Shiptonthorpe Garden Centre

Langlands Shiptonthorpe Garden Centre - Shiptonthorpe, York

Langlands Shiptonthorpe, York

The Langlands Shiptonthorpe Garden Centre is located on the A1079 between the historic towns of York and Beverley, nestled amidst the breathtaking rural countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds. It is the foremost garden centre of the Langlands group, having won multiple prestigious industry distinctions awarded by the Garden Centre Association, most notably Garden Centre of the Year in the North East Area Category. Find out more about our wide range of achievements from this news article highlighting our successes in the GCA Awards 2016.

Originally established by Walter Ducker in 1964, Langlands is still owned and managed by his sons, Robert and John, and their family. If you would like to know a little more about the distinguished history of Langlands, you can read all about our heritage.

Opening Times

We are open 9am ’til 6pm from Monday to Saturday, and also have a late opening night every Thursday until 8pm. On Sundays, we open from 10:30am to 4:30pm.

  • Mon to Sat: 9am – 6pm
  • Sun: 10:30am – 4:30pm
  • Open late nights on Thursdays till 8pm

At Shiptonthorpe, we are proud to offer our customers an extensive variety of services and departments. Our award-winning Coffee Shop and Café Bar serve up the very best delicious, wholesome, locally produced food and drink every day, most of which is freshly home-cooked on site. We source the vast majority of our ingredients from trusted local traders, and much of this produce is amongst the extensive range of items also available from our dedicated Farm Shop.

Serving Times – Café Bar

  • Mon to Sat: 9:30am – 5pm
  • Sun: 10:30 – 4:30pm

Serving Times – Coffee Shop

  • Mon to Sat: 9am -5:30pm, late opening until 7:30pm on Thursdays.
  • Sun: 10:30am – 4:30pm

Please note that hot food is available to order up until 30 minutes before closing time in either the Cafe Bar or the Coffee Shop.

Our Location:

Langlands Shiptonthorpe Contact Details:

  • Address:
    York Road (A1079)

    York, YO43 3PN

  • Phone: 01430 873 426
  • Email:

You can also get in touch with Langlands Shiptonthorpe via our contact page.

Langlands Plan & Plant Garden Design ServiceLanglands Shiptonthorpe also hosts our exclusive Plan and Plant Garden Design service; our resident landscaping and garden design expert Niki Miller is available to help you to make your ideas a reality and to offer you advice and guidance on developing your outdoor spaces.

Our well-appointed Gift Shop provides you the opportunity to search for a perfect present for your loved ones; among the selection of top brands we have on offer, you can also find many locally-themed items reflecting the character and charm of Yorkshire.

Langlands Shiptonthorpe also hosts concessions of the world famous Edinburgh Woollen Mill, one of the UK’s largest high street chains with a wonderful selection of outdoor clothing, and Bose, one of the market leaders in home entertainment technology.

At Langlands, we operate under a stringent Environmental Policy, continuously taking steps to do our bit for the environment by making an active effort with in-store recycling, limiting wastage, and using sustainable materials in our packaging where possible as part of our commitment to minimise our carbon footprint. We also operate a no-smoking policy throughout the garden centre, which also currently applies to e-cigarettes.

Our greatest asset, however, is our enthusiastic, knowledgeable garden centre staff, who are always on hand to assist you with your purchases and to answer any questions you may have about our products and services. It is thanks to the diligence and professionalism of our whole team that we have achieved such high accolades from our customers and from the Garden Centre Association.

Take a look at our news article about the 2016 GCA Awards to learn more about our extensive range of achievements.

Langlands Shiptonthorpe - GCA Award Winners

In and around the store, we also provide:

  • Free parking for 250 cars, with dedicated parking for Child and Parent and Disabled spaces.
  • Local delivery service.
  • Carry-to-car service.
  • Complimentary wheelchair hire, and wheelchair access throughout the site.
  • A variety of events and functions catered by our friendly staff, such as Santa’s Landing each Christmas. Please check our Events page for more information.
  • Baby changing facilities.
  • We are happy to accommodate breast-feeding mums, just ask a member of staff!
  • Cash Machine on site, with no charge for use.

Events at Langlands Shiptonthorpe

Food & Garden Festival @ Langlands Shiptonthorpe
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – Oct 23 @ 4:00 pm


After the overwhelming popularity and success of our previous Craft Fairs, Langlands are excited to announce that we will be holding our very first Food & Garden Festival in the indoor event area at our Shiptonthorpe Garden Centre.

On Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd of October 2016, renowned Yorkshire Chefs and Cooks will be demonstrating many innovative and stimulating dishes inspired by all the great ingredients that can be grown in your very own garden!

We expect over 50 producer stalls to join us for the weekend, with plenty of local Yorkshire produce to try and buy.

The Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School will be in attendance with their mobile cookery school, in which they will be hosting some brilliant hands-on demonstrations where you can get to have a go at a wide range of cooking activities to broaden you culinary horizons, with particular emphasis on inviting children to participate and learn a little bit about all the exciting things that they can accomplish in the kitchen. Perhaps your girls and boys could be the next Jamie, Nigella or Ainsley!

