welcome to f. tate & sons larkhill nurseries, ripon

Welcome to F. Tate and Sons, our successful and popular garden centre and nursery on the outskirts of Ripon in North Yorkshire.

We’ve come a long way since our founder Fred Tate started growing on his Ripon allotment 80 years ago. Four generations on, the Tate family are still passionate about gardening and growing and proud to offer a fantastic selection of everything you need to get the most out of your garden, allotment or even windowsill.

We’re here to help you too, with decades of experience at your disposal. Just ask us in the garden centre shop and we’ll do our best to answer any and all your gardening queries.

Don’t forget, we are a plant nursery as well as a garden centre, growing our own bedding and vegetable plants; that means consistent quality and brilliant value for our customers. It also means you can support a local business as well as buy plants that have been grown in similar conditions to those in your garden. You can also speak to the growers, the best way to get the right advice for successful growing.

Besides a huge array of plants, seeds and bulbs we stock everything else you could need for your garden.

We’ve got weed and pest control covered; high-quality British-made tools; garden accessories and hardware; beautiful garden lighting systems; composts, mulches and aggregates; one of the largest selections of pots and containers in the area; a growing selection of gifts; and all the little extras to keep your garden green and growing.

Whatever you need we can help, so whether it is a label for a pot, lights for your garden or you want to start your own orchard, we are here to help you out.

F. Tate and Sons now occupies a 6-acre site with large shopping areas inside and out, greenhouse plants and full disabled access.

We are easy to find, just off the B6265 to the west of Ripon, with a large free car park. Visit our Find Us page for detailed directions from many locations. If getting your plants home is a problem, we can deliver locally.

We accept all major credit and debit cards, except Amex.

We look forward to seeing you and helping you make the most of your garden and green spaces.

Our Gardening Products


We’ve got a fantastic range of everything you need to turn your plot into a thriving green oasis, whether it’s a country acre or a tiny town-centre plot.
We can keep your plants upright and protected, watered and fed – growing happily and healthily. Hanging baskets will give you some high-rise colour, and we can help you divide and screen your garden beautifully.


Find The Perfect Gardening Gift


For birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries and every special occasion, we’ve got a wonderful array of gifts you’ll love giving and your loved ones –green-fingered or not – will love unwrapping.
Pots that make beautiful indoor features, attractive orchid and bulb pots that make the most of special plants, and vases to show off your cut flowers are just part of a gift range that keeps growing.


Find Out About Our Plant Nursery


We don’t just sell plants, we grow them. Our roots are deep in the Yorkshire soil, growing first for local markets, and we still love producing the best plants today.
We grow vegetables and seasonal bedding plants, selling them when they’re just ready for your garden. You’ll get a locally produced, environmentally friendly product of the highest quality, grown by experts.


Welcome to F. Tate & Sons

Garden Centre & Nursery

Founded by the late Fred Tate and the late Frank Tate, F. Tate & Sons is now run by Franks son, Simon, and family. Throughout it’s history the company has sought to provide the best quality plants available and offer exceptional value for money to its customers.