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20/05/2024

We’ve carefully collated special care leaflets for our range of houseplants.

New Indoor Water Features 2024

13/05/2024

We have a choice of relaxing indoor water features in our Houseplant department that will infuse your home with calm and beauty.

…it’s time to get mowing!

10/05/2024

Temperatures are finally starting to rise, the days are getting longer and barbecue season is on its way! Now is the time to get your garden ready for the sunny days ahead. The first job to tackle is the lawn which is most likely looking a little worse for wear after a long winter.

Put Wildlife at the Heart of Your Garden

06/05/2024

There are so many innovative ways you can make your garden a more welcoming and safe environment for birds and wildlife to thrive.

Celebrate World Cocktail Day with a Local Tipple!

01/05/2024

 As World Cocktail Day approaches, it’s time to raise a glass and toast the art of mixology. At Barton Grange Garden Centre, we’re celebrating our local distilleries who make an amazing range of craft spirits to elevate cocktail hour.

The Sowers Guide

30/04/2024

Ready to get your hands dirty? Get expert recommendations for this month’s best seeds to sow from Ryan, our Gardening and Wildlife manager.

National Children’s Gardening Week 2024!

20/04/2024

Garden with your little ones for National Children’s Gardening Week! Visit us for tools, seeds, projects, and events for budding gardeners.

New Outdoor Living for 2024!

10/04/2024

Our brand new collection of garden furniture has arrived in store ready for sunnier days ahead! Discover a huge selection of stylish and high-quality outdoor furniture that’s been designed to last for many years to come.

A Celebration of Gardening!

05/04/2024

A special weekend to celebrate the joy of plants and gardening is taking place on 13th-14th April! Celebrate gardening with us!

Cracking Easter Activities

22/03/2024

There’s an egg-cellent choice of Easter-themed craft activities in store at Barton Grange Garden Centre this April. Children can get creative and enjoy a fun session of painting and seed sowing at the two special workshops taking place in the Green Room.

The Primrose Festival 2024

08/03/2024

The results are in and the winner of our annual Primrose Festival competition has been announced. After a record number of more than 2000 votes, Primula Rosebud Salmon Peach has been crowned top of the blooms!

British Pie Week

04/03/2024

British Pie Week is one of the tastiest weeks of the year! It’s the excuse you’re looking for to celebrate the tasty delights of British cuisine! Pick up a fork and dig in!

Gardening Made Easier

02/03/2024

New to gardening? We’re with you all the way!
We know it can be overwhelming looking for the best advice out there so we’ve put together a directory to help you.

Planting Potatoes In March?

29/02/2024

The word is out – our potato packs have landed in our Greenhouse Plant Area, and our Plant Area Manager, Will, has some straightforward tips for getting those potatoes in the ground this March.

Italian Trip Success!

18/02/2024

Our Plant Area team recently travelled to Pistoia in Tuscany to handpick some beautiful spring shrubs for 2024.

Hop Into Easter

13/02/2024

Looking for fresh ways to spruce up your home this spring? We’ve got you covered with our new range of Easter-themed home décor. 

New Spring Events

11/02/2024

We’ve lined up a host of fun and creative workshops for you to enjoy this spring. It’s a chance to try out something new!

Festive Fundraising Success

23/01/2024

Our festive fundraising initiatives reached new heights this year by raising more than £18,000 for local charities. Barton Grange managing director Guy Topping presented 13 charities with their cheques at a special ceremony held at The Flower Bowl on Tuesday 23rd January.

Christmas Charity Donations

23/01/2024

A Lancashire business has raised thousands of pounds for local charities with a little help from its younger visitors.

Charity Bells Fundraising

23/01/2024

Barton Grange managing director Guy Topping was delighted to present five local charities with cheques raised from our Christmas Bells initiative on 23rd January 2024.

Veganuary Inspiration

09/01/2024

Whether you’re looking to make a switch to a plant-based diet or simply trying to eat more vegetables, we’ve got plenty of fresh culinary ideas to inspire you. 

Our Primrose Festival Springs into Life

05/01/2024

We are celebrating one of spring’s most joyful flowers at our annual Primrose Festival from 3rd February to 3rd March 2024.

