M4, Junction 7; 5 minutes
Spring & Summer – Mon-Sun 9am-5.30pm (café 5pm)
Autumn & Winter – Mon-Sun 9am-5pm
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
This gorgeous walled garden near Eton plays host to a garden centre that transforms the idea of a local garden centre into a celebration of flora and nature, often featuring difficult-to-find plants. As the name suggests, this was once the kitchen garden that supplied the manor house at Dorney with fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers and is even rumoured to be the place where England’s first pineapple was grown. For eco-friendly growing supplies, covetable home and garden décor and gifts from around the world, you need look no further than the well-stocked shop.
Basket filled, head for the newly revamped café. It’s filled with restful greenery and serves wholesome seasonal produce, delicious cakes and afternoon teas, all made in the kitchen. You’ll often rub shoulders with rowers, triathletes and supporters on the hunt for fuel from Dorney Olympic rowing lake nearby. There’s plenty of seating in the modern, oak-beamed café but when the sun shines, make the most of the shady garden with its large play area, featuring a Wendy house and a fort for lively little warriors.