Is the Garden Centre open? Yes, we are open with normal opening hours.
What COVID19 measures do we have in place after July 19th? The Government have removed the legal requirements for social distancing & face coverings. However we have decided in the interests of the health, safety & well-being of our customers & staff to keep our social distancing measures in place. These include a one-way system, wider aisles, hand sanitiser stations, barriers & perspex screens.
Are there any restrictions in operation? After the 19th July, we will no longer limit groups to 4 people, however we are discouraging large groups of people to enter. This is to enable us to manage footfall in high traffic areas.
Do I need to wear a face covering when visiting the Garden Centre? Government advice from July 19th is that face coverings are no longer legally required. We're committed to everyone's well-being & safety, therefore we would prefer if you still wear a face covering when visiting, but we understand if you choose not to. Our staff will continue to wear a face covering when serving you.
Is the Oasis Restaurant open? Yes, the Oasis Restaurant is open for indoor & outdoor dining. From July 19th our tables will still remain socially distanced & table service will continue.
Are toilet facilities available? Yes.
Are dogs still welcome in the Garden Centre? Dogs are no longer allowed to enter the Garden Centre, except for Guide & Assistance dogs. We know that many of our customers are responsible dog owners; however due to persistent issues with fouling, dogs will no longer be permitted to enter.
Are you accepting cash? During the pandemic we have not accepted cash to limit points of contact & this will continue.
Can you deliver locally? Yes, we have a vast range of products available online which can be delivered in the local area. Shop online today.
Do you have Click & Collect available? Yes - new for 2021! Click & Collect is here. Order online & collect from store. Find out more...
Are the concessions open? The Ability Shop - Open
Pets Corner - Open
Edinburgh Woollen Mill - Open
Pavers - Open
Trespass - Coming Soon
Please note Concessions may have different regulations; please contact them directly.
To read our Covid-19 Risk Assessment please click here
General News & Events
Oasis Restaurant nominated for Deepings Business Award - 16th August 2021
The Oasis Restaurant at Waterside Garden Centre has been shortlisted for an award in the Deepings 21/22 Business Awards
We are pleased to announce that the Oasis Restaurant has been shortlisted for an award in the 'Favourite Cafe or Restaurant' category of the Deepings Business Awards.
Please note in the category we are nominated as 'Waterside Garden Centre'.
The Best Cafe or Restaurant award is the most competitive award and our Restaurant team would really appreciate your vote!
Trespass & Nevisport opens in Waterside Garden Centre - 25th July 2021
Enjoy the great outdoors with Trespass & Nevisport at Waterside Garden Centre
We are delighted to announce the opening of Trespass at Waterside Garden Centre located near Peterborough at Baston on the 25th July 2021.
Trespass has grown into one of the UK’s most successful outdoor retailers with one of the largest ranges of clothing, footwear and accessories on the market, selling internationally and exporting to over 60 countries.
A Trespass spokesperson said:
"At Trespass, we believe no matter where you live or what age you are, you should always be able to enjoy the great outdoors. Established in 1938, today Trespass has a talented in-house UK design team, who are constantly pushing the boundaries of new product innovation. Driven by our love of the outdoors and passion for high quality and performance products."
So why not visit our dual Nevisport / Trespass store at Waterside Garden Centre, King Street, Baston. Here you'll find anything you need for an active, outdoors lifestyle, including essentials from brands like The North Face, Rab, Jack Wolfskin, Berghaus, Weirdfish & more.
Thurlby & Northorpe Open Gardens - Bee Competition - 24th & 25th July 2021
Waterside Garden Centre are proud to sponsor the Thurlby & Northorpe Open Gardens again after the event went virtual in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
After a year where more people enjoyed time in their gardens, the event is back & bigger than before. This years Open Gardens event features the Wheelbarrow competition – with the chance to win a £20 Waterside Garden Centre voucher. It also features an all new Bee competition. Bees are such a vital part of gardening, so we’re really excited about this new competition.
To enter - Get Creative… - Make a BEE from anything, take a photo of your Bee & then place the Bee in your window to display for the Open Gardens Weekend (24th & 25th July).
Age groups: 2-5 years, 6-10 years, 11-16 years, adults. Send all Bee photos to Ros (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name and age group. Closing date 23rd July 2021.
We are so excited to see all of this years entries! Good luck!
Pavers Shoes opens in Waterside Garden Centre - 15th July 2021
FIND YOUR PERFECT STYLE AT THE NEW PAVERS STORE, OPENING AT WATERSIDE GARDEN CENTRE IN BASTON
Leading comfort and family owned shoe retailer, Pavers Shoes, is set to unveil its new store in Waterside Garden Centre this month. As of 15th July you will be able to find high quality, stylish and comfortable footwear at WATERSIDE GARDEN CENTRE, KING STREET, BASTON, PETERBOROUGH, PE6 9NY.
The new store will stock a fantastic choice of footwear, including casual, smart and wide fit, as well as much-loved brands like Skechers, Fly Flot, Van Dal, Gabor, Jana, Rieker, Relife and Padders, bringing comfort, quality and affordability to shoppers. We also have stylish, matching handbags and accessories to keep you looking good head-to-toe! The store promises excellent value, with savings everyday of at least 30% of RRP.
Sharon Widdowson, Area Manager of North East at Pavers said:
"We’re thrilled to be opening in Waterside Garden Centre which is a fantastic location and a great place to shop. It’s an exciting time for Pavers and for shoppers at the centre".
History of Pavers Shoes
Pavers Shoes was founded in 1971 by Catherine Paver who, at the age of 43, took out a £200 bank loan to start selling footwear at homeware parties. With this, Pavers was born.
Since then, Pavers has grown into one of the most successful footwear retailers in the UK and Eire and one of the fastest growing and most profitable in Europe. Pavers continues to diversify and in 2018 announced the acquisition of Jones Bootmaker and Herring Shoes, broadening its product offering. Last year the retailer also announced the launch of its charitable trust, The Pavers Foundation.
The business operates across a broad multi-channel network, selling its products in over 170 stores nationwide, pavers.co.uk, catalogues and Pavers YouTube Channel.
Waterside Garden Centre & Adam Frost Event raises £4000 for Charity - 10th January 2020
Adam Frost is an award-winning gardening celebrity who is passionate about all things gardening and Waterside were honoured to have Adam join us for an evening to talk to us about his gardening passion and journey back in October 2019.
The money raised from the event was to be donated to Don't Lose Hope charity, who offer therapeutic and emotional support to members of our community and is staffed by volunteers and trained professionals. The event was extremely popular after we sold out of our VIP tickets within just 24 hours of them officially going on sale.
"We do everything we can to give back to our beloved community and it’s a privilege to be able to spotlight such an important charity.
"But none of this would have been possible without Adam very generously offering his time.” Said Matt, Planteria Manager.
The night was held in our Oasis Restaurant where Adam, wife Selina and 50 other VIPs enjoyed a delicious 3 course meal prepared by our fantastic restaurant team. There was also a raffle that every ticket holder was entered into for FREE, prizes were donated by some of our generous suppliers. Offering the chance to win a range of high-ticket items. Shoppers were also able to shop late with 10% off the entire store!
“We’re honoured to be hosting this event, to raise awareness for such a wonderful charity and as part of our ongoing mission, give back to the local gardening community.
"We try to offer an inspiring space for recreation to encourage gardeners to share their knowledge, skills and ideas with the community,” said Emma, Oasis Restaurant Supervisor.
Since the event - a cheque for £4000.00 was presented to Nicola from Don’t Lose Hope on the 10th January 2020.
Waterside Garden Centre… Big enough for choice, small enough to care.