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

29/12/2023

We are launching a new eco-friendly initiative in 2023 to encourage more people to recycle their Christmas trees. Drop your real trees off with us and we will donate them to the Fylde Sand Dune Project

Christmas Sale Now On!

20/12/2023

Tis the season for our SALE! Enjoy 50% off selected Christmas lines including artificial Christmas trees, lighting and our popular Lemax collection. These offers are snow joke so snap up a saving today!

Eat, Drink and Be Merry!

13/12/2023

Our award-winning Farm Shop is brimming with everything you need for a fabulous festive feast. With the finest local produce from Lancashire and beyond, we’ve got your season’s eatings all wrapped up!

Barton Grange Wins Best Christmas Displays in the North West

12/12/2023

The team at Barton Grange is celebrating after being awarded The Best Christmas Garden Centre in the North West by The Garden Centre Association.

The Sale Date Has Been Announced!

05/12/2023

Our annual Homeware Sale will return on Friday 5th January 2024. Packed full of fabulous bargains for your home, this five week long event includes fantastic deals on cookware, tableware, glassware, home electricals, textiles, bedding and more!

Late Night Christmas Experience Has Launched 2023

15/11/2023

The countdown to Christmas is on at Barton Grange with the opening of our late night shopping events. Featuring a stunning light show, VR Sleigh Ridefestive menus and Christmas music, the special evenings will take place from 4pm to 8pm every Tuesday to Saturday until December 16th. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy Christmas shopping, food and drink and free parking.

Celebrating Lancashire: Unique Finds at Barton Grange

13/11/2023

Discover the charm of Lancashire with our unique gifts at Barton Grange. From local artisan creations to timeless souvenirs, our collection celebrates the spirit of Lancashire.

Getting Ready for Christmas: A Barton Grange Guide to Your Festive Preparations

11/11/2023

We are counting down the days to December 1st! There’s already a jingle in the air – Christmas is right around the corner and it’s time to get into the festive spirit! At Barton Grange, we’re here to help you make this year extra special. From advent calendars to Christmas cards, gift guides to decorations, and even Dave’s ‘Christmas Crackers’, we’ve got Christmas all wrapped up

Christmas Decorations with A Personal Touch

07/11/2023

Make this Christmas extra special with our personalised baubles. Create cherished memories with custom ornaments that add a personal touch to your  decor. Explore our festive selection and add a dash of uniqueness to your tree this year.

Christmas Eve Traditions!

21/10/2023

Barton Grange has everything you need for a delightful Christmas Eve, from decorations to gifts, ensuring a festive and joyful celebration.

Feed The Birds This Winter

06/11/2023

Winter is upon us and our feathered buddies are feeling the chill! But fear not, because we have the perfect plan to turn your garden in to a birdie paradise. 

10 Fun Christmas Games To Make Your Christmas Merrier

01/11/2023

Christmas day is a time for family and friends to come together, exchange gifts and create lasting memories. View the range of Christmas games we have this year!

Let the Bells Ring Out for Charity

01/11/2023

Christmas is a wonderful opportunity to reach out and help others.

 

Our Charity Bell decorations are a simple way to give something back and make your home sparkle with festive goodwill.

The Ultimate Christmas Cake

21/10/2023

Stirring up a traditional Christmas cake this year? Head to Barton Grange to find all the ingredients you need to make it a sweet success.

'Tis The Season for Christmas Hampers at Barton Grange!

21/10/2023

Barton Grange offers a delightful range of Christmas hampers, perfect for gifting or creating custom gifts to elevate your festive celebrations with joy and warmth.

Halloween Delights: A Spooky Spectacle.

04/10/2023

Barton Grange’s Halloween celebration offers enchanting pumpkins, spooky decor, and delectable treats, creating a bewitching and thrilling atmosphere for all to enjoy this haunting season.

Christmas Nights Dates Announced!

04/10/2023

Barton Grange has unveiled the dates for their enchanting Christmas nights. Mark your calendars and prepare for magical evenings filled with holiday joy!

