Garden Nursery & Shop

Starting as a small family business in 2000,  we have been running the centre for over 15 years. Our team of friendly staff are ready to assist you or provide great advice and service whenever you need it.

Based in the outskirts of Hitchin between Stotfold and Letchworth, Thornes Nursery provides customers from all over Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas with a great place to shop.  We stock a huge range of plants (including vegetable plants and herbs), tree and shrubs.  Our shop stocks fresh fruit and veg, free range eggs &  local honey.   We have a wonderful range of unique gifts ideas and ornaments for the home and garden.

"Very helpful & courteousDebbie (Hitchin)         "Lovely arrangementsTerry (Shefford)


Items that we stock include:

  • Planters and Pots
  • London Ornaments lanterns and decorative items
  • Kadai Firebowls and accessories
  • Many varieties of seeds & bulbs
  • Fresh Fruit & Vegetables
  • Crystals and marble ornaments
  • Fresh (Free Range) Eggs
  • Baskets and wicker items
  • Compost, 20ltr to 75ltr bags
  • Weed killers and Garden Sundries
  • Garden tools
  • Garden furniture
  • Ornamental Features
  • plus many more unusual and unique items
"We had a lovely day out, wonderful place, thanks againHeather (Derby)

The Staff
As keen gardeners and qualified horticulturists, we will only provide the best advice for our customers to ensure that you only receive the correct garden solution.

Karl – Manager
Sheila –  Manager
Rob – Chicken Expert
Kerry – Assistant and Trainee Plants Manager

The London Ornaments & Kadai Fire pit section

Proving very popular with our customers, these wonderful and unique garden features can transform your garden into something a little bit special. 


All of our plants are British grown and nurtured to the highest standards.

Bedding Plants
We have a large seasonal range of bedding multi-packs.

As well as stocking a large range of basket plants, we also offer a service where you can bring your old baskets to us and we will make them up for you with plants of your choosing.

Fruit Trees
We stock a full range of fruit trees that are extremely competitively priced.

Veg Plants

During spring and early summer we stock a huge range of vegetable plants, call us to enquire on stock


Ornamental Trees
 Please contact us for seasonal details

We stock a huge range of shrubs.  Please contact us for seasonal details…

Pots and Planters

We stock a lovely range of quality garden planters and pots in a wide range of colours…