Rutland Garden Centre
There has been a garden centre on this site near Ashwell, 3 miles north of Oakham in Rutland, since 1979. Rutland is England’s smallest county, a hidden gem surprisingly well-connected to the Midlands’ heartland cities of Peterborough, Leicester and Nottingham.
Known as “The County of Good Taste”, Rutland is famed for its picture-perfect villages and rolling countryside as well as Rutland Water with water sports, cycling, sailing and fishing; a Nature Reserve (including seasonally nesting Ospreys); the market towns of Oakham and Uppingham, both of which house boarding schools dating back to 1584 and still thriving today.
This proud county houses many an enthusiastic gardener and Rutland Garden Centre prides itself on being a “Gardeners Garden Centre” where you can find quality, well-sourced or home-grown plants; advice from our Horticultural experts and friendly team of staff; plus everything a novice or expert gardener could need - from compost to conifers, bedding plants to fruit trees, gardening gloves to quality tools and landscaping materials. Our range of plants suit all gardens, budgets and tastes and we are renown for our more unusual horticultural finds and statement specimen plants.
In 2014 a retail village was built alongside the Garden Centre forming a handsome quadrangle around a children’s adventure playground, seating, picnic tables and landscaped centre.
2019 - Barefoot Sunday, a beautifully curated lifestyle and homeware store opens
2020 – The Garden Village Store opens, housing an extended range of houseplants, pots, gifts and books.
2021 – To be continued…