Garden Centre and Restaurant

Walker’s – THE garden experience….

Not just good, over sixty years in the growing good.

Walker’s is the home of creative gardening! Doncaster’s favourite family business is blooming. Walker’s Nurseries celebrated its diamond anniversary in 2011 – with sixty years of green fingered success.

The Nurseries, garden centre and garden restaurant, were founded by Lawrence and Vera Walker in 1951 and are  an  award winning success.

The business has come a long way from the plot of land just outside Blaxton, close to Doncaster Sheffield Airport, which had never been ploughed before. Now run by the couple’s daughter Elaine Bodle and her partner Steve, the nurseries have show gardens, exhibit at flower shows around Britain and employ around 24 full and part-time workers.

Elaine said: “Pardon the pun, but it is fair to say that we are growing from strength while still keeping hold of the family values.

“Mum and dad started the business which back then was called Walker’s Roses, and today we have beautiful show gardens on that land and have won many awards including a Gold from Chelsea flower show.

“We don’t just sell plants, we are about so much more than that, we want to foster an interest in gardening, whether as an amateur or at advanced level.  Our advice is free and readily available.”

Visitors to Walkers Nurseries can buy shrubs, flowers, bedding plants, grasses, foliage and pines or they can simply enjoy good locally sourced food in the restaurant.

“As a local ethical business it is important to us that we care about where our suppliers come from and that they share the same values as us. We pride ourselves in working with local people to provide fantastic quality food that hasn’t travelled across the globe to get to our tables,” added Elaine.

Walker’s Nurseries plays a key role in the local community and puts on a number of events throughout the year.

We’ll be bringing you news of all the latest developments at Walker’s as winter slips away and spring unfolds.



One Comment

  1. Ann Says:

    I’m very impressed with what’s happening at Walkers, especially love the landscaping.

    June 22nd, 2013 at 8:42 am

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