Welcome to The Barn

Visit the Barn Garden Centre at Peterborough or Oundle and you will be assured of a warm welcome and an abundance of wonderful plants for your garden and home.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our plants and our comprehensive range of gardening products including:-

  • Fertilisers, weedkillers, lawncare and compost
  • Tools, watering and gardening accessories
  • Pots, planters and garden ornaments
  • Seeds and Bulbs
  • Garden furniture, solar lighting and bbq's
  • Wild bird care
  • Clothing & footware
  • Cards, books and great gift ideas
  • Hard landscaping, gravels and trellis

As well as all this, at our Peterborough branch you will discover a comprehensive aquatic department, with tropical, cold water and pond fish.

The Barn at Peterborough also has a lovely Coffee shop providing excellent coffee, cakes and light meals. It also boasts to serving the best scones in the area!

So if youre looking for a plant, a bit of advice or just a coffee and slice of cake, we look forward to welcoming you to The Barn.

Top up mulch

Keep a thick mulch of compost or well-rotted manure topped up around your plants, both outside and in the greenhouse. Mulch after watering, so there's already moisture in the soil; and don't pile it against stems or you risk them rotting. A nice thick mulch saves work, reducing weeding to an occasional chore, and your plants will revel in the moist conditions underneath.

Plant of the Week: Ornamental grasses

Plant of the Week: Ornamental grasses

Graceful, elegant and imposing in the garden, grasses are a must-have in the garden. They're the perfect setting for other perennials, then from late summer send up spectacular plumes which add a magical touch to the winter garden when rimed with frost.

They're very low-maintenance, too. Evergreen grasses just need a comb through with your fingers in spring to remove dead thatch: these include Stipa gigantea with graceful oat-like flowerheads and Anemanthele lessoniana which turns orange, yellow and red in autumn. At the same time, prune deciduous types like tall, airy Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster' and Deschampsia cespitosa to the ground to give new shoots room to grow.