About Us

SO plants is a country plant store based in the beautiful Ribble Valley in the heart of Lancashire. Specialising in hardy plants for the locality. Run by plant enthusiast and horticulturalist, Michelle Unsworth and a team of friendly plant loving staff, who have created a haven for plant lovers alongside the family farm, Dairy, farm shop and tearoom.

SO Plants was established at Little town farm in September 2017, after relocating from leased premises in Longridge. The centre specialises in hardy plants suitable for the locality and also offers a selection of more unusual hardy perennials grown on site.

Our professional team offer a bespoke basket and pot filling service, with years of experience in creating traditional, contemporary and coordinating plant displays.


Our Services

Garden advice is readily available if required, however our aim is to offer you a leisurely shopping experience and you are welcome to browse for ideas and inspiration.

As well as the extensive range of plants, we also have a quirky gift shop highlighting a range of exclusive gifts, many produced locally. Together with garden sundries, wild bird food and accessories, garden tools, gloves, house plants and pots. In the plant area we also have a great range of frost proof Apta pots, Willowstone garden ornaments, Tom Chambers bird tables, garden benches and a huge variety of garden compost.

Gardening Packs

COVID-19 Information

There is a restriction on numbers allowed into the garden centre at the moment and we may ask you to wait outside during busy periods. we kindly ask that you wear a face covering and sanitise on entry and exit at our sanitising stations. This situation is subject to change in the current restrictions.

Opening times:

The shop is open 7 days a week, from 10:00am to 4:00pm.

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Christmas at SO Plants

Christmas is SO Plants’ style and visitors are treated to a rustic style Christmas with our own handmade wreaths, Christmas trees, lights and Christmas decorations, with fabulous festive treats from the farm shop.

Visitors can take advantage of the beautiful surroundings, sample the homemade food at the tea rooms and farm shop, and take a walk up to the family farm to see the cows being milked.

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