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
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.
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.
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.
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The plant centre, grocery shop and tea room are currently open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. (10am - 5pm from March to October) 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.
Summer flowering bulbs are new in stock for this year. These are an extensive range of bulbs for planting in spring for flowering this summer. While it’s still too early to plant most of these outdoors just yet, you can still plan ahead and store bulbs in a cool but frost free dry place until…
Onion sets and shallots should be planted as soon as the ground becomes workable in late winter or early spring, and we have plenty of varieties in stock now for you to choose from. You may remember last year that we couldn’t get enough to satisfy demand – hopefully that won’t be a problem this…
The autumn season is now in full swing and we have had more spring bulbs delivered to add to our existing range of alliums, daffodils, crocus, iris reticulata and tulips. These are all suitable for planting now for gorgeous flowers next year. New arrivals this week include: Leucojum Gravetye Giant – Summer Snowflakes. These are giant…