Welcome to Hulme Community Garden Centre

Reopening 20 January 2018

The office will be staffed during the week from 3 January. 

 On 20 January join us at 1:30pm  in a procession to toast all the fruit trees in the Garden Centre, Birley Fields Orchard, Homes for Change, Leaf Street and Hulme Park. Starting at the Garden Centre with willow crown making and face painting, we will be creating our own unique version of the custom of drinking to the health of apple trees in the hope that they produce a bountiful crop. 

Bring instruments or something else to make a noise to ward off evil spirits. 

About Us


  • Our herbs, fruit & veg are potted up in organic peat free* and stock free compost.
  • All our other plants are grown here in organic and peat free* compost.  Or sourced from nurseries that do not use peat wherever possible.
  • We use local suppliers and support independents and small businesses wherever possible.
  • We never have and never will use synthetic fertilisers, hormones or pesticides.
  • *We only use peat washed naturally into rivers and lakes not dug from precious peat bogs.


Our passion at HCGC is underpinned by organic principles and promoting sustainability, horticulture and the environment, civic engagement and voluntary activity, urban gardening and food production, independent living, health and well-being. We also provide back to work and skills training and placements for longer-term unemployed people. We have been established for 10 years and now welcome over 5,000 visitors per annum, all of whom have access to free expert horticultural advice.

Working together for the common good of the community. 


People are crucial to Hulme Community Garden Centre. Our mission is to bring the local community together through gardening. As a not-for-profit organisation we provide low-cost plants to the local community but we are foremost a volunteer and education hub promoting horticultural and sustainability issues to schools, colleges, the local community and wider public. We are a community resource in two of Manchester's most deprived areas, Hulme and Moss Side, providing a community garden space and running free workshops for the local community, a wide range of socially excluded groups (in particular people with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems), schools and voluntary organisations. 

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Better yet, visit us in person!

We love our customers, so feel free to visit during normal business hours.

Hulme Community Garden Centre

28 Old Birley Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, England M15 5RF, United Kingdom

0161 227 8198



10:00 – 17:00


10:00 – 17:00


10:00 – 17:00


10:00 – 17:00


10:00 – 17:00


10:00 – 17:00


10:30 – 16:30

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