Welcome to Bosworth's Burton Latimer Garden Centre, a place where we celebrate the beauty and wonder of nature. Since 1959, we have been growing and evolving, and today we are one of Northamptonshire's most respected independent garden centres.
As growers of a large proportion of the plants we sell, we specialize in creating colourful displays of seasonal plants in pots and containers, as well as growing permanent garden plants. Explore our departments, including Planteria, Houseplants, Furniture, Giftware, Garden Essentials, Pots and Stoneware, and Christmas (Oct - Dec). Visit our tranquil oasis and take a break at our 'Aspen Cafe' offering breakfast, lunch, cakes, and tea.
At our garden centre, we pride ourselves on providing a welcoming environment for everyone, from gardening enthusiasts to families looking for a fun day out. We believe that spending time in nature can be a transformative experience, and we're committed to helping our customers connect with the natural world. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on hand to offer expert advice and guidance, whether you're looking for help with a specific gardening project or just need some inspiration. We also regularly host coach trips and events, so be sure to check our calendar for upcoming activities.
Home to Aspen Cafe, where every cup of coffee and every bite of food is made with love and care. It offers a warm and inviting atmosphere that's perfect for meeting friends, catching up on work, or simply enjoying a moment of peace and quiet. With a menu that's full of delicious and wholesome options, including freshly baked pastries, hearty sandwiches, and refreshing drinks, we're sure to have something that will satisfy your cravings. So come on in, take a seat, and let us take care of you.
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday10:30 - 16:30
Winter Opening (Jan/Feb) Mon - Sat 09:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sunday 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Tip of the Day
If you haven't got a bed suitable for your strawberry plants, plan where you want to grow them ; a sunny, sheltered spot is ideal. Now mark the area out, remove turf if it's lawn, then dig the soil over adding well-rotted farm manure. If you are planting bare root strawberries soak the plants roots in water for about an hour before planting. Pot grown plants will be happy with a good watering. Set plants in the soil leaving 13-15in (33-38cm) between each plant in the rows and 30in (75cm) between each row. The crown of each plant should be at or slightly above ground level. Firm plants in then water them well. Lay straw or a weed suppressing mulch between the rows. This will help to prevent any mud splashing onto the fruits when it rains or when the plants are watered. It will also keep weeds down, which will mean less work in the long run. Hoe the bed or weed through by hand at least once a week in the growing season. When your strawberry plants have established they will start to produce runners. If you have new plants remove these runners as they appear. Year-old plants will need to put all their energy into establishing themselves and producing good-sized, tasty fruits. Pick the fruits as they ripen. If you leave them too long they will either rot or the birds will have them! There are two other ways to grow your strawberries, which will be helpful to you if you don't have enough space to make a bed. 1 - Plant your strawberry plants in large pots or containers. Three strawberry plants will grow happily in a 20in (50cm) by 20in (50cm) pot filled with multipurpose compost. Because the plants aren't in the ground they will also need watering regularly and some nutrients added. Feed them once a week during the growing season with a high-potash liquid fertiliser such as Tomorite. 2 Strawberries will also grow in grow-bags. These are available from any garden centre. You can fit three strawberry plants in one bag. Just make sure they get watered and fed regularly, as I explained above.