We are a nation of gardeners, but the biggest struggle can sometimes be knowing what to plant where, and when! Along with experts across the country who can help you to landscape and design your gorgeous gardens, we’ve rounded up the best garden nurseries in Rutland so you can have the pick of the crop.
Barnsdale Gardens is a truly magical place. Created by Geoff Hamilton for the Gardners’ World TV Series, what remains is 38 small gardens, all with a different theme. There is something to see any time of year here and with garden themes including rose, Japanese and vegetable, and a special memorial garden to Geoff himself Barnsdale is the place to go for inspiration. They also have a wonderful nursery with plenty of choice and gardeners on hand to answer any questions.
Based in Thistleton, The Herb Nursery is a small, family-run nursery specialising in herbs but offering much more including wildflowers and cottage garden plants. Every herb is propagated on-site and there are also wonderful display gardens to fire up your imagination!
The ever-popular Gates Garden Centre has everything a gardener needs, whether budding or fully grown (sorry we had to do one!). With an array of indoor and outdoor plants, shrubs, herbs, trees and cut flowers, Gates is a haven for anyone with a patch of land to plant up. Gates also has gifts, garden furniture and a Farm Shop onsite so you can really transform your garden from there in one trip!
Set on the shores of Rutland Water, the Garden Nursery offers the very best in quality shrubs and plants. With over 90% of the plants on sale grown on-site, you’re also reducing your carbon footprint by shopping truly local! With Wellies café onsite for amazing refreshments, what more could you want?
One of Rutland’s best-kept secrets! With over 40 years of experience, Welland Vale is the perfect place for any gardening advice. With a focus on quality well-cared for plants with frequently changing fresh ideas, large specimen plants from topiary to trees for instant impact, sundries and pots, Welland Vale has a wealth of choice.
Rutland Garden Centre on the outskirts of Oakham is a gemstone in our county. With ample parking on site, a lovely cafe and large indoor and outdoor areas to browse seasonal plants and gifts, it’s a must for any visitor to the county (even if you’re not specifically looking for plants). New for this year is the extensive gift shop with a wide range of gorgeous gifts for gardeners of all ages.