UPDATE – 4th JULY 2020

We are very pleased to announce that both our Restaurants are now open!  Please be assured we have all the necessary protocols in place to ensure your safety.  We are offering a slightly reduced menu during the current situation and we very much look forward to welcoming you back.

*** UPDATE  MAY 2020 ***

St John's Garden Centres at Barnstaple and Ashford have now re-opened. Please be assured we have strict protocols in place to comply with social distancing guidelines.

We understand that some people are continuing to self-isolate and shield and we are happy to continue with the deliveries and the “call and collect” service. 

North Devon’s leading garden centre based in St.John’s Lane Barnstaple. Our family run business has been providing quality horticultural products and services to local and regional domestic and commercial customers for over 55 years.

We have recently expanded and now have a sister garden centre at Ashford – between Barnstaple and Braunton. We think you will be impressed by our revamped restaurant – The Garden Room – and new menu choices. Over the coming months we will be posting more information about the new centre and any further store changes we are making.



Buy some garden wares, a few plants, a sun lounger, a pot or two and… you will definitely need a break, in our very accommodating café! Relax with a coffee and homemade fruit or cheese scone, or if you are really famished our light or main meals are very moorish!

Danish pastry
Jungle wedges

Welcome to Jungleland Enjoy the jungle trail

Walk along the jungle trail with a Prof St.John free guide. Answer the simple questions enroute (mum and dad might need help from the kids!), and enjoy the water falls, curvy bridge, fancy plants and wildlife along the way. In December we transform Jungleland to Winter Winterland – sorry you’ll have to wait for that!

A bird sits on a branch at Jungleland
I beautiful exotic flower at Jungleland


Compliment your garden purchases by having them planted and maintained by our professional and qualified horticultural team. All landscaping work undertaken with no job to small or large. Contact our Landscaping department for more information.

small backyard landscaping

Featured Products

Moonlight runner bean

Runner Bean Seeds – Moonlight (Suttons, Fothergill’s, Thompson & Morgan)

Various prices

Acers – commonly known as Japanese Maple, Acers have a variety of distinctive leaves and autumnal colours. A perfect choice for a pot on the patio!

Prices from £19.99. Available at St John's Barnstaple (01271 343884) and St John's Ashford (01271 320525)
Teacup planter

Large Teacup Planter (other design available)

£29.99 For further information please call 01271 343884

Lavender Tealight Holders (various sizes)

Prices from £4.99. For further information please call 01271 343884

Other Retailers at St John's

Reward & Gift Cards

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