Welcome to Baytree, much more than just a garden centre. It is a wonderful world of endless discovery, where both the specialist and beginner can explore every aspect of gardening in breathtaking display of over 16 acres of retail area.
It is the sheer scale and diversity which you will find so amazing. There’s a surprise around every corner and new attractions and changing themes await you every time you call. Each of our departments is brimming with inspiration for your garden and your home.

Explore the centre here or pay us a visit, but remember to give yourself plenty of time there's so much to discover and so much to see...

How it all began

Reinhard Biehler left his native Bavaria in 1964 to seek work as a rose budder in Lincolnshires thriving rose industry. He travelled from Germany on his Heinkel Tourist scooter, which is still on display here at Baytree. He started rose budding at Market Deeping, later getting a job at for Geest in 1970.This job involved budding roses in a field opposite Baytree House, which was then only a 7 acre small holding. By this time Reinhard had married a local girl and started a family so he decided to buy the house and in September 1970 started trading from a market stall on the side of the road. Reinhard and Yvonne worked hard and soon business was booming. Before long the small stall had become a shop with selection of raised beds sporting various shrubs and of course plenty of roses. Reinhard's insatiable appetite for growing and selling were the talk of the area and word soon spread, more buildings sprouted and soon a cafe and tarmac car parks where added. Every year seemed to spawn a new building, a new range of products, the snowball had gathered pace and nothing seemed to stop it, and it's still rolling! Forty years on and Baytree is one of the biggest garden centres in the UK, Wembley stadium would fit inside the boundary of the Garden Centre. Every department seems to be able to boast about it's size, and we fill each one with a comprehensive range of products to suit every taste and budget. The awards have been rolling in for decades, not just for our display work around the country but also in recognition of our customer service and value for money at the garden centre. Baytree is still very much a family business, all three daughters and their husbands now help to run the centre and of course, Reinhard is still around in his never ending quest to become good friends with every customer he meets . There are now over 100 members of staff at Baytree, some have been here almost as long as Reinhard! People in the garden centre industry talk about the size of Baytree. People who visit us talk about the diversity, the inspiration they glean from the displays, the value for money they get, the fun they have here, the friendly, knowledgeable staff and of course their new best friend from Germany.

Reinhard (left) in 1964
The original plot in 1970, the "Barn" (the black building in the centre) is still part of the garden centre today.
Award winning displays
Famous Phoneboxes
Always in bloom
At home in the rose fields
Baytree today, truly much more than just a garden centre


Coaches Welcome

Baytree Garden Centre is a popular destination for both day trips and short stops. Our diversity of products and attractions gives your passengers plenty to do and there's a few quiet corners for drivers and operators to disappear into should the mood take you!

There's no need to book in unless you require a special service, such as seating together or set meals, in the Restaurant. Please consider we cannot offer a dedicated service in the restaurant on certain days, so please ring 01406 372819 to confirm if you require it.

Coaches of any size are always welcome at Baytree. There's plenty of dedicated parking and any driver bringing more than 15 customers into the restaurant gets a free meal (for full terms and conditions see below).
Simply print out the voucher and bring it along to the Restaurant. Although it is not necessary to book coaches in to visit us, we would appreciate a phone call if you are bringing a large number of people into the restaurant, just so we can be ready for you! Contact the Restaurant directly on 01406 372819

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Driver Voucher.

Click here to print your voucher T&C's apply (see below)

Voucher Terms and Conditions

Free meal vouchers are for use by legitimate coach drivers only. The voucher will only be redeemed if the restaurant staff are satisfied that the bearer is responsible for bringing at least 15 paying customers into the restaurant. The voucher is valid on the day of the visit only and must be surrendered on use. The restaurant staff reserve the right to refuse use of the voucher. The voucher is non transferable. Please contact us on 01406 372819 before your planned visit to allow us to validate your voucher quickly upon your arrival.

We love dogs!

We are delighted to say that dogs are now allowed back into our garden centre. We have excluded dogs since reopening after lockdown on guidance from our trade standards organisation as dogs (and other animals) are deemed to increase the risk of compromising social distancing recommendations.

However as the lockdown eases more and more we feel it is time to allow our four legged friends back in. All we ask is that owners please be in control of your dogs and politely ask, should they have a little accident, it is your responsibility to clean it up. Dogs are now permitted throughout the garden centre but only in the outside seating area of the restaurant (not indoors). Please keep them on a lead and discourage other people from approaching your dog and therefore you.