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Garden Centres

by Sarah - May 26th, 2010.
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Which garden centres do you visit? Why not get in touch and let us know where your favourite garden centre is. I’ve got three within easy travelling distance of my house that I’ve visited recently.

Daisy Nook garden centre is set in the lovely Daisy Nook area. It’s down a quite windy lane next to a pretty stream. It’s also next to the motorway – but don’t let this put you off! It’s got a great cafe tucked away at the back and it’s very tranquil there.
It’s one of my favourite places to have a mooch round although it’s not as big as some garden centres, it does have a good shed section too! Prices are great too – and I was pleased to see someone out watering plants in the nursery area too.

Gordon Riggs Garden Centre was recommended to me by people from the allotment as a great place to buy plants for the greenhouse and it’s quite massive with tons of indoor plants, veggies and alsorts of interesting plants and gardening tools. It’s indoors and outdoors and well worth a trek round!
The one I go to is at Moss Bridge Road, Kingsway (A664), Rochdale, OL16 4UX
but they have another two locations too.

Another local garden centre is part of a chain called Not Cutts – and is at Ashton Moss which is just a short drive down the motorway from me.
Ashton Park Garden Centre
Lord Sheldon Way
It’s got a large outdoor plant area with plenty of sheltered space for more delicate plants. Inside is a large shop area split into different sections and it has a cafe. They have a membership scheme which is £10 a year but you can claim a free tea and coffee every month and there’s a discount of 10% on almost everything you buy there. The plants for sale looked ok and they had a good range available.