Plant Centre

vegetable plants

The Plant Centre is attractively located within the gardens and offers a good selection of hardy plants, all sourced from UK growers.

The timber Woodside Garden Centre stocks a range of practical gardening items such as seeds, seasonal bulbs, garden tools, gloves, and string as well as a superb range of wild bird food and feeders. New for 2021 is our aquatics section offering everything you need for ponds and water gardening.

Also located in this area is the grocery shop.

The Plant Centre and Garden Shop is currently manned by myself (Emma), and husband Stephen, with lots of help from our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team, so we are able to help with your purchases and offer sensible advice.

Plants

We always have in stock a wide range of plants, depending on the season. This will include:

  • Annual bedding plants, both winter and summer
  • trees and shrubs
  • fruit trees
  • vegetable plants
  • herbaceous perennials
  • alpines

We also have a good range of seasonal bulbs and vegetable seeds for sale.

Compost, fertilisers and other gardening staples

We stock a full range of composts, fertilisers, chemicals and organic products depending on the seasons. We are proud to stock Dalefoot compost, sustainably and organically produced in the Lake District using sheep's fleece.

We also have a full range of gardening accessories and tools. We now offer a tool-sharpening service.

Garden Ornaments

We stock pots and planters from the Errington Reay and Mims salt glazed, elemental and courtyard ranges. We also have a range of Green man wall plaques, statues and bird baths.

Wildlife Products

We are very pleased to have an excellent range of wildlife products, including nesting pouches, bee habitats, bird boxes and bug hotels. We also have our own range of wild bird food, which have been developed with bird food experts, Red Barn. These include the Woodside No Grow Wild Bird Seed, Woodside "2Honeysuckle" Mix and Woodside Blue Tit Feast.

Read our tips for feeding the birds here.

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Opening Times

The plant centre, grocery shop and tea room are currently open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm. (10am - 4pm from October to February). Booking is recommended for indoor seating in the tea room -  please phone 01835 830315.

 

How to Get in Touch

We love meeting people and caring for our plants, but we are not so keen on sitting in the office and working  on a computer. Because of our lovely woodland setting internet signals are intermittent, so emails and social media requests may go un-answered. Please phone us during opening hours on 01835 830315 for all enquiries.

 

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What's been happening in the Plant Centre this year.

Streptocarpus in the plant centre

Streptocarpus, Salvias, Salvage & more

By Emma Emmerson | July 18, 2022

Last week was very busy in the plant centre shop as quite a few deliveries arrived and we have been unpacking over the weekend and into this week! Streptocarpus one of this week’s plant highlights: Streptocarpus are stunning houseplants direct from the award-winning Dibleys Nursery, see the featured image. We have a good range of colours…

vintage Colebrookdale bench for sale

Vintage Garden Items for sale

By Emma Emmerson | June 17, 2022

If you receive our regular newsletter, you will know that Stephen and I love going to antique fairs and bringing back a range of gorgeous vintage garden items to sell in the garden centre. This is the perfect opportunity for you to pick up something unique for your garden. Examples of our most recent items…

woodside garden

New Voucher Scheme

By Emma Emmerson | June 1, 2022

After much deliberation we have now decided to discontinue our loyalty card scheme in favour of a voucher scheme which will be available to all recipients of our newsletter. Loyalty Card Scheme Update Pricings and costings have changed so much since the loyalty card was launched 11 years ago, that it has become difficult to update…