No visit to the Lake District is complete without taking a trip to Hayes Garden World!

Not far from the shores of Lake Windermere in Ambleside, Hayes Garden World is the largest centre of its kind in the North of England and steeped in over 200 years of horticultural heritage. If you book in advance your party will get the best visitor experience.

Get a Meet & Greet and FREE Welcome Pack
Pre-booked coach parties get a personal "meet-and-greet", which includes a complimentary welcome pack and a small free gift for all your passengers, we guarantee a very warm welcome for every member of your party.

Why not reserve space in our Four Seasons Terrace Café Due to the COVID restrictions we have reduced the number of seats inside by at least half but we still have almost 200 outdoor seats. We have reduced our menu, we now have a completely new offering but still including our home baked cakes. So why not take the weight off your feet and relax with a coffee and patisserie whilst taking in the breathtaking views over the nursery. 

Hayes Garden World is much more than just a garden centre

Your party will be delighted to discover the most amazing ranges of giftware, decorative pots, greetings cards, kitchenware, local speciality food & drink and much, much more. We have a huge extension which houses our garden furniture. We are also home to one of the UK's few Weber World's in our Barbecue Shop which stocks everything you could need to become a gourmet BBQ chef. Our pet department stocks a huge array of treats for your four-legged friend. We also have our spectacular World of Plants with seasonal displays for inspiration in our covered plant arenas. If you visit from the end of October to Christmas we have a massive spectacular Christmas display where you are sure to be tempted by anything from a single bauble to a new pre-lit artificial Christmas tree.

Instore Concessions Too!

We are delighted to welcome two fabulous outlets to our Ambleside site. Cotswold Outdoor are specialists in all manner of all-weather clothing, footwear & accessories. Edinburgh Woollen Mill, the ever-popular mens & ladies fashion chain also have an extensive outlet inside our Ambleside store. We have also added the footwear outlet Pavers to our concessions to give you even more choice in our fabulous store.

FREE and EASY Parking Facilities for Drivers

Coaches travelling to us on the A591 from Windermere now drive into the car park via our special Coach entrance,  where you will find much more parking and turning space, and where passengers can be greeted on arrival right outside our spectacular new building.

All Coach Drivers bringing a party of 30 or more to Hayes Garden World, will receive a £10 Hayes Gift Voucher to spend on-site as you like!

Free Admission. Designated coach parking areas for ease of access. Extensive indoor shopping. Four Seasons Terrace Café. Driver Rewards. Hayes Garden World offers disabled access and is open seven days a week all year round (excluding Christmas Day & Easter Sunday).

  • Contact Chris Lawrence on 015394 33434 or Contact Us by email
  • Address: Hayes Garden World, Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0DW