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Hayes Garden World is located 200 yards south of the village of Ambleside, on the main A591 road. There is plenty of free parking. It's within easy walking distance of the village centre, the lake, Waterhead Pier and the Windermere cruise ships.

Hayes Garden World is a family owned business that has been in existance, in one form or another, since the early 19th century. Over the years they have been involved in the design & construction of gardens at Lowther Castle, Sizergh Castle & Chelsea Flower Show, where TR Hayes received royal recognition for his design in 1924. Five generations, of the Hayes family, have been involved in the gardening trade and the present site was opened in 1921 (read more...). There have been many changes to the site over the years, the latest starting in 2010, involving the expansion & development of our World of Plants, Outdoor Living, World of Interiors & new Pets & Aquatic section.

Visiting our World of Plants is a must! This outdoor arena has been newly designed to provide an accessible & easy to use cornucopia of plants & planting ideas. The whole area has been paviored & the plants are arranged on new plant beds interspersed with inspirational displays. The area is partially covered by a state of the art curved glass roof which has enabled us to increase our selection of tender plants early in the year & allows you to browse at leisure under cover.

At Hayes Garden World we have always been proud of the extensive range of garden furniture and accessories we have to offer but with our large shop floor development we have been able to increase our ranges and bring them together in one vast area, to enhance your shopping experience. Not only do we stock individual items of garden furniture but we also have a great choice of furniture sets, which make a more competitive buy.

Our World of Interiors gives you a unique shopping experience where you can view the fantastic ranges of indoor furniture and home accessories we have to offer. There are inspirational room settings show casing bedroom, dining, living room and conservatory furniture in a number of different styles. Our contemporary furniture designs are complemented by everything you need to enhance the beauty of your home from paint and wall coverings to bedding, rugs and lighting.

Our World of Pets & Aquatics is well worth a visit & makes a great trip out for the whole family! We have a great selection of freshwater, tropical & marine fish, plus it is packed with just about everything you need to care of your chosen pet!

So why not visit us & make a day of it, with all these things to see plus our extensive gift area, great selection of gardening accessories & freshly-made produce in the Four Seasons Terrace Café - you can't go wrong!


The Garden Centre has disabled parking spaces with level access at the North entrance & a slope at the South entrance. Both main entrances have automatic doors & within the centre there is a combination of ramps, slopes, automatic & manual doors (the manual doors can be avoided by taking a different route). We offer wheelchairs & mobility impaired walkers for customer use but unfortunately we don’t provide a hearing induction loop at this time. We also provide standard, & accessible toilets with low level facilities. The Four Seasons Terrace Café is on the upper level but can be accessed using the lift. Tables & chairs are not permanently fixed & there is a self service counter. Please ask for assistance if you need it anywhere in the Garden Centre as the staff are always willing to help, or contact us prior to your visit for more information.

Dog Policy

Unfortunately we only allow Guide Dogs in the Garden Centre or Nursery but we do supply drinking water for dogs and we do have a special dog walk so they can stretch their legs.

Contact Details Hayes Garden World, Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria. LA22 0DW Tel. 015394 33434 Fax. 015394 34153

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Four Seasons Terrace Café Closes 1 hour before the store.