About Us

Burleydam Garden Centre is a family-run business with links dating back to 1936. Currently owned & run by the third generation of the Williams Family, the centre has its roots in both Liverpool, where the original nursery first started, and in the village of Burleydam in Shropshire from which it gets its name.

Burleydam is a multi-award winning centre and has been voted 7th best garden centre in Britain by readers of The Independent newspaper.

Having recently undergone further expansion our centre now has over 2,500sqm of undercover retail space including ‘The Orchard’, Burleydam’s popular café and restaurant plus our Speciality Food Hall. Plants have always been at the heart of the business and with the newly extended undercover plant area, shopping for the garden is now an easy and pleasant experience.

Burleydam has a varied schedule of events at all times of the year catering for all ages and interests. Take a look at ‘Events’ for up to date details.

Convenient parking, easy access and newly refurbished toilet facilities make Burleydam a perfect place to visit for all the family.

Our History Timeline

1859

Ernest Williams is employed as head gardener at Llandeilo Hall

1859

Early 1900's

Ernest and Alice purchase a florist’s shop in West Derby, Liverpool

Early 1900's

1936

A field is purchased in Forty Pits, Liverpool as a tree nursery

1936

1948

Site in Gateacre, Liverpool becomes a mixed nursery supplying E.H.Williams Landscape Ltd.

1948

1965

Gateacre Garden Centre becomes one of the first retail garden centres in the UK

1965

1985

Sally-Jane Williams joins the company as the third generation Williams

1985

1986

Adrian Cornelissen joins the company

1986

1989

Burleydam site is purchased

1989

2005

Major redevelopment work doubles the size of the store and new restaurant opens.

2005

2014

Gateacre site is closed and new management team move to Burleydam

2014

The Orchard

The Orchard serves up delicious home-made dishes throughout the day and there are plenty of special offers for Seasons card holders to enjoy. Throughout the year we hold lots of special events in The Orchard, from expert talks and family events to festive flower arranging. 

Speciality foods

Can you remember the first time you tasted something new? Discover plenty of new foods, recipes and meal ideas in our brand new Speciality Food Hall. You’ll find plenty of locally produced food alongside food that has been sourced from far and wide. 

Outdoor Plant Area

You’ll find a huge range of outdoor plants here at Burleydam Garden Centre and a wealth of experience to back them up. Our large, well-stocked outdoor plant area is full of colour and plenty of inspiration and ideas for you, whatever your garden size. Our friendly staff are on hand to share their wealth of knowledge to help you get the very best out of your plants.