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.

Enjoy rocket flowers

Instead of ripping out salad rocket when it bolts in warm weather, enjoy the flowers as a deliciously unusual addition to salads. They have a peppery sweet taste and look just gorgeous scattered among the lettuces.

Plant of the Week: Bamboo

Plant of the Week: Bamboo

It's no wonder bamboos are a garden designer's favourite. Tall and willowy, they have an entrancing habit of swaying and whispering in the slightest breeze. They make delicate screens to block out unwelcome eyesores; and best of all, they're easy to grow and very low-maintenance.

The larger, vigorous bamboos have a bad reputation, so avoid these and stick to the better-behaved clump-forming types like Fargesia murielae, with arching sprays of foliage, and the leafy evergreen Chusquea culeou, or Chilean bamboo. The Phyllostachys family come in a dazzling range of colours: P. nigra has stems of moody black while P. aureosulcata f. aureocaulis is rich buttery yellow.