Welcome to Thirsk Garden Centre

Enjoy our beautiful garden centre with our fabulous range of plants, shrubs wild bird care, and much more. Then, why not take a break in our coffee shop while you shop and enjoy a barista coffee from Darkwoods.

We hope you enjoy your visit.

Opening hours

  • Monday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Tuesday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Wednesday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Friday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Saturday
    09:00 - 17:00
  • Sunday
    10:00 - 16:00
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Prune Clematis

Left to their own devices, some clematis can grow into big, tangled knots, flowering only at the top well above eye level. Prune back hard now, though, and you’ll encourage lots of new shoots from low down on the plant – meaning the flowers are distributed better, too.

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Rhubarb treat

Forced rhubarb costs a fortune in the shops, but it’s not difficult to force your own rhubarb crown at home each year, giving you as much as you can eat almost for free.

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Displays of tropical Orchids

A magnificently colourful tunnel of Vanda orchids with three arches delicately covered with hanging blooms leads to hand crafted floating Thai umbrellas and an exquisite orchid palace inspired by the Thai Royal Family’s palace, Bang Pa-In. A traditional Thai market boat and rice paddy complete the scene.

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