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.


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.

spring bulbs for sale at Woodside

Spring Bulbs have arrived!

By Emma Emmerson | September 4, 2020

It’s been busy in the plant shop with boxes and boxes of Spring Bulbs arriving. We are working to get them ready to sell this weekend. Varieties include daffodils, crocus, snowdrops, hyacinth, alliums, miniature iris, and much more. Tips for planting spring bulbs Now is the time to get spring flowering bulbs, planted either in…

winter bedding plants

Autumn and Winter Bedding Plants

By Emma Emmerson | August 28, 2020

We now have the first batch of autumn and winter bedding plants for sale. Coose from Violas, Pansies, Myosotis (Forget-me-not) and Primroses which are ready to be planted out now in tubs, baskets and in beds to give colour over the next few months. If your summer bedding plants are all beginning to look tired…

Cape Primrose house plant for sale

House Plants for Sale

By Emma Emmerson | August 17, 2020

Following many requests from customers we now have house plants for sale here at Woodside. We are now proud to stock plants grown by the award-winning Dibley’s Nursery, based in Wales, who specialise in Streptocarpus (Cape Primrose) plants, along with a range of other easy to grow but interesting house plants. They are regular exhibitors…