Established in 1951
In 1951 Lawrence and Vera Walker purchased a plot of land just outside Blaxton, Doncaster. This land had never been ploughed, but with two years’ hard work, they had enough crops to sell.
As well as passing trade, Lawrence would ride his motorbike with a sidecar full of produce to Doncaster market to set up his stall, and so Walkers Nurseries was born!
Today’s show gardens are where our award-winning roses were once grown on site. We exhibited our produce at flower shows around Britain, winning countless awards!
Business is blooming
Today, we still grow plenty of pines, conifers and bedding plants, across the road in our nursery. We are very proud of our stimulating and inventive display of plants. We hope they will inspire you and foster an interest in gardening, whether as an amateur or at advanced level.
More than just a garden centre...
“We don’t just sell plants, we are about so much more than that, we want to foster an interest in gardening, whether as an amateur or at advanced level. Our advice is free and readily available.” – Elaine Bodle
Did you know?
There is archaeological evidence that the Romans had settled at Walkers Nurseries centuries ago. A Roman road ran through the grounds of the new Show Garden!
Can you find the Roman inspired pots in the Show Gardens used in Graham Bodle’s Chelsea gold medal garden?