An extensive garden centre with plenty for the children.


If you have not discovered this little beauty yet please give it a try! Derby Garden Centre is located just off the A38 near Little Eaton and is really easy to reach from all areas of Derby. It is much more than you would expect from a garden centre and is wonderful for small children with a fabulous café, gifts, food store and a cute, adorable range of small pets that are well worth a visit.


Derby Garden Centre is owned by Blue Diamond and has been recently refurbished to a high standard. Chris Coward, The Manager is obviously doing a fabulous job as the shop is clean, well presented and sensibly laid out to make shopping and eating easy for you and your children.


The Clocktower Restaurant boasts high quality food and beverages. There are a full range of special blend Blue Diamond coffees and teas as well as soft drinks. Food is served over the counter and there are many hot and cold options to select from, including daily fresh salads. For children there is a ‘pick and mix’ bag priced at £3.95 consisting of a sandwich, crisps, fruit, drink, snack and also a fun, foam animal mask so you can collect the cow, the pig or the sheep at each visit! The piece de resistance is the centrepiece of magical cakes, an absolute must on every visit. These are generous portions of high quality, home baked caramel shortbread, flapjack, cupcakes, cookies, rocky road, tiffin and not to be missed the amazing rolo and malteser cakes – mouthwatering?


The restaurant seating area has both wooden tables and chairs and also a ‘softer’ wicker area which is ideal for small children. There is ample space for pushchairs and staff are always happy to help carry your coffee to your table. Toilets and clean, spacious baby changing facilities are near to the café. In the corner of the softer area there is a small child’s play area which keeps the little ones entertained whilst you sip your coffee, sample your cake and have a good gossip. What more do you need!


Once the coffees are finished there should always be time for a trip to see the selection of small animals and fish at the other side of the garden centre. Cute hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs and rabbits provide good entertainment for the kids and an opportunity to consider that family pet! Pedro the parrot is also a firm favourite. There are lots of tropical fish which even the babies love to watch.


On the way out there are plenty opportunities to browse the many gifts, clothes and books. There are many items for children including gruffalo merchandise and a full range of Mr. Men and Little Miss books. There really is more to Derby Garden Centre than meets the eye!


Derby Garden Centre

Alfreton Road

Little Eaton


DE21 5DB


01332 831 666