Visit us

Okells is very easy to find, based just outside Chester, on the A51 between Tarvin and Tarporley.

To help plan your visit, please see our local map and a handy list of your frequently asked questions below. Whether you're stocking up on plants or popping in for a coffee, we look forward to welcoming you to Okells.


Okells Garden Centre,
Duddon Heath,
Nr. Tarporley,


Plan your visit

What are your opening hours?

Garden Centre

Monday-Saturday 09:00-17:30
Sunday 10:00-17:00

Coffee shop 09:00-16:30 (everyday)

We open year-round, apart from New Years Day, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Will there be space for me to park?

Our car par is free for all our customers. It can get busy so if you're looking to avoid the rush, we tend to be busiest at lunch times and on weekends.

Do you have disabled parking?

We have multiple disabled parking spots just outside the main entrance to our garden centre and these are welcome to any blue badge holders.

Is there parking space for coaches?

Unfortunately, due to the limited size of our car park, we do not have space for coach parking.

Can I come by bike?

Absolutely! Feel free to leave your bike outside the Coffee Shop.

Can I borrow a wheelchair?

Yes you can. If you would like to borrow a wheelchair then please ask on arrival.

Is Okells accessible to all?

We try our absolute best to be as accessible and inclusive as possible. There is step-free access across our site. If you are planning a visit and have any particular questions then please get in touch at

Coffee shop

Can I book a table?

We do not take bookings, however, even at our busiest, we will do our best to find you a space as soon as possible. If you want to avoid a wait then early or late is best!

Do you have outdoor seating?

We have plenty of outdoor tables outside the Coffee Shop.

Planning to bring the dog along with you? Dogs are very welcome too.

What's on the menu?

Our menu changes with the seasons and an example of our menu can be found here. Should you have any specific dietary requirements, please get in touch at

Do you sell food and drink to go?

Coffee, cold drinks, cakes and sandwiches are all available to take away with you, in sustainable packaging.

Are you dog-friendly?

All are welcome at Okells, dogs included.

We ask that all dogs remain on their lead and off the furniture.

Garden Centre

I'm new to gardening, where do I start?

Our helpful gardening team are on hand to get you started. Take note of the type of garden you have - North or South facing? Bright or shady? - and we can advise on what will grow best, and how to keep it looking beautiful.

I'm looking for something in particular. Do you have it in stock?

For plant enquiries please email us at Plant names, sizes or pictures are particularly helpful!

I'm planning a big project. Can you supply what I'm looking for?

Whether it's new hedging, fencing or larger plants or trees to make a statement, we're happy to help you find what you need and we can deliver it too. If we don't have it in stock as standard, we can probably still get it for you. Get in touch with us

Do you supply businesses or landscapers?

If you regularly buy plants to brighten up the office or for landscaping projects and you're looking for a quality plant supplier then get in touch at

Get in touch

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