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Top 5 garden centres in Leicester

Lisa Garden on 24-08-2017

As the most populous municipality in the East Midlands region, Leicester is known for its location on the river Soar and close to the National Forest as well as being the country town of Leicestershire. With over 330,000 inhabitants, Leicester can be considered as the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom. Besides that, it can also be considered as one of the youngest cities in the United Kingdom, as Leicester had the largest proportion of people aged 19 and under in the East Midlands. Therefore, Leicester is, without a doubt, a very young and vibrant city with lots of things to do. Nonetheless, it also has historical features and garden centres. Hence, here are our top 5 garden centres in Leicester. Remember, you can also buy your garden products online throughout the entire UK, at the webshop of your local garden centre or other webshops with a large selection in garden products.

Coles Plant Centre

Open every day of the week, Coles Plant Centre is loved by its visitors. Coles plant centre is a retail store from Coles Nurseries, the United Kingdom’s largest grower of trees and shrubs. As such, the garden centre has over two million shrubs and one million trees available. Besides that, Coles Plant Centre has a wide selection of plants, tools, ornaments, pots and much more.  For more information, please check out their website.


Goscote Nurseries

Goscote Nurseries is, as the name suggests, a nursery rather than garden centre. Worth mentioning though, as here you can browse around and get garden advice at hand. Goscote Nurseries exist for over 50 years and introduces new plants annually. While also open on Saturdays and Sundays, a visit to Goscote Nurseries is really worth it! While visiting their website, don’t forget to also check out their plant encyclopedia!

Leicester Rowena Garden Centre

Leicester Rowena Garden Centre is a Wyevale Garden Centre and can therefore not be missed from this top 5 list! With more than 40 acres of land, unusual European plants in its stock and a small zoo, Leicester Rowena Garden Centre was always known as ‘one of the oldest and biggest nurseries in Leicestershire’. Nowadays, plants and gardening remain the focus area of the centre. However, there is also a variety of garden furniture for sale as well as giftware. Moreover, the garden centre allows dogs in, has a soft play area for the children, is accessible by wheelchair, facilitates home delivery, has a restaurant and much more. For more information, check their website.

Green Acres Leicestershire

Green Acres Leicestershire is a garden centre and nursery on Ashby Road in Stapleton. Since 1979, Green Acres has provided its customers with plants, garden buildings, giftware, barbecues, garden furniture and water features. Besides that, they serve some very nice coffee and food in their restaurant! Also check out their online web shop to see what they have to offer! 

Wickes Leicester

Wickes Leicester is the only Wickes store in Leicester and is mainly convenient due to its opening hours from 07.00 to 20.00 from Mondays to Saturdays, whilst also open on Sunday from 10.00 to 16.00. Besides that, another reason to name it in the top 5 garden centres of Leicester, Wickes does not only have garden and landscaping products, but is also the place to be for building materials, your bathroom,  your kitchen and much more. Get inspired by the website!

Ready to visit a garden centre in Leicester? If your favourite garden centre is not here, please find our full list of garden centres in Leicester here.