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.


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.

Tree Planting for the Autumn Season

By Emma Emmerson | August 23, 2019

It is now tree planting season, and in stock we have a great choice of fresh trees available for the autumn season. Grown in Yorkshire, the trees selected have been chosen for hardiness and autumn interest. Highlights include: Cercidiphyllum Japonica Pendula – The Weeping Katsura Tree, which has attractive heart shaped leaves which turn fiery…

Herby potatoes on the menu at Kailyard

Potatoes for Christmas

By Emma Emmerson | July 25, 2019

Who fancies freshly dug new potatoes at Christmas? We now have a range of potatoes, specially selected for their autumn performance which can be planted now from now up until September for them to be ready in December. They take approximately 12 weeks from planting to harvest. Varieties available: Charlotte, Pentland Javelin, Sharpe’s Express, Maris…

Recommended Roses

By Emma Emmerson | July 19, 2019

My favourite roses are back in stock – Flower Carpets. These low growing roses provide weeks, if not months of beautiful flower colour, and are not subject to the rusts, mildews, blackspot and aphid damage that other roses can be prone to. As a result they are easy to grow in full sun or part…