Opening hours

  • Monday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Tuesday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Wednesday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Thursday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Friday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Saturday
    09:30 - 17:30
  • Sunday
    11:00 - 17:00
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Packington's Chicken

Rob and Alec Mercer are fourth-generation farmers, with their family having farmed in the heart of rural Staffordshire since 1930. Together they have generations of knowledge passed down from their father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Their familiarity has helped them develop environmentally sound and high welfare orientated farms.
At Packington, they pride themselves in their rigorous welfare techniques, ensuring that from one day old to fully grown, their chickens are looked after with the best care at every stage of their development.

The chicks arrive on the farm at just one day old, housed in special sheds that are full of warm bedding, heating, and top-class ventilation. Once the birds are around 3 weeks old and strong enough, the shed doors are opened and the birds can roam to their heart's content, until the evening where they are brought back inside to protect them from nighttime prey. 
All Packingtons free-range chickens roam freely on established pasture, of various grasses and clovers.  There are strategically placed perches and shelters to offer shade, food, and water. 


We have a delivery of Packingtons chickens every Tuesday, with various cuts available. Often is it best to ring and order your chicken with us as they usually sell very fast!

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Have a browse through some of our beautiful gardens or visit our superb farmshop full to the brim with fantastic local produce.

The Derwen, one of the finest independent garden centres in the country, is owned and run by the Joseph family, who also own the Dingle Nurseries and

Contact Info

Address:  Derwen Garden Centre,
Guilsfield, Welshpool, SY21 9PH
Office:(01938) 553015
Email:[email protected]


Opening Hours

Derwen Garden Centre sells a range of indoor and seasonal outdoor plants and bulbs and also gifts, bird food, tools and National Garden Vouchers.

Mon - Sat:9.30am - 5.30pm

Sunday:11am - 5:pm