Opening Hours

Welcome to Primrose Cottage Nursery.

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Re-established in 2017 in the beautiful village of Styal, the nursery is run by wife and husband team Caroline Dumville and Andrew Keay. Both  the name and much of the tradition of the nursery have been retained from our previous family business which traded in Moss Nook for 83 years.

We remain one of the last few independent retail nurseries in the area and, as growers, are always happy to offer horticultural advice. Just tell us about the garden you would like, and we’ll do our best to suggest the best plant combinations to make it happen.

At Primrose Cottage Nursery is it all about the plants!

Despite the traditional nature of our business, we focus on keeping our plant range bang up to date, making sure it includes all the latest introductions so that we can offer an interesting and dynamic choice of plants whatever the season. Many of our plants can be found listed in the RHS Plant Finder.

Our nursery is situated next door to the wonderful Earlam’s Community Shop & Cafe and opposite to the welcoming Ship Inn.

A few minutes walk from the nursery will take you to National Trust Quarry Bank, with its gardens, estate, mill, Apprentice House and other attractions.

Parking is available further along Altrincham Road where there are no restrictions. There is also plenty of free parking available in the main National Trust (Quarry Bank Mill) car park . The nursery is only a short walk away and customers can pull up at the front of the nursery to collect purchases which they don’t want to carry.


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Shrubs – Perennials – Alpines – Herbs – Ornamental Trees  Houseplants – Hedging Plants – Roses – Fruit Trees & Bushes  Vegetable Plants  Bulbs & Seeds – Climbing Plants & Clematis  Large Specimen/Screening Plants – Acers – Palms – Bamboos  Rhododendrons & Azaleas – Seasonal Bedding Plants – Hanging Baskets & Planted Pots – Composts, Fertilisers etc – Cards & Gifts  Indoor & Outdoor Pots – Gift Vouchers