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.

Shading the greenhouse

Put simply, if you don't shade the greenhouse, you will be severely limited in the things you can grow in it. Most annuals and potted flowering plants will bleach and scorch. Vegetables and fruits will overheat and rot. Compost in pots will cook a plant's roots. You should be OK with succulents and cacti, however. Paint on Coolglass shading, or erect green shade netting now.

Plant of the Week: Doronicum

Plant of the Week: Doronicum

The showy golden daisies of this brassy look-at-me perennial are a welcome surprise in late spring: most daisies flower much later in the year, but this is out with the last of the daffodils: it makes a fabulous combination with tall, elegant pheasant’s-eye daffs, and is a great way to disguise unsightly daffodil foliage as it dies down.

It’s an easy-going plant that is happiest in a spot with a little dappled shade. It grows to around 60cm tall, with handsome heart-shaped leaves: for containers, though, try the compact version ‘Little Leo’, smothered in bright little golden yellow flowers and a magnet for bees.