In addition, the Langlands Potting Shed will be attended by our plant experts to offer you advice and guidance on the many plants used in the demonstrations, all of which be available to purchase, take home and experiment with! At the Potting Shed Sunday 12pm to 4pm we have Humberside Radio’s very own Gardening Expert Doug Stewart who will be bringing holding Q&A sessions with his usual humour and charm.

And, as an extra treat, we will be joined by the talented and vivacious Christa Ackroyd, known for her wonderful work for BBC Look North: Yorkshire and North Midlands. She will be our MC and roving reporter in the Food Theatre over the entire weekend.

We also have confirmed:

  • Stephanie Moon Cookery Demos – Saturday & Sunday
  • Ali Bilton – Yorkshire Wolds Cookery School Demos – Saturday & Sunday
  • Alison Dodd’s Herb Master Class – Saturday
  • Joe Graham – Langlands’ Chef Cookery Demos – Saturday & Sunday mornings
  • Tim Lavarack’s Lamb Butchery Master Class – Sunday
  • “Ladies in Pigs” featuring some exciting demonstrations.

The event will be running from 10am until 5pm on Saturday, and 10am until 4pm on Sunday. If you would like more information about the festival, or to apply for a pitch and be one of our stallholders, please feel free to contact us on 01430 873426, or email or event organiser on

Alternatively download and complete our Stall Holder Application form

Come down and join us for a fantastic weekend of activities. We look forward to seeing you there!

Bonfire Party & Fireworks Display @ Langlands Shiptonthorpe
Nov 6 @ 4:30 pm

Sunday the 6th of November heralds Langlands’ annual Bonfire Party and Fireworks Display at our Shiptonthorpe Garden Centre.

From 4:00pm until Late, Langlands invite you to join us for a breathtaking evening of live music, entertainment and traditional Bonfire fayre. A wide variety of hot, tasty food and drink will be in plentiful supply in our Food Court to keep the Winter Chill at bay, prepared right here on site by our celebrated Catering Outlets!

The evening will be crowned by an awe-inspiring cavalcade of light and sound as we treat our guests to a truly explosive Fireworks Display.

This promises to be a night of great fun and merrymaking, so come down and join us! Tickets are available from the Information Desk at Langlands Shiptonthorpe:

  • Adults: £6.00
  • Children: £4.00
  • Children under 3 may attend for Free!

For more information, feel free to drop by and enquire in-store, contact our Events Coordinator on 01430 873426, or email us on

Late Autumn Craft Fair @ Langlands Shiptonthorpe
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – Nov 13 @ 4:00 pm

Come and enjoy a fantastic day out at the Langlands Late Autumn Craft Fair!

The Langlands 2016 Late Autumn Craft Fair is held underneath our Growing Canopy at our Shiptonthorpe Garden Centre, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th of November. Customer entry and parking is absolutely free, so why not come and join us?

Traditionally our largest Craft Fair of the year, the Langlands Late Autumn Craft Fair is a brilliant event for the whole family. Dozens of local, independent craftspeople and stallholders will be presenting a huge range of products and gift ideas to help you find that special, unique Something for your loved ones.

As always, our dedicated Garden Centre Farm Shop and Catering Outlets will be open throughout the whole event to furnish you with fantastic locally-produced fayre, and a wide variety of locally-grown seasonal produce.

For more information, or to book a stall, feel free to drop in and enquire at our information desk, or contact Melanie Sparke on 01430 873426, or email us on

Shiptonthorpe Chatty Gardeners Club – Nov 2016 @ Shiptonthorpe Village Hall
Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Shiptonthorpe Chatty Gardeners Club

“Garden Chemicals and Top Ten General Tips for the gardener” Niki Miller (Plan and Plant Langlands Garden Centre)

The Shiptonthorpe Chatty Gardeners is a group of enthusiastic gardeners & growers who meet simply to chat and share experiences with other green fingered friends. No annual membership fee, pay as you go!
The club meets the 2nd Monday of the month 7.30pm to 9pm in the newly refurbished Shiptonthorpe Village Hall. We have guest speakers and outside visits during the summer months. Anyone is welcome to join from or outside the village.

Entry is normally £3 unless we have a particularly expensive speaker or it is an offsite visit to a garden or grower.

The club would like to thank the Shiptonthorpe Village Hall Association for use of their premises & facilities and club sponsors Langlands Garden Centre for providing refreshments and club administration.

Santa’s Arrival! @ Langlands Shiptonthorpe
Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm

Ssshh…What’s that sound?

Could that be the jingle-jangle of sleigh bells, and the clatter hooves approaching? The boom of merry laughter carrying on the wintery air?

It can mean only one thing… Santa returns once again to visit Langlands Shiptonthorpe on November the 19th, arriving this year by Reindeer!

Come on down and bring the whole family to meet jolly Old Saint Nick, and his team of energetic Elves!

Doors open at 4pm to prepare for his arrival, and Santa plans to make his appearance at 5pm, so don’t be late! He will then be setting up residence in his custom-built Grotto at Langlands Shiptonthorpe every weekend from 11am ’til 4pm until Christmas, making a list of who has been nice and who has been naughty!

Entrance to Santa’s Arrival is absolutely free, so we look forward to seeing you all for this fun, whimsical afternoon!

This list is by no means exhaustive! If you have any other requirements or questions about our services, just ask in store, give us a call on 01430 873426, or drop us an email using our Contact Page, and we will always do our best to provide every amenity possible to our customers.