Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm & Sun 10:00am - 4:00pm

* Please note: The nursery can still organise timed collections for you if you don’t feel comfortable visiting

Garden Nursery in Bedford | Located in Cardington Village

Welcome to the website of Cottage Farm Nurseries, the garden nursery in Cardington Village, on the boundaries of Bedford, with a friendly, customer-focused outlook. We have everything you need to make a garden beautiful. Established in 1971, we are a family-run business with two formally trained partners. We welcome trade and retail customers to our premises, where we have an extensive stock range covering everything from shrubs and bedding plants, to farmyard manure and compost.

Our garden nursery provides the help and assistance required to turn a garden into a stunning outdoor space that looks wonderful at any time of the year. We promise to have the shrubs and bedding plants, hanging baskets, laurel hedging and herbaceous perennials you need in stock, or to source what you need if we don’t. The friendly staff at Cottage Farm Nurseries can offer their advice and help you to turn an idea into a stunning landscaping theme.

A convenient location in Cardington Village makes our garden nursery accessible from all parts of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire, including Ampthill, Biggleswade, Milton Keynes and St Neots.

We grow bedding plants at our nursery onsite. This ensures stock of the highest quality, and it makes our prices much lower than those charged by other garden nurseries in or around most Bedford areas. Our bedding plants cost 40% less than those found at similar nurseries, and these prices extend across our entire stock range. Cottage Farm Nurseries also stocks shrubs, hanging baskets, fruit trees, laurel hedging, bushes, herbaceous perennials and rare exotic plants that you won’t find in most traditional garden centres; alongside these ranges, we supply compost and farmyard manure, ensuring a cost-efficient, rich source of nutrients for your outdoor spaces.

If there’s something you need that we don’t have in stock, our garden nursery will source it for you, at the best possible price, inside two weeks.

Meet Ollie – Our Friendly Garden Nursery Dog

Customers from Bedford, Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas can visit our family-run garden nursery in Cardington Village to meet Ollie, our friendly dog. Ollie, who is 7 and comes along with us to Cottage Farm Nurseries every day, is popular with visitors who always want to know where he is, and he is just one of the many friendly faces at our premises.

Our garden nursery sells pots and containers, and Cottage Farm Nurseries is also a stockist of compost, mulch, bark and aggregates. If you live in Ampthill, Bedford, Biggleswade, Milton Keynes, St Neots or anywhere else in the local area, please call in to see us, and Ollie, today.

We’re proud to be one of the few remaining nurseries in our region that offers a simple yet modern service, delivered with care, not with frills and gimmicks. We have Cottage Farm Nurseries gift vouchers available, at values of £5, £10, £15 and £25, which you can spend at our garden nursery on anything you wish – including shrubs, bedding plants, potted plants, fruit trees, laurel hedging, bushes and herbaceous perennials, or even compost and farmyard manure, if you already have all the plants you need and merely wish to ensure they get the required nutrients to thrive.

Whether you need to spruce up a garden during the spring and summer months or want to add colour and interest to a landscape during the winter, the friendly, family-run team at Cottage Farm nurseries is always here to help.

Our full product range includes:

  • Shrubs
  • Albines
  • Hanging Baskets
  • Herbaceous Perennials
  • Trees
  • Laurel Hedging and Screening
  • Summer and Winter Bedding
  • Turf
  • Climbers
  • Compost, Bark and Mulch
  • Farmyard Manure
  • Grasses
  • Herbs and Vegetables Plants
  • Ornamental Pots and Containers



Call our garden nursery on 01234 838383. Located in Cardington Village, we welcome customers from Bedford, Milton Keynes and all surrounding areas.