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A walk near Lymefield Garden Centre

Walking around Broadbottom from Lymefield

In Winter, there is no better place for new ideas than by going on a walk outside your door.

At Lymefield Garden Centre, we are lucky to find ourselves surrounded by woodland trails, river walks and hillside rambles which are just waiting to be explored.

Take a walk around the area near Lymefield & there is something rewarding to be found, regardless of the time of year. There is fantastic wildlife including an elusive deer population, a great bird population and plenty of British flora and many trees. Creating sights of outstanding natural beauty which every path you take.

A single route from Lymefield Garden Centre is the Broadbottom Circular walk.

This route takes in the very best of Broadbottom, from the lowland areas where we find ourselves here at Lymefield Garden Centre, alongside the River Etherow, up to the higher points where the whole valley can be admired.

The walk starts and finishes at Lymefield,

It begins through the Broad Mills heritage area and onto Summerbottom (don’t cross the bridge, go up the path with the handrail and turn left down Hodge Lane before turning back up the hill into Great Wood. Under the railway bridge and climb up to Hurst Clough. Cross Broadbottom Road and past the new houses on the ‘The Waggon’ pub site. Go up the road to Littlemoor Road. Cross a few stiles onto Pingot Lane and pass oak trees to Hague Road. Follow this road all the way back to Gorsey Brow, turn left onto the main road and go down the hill to Lymefield. For full details

click here for a downloadable descriptive path and map for this walk – and happy walking!

For more information about the Broadbottom and Tameside countryside, take a look at this helpful page over on Tameside Council’s website. 

From all the team at Lymefield Garden Centre, Farm Shop & Tea Room, we hope you enjoy this walk.

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Dates for the diary in 2020

Here are the important dates for your diary this November and December.

Wednesday 25th November Christmas Tree Sales start usual opening times
Friday 27th November Christmas Tree deliveries start  “
Saturday 28th November Christmas Tree Festival opens  “
Sunday 13th December Christmas Order forms deadline  “
Tuesday 22nd December Christmas Food Order collection day & Christmas Tree deliveries finish  “
Wednesday 23rd December Christmas Food Order collection day  “
Thursday 24th December Christmas Food Order collection day 8.00 – 16.00
Christmas Day Lymefield is closed for Christmas Closed
Boxing Day Lymefield is closed for Christmas Closed
Sunday 27th December Lymefield is closed for Christmas Closed
Monday 28th December Lymefield reopens 9.00 – 16.30
Tuesday 29th December 9.00 – 16.30
Wednesday 30th December 9.00 – 16.30
New Year’s Eve 9.00 – 16.30
New Year’s Day Lymefield is closed for New Year Closed
Saturday 2nd January Lymefield is closed for New Year Closed
Sunday 3rd January Lymefield is closed for New Year Closed
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British Food Fortnight – celebrating our local food at Lymefield

British Food Fortnight has a special place in our hearts at Lymefield!

We absolutely love our local food heroes and are always shouting about their delicious produce that we sell in our Farm Shop. What better way than to join in the national celebration of British Food Fortnight?

British Food Fortnight is an initiative by Love British Food who is the leading national campaign for promoting british food. British Food Fortnight is the national celebration of our local food that takes place this year from 19th September until 4th October 2020.

At Lymefield, we have been shouting about our local food since we opened 10 years ago. We love selling their produce in our Farm Shop, using them in our Tea Room and promoting them during our food festivals and ‘try-before-you-buy’ events.

We are very proud that all our local meat is fully traceable and our lamb, beef and pork is reared with 2 miles of Lymefield in Broadbottom including using our fields to rear the meat.

Our Farm Shop is stocked from floor to ceiling with food from our local food producers including DoughItYourself based in Stockport, Cowburns Bakery from High Lane, & Longley Dairy for starters. The Farm Shop team love their food and will happily talk to you about our produce all day long! The Tea Room chefs use our local produce in all their meals creating delicious mouthwatering specials alongside our fantastic menu. Our high quality produce enables our chefs to shine whilst they whip up another delicacy!

