A little bit about us

We are a garden nursery, lifestyle shop and restaurant, set just above the south shoreline of Rutland Water – the jewel in the centre of England’s smallest county.

The originally titled ‘Rutland Water Garden Nursery’ was established in 1992 and ran very successfully as a family-owned retail garden nursery, primarily focussing on growing bedding plants. In 2019 the original owners retired and the nursery was purchased by another local family, who were keen to make the most of its stunning location.

In May 2023 we opened the doors to a development of attractive new buildings at the rear of the site, closest to Rutland Water, comprising a large lifestyle shop, a 100-seater restaurant, and a stunning glasshouse.

Striving to be unique in our presentation, we offer a collection of beautiful things centred around nature, life, art and creativity, and it’s our desire to inspire and inform all who visit us.

Complementing these themes are events and workshops held throughout the year in our wellbeing space, The Loft, which is also home to yoga and pilates classes.

We welcome well-behaved dogs across all areas of the site with the exception of our lifestyle shop.

Despite the tranquility of our surroundings we’re incredibly accessible, lying a mere 12 minute drive from the A1 and just 8 minutes from the A47.

We very much look forward to welcoming you to this very special place. It’s in our nature.