Garden Centre and Restaurant

Garden Centre

Doncaster’s favourite family business is blooming.

In 1951 Lawrence and Vera Walker purchased a plot of land just outside Blaxton, Doncaster. This land had never before been ploughed, but with two years hard work they had enough crops to sell.

As well as passing trade Lawrence would ride his motorbike with a sidecar full of produce to Doncaster market to set up his stall, and so Walker’s Nurseries was born.

Elaine Bodle, Lawrence’s daughter, is in charge today, and we now have nearly two dozen full and part-time workers at the Nurseries.

Back then, we were called Walker’s Roses, and today’s show gardens are where the roses were once grown on site. We exhibited our produce at flower shows around Britain, winning many awards.

Today, we are very proud of our stimulating and inventive displays of plants which we hope will prompt you to browse, and to foster an interest in gardening, whether as an amateur or at advanced level. And remember  – advice is free and readily available. We’re only too happy to chat to you about our plants, your gardening problems, or anything else you wish to discuss. Growing gorgeous gardens is our business!

Shrubs, flowers, bedding plants, grasses, foliage, pines – there are plants of all colours shapes and sizes. There’s so much to excite the eye and stimulate the mind.

We’re here to give you some fresh ideas, and to prove to you that gardening can become a choice instead of a chore, bringing its own rewards of colour, food for the table, pleasure and – we are sure – compliments from your family, friends and neighbours.



  1. Penny Ansell Says:

    Love your center.

    September 26th, 2014 at 1:42 pm
  2. Val Cox Says:

    love your garden centre been coming since 1992 for your plants, trees, &shrubs.

    March 18th, 2015 at 8:21 am
  3. Jane Burle Says:

    I really enjoy your garden centre including the coffee and cake I gave sculpted my whole garden with walkers plants And used your pond as inspiration for our own pond Well done and many congrats on your Gold at Chelsea Very well done

    May 21st, 2015 at 9:57 pm
  4. Rachel Young Says:

    Just had a lovely day at Walkers Garden Centre with my Mum, Sister, Neice and Daughter (who are nearly 2) we all had absolutely first rate food. The homemade pie and belly pork were just device. Nothing was too much trouble for the lovely lady serving us our lunch today and some good snacks too for little ones.
    The baby change facilities are also the best I’ve seen. Thanks for a lovely day, we didn’t get round to seeing Santa but the girls just enjoyed seeing his reindeer and his real two little donkeys.

    December 10th, 2016 at 5:54 pm

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Mosham Road, Blaxton, Doncaster, DN9 3BA

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Garden Centre Summer: Mon - Sat 9am - 5.30pm   /   Sun 10am-4pm Winter: Mon - Sat 9am - 5pm / Sun 10am-4pm Garden Restaurant Summer: Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm / Sun 10am - 4pm Winter: Mon - Sat 9am - 4pm / Sun 10am - 4pm

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