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Lay of The Land

Lay of the Land

Garden Centre and Cafe

They say the best things come in small packages; our family run garden centre located in the Yorkshire Dales town of Settle is no exception. Founded in spring 2012 by the Lay family, our little ‘pocket’ garden centre sells lots of beautiful plants, pots, gifts and all sorts of other gardening related wares that the discerning gardener might need.

Lay of the Land is a family run “pocket” garden centre, and is probably one of Settle’s best kept secrets! Recognising a gap existed in the market for a wider range of garden plants than previously available in the town on a permanent basis we opened our doors on Good Friday 2012. Sited on the town centre edge of Sowarth Industrial Estate we have been credited with turning the rather tired site of a former joiner’s shop and yard into a green and pleasant oasis, crammed with interesting plants.


The Cafe is Open

So now you can enjoy a wonderful cup of artisan roasted coffee whilst you ponder your purchases, or sample a freshly prepared snack or homemade cake at our new Cafe in Lay of the Land.

There are thousands of plants in cultivation, if not hundreds of thousands, and no garden centre anywhere can stock them all.  Whilst small, however, we firmly believe garden centres should focus first on the plants, and have been told on many occasions we have more plants, and more variety, than many centres much larger than us.

Normally in stock

Seasonal bedding and bulbs, shrubs, small trees, fruit bushes, conifers, herbaceous perennials, herbs and vegetable plants (in season), roses, alpines, flower and vegetable seeds.  We supply Christmas trees as well, both cut and potted.

We also have a wide range of gardening equipment, sundries and gifts, with the following just a small selection of the brands and products we stock:-

Floreo gardening gloves

Burgon and Ball Stainless steel  garden tools

Joseph Bentley lifetime guaranteed spades and forks

Darlac cutting tools

Red Barn wild bird food and feeders

Tom Chambers hardware

Yorkshire Flowerpots guaranteed frost proof terracotta pots

Agents for Elite Greenhouses and spares stockist

Melt exclusive handmade candles

Floralsilk exquisite silk flowers and arrangements

Winter Flora dried flower arrangements

Gisella Graham exclusive Christmas decorations

We sell, and accept National Garden Gift Vouchers.

We are proud to be members of the Horticultural Trades Association.

We design, build and maintain beautiful gardens.

Lay of the Land – Garden Care and Design is a gardening business operating in association with Lay of the Land Garden Centre. We design gardens and planting schemes, build gardens, and other landscape projects, plant up beds, pots and planter and perform routine garden maintenance such as lawn mowing, pruning and weeding. We work on a wide range of projects within reasonable travelling distance of Settle, North Yorkshire.

Whatever your gardening needs we would love to discuss it with you, please get in touch with Andy or Rob.


Telephone Number: 01729 824247


, Settle, North Yorkshire King’s Mill Lane BD24 9BS

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