About us

About us- Woodbank Nurseries:

Discover Woodbank Nurseries, Inspiring gardeners since 1929.

It all started in 1929 with just an open field growing vegetables and plants for the Manor House (Woodbank) next door followed by growing cut flowers for the markets, its main purchaser was Woolworths.

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Woodbank Nurseries 9th May 1936

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During the 1935-1945 war it contributed to the war effort growing vegetables and keeping chickens for egg production.

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Woodbank Nurseries staff in 1943

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Woodbank Nurseries 1960

In 1985 ACW Garden Services bought the original nursery on the present site from its original owner. The business started as a wholesale nursery employing a member of staff and originally concentrated on growing cut flowers and alpines these where growing on the fields we now use as the car park.
From the late 90s Britain made little commitment to horticulture, but the family business grew and began to expand.

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Woodbank Nurseries Founder Norman Greenwood

Woodbank Nurseries is more than any old nursery, it is a treasure trove of discovery, offering everything practical and beautiful for your garden and home.
We are a family run business with good old fashioned service; warm and welcoming and delivered with smiling, helpful efficiency. Our staff; are fully experienced and are always happy to help.

In recent years the company has invested into world-leading automation technology to compliment its traditional horticultural facilities. We grow over 2 million plants across an extensive range every year. Our outdoor plant range includes: alpines, conifers, ferns, bedding plants, perennials, roses, shrubs and trees, grow your own fruit trees, herbs, vegetables and much more.
Our motto says it all See It Growing Buy It Nursery Fresh,
The nursery covers a 10 acres site with 4 acres all under cover, attracts approx 3000 visitors each week.
We grow plants for every season and occasion throughout the year.

A place to take the whole family for a day out; a leisurely walk amongst the beautiful flower displays followed by, homemade, delicious  food in the Potting Shed Restaurant which is not just another place to eat, it is also a fantastic exhibition of museum quality artefacts. You will not see a restaurant quite like this one anywhere!

We aim to provide a first class service to all of our customers through staff attentiveness, advice and assistance. As you would expect, all of the staff at Woodbank Nurseries have been recruited for their expertise and knowledge across a huge range of gardening disciplines. Many of our staff have been with us for a number of years and our customers have come to rely on them for their consistency of advice and gardening tips, all year round. Woodbank Nurseries currently employ in excess of 50 staff.

Each area of Woodbank Nurseries; houseplants, outdoor plants, garden accessories, gifts & home ware, garden furniture, outdoor features, floristry, aquatics and pets; is managed by experts in their fields. When you visit us don’t forget to ask and we can help you with anything specific you may need.

 

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