Who We Are

About Us

Get to know a bit about us! We've been based in the Lakes for over 200 years now, so we have a rich history we're ready to share with you.

Home Sweet Home

Our Shop 🏡

Hayes Garden World has been trading off the same site on Lake Road in Ambleside in the glorious English Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site for over 200 years. Expanding over the years from a nursery just selling plants to the huge multifaceted garden-centric store of today. Also newly located to the back of the nursery is The Barbecue Shop, one of the largest BBQ centres in the north of England. Keep an eye on our Events page for regular BBQ classes! Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned griller, we'll teach you how to cook various world cuisines on your BBQ. Plus, our Christmas dinner BBQ class shows you that BBQs aren't just for summer – they're for every season!

Our Family

Meet the Team 🧑‍🤝‍👩

It really does take a village! Click below to see the variety of people it takes to deliver the Hayes magic every day:

Our Prestigious Past

The History of Hayes 📖

With royal visits, famous gardens and an ever growing garden centre, the history of Hayes runs deep through the Lakes. Click below to learn more about our past, present and future!


We Care About the Planet 🌱

Free staff transport is provided from selected areas, this is just a small part of our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint. Other initiatives include recycling all our packaging and watering the nursery plants with rainwater which we collect in vast underground reservoirs. Click here to read about all our efforts to run the company sustainably.

Come Work with Us

Job Vacancies 💼

If you think you have what it takes to deliver exceptional service to our customers, keep an eye on our Vacancies page for upcoming opportunities to join our team.

Come and See Us

Stop In and Say Hi 👋

Ready for a botanical adventure? Stop by our enchanting garden centre, where every leafy corner is filled with green goodness! Need a break? Relax in our cozy café, indulge in delightful treats, and sip on refreshing drinks. Plus, bring along your furry pals because our outside terrace is pup-approved! Don't miss out on this botanical paradise – your green dreams await:

Learn with Us

Check Out Our Blog 📝

As part of our ongoing commitment to providing as wide a range of services as possible to our customers, we have a wealth of information on gardening, barbecuing, outdoor living, garden furniture, the environment and Christmas on our blog pages. If you are seeking specific information, filter the posts to find what you're looking for!