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Santa’s Grotto by Reuben’s Retreat Charity

We are delighted that Santa’s Grotto in aid of Reuben’s Retreat is back again at Lymefield with Santa Claus.

The local charity, Reuben’s Retreat, and their hard-working team of volunteers create a magical setting here at Lymefield in the Glasshouse for Santa and his elves.

Reuben’s Retreat is in the next phase of its huge project to provide support for children and their families who have life-limiting conditions or have lost a child.

Located in the heart of Glossop this fantastic charity provides ‘a place to Relax, Recharge, Remember, Rebuild, built on an army of love and compassion.’ At Lymefield Garden Centre, we are very proud to facilitate Reuben’s Retreat with their fundraising this December.

The Grotto will be here in December on 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th December. Each day it will run from 10am until 4pm. It is £7 per child (discounts for siblings) including a gift in Santa’s Grotto.

Please book your tickets on the Reuben’s Retreat website to avoid disappointment on the day. If you would like any further information, please call Reuben’s Retreat directly on tel: 01457 680 023

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Lymefield Winter Festival

Lymefield Winter Festival has it all this year, it’s all your Christmas favourites in one day!

And its free – no tickets required

Our Farm Shop & suppliers will be showcasing their products for you to try and buy!

Martins Craft Bakery, Tameside Distillery, Raydale Preserves & Morgenrot are all bringing their wonderful food & drink for you to share.

Delicious hot homemade food & drinks from the Lymefield Tea Room kitchen will available from stalls in the Glasshouse.

Alongside live music from Glossop Ukelele Group, Hattersley Brass Band & Lets Sing Choir.

Lymefield Garden Centre is delighted that Father Christmas is coming to Lymefield for the day to show our festivities! No need to book to see Santa Claus alongside the Glossop Mountain Rescue Team.

Our Winter Festival starts at 11am until 4pm, all undercover here at Lymefield Garden Centre, Tea Room and Farm Shop.

For updates on the festival before & during the day, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Rural Oscars open for nominations

The Countryside Alliance Awards for 2022 have opened the nominations.

These awards celebrate rural businesses that go the extra mile, support their local economy, and are the unsung heroes in every community. 

It’s down to the general public to nominate their favourite rural businesses and put them forward to be considered for a prestigious Countryside Alliance Award. 

Nominate as many different businesses as you like using their online form, here.

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Tractor Trail at Lymefield

Free Family Event at Lymefield Garden Centre throughout the summer of 2022

Starting on Saturday 23rd July until Wednesday 31st August, you and all the family can play our Tractor Trail.

Find all the picutres of tractors, solve the word and receive a reward for all your hard work.

Exploring the Garden Centre, Farm Shop and Tea Room you will find lots of tractors with letters on them and if you get the answer right you can be entered into our Free Prize Draw.

There is no charge for this event, and no booking required. The trail is open every day during the dates stated, collect the form from the garden centre till.

Free tractor fun for all the family at Lymefield!

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Bunting Family Activity

Union Jack flags cut in the triangle shape of bunting

Design your own Jubilee bunting for Lymefield Garden Centre!

Download our Bunting template and instructions here.

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee, we are inviting you to create a piece of jubilee bunting and add it to our string in the Tea Room.

The theme for the bunting is the Queen’s Jubilee so be as creative as you can to make the most amazing bunting!

Please post, email info@lymefield.com or bring your designs to Lymefield by Wednesday 1st June.

Looking forward to receiving your bunting to create a beautiful display of your colourful work for all to see!

 

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About Us

The Pryce family has run a business on the banks of the River Etherow in Broadbottom for nearly 80 years and 4 generations, evolving from a small dairy farm and plant nursery popular with locals to create a thriving Garden Centre, Farm Shop, and Tea Room. Lymefield remains owned by the family with Robert and David Pryce running the business side by side.

We’re proud to say that throughout our long history, we’ve focused on doing one thing really well: providing local goods and services with a personal touch to our local community.


