The Idle Mole


Monday 9:30am 4:30pm
Tuesday 9:30am 4:30pm
Wednesday 9:30am 4:30pm
Thursday 9:30am 4:30pm
Friday 9:30am 4:30pm
Saturday 9:30am 4:30pm
Sunday 9:30am 4:30pm


The Idle Mole
The Engine Yard
Belvoir Castle
Grantham NG32 1PE
Tel: 07967 029816

Located at the very heart of the beautiful Engine Yard development, the Idle Mole is an independent garden centre where you’ll also find specially chosen gifts and homewares. Founded around our owner Trudy’s personal passion for gardening and many years of horticultural experience, our team offer a wealth of gardening advice, accessories and tools to take you through your entire gardening year.

Passionate about plants

For us, it’s all about the plants. Wherever possible, we source these from English growers chosen for quality over quantity.  With an array of perennials and shrubbery to choose from, you’ll easily be able to create stunning displays in your garden, however big or small it is.

Sign up for an Idle Mole loyalty card, and you will receive a 5% discount off anything that grows for as long as you shop with us.

We’re here to make things easier for you. The Idle Mole is all about taking the stress out of gardening so please feel free to ask our horticultural experts for advice during your visit.  If you have a specific area you’d like looking at, why not book in for one of our garden consultations for more in depth ideas and advice?

Beautiful gifts and homewares

While our true passion is the garden, we have a love for beautiful gifts too.  We’ve had a wonderful time sourcing and selecting a stunning array of gifts and accessories to fill the shelves of our shop to bursting! So you’ll find plenty of ideas for your home, including Orla Kiely oven gloves, kitchen accessories, Sophie Allport umbrellas, lamps, ornaments and things to keep the children happy! If you are struggling to choose the right gift, our friendly team are on hand to help you make the perfect choice… and there’s always Idle Mole or National Garden gift vouchers!

Our Idle Mole Garden School will be offering workshops to guide you through your gardening diary with lots of top tips and ideas to take home.

Please feel free to pop in and say hello and browse our lovely plants and gifts. We’re easy to find and open 7 days a week. You can find out more about us at Our mole’s called Ivan, by the way. He’s incredibly lazy, but we’re not. Everything we do is focused on making it easier for you to have a fabulous garden – minimal effort, maximum effect.

See what our customers have been saying about us:

“Enjoyable trip this beautiful sunny Sunday morning. Delightful selection of well looked after plants at reasonable prices.”

“A fantastic asset to the Vale. Lots of advice available and good prices too. Great to have you on our doorstep.”

“Very reasonable prices for such a high-end garden centre. Lovely little goodies at nowhere near the high cost I expected!”

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