As well as our renowned large selection of herbs, the Garden Centre in the National Herb Centre sells seasonal herbaceous bedding plants, shrubs and climbers, potting soils and composts, large and small garden pots and garden furniture, chopped wood and charcoal.
Visit the large exhibition room to the left under the walkway and the separate shop accessed through the archway to browse wood carvings, wall art, a range of gardening tools and accessories, seeds, bulbs and ornaments, pet food and toys for dogs and cats, bird seed, candles, cards, organic eggs, chutneys and jams, plus lots of gifts for all ages.
You will find an extensive range of herb plants to delight the chef, intrigue the gardener and fascinate anyone with an interest in herbal remedies or alternative medicine as well as many interesting and unusual plant varieties. Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee stock availability onsite for the plants listed , if you plan to visit to purchase a particular plant listed please ring ahead on 01295 690999 to avoid disappointment.
For gardeners we have everything you would expect assorted composts, pots, tools, seeds, bulbs. Our shop stocks a wide range of accessories for the garden, home and outdoor living along with unusual gifts, herbal products and toys for the kids.
Our licensed bistro offers delicious, freshly prepared breakfasts, lunches, afternoon teas, and children’s lunch boxes, with a strong focus on using local fresh ingredients. On warmer days, you can enjoy your refreshments relaxing outside and soaking up the sun in our rural location.
Nature Trails and Gardens
Our nature trail winds down through a valley amongst fields of herbs, by ponds and through woodland with the opportunity to view three separate counties, namely Oxfordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire.
There are three routes to choose from and the time to complete each trail ranges from 25 minutes to approximately an hour.
On the trail you may see all kinds of wildlife in its natural habitat including rabbits, foxes, badgers, bats, buzzards, partridge, a variety of deer, or even a white stag, as well as seeing native trees and wildflowers.
A guide to the trail with advice on what to look out for, is available in the shop.
We have six specially designed demonstration herb gardens to show you how you can make the most of herbs in your own garden, including ideas for encouraging wildlife, growing edible herbs and a garden inspired by the Roman use of herbs.
When enjoying our nature trail and display gardens please observe the simple rules of the countryside code and keep dogs on a lead and ensure children respect the welfare of wildlife and farm animals; particularly in the spring and summer to avoid disturbing wildlife during the important breeding months.