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About Us

First founded in 1948 by Fred and Ivy Gates, our garden centre is built within an original 1818 Victorian walled garden, on the site of Cold Overton Hall.

We have kept a traditional, farmhouse feeling throughout the building, ensuring it is warm and welcoming.

More than just a garden centre, we continue to add new products and departments to make Gates a fully-rounded day out for all the family.

When you visit us you can shop, learn, eat, drink and play, but most of all we hope that you just enjoy your time with us.

We’re open from 8am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday, and 9am to 5pm on Sundays. Please call us with any questions and we’ll be happy to help – 01664 454309.

Gift Cards

Gift Card_PoppyGates Garden Centre Gift Cards are the perfect flexible present for any occasion.

Ideal for birthdays, weddings, as Christmas presents or as a Thank You; the plastic gift cards come in 8 different designs and are presented in an attractive matching greeting card and envelope.

Find out more here.

Supporting Good Causes

At Gates Garden Centre, we are very proud to be associated with a number of local good causes and national charities. Thanks to the generous support of our customers and colleagues, our charitable partnerships have raised an enormous sum of money over the past 20 years. Read more about it here.

Guide dogs and other pets

Guide and assistance dogs are always welcome at Gates Garden Centre.
It is with regret that we are unable to accept other dogs and pets into the garden centre.

Who we are

Gates Garden Centre is a trading name of F A Gates & Son Ltd A company registered in England with the Reg. No. 03691840. Our trading address is Gates Garden Centre, Somerby Road, Cold Overton, Oakham, LE15 7QB and our registered office address is Westwood House 78 Loughborough Road, Quorn, Loughborough, Leicestershire, England, LE12 8DX