People love our garden centres in North Wales. They are the perfect place to go and while away an afternoon, get inspiration for your outdoor space and your hands on some hard to get shrubs. The gift section is where you’ll pick up lots of great local crafts and produce and the cafes never seem to fail on offering a good lunch and cup of tea.
There is lots of variety in the garden centres in North Wales. Ranging from those that offer absolutely everything so even if you’re not a gardener per se, you’ll still enjoy your time there. Then there are the ones for the more discerning gardeners amongst us, where you will find a more specialised product offering.
To give you a If this sounds like your idea of a good day out, then here are our top 5 garden centres in North Wales.
TOP 5 GARDEN CENTRES IN NORTH WALES
Bodnant Gardens is a little different to most garden centres as it’s connected to a National Trust grade 1 horticultural dream. Its botanical collection from around the world certainly puts it on many a gardener’s bucket list. As well as spending an afternoon wandering through the magnificent gardens, the centre offers a range of plants and the tearooms offer locally produced food alongside homemade cakes.
Fron Goch is a huge garden centre based on the outskirts of Caernarfon. Famous for their range and quality of plants, most of the pants sold are grown in their nurseries on site which enables them to offer a 3 year guarantee on their hardy plants. The shop includes tools and accessories for all areas of gardening along with pots and baskets, propagation, pets and birds, books and gifts. There is an award-winning restaurant on site too offering a delicious home cooked lunch menu.
Holland Arms has a wide range of flowers and plants, garden equipment and homewares, food and gifts, pet supplies and aquatics. With a 5 year plant guarantee on hardy nursery plants, you can be rest assured that quality is top of their list. The affectionately named ‘Topiary Coffee Shop’ serves everything from a quick snack to a hearty lunch or a traditional afternoon tea.
Tyddyn Sachau garden centre is based in Pwllheli. Open all year round, it is one of the larger centres with a nursery offering a wide range of plants and trees, a shop selling tools, accessories, gifts and garden furniture and a huge cafe serving a menu of home cooked food from locally sourced produce.
The nursery specialises in many plants that you will not have seen before as they have been cultivated specifically at the nursery. A stroll through the woodland garden is a great way to introduce you to the plants which are then for sale at the end. There is plenty of help on hand if you need further information on what they have on offer. As Roy Lancaster from Gardener’s World said on a visit here; “I left reluctantly with one thought in my head; if heaven is like this, here’s hoping.”