About us

There is a warm welcome awaiting you from all the staff at the Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre, Woodmansey, Beverley. We focus on delivering you innovation, quality, service and value, all year round.

Coletta & Tyson is a second-generation horticultural family company established for over 70 years. We are proud of our Italian and East Yorkshire heritage and humble beginnings, that are traced back to allotments on Golf links Road, Hull. The garden centre started off as a market garden where the allotment grown fruit and vegetables were sold to the local community. We then developed into the outlet garden centre bringing you great value on our nursery surplus. We have steadily grown and established the Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre gathering our knowledge and expertise along the way to bring you the best garden centre experience.

We strive to be as green as we can with many of our plants coming from our own local nurseries. For more information about our Environmental Policy click here.

As part of our commitment to customer service and offering only the best quality plants we offer a 5 year plant guarantee on all our hardy container grown plants. We therefore guarantee all our container grown hardy nursery stock plants for five years. A hardy plant is one that will withstand a normal UK winter outside e.g. Silver birch. This therefore excludes all bedding plants, all houseplants and half-hardy shrubs e.g. pittosporum. If you feel your plant is not thriving then please contact our plant team so that we can advise you.

Company history

John Coletta's father Louigi died from bronchitis in 1925, when John was 14. John’s own son Louie joined the family business and increased the number of grocery shops to six. John grew tomatoes, cut chrysanths, bedding plants and other fresh items for those shops in allotments at Golflinks Road, Hull. During the second world war John worked in the fire service and was awarded the George Medal for his part in saving the William Wilberforce Museum. He donated the medal to the museum where it can still be seen today and the story of his bravery was included in “The Boys ’Book of Heroes”.

Brian Tyson was born and bred in East Hull. Brian played for Hull Kingston Rovers throughout the 1960’s and for Great Britain. He played at Wembley in 1964 against Widnes. Brian Tyson married John Coletta’s daughter Barbara in 1962 and began to help his father-in-law on the allotments.
In 1964 at the age of fifty John had expanded from one allotment to over forty. That year the opportunity to buy the original market garden in Woodmansey arose (now the Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre). Brian and Barbara had John in 1964 and Paul in 1967. After a serious knee injury, Brian retired from rugby in the late sixties and went into partnership with John on the market garden.

Today the two son's John & Paul run Coletta & Tyson with 400 acres of wholesale nurseries & the garden centre, both businesses still retain the family values that were established 70 years ago.

We thank all our customers for the support you have given us over the years, we always strive to bring you, the customer, the best experience possible and are making constant innovations and improvements to ensure we can achieve a high level of service. To ensure we keep our standards high and constantly improve our centre, we are members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) & the Horticultural Trades association (HTA) both independent bodies that keep us working towards improvement and innovation.

Most of the plants in the Garden Centre are grown in our own nurseries, which are spread throughout East Yorkshire. This means that you benefit from over 70 years growing expertise and can be assured of high quality plants, as well as great prices. The fact that our plants don’t have to travel far to our centre means that you’re helping the environment too. Our passion is plants and we grow the best tried-and-tested varieties, as well as brand new introductions, that we think you’ll love. You won't just find plants we have a very large range of products from furniture to gifts- plus our award winning pet shop and cafe. Well worth a visit all year round.

 We are members of many local groups and projects to help boost the local comunity and East Yorkshire's profile. We are comitted to these values and strive to contribute to our beloved East Yorkshire as much as we can.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Our opening times

Coletta and Tyson Garden Centre is open 361 days a year.

We are closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday.

Our garden centre is open...

Mon - Sun (9am - 5pm) 

Closing times may vary on Bank Holidays and during seasonal periods

The Old Glasshouse is open for Take Out Coffee and Treats..

Mon - Sun (9am - 5pm) 

We don't allow dogs in The Garden Centre at this time

How to find us

The centre is at:
324 Hull Road,
East Yorkshire
HU17 0RU.

Only 2 miles from Hull and 2 miles from Beverley

Car Parking for 400+ cars.

We are on Bus Route 121, 122 and 246 East Yorkshire bus service.
Bus stop right outside!


Queuing is likely