Welcome to this fantastic venue. Having been named Destination Garden Centre of the year twice, visitors are in for a treat. Located at an equal distance from Preston and Garstang, this award winning Centre is worth a visit. This plant haven is incredible. The Gazebo in the houseplant area is impressive and there are so many stunning and colourful displays there too. Can you believe that the outdoor plant area has a weather sensitive roof permitting visitors to browse for plants on a rainy day too. Barton Grange Garden Centre is stylishly designed and boasts a Cook Shop department as well as a home décor and gift area too. Each year, from October to December, they even have some award winning magical Christmas displays. Feeling hungry? Or maybe you fancy a cup of tea? You can choose to go to the Riverside Café (which is self-service) or if you want more of an experience, Willows Restaurant has table service and boasts some delicious food options for all. Do not leave without visiting the Farm Shop. From a bakery to a butcher, they have it all. Everything is so tasty and locally sourced. Their fruit and vegetable section is great too. You can even buy some of their luxury chocolates or confectionery for a special occasion. Offering speciality foods for all, it is a haven for foodies.
Ten years ago when I thought about writing these books, I would never have thought I would be featuring a garden centre as one of my Top 100 Attractions. But we are not just talking about any old garden centre. Normally, garden centres have two busy periods, Spring and Christmas, but not here! Barton Grange is busy every day of the year and just goes to show why it has earned its way into this book, even the toilets here are a visitor attraction. With everything from a farm shop, furniture and home décor shop, together with its own marina, just to name but a few, this attraction is worth travelling at least 100 miles to get to.
Nestled by the River Wyre, the property has a beautiful weir, from where you can sit, relax and watch the wildlife. Home to a variety of species, if you stay a while you’ll be rewarded by much activity.