Barton Grange Unveils Spectacular 2023 Christmas Displays!

04/10/2023

Barton Grange’s 2023 Christmas displays have officially opened! Come experience the festive magic and enchanting decor.

Experience the Magic of Christmas at Barton Grange Garden Centre

04/10/2023

Exciting news! Barton Grange’s family-friendly events are open for booking. Join us for unforgettable experiences that promises so much fun!

New Summer Events for Kids

20/07/2023

The hands-on classes will give kids the chance to let their imaginations run wild by painting their very own colourful garden accessories which they can take home with them.

Group photo of staff members Will, Jackie, Jason and Vicky at the Chelsea Flower Show, pictured with Adam Frost (British garden designer and presenter on the BBC's Gardeners' World).

Inspired by Chelsea

31/05/2023

Our team is brimming with fresh ideas and inspiration after their annual trip to Chelsea Flower Show in May. Will, Jackie, Jason and Vicky had a fabulous time at the event and have created a special Inspired by Chelsea display to showcase some of the creative and cutting-edge planting they saw.

Image of the front of the plant area. Display includes 60 years of growing diamond sign hanging in between wisteria arches and surrounded by pink azaleas.

60th Birthday Celebrations

10/05/2023

Barton Grange is celebrating 60 years of growing success! It was on 10th May 1963 that our founder Eddie Topping opened the North West’s first garden centre in a small shed next to the car park of his parent’s hotel in Barton, Preston.

Image of 6 people smiling in a greenhouse with plants and foliage in the background.

Charity Bells Fundraising Success

10/04/2023

Barton Grange managing director Guy Topping was delighted to present five local charities with cheques raised from our Christmas Bells initiative. A massive £8502 was raised in total!

 

 

A Sustainable Christmas

20/11/2022

We are always on the lookout for products that have strong environmental credentials, including Christmas baubles and decorations! 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Nights

07/10/2022

Tuesday to Saturday from Tuesday 15th November until Saturday 17th December, the garden centre will be open until 8pm for late night shopping!

 

 

 

 

Best Plant Area in the UK

25/01/2023

Barton Grange is celebrating after winning the Ruxley Rose Award for the Best Plant Area in the UK for the second year running. Members from the garden centre and plant area team collected the prestigious trophy at the GCA Conference on Monday 23rd January.

A Lasting Tribute to Her Majesty The Queen

10/11/2022

Barton Grange Garden Centre received a letter of thanks from the Royal Forestry Society (RFS) this week for their recent charity donation. For the month of October, Barton Grange pledged to give £20 from the sale of selected trees to the RFS in memory of Her Majesty the Queen who was a patron of the society for more than 70 years.

Let The Bells Ring Out For Charity

18/10/2022

Spread some festive goodwill across Lancashire this Christmas with our charity bell hanging decoration. Barton Grange Garden Centre is donating £2 from the sale of every bell to help support local charities.

 

 

 

Festive Fundraising Success

11/01/2023

Our Christmas events helped to raise £12,000 for good causes across Lancashire. The combined success of Santa’s Christmas Journey and the Christmas Carol Charity Concert meant we were able to donate £1500 to eight different local charities.

Best Plant Area in the UK for 2022

08/03/2022

Our plant area team celebrate a big win after being awarded The Ruxley Rose. This highly prestigious prize awarded by the Garden Centre Association (GCA), names Barton Grange as the garden centre with the best plant area in the whole of the UK! This award was last won by Barton Grange back in 2011, so it’s a achievement for the team.

Best Destination Garden Centre in the UK

15/02/2022
Barton Grange Garden Centre has done it once again! At a virtual awards presentation held on 15th February 2022, Barton Grange Garden Centre was announced as the winner of the ‘Destination Garden Centre of the Year’ award. This title presented by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) names Barton Grange as the best large garden centre within the UK.

Chelsea Flower Show Takeaways​

28/05/2022

Chelsea Flower Show returned from 23rd to 27th May and a group of Barton Grange staff enjoyed a great day at the iconic event. Overflowing with dazzling plants and inspirational gardens, here are some ideas that you can recreate at home.