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Interior Design

You will find interior expertise in both our towns high streets; in Oakham head to Elizabeth Stanhope for inspiration and in Uppingham you can call on Sarah Harding Interiors.

Garden Centres

An excellent range of garden centres and nurseries can be found throughout Rutland. Here are just a few of the horticultural delights on offer:

Gates Garden Centre is only 4 miles from Oakham in Cold Overton, and was built in an original Victorian Walled Garden (formerly part of Cold Overton Hall). This spectacularly successful garden centre is still run by the Gates family and features a wide range of indoor and outdoor plants as well as garden care, hardware, homeware, gifts, garden furniture and BBQ’s. The Garden Restaurant serves breakfasts, lunches and afternoon tea in a beautiful setting with outstanding views across rolling Rutland countryside. This really is a perfect place, come rain or shine, to visit; with snug seating around wood burners during the Winter and breathtaking outdoor verandas overlooking the lakes in Summer. In addition, a children’s play area will keep younger visitors entertained and a Christmas display, complete with Father Christmas and his reindeer, that has become a joy for families to visit every year.

Welland Vale – Garden Inspirations is close to Uppingham and is filled with everything for the discerning gardener, including an extensive range of quality home grown plants, shrubs, climbers and perennials. Garden inspiration continues in the form of decorative pots, statues, bird baths, stone benches and giftware. Not forgetting their lovely Orchard Cafe!

Rutland Water Garden Nursery on the south shore, near Manton, grows around 90% of their quality plants and shrubs on site, including bedding plants, hanging baskets and perennials. Wellies Coffee Shop is next door and provides delicious homemade cakes and scones, plus breakfast and light lunches.

At Barnsdale Gardens, there is a dedicated nursery stocking many of the species found in the gardens themselves. There’s also a lovely Tea Room and gift shop selling exclusive Barnsdale souvenirs as well as dvd’s and books.

The Herb Nursery in Thistleton, near Oakham, specialises in herbs, wild flowers, cottage garden plants and scented-leaf Pelargoniums. The owners are proud to confirm that 95% of all plants sold are propagated and grown on site. The Herb Nursery is open every day except at Christmas and New Year.

Lola Wood

A wonderful home, garden and gift shop on Uppingham High Street East. Sam loves items that are unique or have the quirkiness that make them unusual.
By making and sourcing beautifully handcrafted items, the aim is to supply you with those items that you don’t always see on the High Street.
Sam can offer a bespoke service for certain wooden items and will be happy for you to make contact to discuss your requirements.

Welland Vale Garden Inspirations

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.

Rutland Water Garden Nursery

Situated in rolling countryside on the south side of Rutland Water, the Garden Nursery offers the very best in quality shrubs and plants. We specialise in all types of bedding plants, hanging baskets, shrubs and perennials, our friendly and knowledgeable team of experts grow 90% of plants on site.

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Sarah Harding Interiors

Situated in the heart of the ancient market town of Uppingham, you will find a feast of inspirations to give your home a refreshing new look.

Uppingham Carpets

We’re a family run company based in the historic market town of Uppingham in Rutland. You can trust us for advice, guidance and inspiration on a wide range of floor coverings for your home, office or place of work.

Gates Garden Centre

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.

Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors

Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors is a retail and interior design consultancy business situated in the trendiest street in Oakham, Mill Street. WIth rooms full of inspiration, luxurious fabrics, paints, wallpapers and accessories, you can plan your next design project with expert help.

The Herb Nursery

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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Barnsdale Gardens

Originally created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardeners’ World TV show, Barnsdale is home to 38 pocket-sized, themed garden ‘rooms’, built in his trademark, practical style, and full of inspiration for garden-lovers of all ages. Go for great ideas for your own outside spaces or simply have fun exploring- there magical hidden corners, ponds full of tadpoles and newts, and an allotment with chickens and giant organically grown veg.

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Lola Wood

27 High Street East, Uppingham, LE15 9PY

Welland Vale Garden Inspirations

Glaston Road, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9EU, United Kingdom

Rutland Water Garden Nursery

Lyndon Road, Manto, Rutland, LE15 8RN, United Kingdom

Sarah Harding Interiors

6 Market Place, Uppingham, Rutland, LE15 9QH, United Kingdom

Uppingham Carpets

24 High Street East, Uppingham, LE15 9PZ

Gates Garden Centre

Somerby Road, Cold Overto, Oakham, Leics, LE15 7Q, United Kingdom

Elizabeth Stanhope Interiors

17A + 27 Mill Stree, OAKHAM, Rutland, LE15 6EA, United Kingdom

The Herb Nursery

Thistleto, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 7RE, United Kingdom

Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue, Exto, Oakham, RUTLAND, LE15 8AH, United Kingdom