Hurray!! We’ve reviewed our craft courses and alongside tutors created a number of dates and courses with changes to allow to do them covid safely whilst enjoying a lovely day out.
Take a look at the dates and courses we have available – we look forward to adding some more soon. Book early as places are limited by emailing or calling us on 01729 840848.

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‘Eat Out to Help Out’ at Be a Garden Maker

Get up to 50% off your bill!

Come and dine at Be a Garden Maker every Wednesday* and receive 50% off food and non alcoholic beverages up to £10 per person.

*and Bank Holiday Monday (31st August)

This scheme has been introduced by the Government in order to offer an incentive to customers and encourage people to return to pubs, restaurants and cafes. At Be a Garden Maker, we have procedures in place that make visiting us safe and we are able to offer our customers a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience. Here are some reviews left by customers who have joined us since reopening:

We enjoyed our first lunch ‘out’ in four months at Be A Garden Maker. It was excellent!

Had a lovely safe and relaxed lunch at Be A Garden Maker today. Thanks again Nikki and team, See you again soon

Great food, as we remember: with top rate service, as always; and social distancing measures as we expected. Everything was just as it said on their website

Reviews from Be A Garden Makers Facebook page

We will be offering this deal every Wednesday through August and Bank Holiday Monday (31st August). You do not need a voucher for the offer- the offer will automatically be deducted from your bill. You are able to use the offer multiple times throughout August. The discount will be on all items on our menu, specials board, non-alcoholic beverages and our range of homemade cakes.
We will be offering this deal every Wednesday through August and Bank Holiday Monday (31st August). The discount will be on all items on our menu, specials board, non-alcoholic beverages and our range of homemade cakes.

Click to see our menu.

We have indoor seating, outdoor seating and covered outdoor seating. We strongly advise booking in advance and we have 2 hourly slots available for booking.

The slots are:
2pm-4pm To book, please call us on 017298 40848

10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

CAFE OPENS SAT 4th JULY 10 – 4pm (Wed to Sun)

We’re reopening tomorrow with lots of changes to our cafe.

  • Inside and outside seating (undercover if raining)
  • One way system – In through the cafe, out through the outside doors.
  • Toilet open but you will exit outside and return to queue (one person at a time)
  • Screen added to open kitchen
  • Limited tables (please call to reserve on 01729 840848)
  • Limited menu (see our menu below)
  • All personal safety installed, sanitiser, toilet cleaning, face masks, menus displayed, disposable plates and cutlery where possible
  • Dogs welcome

Takeaway Sunday Roast 21/6 (Fathers Day), 28/6, 5/7 – Café Reopening 10th July

With lots of things reopening we have had huge amounts of people asking about when we will reopen the cafe.
The garden centre has now been open for the past few weeks which has been very safe and everyone has really enjoyed their visit, often the 1st time in 12 weeks so I have decided to reopen our tearoom in a staggered way and giving our lovely customers a little glimmer of normal life returning!!


Takeaway – Sunday Roast Beef & Sticky Toffee Pud £12
21st June FATHERS DAY , 28th June, 5th July
Call or email us 01729 840848 or (by 8pm Sat) to book collection of our delicious Sunday Roast (2 courses)
(Locally sourced topside beef, rich beef gravy, yorkshire pud, crispy roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, carrot & turnip, kale, roast parnip, horseradish) and homemade sticky toffee pudding with cream.
You can book a collection time (11.30 – 3.30) and you will then drive to us and collect your food hot and wrapped from a table in our carpark. Payment can be made by card at collection or by bacs. You can also order any drinks too.

Cafe Reopening 10th July – Limited Menu Serving Fri/Sat/Sun
We are adapting our outside space to create a separate space with a limited number of tables and small menu (see below).
Our garden centre is now open Wed-Sun 10-3 and we will be offering food on Fri/Sat Sun.
You will order at a desk (displayed menu) and food will be brought to a collection point. Tables will be given lots of space and we will be using disposable tableware.
Bacon Sandwich
Homemade Soup
Special Daily Meal
Lime Drizzle Cake (GF)
Scones with Jam & Cream
Coffee, Tea, Cold drinks

We look forward to seeing you soon and if you have any questions please call or email. Nikki & all the team xx


Garden Centre NOW OPEN Wed-Sun 10-3pm or Collections/Deliveries (FRI)

Our reopening this week has gone very well and we have had a nice steady flow of customers and at all times everyone was able to browse safely. Most who came hadnt been anywhere for 7/8 weeks so many were very shakey coming out.
I have now reviewed and to protect my staff during these early days I am running the centre with my family for the next couple of weeks so I am opening Wed – Sun.
How we will ensure you’re safety during your visit –

Only 5 individual groups of shoppers will be admitted at one time. Others will queue outside and be admitted as a group leaves.
Only our outside area will be open so you will have no need to wear face coverings. However we have installed signage to remind everyone to observe safe distancing during your shop.
Our till and payment system will be set up in an outside space. Our staff will wear PPC to protect you an them. We will take payment by card.
You will be able to buy takeout coffee/tea that you can drink whilst shopping. We have removed all seating.
IMPORTANT – we will not have our toilet facilities open to prevent access to confined areas and therefore reduce cross infection.
We have plenty of carpark space so cars can be spaced easily.

