Welcome to Whilton Locks Garden Village.

We are a family run, independent Garden Centre nestled in the Northamptonshire countryside just off the A5, close to Daventry. We have been open since 2004 and the site is vibrant and full of interesting stuff. As we are independent we are able to choose our own stock, which means that we have one-off pieces, and some more unusual items, whilst still catering for all your gardening needs.

We have a team of friendly plant experts that will be able to give you advice on new planting schemes and any existing issues you may have. Our choice of great value compost is second to none and we always have someone with a smile to load your car! We stock paving slabs, gravels and other landscaping goods, outside furniture (including Hartman’s Jamie Oliver range), benches, HTA vouchers, pots, tools, sheds and indoor furniture. We have a fabulous range of affordable gifts for all occasions and the perfect greetings card to accompany it.

On site we have a great pet store called Brunos, with yet more qualified staff and lots of pets including all the accessories that you may need. Our Aquatics department will be able to talk you through all aspects of fish care from installing a pond to setting up a tropical tank.

In our Canalside Restaurant you will be able to get fantastic value breakfasts, hearty homemade meals, snacks or rich Douwe Egberts coffee, or Yorkshire Tea and a wedge of homemade cake. Our canalside spot makes it a smashing meeting place and our flat site makes access easy for all.
NEW – find out more about our delightful Afternoon Tea for Two.

We look forward to welcoming you on your visit to Whilton Locks Garden Village.


A selection of items are now available to view online. We currently do not accept payment for online orders. Please read details of our new shop HERE.


There’s always something going on at WLGV. Check out our Events page for more details.

Loyalty Scheme:

Whilton Locks Garden Village has its very own loyalty scheme. We have a large number of customers who visit us again and again, so we thought we’d say ‘thank you’ and reward them for their loyalty – from special discounts to a FREE tea and cake on their birthday. Find out more HERE.

Go on sing along... you should know the tune...

Do you want to build a snowman?
Or meet a beautiful princess?
If you know it please join along
and sing this song
We have just changed all the words
You could sing and eat some goodies
but you must be quick
I wish you would book today
Do you want to build a snowman?
Don't miss out, go on man.

A fantastic opportunity for this Saturday however, there are ONLY 4 spaces left for 2-3pm and 13 left for 3:30-4:30pm

Do you want to build a snowman?
This Saturday afternoon
I think festive fun is overdue
You can dress up too
and join us having fun
( Joan)
You can book but there's only
a few spaces left
so please reserve online right now
(Click, click, click click)

There are two further dates - Thursday 21st and Saturday 23rd December. 4 shows only left after this weekend. Two, of the four opportunities to see Elsa have less than 10 tickets remaining

Please, we know you want to...
Do you want to build a snowman?
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There's a whole host of festive fun this weekend at Whilton Locks Garden Village

Breakfast with Santa
Always popular, always magical. Join us for Breakfast with Santa this weekend. There are very limited spaces available Saturday 9-10am and 10-11am with Sunday now completely sold out. Book now to avoid missing out.
#WLGV #IBelieve #Bacon #FullEnglish #Hohoho

Santa's Grotto
An amazing response to Santa's Grotto this year - and why not as his helpers have really pulled out all the stops for a grotto that is bigger, better and more beautiful than ever before. There is no online booking for Santa's Grotto - and he will see every child that will wait for him. There's lots of free activities for kids whilst they queue. Santa's Grotto is open 11:15am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. Each special child will receive a premium toy. Accompanying adults enjoy free entry.
#WLGV #IBelieve

Ice Skating
Sessions are available all day. You can book online, to secure a time, or just turn up. There are hot drinks available by the rink too! Ice Skating is open 10am - 6pm Saturday and 10am - 5pm Sunday

Meet Elsa
Saturday's Afternoon Tea with Elsa has very limited availability but if you are quick you might just make it. Book now to avoid missing out. Choose either 2-3pm or 3:30-4:30pm.

Phew! But there's more...

Festive Food
There's fab food in our Canalside restaurant with all day breakfasts available all day and Sunday sees our delicious Sunday Lunch. Lighter bites are available too and did we mention cake?!
#Tasty #CAKE!

Deck the Halls
There's savings on Christmas cards, decorations and wrap - THREE for TWO on most lines and we have fantastic prices on both real and artificial trees - with sparkling deals on lights to go on them too!!

Don't forget your pets - it's Christmas for them too. We are pet friendly and even love to welcome your (behaved) pets on the site. We have a huge selection of tasty treats for those with paws or claws.
#HappyChristmutt #CattyChristmas #HappyChristmouse #CanYouDoBetter?

...and even more.

Frosty our fifty-foot-of-fab-fun inflatable snowman will be available for good boys and girls.
#boing #bounce #fun

...and finally some of the best Christmas displays for miles around. The lights, the colour, the sounds and the fun of Christmas THIS WEEKEND. Ho ho ho-nly at Whilton Locks Winter Wonderland.
#excited #hashtaggedout
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How would you like Sizzling Sausages with Santa this weekend?

Sunday's Breakfast with Santa is completely sold out and there are very limited spaces now available for Saturday only.

There are two opportunities available this Saturday 9-10am and 10-11am. If you are planning a visit for Breakfast with Santa this Saturday, we recommend booking for this very popular attraction as soon as possible.

You can book online here:

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