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
  • Gloves & 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.

Sow sweetpeas

Sow a batch of sweetpeas now and they'll spend winter as sturdy seedlings, ready to race away next spring and flower weeks earlier than usual. You'll find dozens of sweetly-scented varieties in the garden centre: sow into root trainer modules, water in and they'll be up in a couple of weeks.

Plant of the Week: Kniphofia

Plant of the Week: Kniphofia

You’ll spot right away how these spectacular South African plants came to be called red hot pokers. The ramrod-straight spires rising above handsome evergreen strappy leaves are topped with a magnificent bottle brush of a flower in shades of red, orange or yellow – looking every bit as if it were on fire.


Despite its exotic looks kniphofia is easy to grow, drought-tolerant and hardy down to at least -9°C as long as the soil is free-draining. Look out for butterscotch-coloured ‘Tawny Glow’, dainty ‘Little Maid’ in palest primrose (ideal for containers) and the classic red hot poker, K. rooperi, its huge 1.2m tall flowers topped with blazing red-orange.