6 of the best garden centers you can visit in Warrington
With many starting plans for what to plant this year and where, we thought we’d compile a list of our readers’ top favorite garden centers around the city that you might want to visit.
In no particular order, here are my 6 favorites.
Bent’s, Warrington Road, Leigh End
There’s no need for an introduction to the popular Bents Garden Center on Warrington Road.
The luxury outlet offers a full range of products, including plants, shrubs, furniture, decor, gifts and even high-end clothing.
First opened in 1937, this luxury retailer is a family-run business and is busy year-round.
They even won Garden Center of the Year 2023.
High League Garden Centre, Halliwell Forehead
High Legh has been well recommended by readers as the go-to place to go and buy all your gardening supplies and needs.
Owned by the family-run Klondyke Garden Centres chain, the site is part of 22 garden centers spread across Scotland, northern England and Ireland, and began in a small greenhouse in Kirkintilloch in the 1980s before owners Bob and Dorothy Gault began their green empire.
Described as an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ and having won back-to-back ‘Garden Center of the Year’ titles, it promises fun retail experiences whether you’re looking for plants to liven up the garden or a hot latte.
Walton Lea Project, off Chester Road
Walton lea is a more intimate place to buy some locally grown plants and vegetables, and is a favorite place for locals to visit.
Set in a beautiful walled garden, formerly the grounds of a mansion built in 1864, this place provides work experience within the garden for people with learning difficulties, then selling plants that have been nurtured and grown in the grounds in a small on-site shop.
Also available for sale are recycled furniture, woodwork, bird feeders, bug boxes and more.
Bluebell Cottage Gardens and Nursery, Lodge Lane
This plant nursery wrapped around a picturesque cottage is another reader favorite.
Bluebell Cottage Gardens has a wide range of flowers with 700 species, from Lupins and Hostas to Pimpinella and Dictamnus.
You can stroll through the colorful gardens and then stop at the café for a hot drink afterwards.
Rosewood Outdoor Living, Hatton Lane
This upscale retailer offers the finest outdoor furniture to make your garden look like it should appear on the front page of a lifestyle magazine.
They sell outdoor structures, artificial grass and stylish garden accessories. Great place to browse on a Sunday afternoon.
E Smith & Son, Booth Lane
Another local family-run garden centre, E Smith & Son based in Lymm, has been in business since 1959.
Owner Edwin rented a plot of land in Statham and began tending plants before expanding his hobby into a thriving business.
The impressive site contains a wide range of bedding plants including Winter Pansies, Winter Viola, Wallflower SugarRush and Bellis Daisies.
They also sell a colorful range of plants perfect for filling hanging baskets, planters and containers too, as well as pre-made hanging baskets.
Finally, they have seed potatoes, shallots, and garlic bulbs, so you can create your own vegetable patch.