Plant World & Gardens at Myerscough College

Plant World & Gardens at Myerscough College

Plant World at Myerscough gives you access to a beautiful world of horticulture with our wide range of exotic plants and pets in our commercial plant centre. Here you can find an interesting range ideal for use within your home and garden available at excellent prices.

There are also our famous Myerscough Gardens with over an acre of themed borders, lawns, ponds and trees ideally suited for leisurely exploration on a fine day. Refreshments are available in the Plant Centre and can be enjoyed within the beautiful corridor house seating area. Alternatively why not pop in to the Garden House Tea Room, which overlooks the Gardens, and enjoy a fine range of teas, coffees, cakes, sandwiches and paninis. 

Plant World

The Plant World complex is split into several zones. These include the Tropical Zone, where visitors can see plants such as bananas growing over a tranquil pool, the Edible Zone where coffee plants, citrus, pineapples and ginger grow and the Temperate Zone which provides a warmer atmosphere for foreign plants to develop.

For some creative inspiration, visitors are welcome to walk around the extensive landscaped and woodland gardens. Within Plant World you will find the Plant Centre, selling an interesting range of plants, most of which are produced by our horticulture students in our own nursery as well as quality garden sundries and accessories. Here people can browse at their leisure and even obtain advice from professional horticulturists. Many of the plants available for sale can be seen as mature specimens within the Plant Zones.

Gardens & Plants - The Gardens

The Gardens are situated on the west side of the College campus to the rear of the Plant Centre sales and display areas. They cover an area of more than an acre, and contain twenty themed plant borders set into a large lawned area, a pond and bog garden, a large collection of trees and an ornamental kitchen garden. 

The area was originally laid out over thirty years ago as horticultural grounds, alongside the glasshouse and nursery units, for the education and training of students in a wide range of plants and practical skills. This use continues today, together with the work of maintaining and improving the Gardens as an area open to the public to visit and enjoy.

Plant World is open seven days a week, all year round (apart from over the Christmas and New Year Holiday Period) and admission is free. Groups are welcome although we would appreciate advance notification to ensure that your visit is an enjoyable one! Full tours can be arranged.