About Us

Established in 2004, we are a family run “traditional horticultural nursery.” We pride ourselves on growing quality, healthy and beautiful plants and selling them for less. We offer a personalised advice service customised to your gardening needs.


Background

Back in 2002, we owned an acre of land in Great Preston that was being put to no use. Having worked hard for others for years, we decided to put the land to good use and create a horticultural business that would serve the local communities and hopefully support our family for many years to come. We were always keen gardeners and decided to gain some qualifications to enhance this.



In 2004 we opened the Woodend Nurseries site in Great Preston and have continued to expand and develop to provide a wide range of garden related goods and services. In the past four years we have doubled the size of our site to accommodate the additional demand as our business has grown from strength to strength.

We have a helpful, friendly and knowledgeable team dedicated to customer satisfaction.


Meet the Team

Marie Bath

C & G in Gardening and RHS in Horticulture


As a Mother of two, Marie worked part time at the local Sainsburys for many years, giving her a great insight into Retail and Customer interaction. As an extremely knowledgeable individual in horticulture, she is always happy to share this knowledge and experience with our customers. Marie also has a strong sense of creativity and produces some very special arrangements including hanging baskets and planters.

Jonathon Bath

City & Guilds in Gardening


Married to Marie, Jonathon worked for Unilever for many years before being made redundant in 2007 – a perfect time to join Woodend Nurseries full time! Jonathan has an excellent broad range of knowledge in horticulture, but particularly in the area of growing.

Paula Strafford

National Diploma in Agriculture


Paula joined Woodend Nurseries in September 2010. Paula has proved herself to be a hit with the customers, but also holds an excellent knowledge base in terms of the gardening industry.

Stephen Bath


Brother to Jonathon, Stephen’s background and qualifications are in Welding and Fabrication, but over the past 10 years he has built up a good degree of knowledge and understanding of the gardening and horticultural industry. He’s a handy man to have around when something needs fixing!

Shelley Firth


Partner to Stephen, Shelley has a BA (Hons) in Business Studies and brings an element of operational, financial and marketing know-how to the business. She is also not scared to get her hands dirty!

Ann Bath


By trade Ann is a retired hairdresser and she now loves attending the to the plants instead to ensure that they are ‘looking good’ at all times.

David Bath


David’s background is in engineering and he has been instrumental in the planning and construction of Woodend Nurseries to the operational standard that it is today.

Amy & Adam


Daughter and son to Marie and Jonathon, Amy and Adam help out at the nursery whenever possible.

Excellent value for money lovely helpful staff and very pleased with my purchases everytime I visit, would highly recommend to everyone :)

Louise Haigh