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Garden Needs is your community garden centre set in the heart of the Salford community.

Our Vision is to . . . be the pioneer in connecting people with nature and inspiring them to lead healthier and happier lives.

To achieve this we run a local sustainable garden centre for the entire community providing excellent plants, training, volunteering opportunities, a rolling programme of seasonal activities, and opportunities to develop micro enterprises.

Garden Needs is a peaceful garden centre located on the edge of Kersal Dale (Nature Reserve on River Irwell) in Salford. Time, dedication, love and hard work have been invested over the years to create a centre with a true difference in a unique and magical environment.

Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 10am to 4pm are the Garden Needs member days, where volunteers of all abilities and backgrounds are encouraged to come down to the garden centre and get involved. Everyone is welcome, get in touch to find out more.

Garden Needs offers a well stocked nursery, if we haven’t got what you need – we’ll get it!

Gardening Advice
Whether your camellia isn’t flowering or your fruit trees aren’t producing, the green fingered experts down t Garden Needs will be able to help. Pop in to find out more.

Who are Garden Needs?
We are a Community Interest Company (CIC) owned by Mind in Salford and Social adVentures. Being a CIC means any profits that are made go back into the community that we work within.




Warm Community at the Heart of Garden Needs

Warm Community at the Heart of Garden Needs

Guest post by Occupational Therapy students Mark and Anouska, Here as part of our role emerging placement (see previous post for pictures and information). We have really enjoyed our first few weeks at Garden Needs and have certainly been made to feel welcome by all... read more
Garden Needs Dementia Garden Commended

Garden Needs Dementia Garden Commended

The dementia garden at Pendleton Court Care Home in Salford has been awarded a highly commended certificate by HC-One following work undertaken by Garden Needs. HC-One specialises in Dementia, Nursing, Residential and Specialist care with homes throughout the UK.... read more