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?

We are currently open 09:00-17:30 Monday to Saturday, and 10:00-17:00 on Sundays. Note our Coffee Shop closes at 17:00.

We are open year round, except for New Years day, 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.

Are you dog-friendly?

All are welcome at Okells, dogs included.

We don't allow dogs inside the Coffee Shop as it can get quite busy. However we have plenty of outdoor tables and our Greenhouse Café is covered, heated and open year round. We've got dog bowls at the ready.

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 at all outdoor tables.

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.