When we finally get around to decorating our gardens, we often decide to go straight to big chain stores instead of going to local and independent garden centres.
This year, we can all make a difference by shopping locally, saving the planet, and giving money back to local businesses. Here at David Wilson Homes, we have collated the top independent garden centres, near you.
3 reasons to shop local
1. Local shops mean local produce
Shopping independently usually means that what you’re purchasing is from somewhere local, meaning that the local economy is better off. Jobs are sustained, and small businesses can sell their goods.
2. Pick up brands that you will not find in chain stores
Small businesses have a chance to be precise about what they sell. If they are selling a product to a local garden centre, this might mean that you will come across brands that you’ve never heard of before, allowing you to discover a brand-new offering.
3. Helping the planet and becoming more sustainable
With less transportation involved, shopping locally ultimately cuts out CO2 emissions, which can help with our carbon footprint. Products won’t need to be transported up and down the country if it’s coming locally. So doing our bit to help the environment might feel like a small change, but it is indeed significant in the long term.
Where are the top-rated garden centres near me in Greater Manchester?
Bud Garden Centre
4.7 stars based on 264 reviews
Omer Drive, Manchester M19 2JN
“Small independent garden centre, great selection of plants, really well cared for by a knowledgeable proprietor and staff. Bit of a hub for local gardening enthusiasts.”
“What a gem. This is a wonderful place to shop! So many beautiful plants in such a compact area. Always top-quality plants, bulbs, pots etc. Also, the only place I know in the area to buy Strulch, which is amazing for keeping down weeds and helping plant growth”.
Bents Garden and Home
4.4 stars based on 8.6k reviews
Warrington Road, Leigh End, Glazebury, Warrington WA3 5NT
“Gorgeous garden centre! It’s more than a garden centre. You might end up spending a good couple of hours here.”
” LOVE this garden centre. It’s fantastic. With a huge range of gifts, things for the home, furniture, garden fireplace, sweet treats, and more. They also have a fantastic restaurant serving wonderful hot and cold food, beverages, a patisserie and a delicious bakery with a fabulous range of cakes and desserts”.
Daisy Nook Garden Centre
4.1 stars based on 1,116 reviews
Daisy Nook Garden Centre, Stannybrook Road, Daisy Nook, Failsworth, Manchester M35 9WJ
“Independent garden centre. Helpful, knowledgeable staff reasonably priced products.”
“Outdoor plants are their speciality with one of the largest, most varied selection of plants available in the Manchester area. They stock plants suitable to grow and thrive in our region, from long-lasting trees, conifers and climbers and larger statement plants for the larger garden to alpines, herbaceous, seasonal bedding, and herbs for the smaller garden. Their range will satisfy any size garden or budget”.