Ransoms Garden Centre was founded in 1966 by David and Janet Ransom and has remained an independent garden centre since then. David Ransom is a graduate of Kew Gardens like his father Donald was before him.
Katherine and Rebecca Ransom the second generation now run the garden centre. Rebecca also trained and graduated from Kew Gardens. Katherine is the long-time mastermind behind the gift buying and the garden centre has become far more than a plant shop, it now has a pet shop, clothes shop, barbeques and gifts and a massive Christmas shop.
Sarah Ransom started the Restaurant with Janet Ransom and when they could not decide if it should be a Tearoom or Restaurant they decided to make it both, and so The Gardeners, now Ransoms Restaurant came into being – a family restaurant with table service and a big menu.