Welcome

Visiting Lanchester
Garden Centre

Nestled in Bargate Bank, about a mile outside of Lanchester, in the heart of the stunning County Durham Countryside, we’re a great destination for a family day out. Within easy reach of both Durham and Newcastle, it’s the perfect place to while away a few hours in picturesque surroundings.

If you’re a gardening enthusiast, you’ll discover a wider selection of plants. Moreover, our plants are of exemplary quality, tended by our skilled horticultural team, with great care and attention to detail. However, in addition to our garden centre, you’ll find a restaurant, gift shop, children’s play area, aquarium, a tropical village and much more besides.

Our Journey

As a family, we’ve had a long and successful background in running children’s day nurseries, and that’s why we’re committed to being a family-friendly destination. We want a visit to Lanchester Garden Centre to be an event the whole family will enjoy. So, you’ll notice that over the last few years we’ve dedicated time, energy and resources to improving our facilities, so we’re a visitor attraction in which the whole family will take pleasure. We’ve grown from being a small shop and café to the well-rounded visitor attraction you’ll find today. Step through our gates, and you’ll find that we’re more than a garden centre.

Local Economy

We’re proud to be doing our bit to support the local economy. From the products, we stock to the people we employ and the many local businesses we support in one way another. We are deeply rooted in the area we serve, and we want to keep things that way.

Employee Numbers

Our team has grown substantially in recent months, and we’re pleased so many of them have come from the local area. We’re committed to developing and supporting local talent throughout our business so that you can benefit from their skills too.

Our Suppliers

Just as we are a local business, so too do we like to support other local businesses and suppliers. So you’ll find we showcase the best local produce in our deli and restaurant; and elsewhere in our garden centre – like the beautifully carved chainsaw sculptures.

Local Economy

We’re proud to be doing our bit to support the local economy. From the products, we stock to the people we employ and the many local businesses we support in one way another. We are deeply rooted in the area we serve, and we want to keep things that way.

Employee Numbers

Our team has grown substantially in recent months, and we’re pleased so many of them have come from the local area. We’re committed to developing and supporting local talent throughout our business so that you can benefit from their skills too.

Our Suppliers

Just as we are a local business, so too do we like to support other local businesses and suppliers. So you’ll find we showcase the best local produce in our deli and restaurant; and elsewhere in our garden centre – like the beautifully carved chainsaw sculptures.

Family Run
Business

As an independent, family run business it’s important to us, that our garden centre is a great destination for your family too. We’re committed to being a family friendly destination that all ages can enjoy, which is why we’ve put so much effort into transforming the visitor experience over the last few years. We’re committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service within a picturesque setting that has the best facilities for you.

Family Run Business

As an independent, family run business it’s important to us, that our garden centre is a great destination for your family too. We’re committed to being a family friendly destination that all ages can enjoy, which is why we’ve put so much effort into transforming the visitor experience over the last few years. We’re committed to delivering the highest standards of customer service within a picturesque setting that has the best facilities for you.

What our visitors say

Me and my husband enjoyed a beautiful lunch looking through the window at gardens and lovely scenery.

Maureen Davison, Sunderland

2017-08-03T09:42:40+00:00

Maureen Davison, Sunderland

Me and my husband enjoyed a beautiful lunch looking through the window at gardens and lovely scenery.

Lanchester is more than just a garden centre and I’m glad to have such a place on my doorstep.

Joe Cranston, Durham

2017-08-03T09:44:52+00:00

Joe Cranston, Durham

Lanchester is more than just a garden centre and I’m glad to have such a place on my doorstep.

Lanchester is without a doubt the best Garden Centre in County Durham. I visit quite often with my young children who love the tropical village.

Paul Roseberry, Newcastle

2017-10-10T16:15:34+00:00

Paul Roseberry, Newcastle

Lanchester is without a doubt the best Garden Centre in County Durham. I visit quite often with my young children who love the tropical village.

Amazing… a fantastic place and will most definitely be visiting again.

Janet Wilson, Leicester

2017-10-10T16:18:14+00:00

Janet Wilson, Leicester

Amazing… a fantastic place and will most definitely be visiting again.

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