Our website stocks food boxes for delivery or collection showcasing lots of these products from fresh food to our local food heroes.

We hope you can read our passion for local food so we are open 7 days a week and we even free parking.

Hoping to see you very soon – Dave and Rob


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Lymefield Gift Vouchers are the perfect gift for food lovers and green-fingered friends!

Only available to spend instore which means you can choose from our full range of freshly produced and locally made food or find your perfect plants and garden accessories in our garden centre.

Click here to buy your gift vouchers.

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Lymefield update – Covid19

We welcome all our customers to our Garden Centre, Farm Shop & Tea Room, in the interest of the safety of our staff and customers, we ask all our customers to observe social distancing guidelines and follow our signs around our store.

  • Please do not enter Lymefield if any member of your party has Covid-19 symptoms or has been asked to self-isolate.
  • Please use hand sanitising products on entering the site.
  • Our team at Lymefield will continue to wear face coverings and washing their hands regularly. 

  • We politely ask everyone visiting to continue wear face-coverings if possible.


The Garden Centre is open to the public where you enter via the outside plant area. Our website has many garden and landscaping items available for delivery to your door. If there is a product, you are looking for and can’t find online or instore, please contact the Garden Centre team who will be able to help with your query. Products from the Garden Centre can be delivered or collected. 


The Farm Shop is open 7 days a week. 

The Farm Shop remains fully stocked with locally reared meat, artisan cheese & delicatessen items, and specially selected products. Our Tea Room chefs are creating delicious items for our deli counter including cakes, pastries, pies, and quiches.

Our Farm Shop also offers a takeaway service of sandwiches and drinks which you can order over the phone or in the shop.  Farm Shop Food Boxes can be ordered online or in-store and can be collected or delivered to your door.


The Tea Room is open 7 days a week. Our outside area has been extended to accommodate our customers & please bring your dog into this area if visiting with your friendly pal. 



Thank you so much for your patience and support whilst we work hard to create a pleasant & safe experience for everyone and continue to provide local produce & goods to our community.

Updated 30th November 2021 by management team.

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Summer near Lymefield Garden Centre

July is a busy month in our community – here are three events happening in the next two weeks. Pure summer fun!

Broadbottom Scarecrow Festival

This year’s theme for Broadbottom Scarecrow Festival is: 40 years of  children’s TV.

Starting on Monday 1st July until Sunday 14th July, there will be scarecrows of all shapes and sizes throughout the village. Judging will take place between 6th – 9th July with prizes given at Broadbottom Duck race on 10th July.

Organised by the Broadbottom Community Association this annual event bring smiles and lots of joy to the village.

Lymefield Garden Centre’s contribution this year is Bill and Ben the flower pot men created by Elaine and Janis at the entrance to our site.

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Broadbottom Duck Race & BBQ

The Duck Race runs down the Etherow from Well Row to Weir Cottage on Wednesday 10th July. Organised again by the Broadbottom Community Association, hundreds of ducks are raced down the river with prizes given at the BBQ.

Duck numbers can only be purchased in advance from the Post office or Broadbottom Primary School.

The Race starts at 6.30pm from Warhurstfold Bridge at the end of Well Row and finishes at Weir Cottage, Hodge Fold with a huge BBQ. Prizes are given for the duck race and for the Broadbottom Scarecrow competition.

Charlesworth & Chisworth Carnival

For the third year running we are taking part in Charlesworth Carnival on the rec in Charlesworth. On Saturday 13th July, Charlesworth & Chisworth are taken over by Carnival fever.

The parade starts from St Margarets School at 12.30pm, once again we are have provided a truck for Charlesworth School in the parade; their theme this year is Cinderella – charlesworth style.

