Welcome to The Barn

The Barn Garden Centre in Oundle is an independent, family run Garden Centre found in the heart of the Nene Valley and now includes

The Boxwood Café.




We have compost in stock.

Due to high demand and delays in restocking, there are limits on how many bags you can purchase 

Grow Bags are limited to 4 per visit



Following the Government's latest announcement on Monday 11th May 2020, we will be re-opening on 




​We know the positive effect gardens and plants have on or mental health and happiness, something needed more than ever right now. We are very excited to be able to invite our customers back through our gates, and we know you will be eager to shop again, but to keep our customers, staff and the greater community safe, we all have to adhere to the social distancing rules in place.


These will included limiting the number of customers allowed in the Garden Centre. There is a designated 'Entrance' and 'Exit' and these must be used correctly. Whilst queueing to pay, floor markers show the 2 metre distance you should obey. You may have to queue to get in during busy times. We ask you shop alone or a maximum of a couple. We encourage you to use contactless payment or card. ALWAYS stick to the 2 metre social distancing rule. 


Thank you to all our wonderful customers for their continued support and words of encouragement and thanks received over the past few weeks. It has meant the world to us and kept us going even on our lowest days - The Wilson Family and The Barn and Boxwood Team
















Top 10 garden accessories for the summer

As summer approaches it is time to make sure the garden is looking great so you can relax, entertain and enjoy your surroundings. Your garden can be an extension of your home, a place to escape and immerse yourself in nature. Even if you have a balcony or a patio, these garden accessories will help you make the most of your space.

Home inspiration from online gardening shows

You can still get home inspiration from online gardening shows, even though you can't attend them in person at the moment throughout the pandemic across the world. There are many virtual gardening celebrations, online shows, stores, and social media packed full of garden and home inspiration to keep you full of information and inspiration. Here are a few ways you can still enjoy sprucing up your home from online gardening shows.

How to take softwood cuttings

Taking softwood cuttings is easy to do, and it’s a great way to make new plants at minimal costs. Softwood cuttings are sections cut from the new young growth of plants and grown into new plants. They should be taken from mid-spring to early summer and potted up by mid-summer at the latest, to give the new plants time to develop roots before winter.

Make birdhouses

It is excellent to make your own birdhouse, and there are many different ways to do this from recycling old household items to buying some wood or a birdhouse kit and making it yourself DIY style. As long as it is safe, secure, and there is enough room, you are likely to see some of your typical garden birds nesting in no time. If you really want to see what goes on inside the birdhouse as nesting gets underway, there are even wildlife cameras that you can put into the box and watch the egg-laying and hatching action from the comfort of your own home. Here are a few ideas for you to make yours.