Family run, with specialist staff and a great Cafe
Only 16 days until Santa arrives - at Avant, that is
Arctic Arrival of Santa - 4th and 11th December from 10am
Christmas Opening Hours
Plant for Autumn Colour
Create a Christmas Centre piece with these easy ideas
Pick of the Pumpkin Crop
Take an Elfie to win our Prize Draw
Red Rose Wood Turners are back!
Christmas Menu at Cafe Gallery
Ideas for a Christmas Fairy Garden
Positioned just minutes from the M6, Avant has so much more than you would expect of a traditional garden centre.
Café Gallery serving delicious home made meals from locally sourced produce
A diverse collection of art created by talented, local artists which changes monthly
Friendly expert gardening advice and an inspirational plant centre
A variety of gardening, arts and crafts courses and workshops
The latest trends in gifts, novelties and stocking fillers in our extensive giftware area
A large, free car park with spaces for bikes and disabled parking
And there’s always something going on throughout the year
Avant Gardening Club meet on the second Wednesday of each month. The meetings last for 90 minutes, beginning at 10.30 am and finishing at 12.00 noon. There is a nominal charge of £7.00 per meeting. This covers the cost of the room and pays for the guest speakers who come along offering a vast array of advice and information to help you improve your own garden. Contact Avant for more information. We hope you can find time to come along and join our lovely small and informal club!
We offer friendly, knowledgeable advice and guidance on most garden-related problems, with specialist help available from our plant manager Radio Lancashire’s Diane Harrison.
You can enjoy a home-cooked meal with great coffee in interesting surroundings in our Cafe Gallery, home to the works of local artists and crafters.
“I just wanted to thank your staff for their help on Thursday evening.
I was given help on selecting appropriate plants and pots for my balcony, the prices were very reasonable, and one of your staff even delivered my items that same evening to my home. Fantastic service.”
– Mr L Brophy, Leyland
For the very latest information on what is happening at Avant, be sure to check out our Facebook page, and follow us on Twitter.
Our gift area carries a delightful range of trends, from the latest in vintage and shabby chic home decor, to collectables such as Pets with Personality and More than Words, to haberdashery items difficult to source locally.