Here at Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre we stock a huge range of plants grown in our own nurseries situated across 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. As well as plants, we stock garden furniture, cooking & heating items, gifts, kids toys & a huge range of gardening products. We also boast a Café & Deli with local ingredients being at it's heart and a 5* rated pets department.

At Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre, we take our responsibility towards caring for the environment very seriously. We fully realise that our everyday activities have an impact on our surrounding environment so we are working towards reducing this and improving our natural environment as much as we can. Take a look at our Environmental Policy here.

The local community is also very important to us. 

Working with the community is a priority here at Coletta & Tyson and by joining forces with local schools & villages we raise awareness of the importance of working together – on the environment, socially and economically. We continue to support and raise awareness of initiatives from the local area in order to create new and build existing relationships with many community ventures and charities.

If you wish to contact us about a donation to support an upcoming project of yours, we are currently using a donation application system via our website where you can input your project information to request a donation. 

Please follow the link below: 

Donation Application – Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre 



In 2023 we started a partnership with Hull & East Yorkshire Mind. We will be supporting the charity's fundraising efforts over the course of the year by hosting events and activities with donations going to Hull and East Yorkshire Mind. 

As well as donations, we want to promote how gardening and nature have huge benefits to your mental health. We have a range of information at the till points explaining this and other informative leaflets about how to support positive mental health.

As a family run business supporting the local community is high on our list of priorities and we hope teaming up with this fantastic local charity will help to change lives and #breakthestigma surrounding mental health in Hull & Yorkshire. By working together, we can ensure that nobody has to face a mental health problem alone.


Our team are a friendly bunch with lots of knowledge on their individual departments. Our expert Horticultural team are always on hand to give advice and can help support you with creating your dream garden. Need advice on gardening products? Our garden shop team are on hand and have lots of information on products such as fertilisers, tools, propagation, watering and of course all of our lifestyle products.

In the The Old Glasshouse Cafe & Deli our Head Chef and his team are always cooking up something new and exciting for the with Yorkshire classics featuring an Italian twist. Make sure you try our homemade Italian sausage rolls next time you're in. If it's pet support you need, don't worry! Our 4Pets team are complete experts on everything from small furry animals, to aquatics and reptiles.

If you've ordered something for delivery you'll also get to meet our friendly warehouse and delivery drivers who are always focussed on getting your products to you as smoothly and quickly as possible. Lastly, we cant forget about our office team! From Accounts, HR, Buying, Marketing, Admin and of course our Directors they keep the cogs turning in the background to ensure together as a team we ensure your experience here at Coletta & Tyson is enjoyable. 

We are all here to make your visit as pleasant as possible and we hope you enjoy it.


The Coletta family originated from the small village of Cervaro near Monte Casino, Italy and arrived in Hull in 1904. This is when John Coletta started the family grocery business and son Louie helped support his venture selling fruit, vegetables, and plants grown on their allotment on Golflinks Road. The business began to grow and the number of shops increased to 6 in the local area. Due to demand, the number of allotment sites the Coletta family owned also increased to over forty and by 1964 the opportunity to buy a market garden at 324 Hull Road, Woodmansey arose. Today this is now Coletta & Tyson Garden Centre.

Brian Tyson was born and bred in East Hull, he played for Hull Kingston Rovers throughout the 1960s and for Great Britain. Brian married John Coletta’s daughter Barbara in 1962 and started to help his father-in-law on the allotments and market garden. Brian retired from rugby in the late sixties due to injury and went into partnership with John Coletta. Brian and Barbara had their two sons John in 1964 and Paul in 1967, they joined the family business in the 1980s after studying commercial horticulture and today are the current custodians of the family business. 

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