Welcome to Coles Plant Centre

Conveniently located on the A47 in Thurnby, Leicester, Coles Plant Centre stocks a wide range of plants, pots, tools, ornaments, planting equipment and more.

Being the retail, garden centre branch of Coles Nurseries, the UK’s largest grower of trees and shrubs, Coles Plant Centre has access to the entire nursery stock, meaning a selection of over two million shrubs and one million trees are available at short notice.

Card image cap
Our Products

From seeds and bulbs to mature trees, we've got everything you need.

View our products
Card image cap
UK Garden Buildings

UK Garden Buildings are now on display and available to order in store.

Learn more

Your first choice for gardening supplies and plants

Expert advice & delivery

Expert staff are always on hand to offer advice on plant selection, planting and aftercare, and would be more than happy to spend a bit of time showing you around the garden centre discussing your requirements. A delivery service is operated within a one hundred mile radius of the garden centre in Leicester.

107 Years of experience

The company was created in 1913 when James Coles first purchased an eight acre plot of land in Evington, Leicester. Coles Plant Centre was first opened as a retail shop on London Road, Leicester, in 1933. It later moved first to Oadby and next to its current site in Thurnby, where it has remained since 1982.

Gardening and plant specialists

Coles Plant Centre is the retail branch of James Coles and Sons (Nurseries) Ltd, the UK’s largest grower of trees and shrubs for amenity and landscape planting. Coles Nurseries grow a range of over two million shrubs and one million trees in over six thousand different varieties, across production sites throughout Leicestershire and Lincolnshire.

The Coles Garden Club

The Coles Garden Club is a free to join group where members benefit from 5% discount on all purchases, mailings containing tips and advice on which jobs they should be carrying out in the garden, special offers and invites to exclusive events at the Plant Centre in Leicester. Click here to join the Garden Club

Retail and Trade Suppliers

Catering to the retail and trade markets, whether you’re after plants for a full landscaping scheme or a couple of bedding plants for the garden, you’ll be given the care and attention you deserve to help you through your plant purchasing experience. Trade rates are available for trade customers, simply get in touch with us and we’ll issue you with a trade account card. For wholesale supply, please visit the Coles Nurseries website.

Unparalleled Range Available

Being a part of Coles Nurseries, Coles Plant Centre can offer an unparalleled range of trees, shrubs, climbers, herbs, conifers and grasses, all available to view at the Centre. A plant ordering service is also operated, giving customers the opportunity to order plants not stocked at the Plant Centre. This service generally has a very rapid turnaround time, as most plants are grown on the Nursery within a twenty mile radius.

News & Tips

Card image cap
Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Update 29th May, 2020 To comply with government guidelines on Social Distancing we have strict...

Read more…
Card image cap
Plant of the Moment – December

Winter Fragrance To have fragrance in the coldest part of the year adds another aspect...

Read more…
Card image cap
Premium Kiln Dried Hardwood Logs

With 200,000 wood burning stoves being purchased every year, demand for firewood is growing quickly,...

Read more…
Card image cap
Plant of the Moment – November

Smimmia It’s getting to that time of year when it’s dark before and after work,...

Read more…

What, when & why

The Coles Calendar will help you make the most of your garden all year round.

Card image cap

Gardening Tips for January

Continue harvesting winter vegetables such as brussel sprouts, leeks and parsnips. Recycle Christmas trees by...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for February

As spring is on its way, February is a good month to get on with...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for March

Temperatures are rising and some increased bright sunshine means spring is here and there are...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for April

With spring being so late this year, who knows what will be growing this month....

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for May

Keep an eye out for pests and diseases with the warm weather increasing, especially when...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tasks for June

The time has finally arrived to put out summer bedding. Positioning summer bedding containers and...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tasks for July

July is usually one of the hottest months of the year, so it’s all about...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for August

Perennials: Cut back herbs to encourage a boost of new leaves that you can harvest...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for September

September is a lovely time in the garden: the colours begin to change in the...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for October

To do: Plant spring bedding such as Wallflowers and winter Pansies for a beautiful spring...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for November

Start planning and buying seeds you would like to sow next year. In dry weather...

Read more
Card image cap

Gardening Tips for December

• In dry weather continue to rake up fallen leaves. Use the leaves to make...

Read more
Latest update about Coronavirus (Covid-19)
This is default text for notification bar