Welcome to Lanes Garden Shop

We're based in the lovely market town of Ilminster in Somerset, a perfect spot for all things country living. Pop in our shop or browse our website to find something special and a little bit different - from garden obelisks, beehive composters & bird tables to water features, stone statues & wind sculptures. And don't forget to follow us on facebook, twitter & pinterest!

Mandy & James Meakins

Tel : 01460 57703

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  • Grand Illusions Vintage Paint, a beautiful chalky matt paint which replicates the milk paints of the 18th and 19th century - in a lovely nordic-french colour palette. Containing earth pigments, chalk and clay, Vintage Paint is VOC free and eco friendly. Being water based, brushes also wash out very easily with warm soapy water and no priming is required.

    The colours are beautiful and the finish a gorgeous vintage flat matt, so grab a brush and get painting ... you'll soon be hooked, we are!

    At Lanes. we are holding Paint Workshops so do let us know if you would are interested and we will pop you on our email-list. Pop over to our Vintage Paint page to find out more as well as upcoming workshop dates. It's a fun way to learn!


    Bird Tables & Feeders make the perfect gift for birthdays, anniveraries and weddings and we have a lovely range of painted hanging and freestanding tables available. They are all made to a very high standard & many of our bird tables are available to order in a choice of colours.
    All of our Bird Tables are made in the UK by producers who support the need for responsible and sustainable forestry, and come with installation & maintenance instructions.

    Christmas is a very exciting time at Lanes Garden Shop. We search out a fabulous range of gifts which make perfect presents for friends and family but also create a winter wonderland of sparkling fairy lights, rich berry wreaths & beautiful glass baubles - cute toadstools, angels, stars and much more! On this page you will find a little taster of our festive range ...

    Wildlife habitats for birds, insects and small mammals .... beautiful wooden homes designed especially for robins, blue-tits, butterflies, bees and hedgehogs and other birds & mini-beasts. Attract the wildlife to your garden and make them a haven for the winter or a place for them to raise their young in the spring. Bug houses make perfect gifts for children and bird tables are always popular for special birthdays and anniversaries.

    Garden Clocks have become extremely popular and we are always adding to our range. There are many designs available from a traditional small hand painted robin clock to a more contemporary station clock. These are Garden Clocks but are suitable for in or outdoor use. We also supply a battery with each sale, so they can be working as soon as you unwrap them.

    A beautiful selection of wooden storage & decorative features to add to your garden, including potting tables, beehive storage boxes, obelisks and metal wall planters - whether you love traditional, country or vintage there is something to suit everyones style and taste. You can even choose the paint colour you prefer ... from Cotswold Green to Brampton Grey.

    Garden Mirrors are a wonderful way of adding light and space to a small garden, creating a focal point at the end of a path or adding a unique feature to your garden. There are many styles available so are perfect for modern contemporary gardens as well as traditional country gardens. Many of the mirror designs create a trompe l'oeil effect, drawing your eye through a window or door... magical!

    Sundials make perfect gifts for birthdays, anniversaries or weddings - something that will be treasured and enjoyed for many years. 
    There are 2 different types of Garden Sundials - the Horizontal Sundial which lies flat on a pedestal or wall, and the Armillary Sundial that is more detailed in design and has a larger more elaborate gnomon.
    Positioning a Garden Sundial to read the time of day as accurately as possible needs care and attention - Instructions are always enclosed with all our Sundials making it easier for you to position your sundial within your garden.

    Wall Art can make a beautiful feature in your home or garden creating a unique and individual statement. Lanes has a wide range to suit everyone's tastes including butterflies, flowers, lanscapes, trees and other nature designs. Most of our metal wall art will be very happy in the garden but we do recommend spraying them with a coat of matt varnish to help keep them in good condition.

    Our Vintage Style range of Metal Signs have also become very popular as the trend for all things vintage continues to grow. Ranging from old style brand adverts & countryside scenes to images of well known vintage tractors and steam trains.These metal signs can be displayed in the home or in the garden where some weathering over time may be expected.

    We also stock a stunning range of wooden wall art suitable for inside the home with inspirational text & words ... perfect gifts for Birthdays & Christmas.

    A contemporary range of metal sculptures including cockerels, ducks, mushrooms and cranes. They make unusual and unique gifts for all ages and a real feature in any garden. Many of the sculptures are Fair Trade & Recycled too and the detailing is beautiful, adding character to each piece. These pieces have been incredibly popular in our shop so we will hopefully be adding more to the range ... which is your favourite?

    Garden Hand Tools & Watering Cans make perfect gifts for your gardening friends. Our range includes secateurs, topiary shears, dibbers, trowels, forks & transplanters and a fabulous range of Haws Watering Cans.

    Outdoor living brings beautiful pieces together to make your garden a relaxing space to enjoy .... mix colourful cushions, aprons & striped bunting with eye-catching jugs & trays. 

    Our Garden Furniture range changes with the season so you can enjoy relaxing in your garden as much as possible. Make your garden a special place to sit back and enjoy with friends and family.


    Choose the perfect garden lighting to create a welcoming glow in your garden. Our range of lighting includes decorative glass oil lamps, traditional garden lanterns, hurricane garden lanterns & pretty tea light holders that you can use inside and out. They also make beautiful gifts for birthdays and Christmas and can often be used all year round.

    Traditional Garden Games make perfect gifts for Birthdays, Christmas or Anniversaries and are a wonderful way to pass the time with family, friends or grandchildren! Beautiful wooden skittles, traditional croquet, giant dominoes or garden quoits ... there's something to suit everyone tastes and budgets. Perfect to get little and big children outside playing in the fresh air.

    Lanes Garden Statues feature figures from history, literature and myths including fairies, cherubs, angels and eastern buddhas as well as popular country children statues. 
    Animal statues & ornaments are very popular as garden features - everything from seahorses to whippets, spaniels and great danes. If you are looking for something special, please let us know and we'll see if we can help. 
    There is something to suit every size garden and style whether you are looking for a grand and imposing statement piece or a smaller statue for a corner of your garden. See www.lucasstone.co.uk for the full range that we can order for you.

    Water Features can be an elegant feature creating a relaxing & peaceful garden or a bold statement piece in a modern contemporary setting. We have a wide range of water features available to order including fountains, flowers, ammonites, cherubs, buddha's and medieval designs - something to suit everyone's style and space.

    See www.lucasstone.co.uk for the full range that we can order for you.

    Plinths and Finials add a special touch to your garden. Whether you need a plinth for a statue or sundial, finials for your gateway, or decorative stone pot for your plants - we have a wide range of styles from simple & contemporary to decorative and traditional. 

    See www.lucasstone.co.uk for the full range that we can order for you.


    Pots, planters urns & containers can add a huge amount of colour and interest to your garden. A traditional decorative pot could be crammed with colourful flowers or a simple contemporary pot could feature an elegant weeping tree.

    Obelisks are hugely popular right now, adding not only a practical element for your climbers but also a stunning feature to your garden.

    Our range provides a mix of handpainted wooden planters & obelisks, small pots & large statement stoneware urns so each garden can find its perfect piece. See www.lucasstone.co.uk for the full range that we can order for you.

    This eye catching and colourful range of storage tins help to keep everything tidy whilst looking great too. Beautiful tinware in bold & bright or neutral creams to complement every style of home & garden. These storage tins are extremely popular and make fabulous gifts.

    If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone special, within a budget, then look no further .... we have a wide range of interesting, beautiful or just plain useful gifts that are ideal for all ages. From Grow Your own Seeds to Lanterns and Bird Houses, you are sure to find something.