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.

seating area at Woodside garden

More Outside Seating

By Emma Emmerson | July 13, 2020

It has been a pleasure to see you all enjoying sitting outside in the garden tucking into our scones, cakes and sandwiches. Even if it is raining you can still enjoy the refreshments as we have put two gazebos up to keep you dry. We’ve a new seating area near the wildlife pond which is…

roses for sale at Woodside

Roses for sale

By Emma Emmerson | June 12, 2020

We have been really busy replenishing stock this week after record sales. We now have a good stock of roses for sale. We have dealt with the same rose suppliers for about 20 years now, both here at Woodside and at Floors Castle Garden Centre before that, and these are the best quality roses I’ve…

plant centre

A Glimmer of Hope – and a plant update

By Emma Emmerson | May 22, 2020

Finally there seems to be a glimmer of hope that we can re-open soon. Following the First Minister’s daily briefing on 21st May, it seems that a decision will be made on the 28th May regarding the first phase of lifting lock-down restrictions. Included in that first phase is the re-opening of garden centres, and…