Nottingham Garden Center opening times over the Spring, Platinum Jubilee and Summer Bank Holidays

As we head towards another holiday many of us will be thinking about spending time in the garden and making the most of the outdoor space on our doorstep. But if you want to spend the upcoming days off getting your greenery in tip-top condition, that also means a visit to the garden center.

Nottinghamshire has some fabulous garden centers scattered across the county. So we found out where some of the biggest ones are, what they have to offer and most importantly, when they’re open over the holidays.

Spring Bank Holiday falls on Thursday 2nd June 2022. This year we have an additional bank holiday to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this falls on Friday 3rd June 2022

Nottinghamshire Garden Centers and their Bank Holiday opening times are listed below. They are in no particular order.

Garden and House of East Bridgeford

We start with a huge home and garden center on the old A46 Fosse Way, East Bridgford, near Bingham. Blue Diamond’s flagship store covers approximately 81,000 square feet and sells everything from compost to patio furniture, has an array of plants and trees, as well as a large restaurant, clothing, home goods and gifts.

Also on site is Ed & Molly’s play barn, a large car park with shops including Trespass.

Where: Fosse Way, East Bridgford, Nottingham

Open: Public holiday opening hours as usual.

Monday – Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m

Sunday: 10am – 4.30pm (10am – 10.30am only surfing)

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Trowell Garden Center

The family run garden center dates back to the early 1970’s and has evolved over the years, retaining its core passion for plants but expanding to include a cafe and is home to the Maidenhead Aquatics Centre.

As well as a range of plants, bulbs and seeds, the center offers garden furniture, homes and gits and care for wild birds.

Where: Stapleford Road, Trowell, NG9 3TG

Open: As usual on public holidays

Monday to Friday: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m

Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m

Sunday: 9.30 a.m. – 4.00 p.m. (ticket office opens at 10.00 a.m.)

Notcutts Wheatcroft

If you’re a gardener in Nottingham, you know Wheatcrofts. There has been a garden center at this location for years. The massive garden center and homeware store now owned and operated by Notcutts stocks everything from flower bulbs to trees, as well as various concession shops including Cotton Traders, Crane Garden Buildings, Hotter, Stormclad and more. There’s also a restaurant if all that shopping gets too much.

Where: Landmere Lane, Edwalton, Nottingham, NG12 4DE

Open minded:

Thursday 2 June: 9am – 5pm

Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th June – 9am – 6pm

Sunday 5 June: 10am – 4.30pm (Browsing 10am – 10.30am)

Woodborough Green Garden Centre

You may know it by its former name Timmermans, but now the retailer is part of the British Garden Center family and goes by the name of Woodborough Green Garden Centre.

According to its website, visitors will find “a huge and well-stocked plant section containing all the gardening accessories and tools you should need”. And added: “We take care of your projects. So if you need advice, feel free to contact our knowledgeable local staff.”

Where: Lowdham Lane, Woodborough, NG14 6DN

Open: As usual on the bank holiday weekend.

Monday to Friday 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m

Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m

Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Bardill’s Garden Center

Bardills can boast of being a family business for more than 150 years. The garden and aquarium center says: “Plants are a great passion of ours, since the company originally started out as a rose nursery.” However, the garden center does not stop there.

There are also indoor and outdoor plants and cacti, treats for wild birds in the form of food and fodder, a garden furniture and barbecue section, as well as accessories and aquaristics for your pond or pool. Of course there is also a café

Where: Toton Lane, Stapleford, NG9 7JB

Open: As usual over the holidays

Monday to Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Sunday 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m

Brookfields Garden Center

The family-run Brookfields Garden Center in Mapperley says, “We’ve become a popular destination thanks to our fantastic selection of plants, tools and gardening essentials.” and outdoor furniture sections as well as a cafe/lunch break.

Where: 431 Mapperley Plains, Mapperley, NG3 5RW

Open: Normally over the bank holiday

Monday – Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m

Sunday: 10.30am – 4.30pm

Moore’s Nurseries and Garden Center

This friendly, family-run garden center has been in existence for more than 40 years. With the third generation of Moores at the helm, the garden center prides itself on its “reputation for excellent quality plants at great value for money”.

With an extensive range of plants, shrubs and trees and an on-site café, the garden dealer creates a lovely family atmosphere – they even organize regular bingo and Sunday lunch events.

Where: 156 Melton Road, Stanton-on-the-Wolds, Keyworth, NG12 5BQ

Open minded: As usual over the holidays

Monday to Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Floralands Garden Center

At this garden center on the edge of the Nottinghamshire countryside, you’ll find a ‘real Aladdin’s cave’ of gardening essentials. As an integral part of the Floralands leisure and retail community, the garden center team says, “Whether you’re a keen amateur or a seasoned gardener, we’ve got what you need.” They added these hours of operation [given here] only apply to the garden centre, other shops on site may have different times.

Where: Catfoot Lane, Lambley, NG4 4QL

Open: As usual

Monday – Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Jacksdale Garden Center

This family run business has been operating since 2004 and offers a wide variety of products to suit different budgets and tastes. The friendly and knowledgeable staff say they are on hand to offer advice and assistance to customers.

As well as an enviable selection of plants and shrubs, the garden center also offers a selection of pavers and aggregates, as well as a tea room serving a range of hot and cold home-made food including cakes, tea and specialty coffees.

From where: Main Street, Jacksdale, NG16 5HR

Open: As usual over the holidays

Monday – Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m

Nurseries on the hill

Hilltop Nurseries is a family run nursery established in 1971. According to the Nurseries’ website, the team is “passionate about plants and offering customers the best there is to offer,” adding, “Whether it’s locally grown bedding, native basket and tub plants, or Italian gems!”

Where: 164 Lambley Lane, Gedling, NG4 4PB

Open: As usual over the holidays

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m

Southwell Garden Center

This garden center houses a range of plants of all shapes and sizes, as well as gardening tools, planters and implements. There is a tea room, craft and gift shop and plenty of advice.

Where: Fiskerton Road, Southwell, NG25 0TH

Open: As usual over the holidays.

Daily 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m

Reg Taylor’s Garden Center

Reg Taylor’s Garden Center is a family business that has been growing for well over 60 years. Set in 25 acres, there’s plenty to do here to keep you busy. Apart from the garden centre, there are also tea rooms, a mower shop and a swan sanctuary.

Where: Hill Farm Nurseries, Normanton, Southwell, NG25 OPR

Open minded:

Monday – Saturday: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m

Sunday and public holidays: 10.30 a.m. – 4.30 p.m

These are the holidays for 2022

  • Spring Holiday: Thursday 2 June 2022
  • Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, Friday 3 June 2022
  • Summer holiday, Monday 28 August 2022
  • Boxing Day, Monday 26 December 2022
  • Christmas Day (alternative day), Tuesday 27 December 2022 Note that when a holiday falls on a weekend, an “alternative” weekday becomes a holiday.

Do you have a favorite garden center? Let us and other green thumbs know which one you love and why in the comments below.

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