Thorne’s Garden Nursery is a family business that has been operational since December 2000.

Our centre is an extremely pleasant place to visit for all of the family.  You are welcome to walk around, see our extensive range of plants, pots, garden ornaments and our great range of hens for the garden.  We even have geese and a family of Rhia on site.

Why not then drop into the Potting Shed Café for a bite to eat?  We offer teas, real coffee, delicious lunches and scrumptious homemade cakes. Our site is mostly wheelchair friendly, although to get to some chicken areas it is necessary to travel over (short) grass.  We also welcome well-behaved dogs in the centre, but we ask that they are kept on a lead at all times because of the livestock. We look forward to seeing you soon!

We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded a certificate of excellence by Trip Advisor because of our wonderful customers and their great reviews. Everyone at Thorne’s would like to thank you all and look forward to seeing you soon.   Click to see more…

Stuart C

"Second visit to this great little garden centre café and this time with the wife! Great location, excellent food and friendly staff. Shop has great gift ideas, plant selection is very good and café superb! Definitely worth a visit."

Martin P

Good food nearly all home cooked, always clean and tidy, and great staff what more do you want in a café.

 Phillip S

Good snacks and lunches with a friendly atmosphere . Once you've been a few times the staff usually know what you'd like as soon as you arrive . Unless you change your mind of course!


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Due to inclement weather, our cafe will be closed today Sunday). We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to see you soon ❄️❄️❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

December 10th, 12:16 pm  ·  

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Door sprays just £4.50 ... See MoreSee Less

December 5th, 4:50 pm  ·  

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Thornes Garden Nursery updated their cover photo. ... See MoreSee Less

December 5th, 4:48 pm  ·  

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Beautifully simple Christmas door sprays now available at Thornes just £4.50 each ... See MoreSee Less

December 4th, 11:19 am  ·  

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🌲❄️🌲❄️🌲Our Christmas Trees have arrived🌲❄️🌲❄️🌲
Bring the family to Thorne's Garden Nursery this year to choose your Christmas Tree. Come early and we will help you select your perfect tree from our huge range of Grade A non-drop firs. We can then tag and store your tree until you are ready to collect plus we will trim the base before your tree leaves our shop. We also offer FREE local delivery (inc Stotfold, Fairfield, Greenacres, Baldock, Letchworth and Arlesey, restrictions apply)
We also stock a range of unique gifts, Christmas tree stands, wreaths and decorations in our shop.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
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November 28th, 8:18 pm  ·  

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It's starting to feel very Christmassy around here ... See MoreSee Less

November 14th, 3:07 pm  ·  

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Our Christmas tree baubles & decs are now in and available for sale, prices from 75p ... See MoreSee Less

November 10th, 3:29 pm  ·  

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Meet our family of reindeer. We just need to come up with their names...any suggestions? ... See MoreSee Less

November 8th, 6:01 pm  ·  

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Now available at The Potting Shed cafe, full cooked breakfast inc. tea/coffee/orange juice or milk plus a free refill for just £6.95 (half size just £4.95)...served Tues-Fri 9.30-11.30am ... See MoreSee Less

November 8th, 11:30 am  ·  

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We have a selection of winter tubs and baskets now available, prices start at £8.50 whilst stocks last. We are also taking orders for tub & basket refills... ... See MoreSee Less

November 3rd, 11:51 am  ·  

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