Oakhurst Garden Centre was established over 20 years ago by the proprietor John Hughes. John came to Cockermouth as a boy when his father was made Station Master. Starting the business in little more than a potting shed, the centre has evolved into an attractive landscaped site, and extensive garden shop. Oakhurst Garden Centre is set in the wooded grounds of a nineteenth century mansion named, 'Oakhurst' over looking the river Cocker.

From the road (A5086) the tree shaded drive, takes you to the adequate sized car park in front of the Victorian house. The garden centre entrance and shop are located opposite the house.

A well stocked shop with your everday gardening needs and some more unusual goods. Visit us you will be surprised at what we have in store.

Throughout the seasons there are regular daily deliveries of plants.

A wintery scene in the garden, with Oakhurst Wood in the background, home to our Red Squirrels.

Visit the Squirrels Pantry Tearoom on site at Oakhurst Garden Centre



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From The South

Leave the M6 motorway at Penrith, to join the A66 to Keswick, continue on the A66 for 30 miles. approaching Cockermouth take the right exit to Cockermouth. Pass the Esso filling station, the entrance to Oakhurst Garden Centre is on the right, amongst the trees.

From The West,

Stay on the A66 towards Keswick, take the left exit of the large roundabout and turn right approx, 50 yards past the Esso filling station. Accessibility for disabled is quite good, in all areas of the Garden Centre. Squirrel's Pantry has excellent access for wheelchairs and toilet facilities are available.


Telephone: 01900 822180 Fax: 01900 825806

Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 9.00am - 5.30pm

Sunday 10.00am - 4.30pm

No Dogs Allowed