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), husband Stephen, with help from experienced gardener Laura, 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.

Opening Times

The plant centre, grocery shop and tea room are open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.. 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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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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Mini Plant Festival

August 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tinnisburn Plant Nursery

Join us for our August Mini Plant Festival. Following on…

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

fruit tree

Perfect Time to Plant Trees

By Emma Emmerson | June 26, 2019

The ground is absolutely perfect for planting trees at the moment, with some moisture and plenty of warmth. Don’t forget to enrich the ground with Bonemeal or pelleted chicken manure to give the plants a good start. Poor soils may also benefit from the addition of tree planting compost, just to help improve the soil…

vegetable plants

Loyalty Card Offer

By Emma Emmerson | June 9, 2019

There is just a week to go on our loyalty card holder offer I know that there are lots of full loyalty cards now in circulation after a busy spring buying plants! Up until 17th June, we are offering 10% OFF all bedding and vegetable plants when you hand in a full loyalty card (…

water lily

How to Choose Plants for Your Pond

By Emma Emmerson | May 24, 2019

Here at Woodside we have decided to stock water plants, after so many customers have asked us to, so I thought I’d tell you a bit about water gardening and how to choose plants for your pond Wildlife Habitat Ponds make a wonderful addition to the garden – as well as creating extra habitats for…