Nottingham Garden center opening times for the Spring, Platinum Jubilee and Summer Bank Holidays

As we gallop towards another bank holiday, many of us will be thinking about spending time in the garden and making the most of the outdoor space on our doorsteps. But if you’re planning to spend the upcoming days off getting your greenery in tip top condition that also means a trip to the garden center.

Nottinghamshire has some fabulous garden centers scattered across the county. So, we have searched out where some of the largest are, what they have to offer and most importantly, when they’ll be open over the bank holiday.

The Spring Bank Holiday will fall on Thursday, June 2, 2022. This year we have an extra bank holiday the celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, this will fall on Friday, June 3, 2022

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

East Bridgford Garden and Home

We start with a massive home and garden center on the old A46 Fosse Way, East Bridgford, near Bingham. The Blue Diamond flagship store covers around 81,000 sq ft and sells everything from compost to garden furniture, has an array of plants and trees, as well as a large restaurant, clothes, homeware and gifts sections.

Also at the site is Ed & Molly’s playbarn, a large car park with stores surrounding it including Trespass.

Where: Fosse Way, East Bridgford, Nottingham

Open: Bank Holiday opening times as usual.

Monday –Saturday, 8:30 –6.00pm

Sunday: 10.00am –4.30pm (10.00am –10.30am browsing only)

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Trowell Garden Center

The family-owned and run garden center dates back to the early 1970s and over the years has evolved maintaining its core passion for plants but expanding to include a cafe, as well as being home to Maidenhead Aquatics Center.

As well as stocking a range of plants, bulbs and seeds, the center offers garden furniture, home and gits, wild bird care.

Where: Stapleford Road, Trowell, NG9 3TG

Open: An usual over the Bank Holiday

Monday to Friday: 9.00-5.00pm

Saturday: 9.00am –5.00pm

Sundays: 9.30am –4.00pm (tills open at 10.00am)

Notcutts Wheatcroft

If you’re a Nottingham gardener then you’ll know about Wheatcrofts. There has been at garden center at this site for years. Now owned and run by Notcutts, the huge garden center and home store has everything from bulbs to trees as well as Various concession stores including Cotton Traders, Crane Garden Buildings, Hotter, Stormclad and more. There is also a restaurant for when all that shopping just gets too much.

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

Open:

Thursday, June 2: 9.00am –5.00pm

Friday 3, and Saturday 4, June –9.00am –6.00pm

Sunday, June 5: 10.00am –4.30pm (browsing 10.00am –10.30am)

Woodborough Green Garden Center

You might know it by its former name, Timmermans, but now part of the British Garden Center’s family, the retailer is called Woodborough Green Garden Center.

According to its website, visitors will find “a vast and well-stocked plants department which includes all the garden accessories and tools you should need.” Adding: “We care about your projects so if you need any advice, feel free to ask our knowledgeable staff on site. “

Where: Lowdham Lane, Woodborough, NG14 6DN

Open: As normal over the bank holiday weekend.

Monday to Friday 9.00am –5.30pm

Saturday: 9.00am –5.30pm

Sunday: 10.30am –4.30pm

Bardills Garden Center

Bardills can boast being a family business for more than 150 years. The Garden and Aquatics Center says: “Plants are a huge passion of ours due to the business initially starting out as a rose nursery.” However, this isn’t where the garden center stops.

Also on sale are indoor and outdoor plants and cacti, treats for wild birds in the form of feeders and food, there’s a garden furniture and barbecue department, plus accessories and aquatics for your pond or tank. Of course, there is also a coffee shop

Where: Toton Lane, Stapleford, NG9 7JB

Open: As normal over the bank holiday

Monday to Saturday 9:00 am –5:00 pm

Sunday 10:30 am –4:30 pm

Brookfields Garden Center

Family-owned, Brookfields Garden Center in Mapperley says: “We’ve become a popular destination thanks to our fantastic range of plants, tools and gardening essentials.” There’s an impressive 3,000 square meters for its plant department, as well as a pets and aquatics center, gift, homeware and garden furniture departments plus a coffee shop / lunch stop.

Where: 431 Mapperley Plains, Mapperley, NG3 5RW

Open: An normal over the bank holiday

Monday –Saturday: 9.00am –5.30pm

Sunday: 10.30am –4.30pm

Moores Nurseries and Garden Center

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

Stocking an extensive range of plants, shrubs and trees as well as having a cafe on site, the garden retailer creates a lovely family atmosphere –there are even regular bingo and Sunday lunch events organized.

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

Open: As normal over the bank holiday

Monday to Saturday 9.00am –5.00pm

Sunday: 10.00am –4.00pm

Floralands Garden Center

You’ll find a “veritable Aladdin’s Cave” of gardening items at this garden center on the edge of the Nottinghamshire countryside. Forming an integral part of the Floralands Leisure and Retail Community, the garden center team says: “Whether you are a keen amateur” , or a seasoned gardener we have all your essentials “. They added that opening times [given here] are for the garden center only, other stores on the site may have different times.

Where: Catfoot Lane, Lambley, NG4 4QL

Open: As normal

Monday –Saturday: 9.00am –5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am –4.00pm

Jacksdale Garden Center

With a wide range of products to suit a variety of budgets and tastes, this family run business have been operating since 2004. The friendly and knowledgeable staff say they are on hand to help and advise customers.

Along with an enviable selection of plants and shrubs, the garden center also has a range of paving and aggregates, and a tea room which serves a selection of hot and cold home-cooked food including cakes, teas and specialty coffees.

Where: Where: Main Road, Jacksdale, NG16 5HR

Open: As usual over the bank holiday

Monday –Saturday: 9:00 am –5:00 pm

Sunday: 10.00am –4.00pm

Hilltop Nurseries

Hilltop Nurseries is a family owned and run nursery which was established in 1971. According to the Nurseries website, the team are “passionate about plants and providing customers with the very best there is to offer” adding, “whether that be locally grown bedding,” homegrown basket and container plants or magnificent Italian specimens! “

Where: 164 Lambley Lane, Gedling, NG4 4PB

Open: As usual over the bank holiday

Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am –5:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am-4:00pm

Southwell Garden Center

This garden center is home to a range of plants in all shapes and sizes as well as gardening tools, planters and equipment. There’s a tea room, craft and gift shop, plus plenty of advice on hand.

Where: Fiskerton Road, Southwell, NG25 0TH

Open: As usual over the bank holiday.

Daily 9.00am to 5.30pm

Reg Taylors Garden Center

Reg Taylor’s Garden Center is a family business that has grown for well over 60 years. Set within a 25 acre site there’s plenty here to keep you busy. Plus, aside from the garden center, there are tea rooms, a mower shop and a Swan Sanctuary.

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

Open:

Monday – Saturday: 10.00am –5.00 pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays: 10.30am –4.30 pm

These are the bank holidays dates for 2022

  • Spring Bank Holiday: Thursday, June 2, 2022
  • Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, Friday, June 3, 2022
  • Summer Bank Holiday, Monday, August 28, 2022
  • Boxing Day, Monday December 26, 2022
  • Christmas Day (substitute day), Tuesday, December 27, 2022 Note, that if a bank holiday is on a weekend, a’substitute’ weekday becomes a bank holiday.

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

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