Welcome to Princes Park Garden Centre


A local community hub in the heart of Irlam, Manchester, which has been open for over 40 years!

With a fully stocked garden centre and retail area, a charity shop, an onsite café and a busy calendar of community events throughout the year, there is always a hive of activity in and around the garden centre.

“We pride ourselves in being an inclusive setting, offering day opportunities to adults with a range of disabilities. We can offer a warm friendly environment for them in a fully operational garden centre, where they are able to learn new skills and become part of our working family.”


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Our Day Opportunities

We offer day opportunities placements for people with disabilities and anyone who wants to learn or share new skills.

Regenerating Local Mosslands.

We at Princes Park Garden Centre are passionate about the environment, especially that which is right on our doorstep. Working alongside the Lancashire Wildlife Trust to assist them in their quest to regenerate Little Woolden Moss and Chat Moss

Roosters Coffee Cabin

Serving amazing Hot and cold meals every day, either from the main menu or the special daily menu, a wide selection of hot and cold drinks and a lovely selection of cakes and desserts to finish.

Onsite Charity Shop

Open since 2018, our Charity shop is operated by our wonderful volunteers and is very gratefully receiving donations from the local community and much further afield.



Hello everyone, Even though our son has only been attending the centre for a short time , the impact is has been outstanding in his self believe doing a days work . Staff and peers have made him feel welcome and part of the team . Friendly and hard working with a lovely café. Thank you everyone,




We have a 29 year old Son that attends Princes Park for 3 days a week. It was his wish to attend this facility from the time he left full time education approximately 6 years ago. Our son regards his time there as “work” and is always keen to attend. The work is varied and I’m sure that his confidence has improved a lot. The staff, without exception, are extremely welcoming and helpful to both our son and my wife and I. If we have any concerns, they are easy to approach and will seek to resolve any issues satisfactorily. The impact on our son, of Princes park, can best be measured by the last years lockdown. He was housebound for 9 months with just a computer and a DVD player to keep him amused. The end of lockdown brought a complete change in his demeanour and he could not wait to return. I had always wondered what would happen if Princes Park was to close for good and lockdown confirmed my fear that if that was to happen, there is no alternative out there and it would be a disaster, not only for our son but for the other clients that attend. The staff continue to improve their services, despite financial restrictions, by innovative thinking i.e. 5 a side and Tai Chi classes. Both of which our son looks forward to immensely. Long may it continue.




The impact on the well being of my brother who attends the princes park garden centre as been very positive , he attends mon-fri, being out with the other people who attend the centre is great for his social life as well as learning various skills there, gardening, painting etc..its also good for his mental health because he has something to look forward to every day. without the garden centre he would be stuck at home most days with not a lot to do as there are no other facilities like it in the area, its a friendly place for him to work there as well..everyone gets along together and thats down to the staff who do a great job with the volunteers and making sure every one is happy, the volunteers know they can speak to a member of staff with any issues which are then handled in a calm and professional manner in which to bring a happy solution for all round.