8 garden centers and nurseries around Worcestershire worth a visit
Initially set up by families growing plants and selling vegetables in barns, many have now transformed into huge centers offering everything from garden furniture and tools to clothing and pet care.
Many have children’s play areas and cafes although they may be closed due to current coronavirus restrictions. Be prepared for social distancing measures when you arrive. It is always best to check opening times in advance to avoid disappointment.
St. Peters Garden Centre
You can order takeaway afternoon tea from the St Peters Garden Center café while coronavirus restrictions remain. The boxes ordered online include a selection of finger sandwiches, homemade Scotch eggs, sausage rolls, homemade quiche, mini Yorkshires with beef, pork pie, cheesecake and onion jam that you can click and collect.
The garden center has an outdoor plant area, water features and outdoor furniture as well as an in-store deli. Find out more here
Pear Tree Farm, Norton Road, Worcester WR5 2NY
It’s a large garden center that often hosts great family events, including outdoor cinemas, a beach in summer, an indoor ice skating rink and a grotto at Christmas where we hosted the Brummie Mummies Social.
There are plenty of plants to choose from in the outdoor nursery as well as garden furniture and gifts to check out inside, such as cookware, toys and candles. There is also a deli on the farm as well. Find out more here
Also check out our other Webbs store in Hagley.
Worcester Road, Droitwich Spa, Droitwich WR9 0DG
Whitling Gardens and Tea Rooms
This is a lovely place to spend an afternoon as a family.
Garden designer Keith Southall purchased Whitlenge House Cottage over 30 years ago and transformed it into a three-acre ‘ideas’ garden complete with a maze, fairy wood, grotto, waterfall, green man, orchard and fire pit, making it a sight to behold. .
There is a charge to enter the gardens but you can visit the garden center and nursery for free, stopping for lunch in the tea rooms and letting the children burn off some energy in the large play area (coronavirus restrictions permitting). Find out more here
Whitling Lane, Hartlebury DY10 4HD
De Beers Garden Centre
Established in 2008 as Fuchsiavale Nurseries, this garden center is a small, family-run business where you can seek expert advice from the staff.
Known as a local craft store, De Beers strives to help promote small businesses and crafts in the area and you’ll find everything there from artisan house signs and dog treats to hand-knit scarves. The café currently offers a takeaway service.
There is a food court with eggs, homemade scotch tarts, jams and local beers from Bewdley Brewery. Find out more here
Worcester Road, Hartlebury, Kidderminster DY11 7SB
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Laylocks first started as a nursery at Laylocks Cottage on Broadheath Common in 1973 and, after running out of space, moved to the current site in 1981.
To this day, the team still grows 70% of the plants it sells.
The garden center also sells outdoor furniture, pet care, clothing, tools, gifts and local food and beverages, including its own Hegdon Hill wines. There is also an indoor children’s play area and Ladybird Restaurant, which is temporarily closed due to coronavirus restrictions. Find out more here
Bromyard Road, Worcester WR6 5LP
Worcester Garden Center
The Worcester Garden Center began as a small nursery in the 1920s.
It is now part of the Blue Diamond group and sells furniture, tools, plants, gifts and gardening products. Staff are on hand to offer helpful tips for gardeners too.
There is also a soft play area and restaurant which are currently closed. Find out more here
Droitwich Road, A38, Worcester WR3 7SW
Hodghill Garden Centre
The family behind Hodgehill started out selling a few tomatoes from a shed 35 years ago, and now has a plant centre, butchers, farm shop and florist. They sell mostly local products and support small farmers.
There is also a lovely café and animals for children to see in the fields on the Kidderminster site.
Birmingham Road, Kidderminster
David’s Garden Centre
It’s Cherry Lane Garden Centre, which markets itself as a ‘value garden centre’ committed to offering product ranges at low prices.
There is a large selection of plants, trees and shrubs, as well as household items, pet care and children’s toys. Find out more here
Ash Lane, Martin Hosingtree, Worcester WR3 8TB