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Barton Marina

Barton Marina
Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire, DE13 8DZ
Tel: 01283 711500

Superb Waterside destination with pub/restaurant, 13 retail shops, lakes, fishery, nature walk, garden centre and boat marina. The Waterfront Pub and restaurant is open every day including Christmas Day. Shops open every day except Christmas Day.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery

Bluebell Arboretum and Nursery
Anwell Lane, Smisby, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 2TA
Tel: 01530 413700

Arboretum with a fine collection of rare trees and shrubs, including many maples, rare oaks, flowering dogwoods, cercis cultivars, redwoods and many other rare woody plants.


 

Byrkley Garden Centre

Byrkley Garden Centre
Near Barton under Needwood, Rangemore, Staffordshire, DE13 9RN
Tel: 01283 716467

Byrkley Garden Centre is a great place for the whole family with plenty to see and do in one of the region's most stylish shopping destinations. Our Topiary Coffee Shop and Restaurant serve British food at its best!


 
 
 

Chapman's Nurseries

Chapman's Nurseries
Burton Road, Rosliston, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE12 8JX
Tel: 01283 543546

Set in the heart of The National Forest, this 75 year old nursery and log cabin tearooms still strives to hold on to its family roots, although today it is totally unrecognisable from its early beginnings in tomato production.  The plant centre is nestled in 12 acres of woodland and focuses on the sale of plants plus a wide range of plant-growing essentials all backed up by our friendly, expert advice.


 
 
 



Shopping

Shopping

If you are searching for a special gift, looking for a souvenir from your visit or on the hunt for bargains, there is plenty of choice in the National Forest.

Make sure you take time to stop off in the pretty market town of Ashby de la Zouch and explore the galleries and antique shops in Tutbury and Melbourne.

Browse around the wonderful shops at the Ferrers Centre for Arts & Crafts which, is home to craft workshops and the Ferrers Gallery. Barton Marina has beautiful shops along the waterfront promenade including The Butcher, Baker and Ice-cream Maker.

As you might expect, there are many excellent garden centres to visit in the area such as Byrkley Garden Centre, Planters at Bretby, Donington Nurseries & Walled Garden and Breedon Priory Garden Centre & Shopping Complex.