Woodthorpe Garden Centre

Welcome to Woodthorpe Garden Centre

Woodthorpe Garden Centre in Lincolnshire is your one-stop shop for all your gardening needs. Whether you are just getting started on your first garden project or are a seasoned gardener, you can enjoy quality and value at our garden centre. The restaurant serves delicious meals, snacks, afternoon teas, and specials daily.

Wanting to visit? We are located in the heart of Woodthorpe on the B1373. It’s an ideal place to visit as part of your day out or to pop in and pick up your gardening essentials.

Find Us: Woodthorpe, Near Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 0DD
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About Woodthorpe Garden Centre

Woodthorpe Garden Centre is where it all started, it is the home of British Garden Centres. The centre first opened in 1987 across from Woodthorpe Leisure Park. Before Woodthorpe Garden Centre was set up Charles and Robert Stubbs, the founders, sold leylandii on the roadside It was these early days of selling plants and shrubs that sparked their interest in the garden centre industry. 

The centre has an incredible variety of plants and has everything you will need for your garden, whether you’re a keen gardener or just starting out. Our expert team are always available and happy to share their knowledge whilst you’re shopping with us. Alongside our plant department, we have a fantastic range of gifts, homeware, and furniture. The centre is also the home of Woodthorpe Nursery, where British Garden Centres are growing their own products.  

It’s an ideal place to visit as part of your day out or to pop in and pick up your gardening essentials. You can even extend the trip and stay at Woodthorpe Leisure Park, which is also operated by The Stubbs family and has an incredible variety of holiday homes, restaurant and an 18-hole golf course.   

Our centre is wheelchair friendly, we welcome coach trips, we are dog friendly, and offer home delivery on larger items. We look forward to welcoming you.  

Woodthorpe Garden Centre Opening Hours

Monday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.30pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.30pm
(Tills Open at 10.30am)

(The Restaurant closes 30 Minutes before these times.)

We are OPEN Bank Holiday Monday (29th May)

We are here to help

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01507 450509

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Gardening Tools Advice

Our friendly and efficient staff are here to help you with your gardening questions. We are here to make sure you choose the right product for your garden projects.


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Meet the Team

Peter Marshall

Centre Manager

Lisa Malloch

Restaurant Manager

Gardeners' Retreat

Thirsty after your leisurely walk around the garden centre? Come and visit us in our delightful Gardener’s Restaurant, it is a great place to relax and refuel whilst shopping. We serve a variety of main meals, snacks, tasty treats, and a carvery on 7 days a week.


Children's Entertainment

We have great fun activities for the whole family including a large outdoor maze and play area. We also have many dinosaurs to see in the centre, they love being surrounded by the large plants.


Retail Partners

Woodthorpe Garden Centre is here to provide you with a first-class shopping experience, and this is enhanced with our on-site retail partners, offering you even more choices.


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