As the weather begins to change and the sun starts to make more of an appearance, many people start to look into the garden once more to enjoy the sunshine. Trimming hedges, trees and planting new life is often the list and these jobs normally require a visit to the garden centre.
Below is a list of the best garden centres in Manchester to consider which are mostly local businesses – support your local businesses and shop local!
Hulme Community Garden Centre
A non profit, community led garden centre in the heart of Hulme, Manchester. It is open 7 days a week and are proud to grow as much of their own stock as they can – not only this they don’t use artificial fertilisers, chemicals or peat that has come from peat bogs. They pride themselves in not having a large impact on the planet in what they do and the garden centre is run by volunteers.
They are green figured themselves having a public garden which is full of flowers and wildlife. It features demonstration beds to encourage visitors to consider growing their own produce. They also offer garden training and are active in building gardens in and around the city of Manchester.
Fryer’s Roses – Knutsford
Boasting 200 varieties of roses this place is very unique. They have been specialists in roses for over 100 years and have received re-knowned rewards. It all began in 1912 growing roses on a small plot and the business has grown ever since. Fry’ers achieved The Queen Mother’s International Rose Award in 1999.
If you are looking for roses, this is the place to go.
Woodford Park Garden Centre – Stockport
Woodford Park Garden Centre is an independently owned garden centre in Stockport. They supply garden plants through to sheds, outdoor furniture and indoor accessories.
Brook Lane Garden Nursery – Altrincham
A small hidden garden nursery based in Altrincham. It is family run and are highly knowledgable and good value for money. They stock plants, pots and much more.
This is another hidden nursery down a back street in the region of Chorlton, Manchester. They are friendly and helpful and have 600 varities of herbaceous perennials, shrubs, alpines, heathers, bulbs, climbers, roses, conifers, and cottage garden plants. They close for the winter and re-open their doors on 1st March 2017.
Golden Days – Cheadle
A decent sized garden centre in Cheadle complete with restaurant and cafe. They stock plants, garden furniture, outdoor lighting, bird care items and water features. A great all rounder place to go.
Parker’s Garden Centre – Flixton
This garden centre has been going since 1933 which is testament to what they do. They offer great value for money and are very knowledgable. They have a large range of planing and horticultural products. The Flixton has recently expanded and now also supplies sundries, gifts, gardening accessories and also has a lovely cafe to stop by in!
Wyevale Garden Centres – Altrincham
This centre started in the 1950s and has a large range of plants and gardening items. They are very knowledgable and also have a soft play area for children and cafe.
Primrose Cottage Nursery – Wythenshawe
This business came to life in 1934 and with many of the plants grown on site. As an independent nursery they are highly knowledgable and also have a wide range of herbaceous perennials, alpines, herbs, roses, shrubs, trees, bushes, hedging plants, climbing plants, bedding plants, vegetable plants, houseplants and much more. They also have seeds and bulbs, garden tools, composts and fertilisers.
Linnyshaw Garden Centre – Worsley
A family run business that began in 1985. This garden centre has a wide variety of stock and many plants are sourced locally. They are specialists in their field and can offer good advice. They have a selection of pottery, ornaments, planters, wooden shed, water features, chippings and much more.
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