Gardening at Charlecote Park's plant store

Charlecote Avenue plant centre shop late spring early summer

Our plant centre next to the car park stocks seasonal delights for your garden and the best of the National Trust's garden ranges. Every purchase you make here directly funds our work at Charlecote.

Open every day, 10am-5pm.

Our Avenue plant centre tries to be as "green" as possible. We set it up with fittings and equipment that other National Trust properties were offering for recycling, and the Trust's carpenters at Dudmaston made our wooden benches from their own woodland timber.

All our plants are in peat-free compost, and we're sourcing lots of the plants that you'll find growing in our garden borders for you to buy and enjoy in your own garden.

Herbaceous plants as well as shrubs and ornamental trees are in stock right now. Do ask if there's anything you can't see - we're adding to the list all the time.

Find the best of David Austin roses in peat-free compost in our Avenue plant shop
Charlecote avenue plant shop David Austin roses
Find the best of David Austin roses in peat-free compost in our Avenue plant shop

Planting now

We have hellebores, unusual trees and shrubs, locally-grown plants from Pershore College, from the NT plant centre at Lanhydrock, and Hairy Pots. Look out for David Austin roses, perennials from peat-free specialists Prenplants, and F.P. Matthews fruit bushes (blackcurrants and raspberries) later in the year.

Brighten your garden with a plant or two from the Avenue plant centre
Browse the plants in Charlecote's Avenue plant centre and treat yourself today
Brighten your garden with a plant or two from the Avenue plant centre

We have the full National Trust gardening range - plenty of practical and decorative items for your garden and British-made Hawes watering cans.

Cheer up your garden with a delightful patio set from our plant shop
Find lovely garden furniture for a summer tea party at Charlecote's plant shop
Cheer up your garden with a delightful patio set from our plant shop

Look out for our colourful glazed pots and terracotta planters in all shapes and sizes. We've also commissioned Whichford Pottery to make a bespoke range of their pots for us and we have some of their traditional garden pots too. 

Take your pick from our delightful garden ranges including Whichford pots
Charlecote Avenue plant shop interior with terracotta pots and garden ranges
Take your pick from our delightful garden ranges including Whichford pots

We have a wide range of herbs – all your cooking favourites, 5 different types of thyme, as well as strawberries, angelica, horseradish, buckle-leaved sorrel. Take your pick from our selection of lavenders too.

You'll find old favourites and something new among the herbs in our plant shop
Pots of herbs at Charlecote Avenue plant shop in summer
You'll find old favourites and something new among the herbs in our plant shop

There’s always lots of seasonal colour for your garden. We recommend buying one or two plants throughout the year rather than all at once - that way, you'll ensure there's something interesting in your garden all year round.

Green gardening

The National Trust has been a key player in the drive for peat-free compost for many years. We’re stocking SylvaGrow multi-purpose compost - awarded two Best Buys by Which? Gardening and endorsed by the RHS. It doesn't contain any "green waste" and is suitable for seeds, cuttings, potting on, planters and as a growbag too.  

With a poor peat harvest recently, you'll find peat-based ranges elsewhere are going up in price (or down in quality) - perhaps it's time to try the best of peat-free.

We’ve also got Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi granules as recommended by Monty on Gardeners' World – scatter it in the hole around the roots when you plant out something new and your plant will establish much more quickly and successfully without needing additional artificial fertilizer.

Every plant you buy from us here directly helps to fund our work looking after the gardens at Charlecote. Thank you.

Pop in to Charlecote's new Wood Yard cafe

Wood Yard café project 

See how we developed the hidden Wood Yard at the very heart of Charlecote into our much-needed new café.