In conversation with Jo Willcocks

Top Tips for Improving your garden

"I’m also delighted to see a continued trend towards biodiversity and sustainability and how we might apply this in our own gardens" - Jo

Bringing people and plants together

Okells is an independent, family run garden centre based outside Chester.

Established in 1982 and evolving over the last 40 years, today Okells brings together a beautiful selection of indoor and outdoor plants, curated homewares & gifts from independent suppliers and a coffee shop designed to bring people together.


Whether you're a seasoned grower or an enthusiastic novice, our garden shop is stocked with everything you need to get the most out of your garden.


Our lifestyle shop brings together a thoughtfully curated collection of gifts and homewares - from cushions and throws, to books, cards and candles.


Our coffee shop and Greenhouse Café are all about seasonal, home-made and deliciously fresh food, coffee and cake.  See an example of our menu here.

I absolutely love this garden centre, especially the cafe. The cakes are always delicious.
— Debra, Tripadvisor
I just love it! Beautiful healthy plants and it's a pleasure to walk around. The cafe is also amazing and staff are helpful and friendly.
— Tracey, Tripadvisor
Okells has a lovely cafe and a cool little gift shop with lovely household pieces. It also has a wide selection of plants for your garden.
— Noo, Google Review
Delightful place! Great plants, lovely atmosphere. Staff very friendly and efficient. The shop was very impressive, the stock offered a wide range of high quality products
— Jacky, Google Review