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A rare find – an independent garden centre – in Saundby, near Retford full of plants, inspiration and good vibes! Sunrise Plants is a local business, which was founded in March 2015 when Rosie Levick decided to set up shop close to home in an old agricultural barn. Rosie has drawn on many years of experience in the garden centre industry, and never having been one to follow the crowd, has put her own twist on what a garden centre can be, providing a forward thinking and fun plant buying experience, for you, the customer.

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Welcome to Sunrise Plants

Welcome to Sunrise Plants (Garden Centre & Coffee Shop in Saundby), inbetween Retford & Gainsborough and only 30-40 minutes from Doncaster, Lincoln or Worksop. We supply the keen gardener with a variety of plants, flowers & herbs to help you in creating your perfect garden. Our Garden Centre has large stocks available and we aim to provide the Very Best Quality Plants & the Very Best Prices.

The Sunrise Plants Retford garden centre offers very best quality plants at the very best prices…

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Welcome to the Sunrise Plants Garden Centre! We are a small but mighty Garden Centre in between Retford and Gainsborough, 30 minutes from Doncaster, Lincoln and Worksop. We sell a great variety of superb value plants, herbs and trees to amateur and keen gardeners, as well as landscapers and local shopping centres. Our motto is ‘the best at the lowest possible prices’ a motto that has filtered through the generations but is as good today as it was in the 1950’s on a market stall in Edmonton, North London.

I was born into a family of market traders, and from a young age it was made clear to me that the lifeblood of retailing was the customer. Offer great value, great choice and friendly service and customers will reward you with their custom and loyalty. Those principles have not changed in 50 years and I doubt they ever will! In these more modern times, when customers can shop from the comfort of their armchair, the emphasis is on providing a great experience in store is more crucial than ever.

Here at Sunrise, the focus is always on the customer – we take nothing for granted. It’s a lot of fun running a shop, occasionally challenging, but it’s the meeting of customers, who often become friends, that really gives it purpose. “

Rosie Levick - Owner of Sunrise Plants Garden Centre in Retford

Garden Centre

We operate a little bit like a market stall – lots of choice, low prices, and great value. We buy from a variety of English growers as well as supporting the Dutch auction system. This way, we cover all bases, and ensure our customers get the very best selection every day we are open.

Zero Waste

We have a huge zero waste refill store on site full of plant based goodness. Customers bring their empty containers and just refill them paying only for contents. Everyone is surprised at how much cheaper their food shop is each week, once they ditch the packaging. If you’re new to refilling, start with just one or two items and build up – you’ll soon get the bug!

Coffee Shop

Our coffee shop serves an ever-changing variety of cakes and pastries. We only use loose leaf tea and grind our own beans to ensure you get the best drink possible and our waste levels are kept to a minimum. As we love all things plant based, our coffee shop is entirely plant based too – makes sense for a garden centre!

Sunrise Eco Glamping

In keeping with our focus on the future and environmental issues, 2021 sees the opening of our small boutique, eco friendly glamping site. Situated in the field behind the garden centre, it offers guests a chance to glamp in style in one of our luxury stargazer belle tents, with our alpacas as neighbours! For bookings, please follow the link to the website…


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