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Myerscough College Gardens and Plant World


Myerscough College, St Michaels Road, Bilsborrow, Preston, Lancashire, PR3 0RY

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Myerscough College Gardens and Plant World

Experience a whole world of horticulture at Myerscough College Plant World.  Set amidst the beautiful Lancashire countryside, adjacent to the A6 at Bilsborrow, this all weather attraction offering an interesting and educational day for all the family.

See bananas growing in the Tropical Zone, coffee plants and pineapples in the Edible Zone, or experience a Mediterranean atmosphere in the Temperate Zone, as well as beautiful specimen plants in the Cacti Zone.

Feel free to visit the extensive gardens with traditional herbaceous and themed borders for a relaxed walk or for really creative ideas on how to style your own gardens.  

Within Plant World you will find the Plant Centre, selling an interesting range of plants for your house and garden, most of which are produced onsite own nursery.  Plants include cacti, citrus fruits and bougainvilleas.  Great for the conservatory.

Alongside a great selection of unusual trees, shrubs and traditional herbaceous perennials for the garden, you can also pick up garden sundries including English terracotta pots, top quality compost and a wide variety of garden ornaments, plus a great selection of seasonal bedding plants.

​​​​The Garden House Café overlooks the beautiful open gardens, arboretum and ornamental pond and has indoor and outdoor seating, so you can really make the most of the summer weather.  Plant World is an all-weather attraction to suit the whole family and it’s free.

Sweet treats
As well as a wide range of sandwiches, light meals and beverages, the tea rooms provides a fantastic cakes and pastries selection.  The tea room is proud to serve a range of Walling's real dairy ice creams.

Group tours
For a small charge, Plant World is pleased to offer group tours when booked in advance.  These tours can be customised to suit the needs of your group and can include the five acre gardens and arboreta and are all guided by one of the expert horticulturalists who can help identify and explain the plants you see. 

Plant World offers plenty of free parking, including a coach park for group guests.

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Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Friday09:30 - 17:00*
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:30*

* *Open 7 days a week, except over the Christmas and New Year holiday period

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


  • Sub-Regional AwardsPartner of Visit Lancashire Partner of Visit Lancashire 2018


Road Directions

The College is situated about half a mile along St Michaels Road off the main A6 road that runs from Preston to Lancaster.

Public Transport Directions

The college is just a short 15 minute walk from the bus stop at Bilsborrow, where a regular bus runs frequently along the A6.



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