David Austin Plant Centre in Albrighton
The Plant Centre, Tea Room and Garden Shop
Our Plant Centre is a little different from most others. We attract visitors from all around the world, many of whom travel thousands of miles to visit the home of the English Roses. We aim to make sure that all gardeners and rose lovers will enjoy their visit, from complete beginners to the most experienced. Expert staff are always on hand to help and advise visitors in any way they require.
We are open from 9am to 5pm, seven days a week. Groups are welcome by prior arrangement.
Tel: 01902 376334 (Plant Centre)
Tel: 01902 376341 (Tea Room)
Christmas Opening Times
The Plant Centre will close for the Christmas holidays at 5pm on Monday 23rd December 2013 and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 2nd January 2014.
Alongside the Plant Centre are David Austin's beautiful 2 acre rose gardens. They are home to over 700 different varieties of roses, including the National Collection of English Roses which flower in fragrant flushes from late May until the first frosts.
The rose gardens are open to the public 7 days a week, 9am to 5pm and entry is free. Advance booking is not required except for coach parties.
For more information about our rose gardens, please click here.
Sunday Lunch and Fish Friday
From Sunday 6th October, the tea room will be serving a classic Sunday roast, which will be available weekly. The locally sourced meat will be served with a selection of seasonal vegetables. A choice of traditional puddings and an extended wine list will complete the menu. £9.95 per main course.
On Fridays, from 20th September, the menu will be fish focused offering a selection of fresh fish dishes, priced at £18 for two main courses. Book a table in advance and take advantage of a complimentary glass of wine.
Event Dates for your diary
Throughout the year we hold a number of seasonal events. To book a place or for further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Plant Centre team or click through to the events page below.
Telephone: 01902 376334 (Plant Centre)
Plant Centre Events
Afternoon Tea Free Prize Draw Winners
Congratulations to our five winners following the Free Prize Draw which was held at our local Christmas Shopping Evening in Albrighton last week. The winners will receive Afternoon Tea for Two here at David Austin's tea room.
Mrs A Taylor
Mrs H Owen
Mrs S Stickland
Mrs J Haywood
Mrs A Crawshaw
(available all year round)
Our container rose collection is one of the most extensive and interesting to be found anywhere in the UK. Around four hundred varieties are available all year round, including a superb selection of climbing roses. Container roses available in the Plant Centre are individually priced and are around £2 more than bare root roses.
Bare root roses
(available from November to March)
We are unique in offering a wide selection of bare root roses for sale at the plant centre between November and March. Orders placed for bare root roses from the catalogue may be collected from the plant centre by prior arrangement.
To make an instant impact, you may like to choose one of our large specimen plants, available for collection in season from the nursery. These include ramblers, climbers and standard roses in 10 or 15 litre containers.
Our passion for gardening has inspired us to build a wonderful collection of all types of plants here at our plant centre. Our collection covers every type of plant you could want to create the complete garden, including many unusual, interesting and more difficult to find specimens.
We stock a steadily expanding range of fine perennials, including many spectacular new cultivars as well as classic garden favourites. The collection contains a wide selection of reliable plants for all soil types and aspects. We have varieties suitable for every garden situation, including dry conditions in full sun and for woodland gardens in shade.
Shrubs are the backbone of any large garden, providing structure and colour. The extensive collection includes all the classic garden shrubs you might require. Our topiary collection features holly, bay, box and viburnum.
We have a small range of what we consider to be the most interesting trees that cover most gardening needs. These include ornamental trees selected for their ability to provide glorious autumnal foliage and varieties which provide prolific spring or autumn blossom.
Many climbing plants are available to help create height and interest in the garden. We keep a large stock of clematis, including some of the more unusual species and many beautiful large-flowered cultivars.
Tea Room and Gift shop
David Austin’s traditional tea rooms are housed in a half-framed building with exposed oak beams, creating a very special atmosphere. Our garden shop has been extended and relocated in a new custom-designed space. We stock high quality gardening requisites, items for the conservatory, stationery, toiletries and homewares, many with a gardening or rose theme. Seasonal gifts are available to celebrate special occasions. We offer an excellent range of horticultural books.
Read about our Traditional Tea Rooms and new Coffee House
Address and contact details
Bowling Green Lane, Albrighton, Wolverhampton WV7 3HB
Tel 01902 376334 (Plant Centre)
Tel 01902 376341 (Tea Room)
or e-mail email@example.com
How to find us