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Dog Friendly Garden Centre (Beware of the Cat)

Woodmeadow Garden Centre is a dog friendly garden centre and welcomes dogs and other pets on leads we have our own dogs and would prefer them out and about certainly not left in cars especially having read some of the horror stories recently regarding dogs left in cars.

Dog Friendly Garden Centre

Dog Friendly Garden Centre

It is worth mentioning though that we do have a cat at Woodmeadow, she is a black cat that we rescued called Mrs Bojangles she loves the fuss and attention that our customers give her but can also be very territorial especially towards dogs.

So whilst we welcome dogs bringing in their owners we also would like to remind them that Woodmeadow is Mrs Bojangles home and sometimes she feels like she has to protect it.

We also have pet goats that you you can feed, a couple of Black Pigs and throughout the year hundreds of chickens which are now availble for sale through the pet shop along with other animals such as Rabbits, Hamsters, Guinea pigs, Budgies etc

National Cream Tea Day

So today is National Cream Tea day but I say why not turn it into a Cream Tea weekend

Crumbly scones, sticky fruit jam, lashings of clotted cream and perfectly brewed tea. It’s a heavenly combination, but where did it all begin?

Time for tea

Cream Tea

Treat yourself to an afternoon tea in the Woodmeadow Tearoom

Britain’s love affair with tea began when Portuguese Catherine de Braganza married Charles II in 1662, bringing the custom of drinking tea at court with her and making tea popular worldwide.

In 1706, Thomas Twining opened London’s first tearoom. Before long, a flurry of tearooms appeared across the city, a far sight more inviting for a lady than the male-oriented coffee houses.

Afternoon tea

Tiring of the long wait between lunch and dinner, we have the Duchess of Bedford to thank for the invention of afternoon tea. What started out as simply ordering tea and treats to her room when peckish soon evolved into a gowns-and-all social affair, inviting friends to join her in her country house.

By the middle of the 19th century, afternoon tea was an every day occurrence; a spread of sandwiches, cakes, scones, cream and jam – the first hint of cream teas as we know them today.

Cream tea

The cream tea tradition flourished in the Westcountry following the tourism boom in the 1850s, brought on by the opening of the railway. Visitors bustled south looking to relax and indulge, and hotels, tearooms, farmhouses and cafés were happy to oblige – offering delicious afternoon cream teas, made with the finest local ingredients.

The jam was invariably strawberry. And the cream was always clotted.

The Cornwall Devon divide

Cream then jam, or jam then cream? It’s the difference between the Cornish and the Devonshire cream tea and the cause of much controversy.

HINT: don’t treat your clotted cream like butter and your scone will be all the better…

You can read more about cream teas

Fish and Pond Centre at Woodmeadow Garden Centre

FishAlthough Woodmeadow Garden Centre has been a garden centre/nursery near Hannington on the A43 between Northampton and Kettering (NN6 9TD) for more than 30 years it has been the proud home for over ten years now to a well known local business called Fish and Pond Centre.

With a wide offering of fish and pond related services and a wealth of over 140 years combined experience you would struggle to find better. Fish Ponds – Pumps, Filters, Liners, Plants, Food and Supplements

PondCold water fish including Koi, Goldfish, Shubunkins to name but a few and a variety of Tropical and Marine fish.Ponds

The Fish and pond centre also offer a range of fishing rods, tackle and baits for anglers. you will see when you speak with any of the team at the Fish and Pond Centre it is not just a job for these guys it is a passion.

I would say if you have not visited before then you should give them a go open 7 days a week or give them a call on 01604 781 260


Woodmeadow Tea Room

wpid-wp-1418291449842-270x250Why not drop in and enjoy a hot drink or meal, served with a smile……

The Woodmeadow Tea Room offers a variety of drinks as well as cold snacks and hot meals. There is a varied menu which is always developing including vegetarian options

There is a very friendly atmosphere in out tea room and people often comment on this! Come and pay us a visit!

What our customers say…..

Very well done Burger, tasted so good I will be coming back 🙂 Lovely and friendly staff helping out. The Garden centre has made lots of new improvements I bought so much from you guys, Looks Great! fish and pond centre is very colourful with all the new fish Be back soon Josh

Woodmeadow, your Independent garden centre

Log Cabins

Log Cabins

Log Cabins

Log Cabins

We are a local, independent garden centre and not part of a multi-national chain. This means we pick and choose the products we want to sell and we think you will enjoy. We are friendly and knowledgeable where nothing is too much trouble.

Log Cabins

Log Cabins

Garden Sheds

Garden Sheds


Garden Summerhouses


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Woodmeadow is a traditional horticultural centre which prides itself on plant quality and value for money.

We are a local, independent garden centre and not part of a multinational chain. This means we pick and choose the products we want to sell and we think you will enjoy. Our team are a friendly, knowledgeable bunch. Nothing is too much trouble.

We have a wide range or garden buildings on display at our show site including sheds, summerhouses, log cabins, gazebos and much more including garden furniture, picnic tables, water features and sooooooo much more.

If you are looking for a particular product or building, we would always urge you to call before visiting the show site. Our stock is always changing and we don’t want you to be disappointed so call our friendly team on 01604 781899.