Yes, Longacres is a garden shop. They sell plants, and lots of other miscelaneous stuff too. But it's nowhere near as good as Target. It's not even as good as a fake Aussie Target. It's more like a beefed up 7-11 with a floral department.
|Proposed Floorplan for the soon to be remodeled Longacres|
One of the best things about Longacres is that you can get your car washed while you shop by a guy who has set up a little "valet-ing" business in the carpark. This is very common around here. I have yet to see a real purpose built car wash facility, but there are these random "hand-wash" detail centres all over the place.
So I thought I'd kill two birds with one stone and have my car (which we have owned for nearly 2 months and have not yet washed ) cleaned up while I desperately searched the garden shop for a bus- driver-appropriate gift.
But, unfortunately, it was not meant to be. You see, there was a 2 hour wait for the car wash service. And here's the kicker: it was pouring rain today!
A 2 hour back up of cars waiting to be washed at the garden centre in the pouring rain. I couldn't help thinking to myself, "This just wouldn't happen in America."