Akamba

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Akamba

Post by Danny Thomas » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:16 am

Having been a member for a while I have seen photos and descriptions of Akamba. I am hoping to join you on Monday for the BBQ.

Are there other places like Akamba or is it simply in a class of its own?

And please do post some more Akamba photos here :D :lol: icon_cheers


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Re: Akamba

Post by Birmingham Chris » Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:19 am

Danny, have a look at the thread called 'best kept secret place for a bargain' and also search for 'creative plants' - they have their contact details on here. It won't be a million miles from you if you're in Brum. :wink:
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Re: Akamba

Post by musa_monkey » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:50 pm

There are a lot of places that sell plants but Akamba is in a class of its own.
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Re: Akamba

Post by becky » Fri Aug 28, 2009 12:59 pm

i agree with musa monkey, its one on its own, i find other garden centres boring now, i only go to others for boring things like compost :lol: but akamba is fantastic, and there very welcoming and kind , i love it icon_thumright


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Re: Akamba

Post by themes » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:28 pm

My precious
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Re: Akamba

Post by Petefree » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:43 pm

themes wrote:My precious
:lol:
Akamba is great (but it always pours with rain the minute I reach the carpark!)
And it is quite unique in the way it is more than an exotic plant retailer and almost bordering on an African theme park (and destined to become more so with the new developments they are working on).
There are other very good specialist exotic nurseries too though.
Urban Jungle just outside Norwich has some really good plants and a nice atmosphere -but it is just plants (and a few pots, etc.) not a fully-themed experience like Akamba.

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Re: Akamba

Post by themes » Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:45 pm

They have brass monkeys too, :lol:
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Re: Akamba

Post by bodster » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:55 pm

Petefree wrote: Akamba is great (but it always pours with rain the minute I reach the carpark!)

Pete
Can you let us all know when you're going then Pete so we can avoid it that day :)


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Re: Akamba

Post by themes » Fri Aug 28, 2009 5:59 pm

bodster wrote:
Petefree wrote: Akamba is great (but it always pours with rain the minute I reach the carpark!)

Pete
Can you let us all know when you're going then Pete so we can avoid it that day :)
i would still go
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Re: Akamba

Post by becky » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:58 pm

themes wrote:
bodster wrote:
Petefree wrote: Akamba is great (but it always pours with rain the minute I reach the carpark!)

Pete
Can you let us all know when you're going then Pete so we can avoid it that day :)
i would still go
me too iv been in the snow,


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Re: Akamba

Post by Petefree » Fri Aug 28, 2009 8:14 pm

Rain's not so bad I suppose - at least it stops when it gets to your skin (otherwise we'd swell up like balloons!)
After getting soaked to the skin there on my way home on Wednesday I found I'd almost dried out by Bury St. Edmunds...
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Re: Akamba

Post by ElTel » Wed Sep 02, 2009 2:53 pm

i havent been yet but hopefully will get there eventually
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Re: Akamba

Post by Nick » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:13 am

You will Terry, we always have the first meet up there around April time, I hope I can go and it falls on a day off for me, it's just like being in Africa but with out the Lions who would eat you :lol: :lol:

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Re: Akamba

Post by Cathy » Sat Sep 05, 2009 12:22 am

Nick wrote:You will Terry, we always have the first meet up there around April time, I hope I can go and it falls on a day off for me, it's just like being in Africa but with out the Lions who would eat you :lol: :lol:

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Re: Akamba

Post by Nick » Sat Sep 05, 2009 1:03 am

I think there could well be this year, like I said you could be Mrs Santa and give us all presents, as long as you don't mind us all sitting on your lap :lol: :lol:

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