Gates Garden Centre has been in our family for more than half a century. Since then it has become an unmissable attraction – one that is loved by people of all ages.
Set beside the church of the picturesque ironstone village of Lyddington, Lyddington Bede House originated as the medieval wing of a palace belonging to the Bishops of Lincoln.
Small traditional family-run nursery specialising in herbs but offering much more including wild flowers, cottage garden plants and scented-leaf Pelargoniums. Extensive collections of thyme, mint and lavender.
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Known as the ‘best stone town in England’ Stamford is a must on any tour. It is architecturally outstanding with numerous medieval buildings as well as fine Georgian streets and squares.
Bugtopia is a family owned small zoo with an emphasis on interactivity and affordable fun for the entire family.
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Covid-19 update; Rutland Water Garden Nursery is open, with strict guidelines in place – click the link on their name for their latest information on facebook.
A family business, we have been selling art worldwide for over 40 years. We stock thousands of prints, paintings, drawings, ceramics and sculptures across a very wide range of top British, American and European artists.
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Rutland’s best kept secret!
In 2014, as we celebrate our 40th year in business, we are opening our most ambitious project yet – a retail plant centre called ‘Garden Inspirations’. We hope it will offer just that; focusing on a wide range of plants and core elements of gardening.
The turf cut maze situated on the edge of the village is reputed to be mediaeval in origin and is one of just eight surviving in England today. Although called a maze it is actually a labyrinth, unicursal in structure and 14 metres in diameter, with just one grass path that winds and back tracks in a circle before finally leading to the centre.
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Rocks by Rail – formerly know as Rutland Railway Musuem, is situated 4 miles from Oakham and tells the local story of how private railways were used in the local ironstone extraction industry to move the extracted stone on the first part of its journey to the distant steelworks. It takes visitors back to the days before mass road transport when most minerals were was carried by rail and quarries had their own rail system.
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Gates Garden Centre
Somerby Road, Cold Overto, Oakham, Leics, LE15 7Q, United Kingdom
Lyddington Bede House
Church Lane, Lyddingto, Rutland, LE15 9LZ, United Kingdom
The Herb Nursery
Thistleto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7RE, United Kingdom
Bugtopia The Zoo
Sykes Lane, Empingham, Rutland, LE15 8QL, United Kingdom
Rutland Water Garden Nursery
Lyndon Rd, Oakham LE15 8RN, UK
14 Orange Stree, Uppingham, Rutland, LE159SQ, United Kingdom
Welland Vale Garden Inspirations
Glaston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9EU, United Kingdom
Glaston Road, Wing, Rutland, LE15 8RH, United Kingdom
Rocks by Rail: The Living Ironstone Museum
Cottesmore Iron Ore Mines Sidings, Ashwell Road, Cottesmore, Rutland, LE15 7FF, United Kingdom