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

October 25th, 5:46 pm  ·  

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Who likes this Christmas Kadai bowl display? ... See MoreSee Less

October 25th, 5:37 pm  ·  

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We have a new range of scented candles now in stock, including a new luxury range with the most beautiful packaging. Ideal Christmas gift ideas from £7.50 whilst stocks last ... See MoreSee Less

October 25th, 1:30 pm  ·  

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Our Christmas food gift selection is now in stock. These unique items are not available on the High St, so we recommend you buy yours early to avoid disappointment, as once they're gone, they're gone.... ... See MoreSee Less

October 25th, 1:16 pm  ·  

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Our Christmas panettone are now in stock, we have traditional and new Tiramisu flavour. At £12.50 each, they're cheaper than any other retailer, including Amazon. Get yours now as at that price they won't be around for long.. ... See MoreSee Less

October 20th, 3:53 pm  ·  

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