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.

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 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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Latest News

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

Hand chair for your garden

Spring Bulbs and Winter Bedding Plants

By Emma Emmerson | October 8, 2021

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…

garden ornaments at Woodside

Autumn Trees in Stock

By Emma Emmerson | September 21, 2021

We have nearly 200 autumn trees in stock following the large delivery that arrived last week. If you have already placed an order with us then you should expect a phone call soon to say your trees have arrived. If you haven’t already pre-ordered then don’t worry – there are plenty to go around! Highlights…

Frank P Matthews tree nursery aerial shot

Autumn Tree Planting

By Emma Emmerson | August 18, 2021

With darker evenings  and farmers busy harvesting, our thoughts are turning to autumn tree planting.  Autumn is fast approaching, it is my favourite time of year and a busy one for gardeners. The late summer and autumn are the perfect seasons for getting trees established. Here at Woodside we bring on some of our own…