A49, Junction Wilton Roundabout; 5 minutes
Vegetarian or vegan options
Parking available onsite
CAFE IS CLOSED. LOTS OF FRUIT, VEG, MILK AND ESSENTIALS IN STOCK. DELIVERY AVAILABLE
Isambard Brunel could scarcely have imagined that his Engine Shed at the edge of Ross on Wye would one day become a flower-filled garden centre. Tucked away on a small industrial estate, the enormous doors at one end stand as a reminder of its former life. Have a look at the walls inside for the black and white photos of how it once looked.
A sea of flowers and plants fans out to the boundary of the garden centre, while inside the Shed is a cavern of considered gifts and homewares arranged on trestle tables against the stone walls. A clapboard entrance signals the way into the homely café and gives the air of a station waiting room. Old-fashioned home-cooked values reign in the kitchen where everything is made from scratch – the cheese scones and cream teas are held in particularly high regard.
There’s an overflow car park over the road if spaces inside the gates are all taken. A wonderful place to pause on the way to or from Wales.