Collections (Wed-Sun 10-3) Or Deliveries (Fri)
1.Choose from the plants listed below (we will choose a nice mix) and include the number of each. £30 min per household.
2. Send an email to
ADDRESS (including postcode) and advice to find you

Before delivery you’ll receive a reply with the total price, bank details (if paying by BACS) and a delivery day /collection day/time.

FOR DELIVERY – We will be leaving the items in an outside space however we have alcohol hand sprays used before we handle your products so you can move immediately.
FOR COLLECTION – You will drive down the drive to the garden centre (BD24 4SN) left around the turning circle then wait to pull up to our collection points in the carpark. You’ll be given a TIME, COLLECTION POINT NO. You will pull up to your point then load your stock that will be waiting for you.


Summer Bedding Pack For Pots £25

4 Summer Colour packs/2 trailing plants/2 large centre plants (Could include; petunias, geraniums, lobelia, ivy, min conifers, mixed basket plants, begonia, fucshsia, cinerariea) ** plants altered 21/4 to accommodate plants available

Summer Bedding Pack for Beds £18

6 mixed packs of colour for gardens (eg, marigolds, antirrhinums, lobelia, petunias etc)

Hanging Basket Pack (enough for 2 baskets) £18

2 colour packs, 4 basket trailing plants, 2 large centre plants)

Mixed Alpine Pack £10

6 x P9 size alpines

Alpines Pack 1 lt £10

3 x mixed alpines lt size

Herbaceous (Cottage Garden Plants)3 x 3 lt £18 Mixed Cottage Garden Perennials (mixed e.g Hollyhocks, Salvia, Penstemon, foxgloves, Coreopsis,Ajuga, Liatrus, Doronicum etc)NEW 9cm Herbaceous 5 for £10Agapanthus, Allium, Achillea, Anemone, Aster, Campanula, Coreopsis, Crocosmia, Delphinium, Digitalis, Echinacea, Erysimum, Gaura, Geum, Helenium, Heliopsis, Heuchera, Knautia, Lavender, Leucanthemum, Liatris, Lupin, Lythrum, Monarda, Nepeta, Penstomon, Phlox, Platycodon, Polemonium, Potentilla, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Scabious, Teucruim, Verbena

Grasses £5

Heathers 9cm ££2.50/1lt £3.75

Lavender 9cm 5 for £10/ 2lt ££7.50

Phormium £9 red /striped/green

Hardy Ferns £7

Conifers – large various

Climbers £10

Not possible to get specific typesHoneysuckle, Clemetis, Hydranga, Jasmine, Actinidia kolmikta, wisteria, pyracantha orange & red(large plants), Chaemoeles (quince), Exochorda The bride

Roses £8.75


Shrubs & Other most £8 but some vary

Euphorbia Purpurea,Gaillardia, Herperis, Phlox Paniculata, Spirea, Pittisporum, Ribes, Prunus minature, Forsythia , Hebe – various, Daphne, Minature rhododenrons/azalea, Buddelia, Sorbus, Hydranda
Physocarpus, Viburnum, Skimmia, Ribes Red Current, witch hazel, Pieris, Andromeda, Citsus, Photinia, Lonicera

NEW Fruit Bushes – Blackberry, Blueberry, Gooseberry, Raspberry, Whitecurrent £8.50


Fruit & Ornamental/Buxus – Topiary/Ornamental Standard/Weeping – cherry/larex/salix/Betula £43

Fruit and ornamental trees just arrived – Applies – Bramley, Discovery, Sparton, Fiesta. Damson, Greengage, Pear – conference, Concorde, Plum – Opal, Victoria. £29.99

Patio Fruit trees – Apple/Pear £27.99

General Supplies

GP Compost 56lt £5 (now max 4 bags per del supply is limited and we unfortunately can’t transport enough as well as plants)

Bark £10 60lt

Growmore 3kg £5

Bonemal/Blood fish & bone £4
Chemicals – range of prices see on FB photo

Brushes & Patio Cleaner

Heritage Pots £8.99/£16.99/£24.99/£35.99

Heritage Birdbaths – small £59.99/lg £79.99

Terracotta Pots £4.99/£8.99/£16.99/£27.99

DriftWood Pots – Look online at the range of these beautiful pots Ornamental pottery animals – sheep/Owls/Mice/Hedgehogs
Bird feeders & stakes


Group Parties and Events

Family get-togethers, Birthday Parties and even Weddings .. you can book our tearoom for your party.

It makes a fantastic place for all ages as we’ve got lots of parking, space for kids and lovely large windows looking on to your garden centre.

We can set a menu to match your budget and guests. We can offer roast lunches from 16.95 for 3 courses or a simple Lasagne or meat pie from £7.95 … please contact us for more information or to discuss what we can do.

We do have a marquee too to extend the inside space outside when it is a bit warmer!


NEW – Coars Farm Holiday Cottage

Take a look at our lovely onsite holiday cottage for 10-12 people.

Our fantastic rural location is perfect to holiday in the beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty –  Bowland Forest and the Yorkshire Dales. Lots to do in the area , Gisburn Forest (off road biking), walking, visiting local castles and sites of interest …

Please contact us to book or for more information …

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