Need to lift your spirits in the new year, or looking for some serious home inspo? Look no further than the cool and quirky florists that make up part of the Manchester shopping scene. From super vibrant greenery-infused spaces, to the stores absolutely dripping in hanging plants – these are the best plant shops in Manchester.
1. Glass House
Nestled away in a Victorian palm house, Glass House is an uber-Instagrammable Manchester experience thanks to their candy pink theme throughout which stands tightly packed, beautiful plants. One of the most uniquely situated plant shops in Manchester, you’ll find it at Whitworth Locke hotel and customers can pick up hanging plants, tropical houseplants, succulents and more. Basically, it’s a jungle of house plants and we love it. Glass House, Whitworth Locke Hotel, 74 Princess Street, M1 6JD.
2. Nice Things
As you may be able to tell, Nice Things is the sister of Glass House! With a slightly peachier tinge, Nice Things offers a similar aesthetic to its sister, but in perhaps a more covert location. This emporium stands on the infamous Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, allowing a pop-in whenever you’re nearby. Its beautifully lit aisles are completely adorned with green goodness, ranging from tropical favourites like monsteras and palms, to beautiful pots to put them in, and everything you could ever need to keep your plants thriving, whether it’s plant food or compost. Nice Things, 3 Central Hall, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ.
3. Northern Flower
A floral institution in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, Northern Flower has been sitting pretty on Tib Street for some years now, with a quaint display of plants outside brightening up the area. Selling plants, flowers and bouquets, the shop is a regular haunt for plant-lovers in the city – and they have some gorgeous seasonal arrangements on offer all-year-round. With popular bouquets including ‘Crazy Sue’ and ‘A Clockwork Orange’ we can tell they’re up for a laugh, so why not pop into one of Manchester’s best plant shops for a chat and a gander? Northern Flower, 58 Tib St, M4 1LG.
Flourish has been tempting passers-by in Manchester with their gorgeous, vibrant plant selection for years already, with pop-up spaces by Piccadilly Gardens and previously St. Anne’s Cathedral. Although their Tib Street location is no more, Flourish have two plant shops with a gorgeous holistic branch located in Deansgate square, where you can get your hands on the usual greenery as well as an array of spiritual goodies from crystals to sage sticks, as well as beautiful homewares.
The plant experts stock a huge selection of houseplants, from teeny tiny to absolutely monstrous, with tons of greenery and vibrant flowers to choose from. If you’re looking for a cute gift, they also stock smaller seasonal items which are perfect for desks. Flourish also have out of town offerings in Didsbury, so wherever you are in the region you should be able to experience their mastery! Flourish Manchester, Unit 8, Owen St, Deansgate, M15 4UA | 29 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury, M20 6TN.
Hidden away down a Northern Quarter back street you’ll find one of the most floral-adorned plant shops in Manhester called Frog, usually with a vintage-looking bike outside with a basket full of greenery. And it’s just as pretty inside, too, thanks to the seriously creative florists that make up team Frog. Well worth checking out, just to peep what arty displays they have in store at their Northern Quarter studio. If you’re taking a trip to Manchester’s Trafford Centre, though, Frog actually have a spot on the ground floor of Selfridges in the luxury accessories department, open for all inquisitive souls and greenery lovers! Frog, 51 Turner St, M4 1DN.
6. Plant Shop
Although further out of Manchester town centre down in Stockport, Plant Shop is worth the train ride. With a name that doesn’t mess around and a quirky feel, Plant Shop offers such a range of product in a small space and isn’t afraid to spill out onto the sloped pavement. The friendly team are always there to help and often post offers and updates over on their Instagram (plantshopmanchester_), so do pop in if you get the chance! Plant Shop, 8 Mealhouse Brow, Stockport, SK1 1JP.
7. Northern Lights
Opening up just before lockdown in the trendy Ancoats neighbourhood, Northern Lights has a cute, jungle-themed store beautifully decorated with their product, which ranges from tall vases of flowers, to huge house plants, little decorative cacti and so much more. There’s so much to choose from for all tastes, so if you’re in the area, we’d recommend stopping by this classic Manchester plant shop. Northern Lights, 35 Radium Street, Ancoats, M4 6AD.