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Trees and shrubs in Northamptonshire

A Northamptonshire garden just isn’t a garden without trees and shrubs. They have the ability to somehow turn that space around a home into a peaceful, relaxing haven. But where do you find the right ones for your garden? Is there somewhere to go to where there are all types of trees and shrubs available in one place? The answer to this question is a resounding YES, in the form of The Garden Centre Guide. Visit this site, and you will find a garden centre close to where you live, where you can pick and choose at your leisure, the types of trees and shrubs you want for your garden.

The benefits of having trees and shrubs in your garden are numerous! For instance, they:

• provide plenty of much-needed shade during the hot summer months
• without a doubt, add beauty to your yard
• can increase the value of your property by as much as 10 to 15%
• when strategically placed, reduce energy consumption by allowing the sun to warm your home in winter and the shade they provide, will keep your home cool during the summer months
• act as a windbreak against those cold winter winds
• help the environment by filtering dust and pollutants from the air
• help to reduce soil erosion, water pollution and the effects of flooding by reducing storm water runoff
• provide a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife
• provide a rainbow of colour to your garden
• produce plenty of fruit each year
• are great for reducing stress
• offer plenty of useful information for children
• are known to reduce the recovery time in patients
• can be planted to commemorate a special event or as a living memorial to someone who has passed on

Buying trees and shrubs for your garden

Although all trees and shrubs provide the above amazing benefits, choosing a few for your garden can be a daunting experience when you’re faced with the thousands of varieties that are available. Following are a few guidelines to buying trees and shrubs for your garden.


Trees live for a long time, so it’s important to buy the right tree for that spot in your garden, so take the following into consideration when shopping for trees:

• How tall and wide will it be when it has matured?
• It’s appearance. Does it have foliage, leaves or needles, is it an evergreen or will it shed its leaves? What colour is it and will its foliage change colour during autumn? Does it bear fruit?
• Is it a high-or low-maintenance tree? (Will it need to be pruned regularly?)
• Does it like shade or sun?
• Will it look good on its own, as a hedge, or in a group?
• Is it wind-resistant or should it be planted in a sheltered spot?


Growing shrubs in your garden is great! Evergreen varieties look good all through the year and those that flower, add a splash of spectacular colour amid the greenery in your garden. The various shrubs to choose from include:

  • Patio shrubs – those that grow in pots are great for transforming a dull deck or patio into a colourful, interesting area!
  • Climbing shrubs – these are fantastic for hiding unsightly walls and fences and they make your garden look bigger too!
  • Stem shrubs – stem shrubs look beautiful standing alone, as a border along a path, or in a pot on a patio.

Enjoy the benefits of having trees and shrubs in your garden by choosing from the wide variety available from a garden centre near you. To find a list of all the garden centres in your area, simply do a search on The Garden Centre Guide, where thousands of garden centres all over the UK including Northamptonshire are listed for your convenience.