Our Farm Shop source much of its food from local producers and we love to shout out our local food heroes. The Butcher’s counter sources their pork & beef from local farmers in Chisworth and their mutton & lamb from our own flock. Our Deli Counter is bursting with local & British cheeses, meats, and Lymefield products and our shelves & fridges stock the best quality ingredients for your kitchen.

If we can’t source it locally, we source it regionally, with an emphasis on artisan produce that captures the flavour and feel of where it comes from.


The Tea Room sources all its meat, vegetables, and many other items from the Farm Shop to create imaginative and delicious specials to accompany our menu favourites! Our daily specials are created to show the range of our Farm Shop produce while our favourites of excellent cakes, pies and sandwiches remain a constant on our menu.

In our Garden centre, the plants are also ‘local’ in a sense – our selection is hand-picked for hardiness in the face of the worst weather that the North West can throw at us! There is always a colourful display of seasonal plants on outside our doors, with an abundance of plants in our Glasshouse from spring until summer. Our plant range includes acers, fruit trees, roses, buxus, ilex plus many many pots!

We have a well-established delivery service, delivering our local orders ourselves. Lymefield loves to throw an event; it gives all the team great pride to work with local charities throughout the year to host many events at Lymefield to aid our local community.


We pride ourselves on our friendly service, and our whole team would be delighted to hear from you, whatever the need, want, or problem!

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Manure for delivery in Manchester

Using Farm Manure In The Garden

In the early months of the year, we can usually expect some of our coldest weather and there is good reason to assume that little can be done in the garden at this time however is not necessarily the case! Preparation in your garden for the upcoming growing season is vital and the use of farm manure in the garden can play a big part. Manure is a natural, organic material rich in nutrients with multiple uses throughout the garden. Its a great allrounder for boosting your garden & plants, use it for mulching, feeding plants, or as a soil improver.

Manure for Mulching

In basic terms, mulching is the method of placing manure or bark around the base of plants and shrubs, this is usually done for the winter months. By doing this you are creating a layer of natural matter which helps to improve soil structure. Mulch is very useful as it can help to retain moisture and keep the soil warmer around plants. Placing an extra layer on top of the soil, farm manure can also help to suppress weeds and adds nutrients to the soil as it rots down further.

Manure for feeding your Beds and Border

Start looking preparing your garden beds and borders for spring as early as possible, from Autumn onwards. Take any opportunity when the ground is not frozen to dig in your farm manure. If you have raised beds for growing vegetables, turn the soil over and add some fresh well-rotted manure, making sure that it is mixed in well. Manure is an economical fertilizer too – well-rotted manure is very rich in nutrients so a little goes a long way. This will provide a new wave of nutrients for the next batch of seeds and seedlings that you plant. The same applies to flower beds containing bedding plants such as Pansies and Violas adding some fresh manure will give your spring bedding a real boost.

Manure as a soil improver

Many of us have an area of the garden where the soil quality is poor. Areas that have had hedges and trees taken from them, for example, will be devoid of nutrients therefore by adding manure, will reinvigorate the soil in this situation. Similarly, areas that suffer from heavy clay will benefit from adding manure to the existing soil as it helps to break the clay down over time and subsequently improve drainage.

Manure Delivered to you

Our different types of manure, here at Lymefield, can all be delivered to you. Our locally obtained well-rotted Farm Manure is provided in bulk bags. These can be delivered by ourselves throughout the Manchester, Derbyshire, and Cheshire areas. They are an extremely cost-effective way of buying manure. Secondly, we also supply Westland Farmyard Manure rich in organic matter. Available in 50-litre bags these are light and easy to carry, ideal for areas with awkward access. All manure products in bulk bags and 50-litre bags can be delivered to your door wherever you are in the UK. Our Delivery Service transports our products to all our local postcodes including Greater Manchester, Cheshire, and Derbyshire. Plus we use a Pallet service to provide our bulk bag products nationwide deliveries.

To order manure and for further help and information just call us on 01457 764686 or order online.

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