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Garden Centres Around Manchester &
the North-West

Wilmslow Garden Centre

145 Manchester Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 2JN.
Tel: 01625-525 700.
A large garden centre with extensive choice of indoor and outdoor
plants, trees and shrubs as well as mechanical garden equipment, remedial
treatments and fertilisers, cane and cast iron garden furniture, sheds
and conservatories. Excellent selection of pots and plant containers.
Caf�-restaurant serving a small selection of main meals and snacks,
sandwiches and toasted sandwiches. Toilets and ample car parking on
site. Licenced.

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Brookside Garden Centre

Macclesfield Road, Poynton, Stockport SK12 1BY.
Email: Tel: 01625-872 919 / 875 088.
Another large and popular garden centre with all the usual facilities.
All garden requisites including plants, trees and shrubs for indoors
and outdoors. On site hardware and ironmongery store and Aquatic Centre
specialising in ponds and cold water fish (including Koi), as well as
a limited selection of tropical fish. Large restaurant with full meal
waitress service (no smoking). Large on-site car parking area. Busy
at weekends and holidays.

Brookside Miniature Railway.
Tel: 01625-872 919. Fax: 01625-859 119.

Brookside Garden Centre, poynton

Open April-September : Wednesdays and Sundays. July, August : Tuesday,
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday. October-March : Sundays only. 11.30am-5.00pm
(all days weather permitting). A pleasant train ride through a beautiful
garden centre, with 5 engines, a complete station filled with a permanent
exhibition of artefacts and memorabilia, as well as books and models.
Authentic west country waiting room with roaring open fire. Built run
and maintained by railway enthusiasts. Free admission to the station.
Train rides at 60p per person.

Bents Garden Centre

Bents Garden Centre, Warrington Road, Glazebury,
Warrington, Cheshire WA3 5NT.
Tel: 01942-266300. Website:
Opening times: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 9.00pm; Saturday 8.30am – 5.30pm;
Sunday 9.00am – 5.00pm. Last food orders at the Fresh Approach Restaurant
are ½ hour before the Garden Centre closes.
Winner of the “Best Overall Garden Centre in the UK” Award,
Bents began as a small back garden in the early 1940s and has now grown
into one of the regions largest and most favourite for would-be gardeners.
It has all the usual features and products you’d expect of a large garden
centre, as well as a café and the Fresh Approach Restaurant .
Other departments in the centre include the Edinburgh Woollen Mill and
a golf shop. Garden Plant Advisory Service, Pets & Aquatic Centre.
More than half of all plants sold are grown in Bents’ own 50 acre nurseries,
and they offer a 5 year replacement guarantee on all shrubs.
Location: Just off the A580 East Lancashire Road (out of Manchester
through Salford) at the Greyhound Roundabout. Brown tourist signs are
in evidence from here pointing the way to the Garden Centre.

Garden Centres & Nurseries in Greater Manchester,
Lancashire & Cheshire

All in One Garden Centre
Rochdale Road, Middleton, Manchester M24 2RB. Tel: 01706 711 711. Website:
Comprehensive range of trees and shrubs, self-claimed 1 million plants
always in stock, water gardens, stones, building materials. Located
off M62 Motorway Junction 19 – follow the signs.

Clarefarm Garden Centre
Nel Pan Lane, Leigh, Wigan WN7 5LA. Tel: 01942-672552. Website:
Everything for the garden, including the largest selection of Koi Carp
in the Northwest (self claim).

Fryers Garden Centre & Rose Nursery
Rose Garden Centre, Manchester Road (the A50), Knutsford, Cheshire WA16
0SX. Tel: 01565-755 455.

Garden Needs Nurseries
1 Radford Street, (off Bury New Road), Salford M7 4NT. Tel: 0161-792
Website: Email:
Suppliers of seasonal plants, shrubs and trees. Open 7 days a week from

Golden Days Garden Centre
Manchester Road, Cheadle, Stockport SK8 2NZ. Tel: 0161-428 3098. Fax:
0161-428 2573.
— and at:
Back Lane, Appley Bridge, Standish, Wigan WN6 8RS. Tel:01257 423 355.
Fax:01257 427 200.
Email: Website:

Lomax Nurseries
Adswood Road, Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle, Cheshire SK8 5QY. Tel: 0161-485
Open 7 days a week – specialist growers of fine plants.

High Legh Garden Centre
High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 0QW. Tel: 01925-756 991. Email:

Parkers Garden Centres
Flixton Garden Centre, Carrington Road, Flixton, Manchester M41 6HT.

Tel: 0161-748 5187. Fax: 0161-747 8350.
— and at:
Prestbury Garden Centre, Lees Lane, Newton, Nr Mottram St Andrew, Stockport
SK10 4LJ.
Tel: 01625 520 002. Fax: 01625 528 127.
Horticultural specialists in the region since 1933. Full colour brochure

Battman & Sons Garden Centre Nursery
Deansgate Lane, Timperley, Altrincham WA15 6SQ. Tel: 0161-928 0556.
Email: Website:
Offers garden plants, shrubs, trees and ceramic pots.

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