The parade arrives at the rec about 1pm where there will be lots of fun activities including bouncy castles, football and cricket games, lots of stalls and at the top of the field you will find Lymefield’s food marquee providing lots of fresh homemade refreshments.

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Topsoil – delivered to your door

What is Topsoil?

Topsoil is the fertile upper layer of soil, usually 2 to 8 inches (5.1cm to 20cm) in depth. The natural formation of topsoil is a very slow process; it takes around 100 years to form one inch. Topsoil is formed by the weathering of rocks plus the addition of organic matter from decaying plants, animals, mosses, etc. Decaying plant matter enriches the soil, adding the nutrients and minerals essential to support plant life.

Types of Topsoil

That’s enough of the science –topsoil is basically what all your garden plants grow in, and therefore it is very important to have top quality soil in order to see the best results. When you’re looking to buy soil there are a few questions to answer: Where to buy soil? How much is topsoil? Do I need topsoil delivery? And what type of soil do I need?

We sell three types of topsoil;

Border Soil 

  • A bulk bag of nutrient-rich border soil.

  • A blend of Topsoil and compost.

  • Based on our Grade-One Loam Topsoil. Contains well-rotted mushroom compost with excellent nutritional properties.

  • Perfect for vegetable beds, flower beds, borders, hedging, fruit trees, and more.

  • No aspect of the topsoil is reclaimed; it is pure 100% topsoil.

Loam Top Soil (also called Turfing Soil) 

  • Turfing Topsoil is the ideal soil to put down in preparation for a new lawn.

  • It is the perfect solution.

  • A Grade-One loam-based soil with an extremely fine texture.

  • No aspect of this topsoil is reclaimed: it is completely free of any rubbish.

 and Reclaimed Top Soil

  • Our Reclaimed soil is perfect for adding height to sloping borders and raised beds.

  • When used as a sub-soil is perfect for improving drainage in island beds and large planters.

  • It is unsuitable for use as a growing medium – for a complete growing medium, consider using our Border Soil.

Topsoil for delivery

At Lymefield, we stock topsoil in loose loads and bulk bags for jobs that need more than a tonne as well as 20-litre bags for your smaller jobs. Click

Lymefield Garden Centre provides Local Delivery plus we have a courier Nationwide Delivery is available.

At Lymefield Garden Centre, we have a comprehensive delivery service available from Monday to Saturday locally and Monday to Friday nationwide delivery. We deliver widely, to local areas within Cheshire, Derbyshire, and Manchester, and out to Scotland, Wales, and into the heart of London.

on the links above to find out topsoil prices and the prices for topsoil delivery.

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Cheese Wedding Cakes

Lymefield Farm Shop is delighted to provide bespoke Cheese Wedding Cakes for your wedding. Our wide range of artisan cheese means that your wedding cake will be exactly yours alone.

Tastings of your choices prior to your big day are available. Talk to our Farm Shop team to find out exactly which Cheese Wedding Cake you would love to have on your special day.

Go traditional and have cheddar, cheshire and stilton or create a Cheese Wedding Cake using our local cheese such as Hartington Bomber cheese orLancashire Blue.

Cheese comes in many different sizes, colours, taste or textures so choosing Lymefield Farm Shop will enable you to create a truely unique Cheese Wedding Cake.

Phone, email or visit Lymefield Farm Shop on 01457 764686 or to create your Cheese Wedding Cake design.


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Mother’s Day in the Tea Rooms

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday 31st March this year, providing a wonderful springtime event to celebrate our mums!

InLymefield Tea Rooms, our usual menu will be available alongside our Sunday roasts of local farm-reared lamb and beef.

Or book before 11.30am to come for brunch with your mum and family.

Open from 10am until 4.15pm.

Phone01457 764686 now to reserve your table.

Once you have tasted our delicious Mother’s Day food, explore our Photography, Art and Card Sale by Manchester Heart and Soul Photography or visit the Pop-Up Potrait Studio – no booking required.

Gifts for your mum available online or in store.Click here for ideas!