ribbons nursery a quick and easy way to upload an updated version to their website and once it was added to the admin we then configured it to show immediately on the homepage for the nursery’s customers to download. We also provided our client with a set of step by step instructions on how to use this Joomla extension.
  • Our designers added a contact form plugin called Fox contact which created a neat and tidy enquiry submission form on the contact us page.
  • We also added a Google location map, so visitors can easily find Blue Ribbons garden centre and obtain directions from Google.
  • We linked up their PDF brochure of their current plant stock, and we also added a link to their twitter page.
  • Our team also added meta titles and descriptions to the site via a Joomla extension called SH404sef. This included adding a H1 tags to all pages.

 

Once the design was complete and the Blue Ribbons plant nursery were happy with the layout, we run it through the Google responsive test to ensure everything was working as it should on all mobile devices.

Blue Ribbon Plants are a family run plant and flower nursery based in the south of Chichester, West Sussex. They have been established since 1978 and have vast experience and great knowledge of growing and selling award winning bedding plants, perennials, shrubs and patio plants. In 2012 they were awarded – UK outstanding plant grower by the British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) as a leading supplier of quality bedding plants. With a large nursery and garden centre on the outskirts of Chichester anyone can visit and purchase their plants.

They also supply sell shrubs to retail customers and large wholesale clients including Tesco and Haskins plus many more.

Do you want to earn money online?

  • Our websites are created to do just that! We have a proven track record of increasing our client’s sales and enquiries through the websites we build.
  • We specialise in converting casual browsers visiting your website into cash paying customers for your business! If you would like to find out how we can elevate your company or organisation on the web, please use the contact form at the top of this page or give us a call.

Timescales for the websites we create:

The duration of our website builds varies but generally:

  • Small brochure websites can take 3 to 7 business days plus
  • Large eCommerce stores can take up to 4-8 weeks to complete

It all depends how quick we receive information and feedback from you. If you do have a timescale in which we need to keep to please let us know and we will ensure this is adhered to, these timescales are rough estimates.

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If you are looking for a specialist garden centre website designer, then the Prestige Web Design company are for you. Use the contact forms above or call 0203 6378176 to see how we can help!