Our History

In the beginning

18A Vicars Road became a market garden during the Second World War when private tennis courts were dug up for the Dig for Victory campaign. It has remained a working nursery ever since.

Over 33 years ago, during an intensive horticultural training course, I realised that I had a true passion for plants and propagation. I was incredibly fortunate to discover the beautiful site at Vicar’s Road and knew instantly that this was the perfect space for me to turn my passion for plants into a career.

The growersI established Chorlton Nursery as a retail plant nursery in April 1990 and, with the help of a dedicated team of helpers along the way, I have been growing plants on-site ever since.

We have built an enviable reputation over the last 33 years for localised knowledge of what grows well and where. Local peoples’ love and support of local businesses has meant that we have been able to continue doing this during times when competition from big business has increased.