Alderton Plant Nursery

Pury Lane
Alderton, NN12 7LW

B&Q Kettering

Meadow Road
Kettering, NN16 8TL

B&Q Northampton

Nene Valley Retail Park, Towcester Road
Northampton, NN1 1BQ

B&Q Wellingborough

Castlefields Retail Park, London Road
Wellingborough, NN8 2DP

Barnsdale Gardens

The Avenue, Exton
Oakham, LE15 8AH

Bell Plantation Garden Centre

Watling Street
Towcester, NN12 6GX

Billing Garden Store

The Causeway Great Billing
Northampton, NN3 9EX

Bliss Lane Nursery

34 Bliss Lane Flore
Northampton, NN7 4LJ

Bosworth's Nurseries and Garden Centre

Finedon Road, Burton Latimer
Kettering, NN15 5QA

Cedar Nurseries

Poplars Farm, Poplars Lane
Northampton, NN6 9SW

Christopher W Warwick

The Nurseries
Northampton, NN7 1HJ

Cramden Nursery

Harborough Road North
Northampton, NN2 8LU

Crick Garden Centre

West Haddon Rd
Crick, NN6 7SQ

Dennetts Garden Centre

Wood Farm, London Road
Daventry, NN11 4ND

Dobbies Garden Centres Harlestone Heath

Harlestone Road
NN5 6UJ, United Kindom

Drywood Nursery

Newport Pagnell Road
Northampton, NN7 2BX

Finedon Garden Centre

Tanns Yard, Podington Irthlingborough Road
Wellingborough, NN9 5EH

Flowercraft Garden Nursery

Roseacre Barn Lane
Milton Malsor, NN7 3AG

Golby's Garden Centre

Tollgate Way, Duston
Northampton, NN5 6ES

Green Lane Garden Centre

Brackley Rd
Towcester, NN12 6JD

Greenfellows Garden Centre

Yelvertoft Rd Crick
Northampton, NN6 7TF

Harlestone Heath Garden Centre

Harlestone Road
Northampton, NN5 6UJ

Hassett Plant Centre

Old Quarry Field, Harborough Road, Harborough Road
Northampton, NN6 9RU

Homebase Daventry

Abby Retail Park Welton Road
Daventry, NN11 4GL

Homebase Northampton Riverside Park

Riverside Business Park
Northampton, NN3 9HU

Homebase Northampton Weedon Road

Weedon Rd
Northampton, NN5 5DE

Homebase Towcester

Old Tiffield Road
Towcester, NN12 6PF

Homebase Wellingborough

Turnells Mill Lane, Victoria Pk
Wellingborough, NN8 2RN

Howitt's Aquatic & Garden Centre

291 Rockingham Road
Corby, NN17 2AE

Ise Garden Centre

Warkton lane
Kettering, NN15 5AA

Northampton Garden Centre

Newport Pagnell Road, Wootton
Northampton, NN4 6HP

Nursery Further Afield

Evenley Road
Brackley, NN13 5YR

Paynes Nurseries

192 Watling Street East
Towcester, NN12 8LB


Falcutt Hall Farm, Welsh Lane
Brackley, NN13 5QY

Podington Garden Centre

High Street
Wellingborough, NN29 7HS

Ravensthorpe Nursery

6 East Haddon Road Ravensthorpe
Northampton, NN6 8ES

Roman Way Garden Centre

8 Watling Street
Towcester, NN12 7QN

Seasons Garden Centre

69 Cranford Road
Kettering, NN15 5LZ

Tandee Nursery & Plant Centre

Bamwell Road, Thurning, Oundle
Peterborough, PE8 5RH

The Barn Oundle

Barnwell Road
Oundle, PE8 5PB

The Bell Plantation

Watling Street
Towcester, NN12 6GX

The Garden Shop UK

194 London Road
Kettering, NN15 6DT

Van Hage Peterborough Garden Park

Peterborough Road, Eye
Peterborough, PE1 4YZ

Wellingborough, A Wyevale Garden Centre

Millers Lane
Wellingborough, NN8 2NF

Whilton Locks Garden Store

Whilton Locks
Daventry, NN11 5NH

Wickes Kettering Extra

Northfield Ave
Kettering, Nn16 9Ts

Wickes Northampton

18 Tyne Road
Northampton, Nn5 5Af

Wickes Rushden

Crown Way
Rushden, Nn10 6Bt

Wilkinson Alnwick

6 Lagny Street, Alnwick
Alnwick, NE66 1NJ

Wilkinson Kettering

Kettering, NN16 8JH

Wilkinson Northampton

26-28 Gold Street
Northampton, NN1 1RS

Wilkinson Rushden

Rushden, NN10 9SH

Wilkinson Wellingborough

Wellingborough, NN8 1EZ

Wilkinson Weston Favell

Weston Favell, NN3 9HH

Woodmeadow Garden Centre

Kettering Road
Northampton, NN6 9TD