Monday - Friday: 9.30 - 17.00
Saturday - Sunday: 10.00 - 16.30
In line with Government and Horticultural Trades Association guidance, we have put a number of protocols in place to keep our staff and local community safe. We ask for your support during these challenging times in adhering to our guidance in order that we can protect everyone.
Thank you for your anticipated support and customer loyalty – we look forward to welcoming you back into our Plant World centre.
Enter a fabulous world of horticulture at Myerscough College's Plant World and Gardens. Plant World is home to a wide range of exotic flowers, trees and even pets, perfect for your home or garden. Nearly all of our stock is produced in an our nursery many of which are produced by Myerscough students and are available at excellent prices.
Situated in over an acre of themed borders, lawns, ponds and trees is our multiple award-winning Myerscough Gardens, providing the ideal setting for a leisurely exploration on a fine day. Refreshments are available in the Plant Centre and can be enjoyed within our beautiful corridor house seating area. Alternatively, why not pop in to the Garden House Tea Room, and enjoy a fine range of hot drinks, cakes and sandwiches whilst overlooking our Gardens.
If you are schoolteacher between and are looking for a fun educational trip for your class, our school tours are perfect for your pupils to enhance their budding understanding of nature. Our tours cover a wide-array of topics including plant life-cycles, food chains, how chocolate grows. Whatever you wish to cover, call us on 01995 642130 to arrange a visit and let us help your pupils' knowledge of the natural world blossom.
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.
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.
The Garden House Tearoom
Overlooking our beautiful gardens, the Garden House Tea Room is situated in the Plant Centre and is available to students, staff and visitors. It provides soup, sandwiches, paninis, jacket potatoes, desserts and speciality hot and cold drinks.
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.
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