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 - 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am - 4.30pm
(Tills Open at 10.30am)

(The Restaurant closes 30 Minutes before these times.)

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Call us at

01507 450509

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Gardeners' Retreat

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious meal in beautiful surroundings. We serve breakfast, lunches, afternoon tea (pre-booking required) and daily specials. So call in and join us for a bite to eat or a leisurely coffee and cake. Special dietary requirements? Tell our friendly team, and we will be happy to help and advise - we always try to cater to all. We look foward to welcoming you soon.



The Christmas shop at Woodthorpe Garden Centre is NOW OPEN. Take a walk around our Christmas themes in-store and get inspiration for your home. From Baubles and decorations to real Christmas trees and lighting we have everything you need for the perfect Christmas this year.


Breakfast and Afternoon Tea with Santa

Give your children a magical Christmas experience they will remember for years to come with our Breakfast with Santa and Afternoon Tea with Santa Experiences at Woodthorpe Garden Centre. BOOK NOW.


Meet the Team

Peter Marshall

Centre Manager

Lisa Malloch

Restaurant Manager

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.



Shop Online

Have you seen our new online store? You can now shop British Garden Centres 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the comfort of your home. Can't make it to Woodthorpe Garden Centre? Don't worry we have everything you need from all your gardening essentails to BBQs and Outdoor Furniture already to be deliverd straight to you door. We have everything you need to make your garden perfect.


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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