Horticultural highlights include National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4, giant garden games, Smell the Roses with Rachel de Thame, Daimuid Gavin knows his Onions Dig the city disco. Fabulous floral show gardens.

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Stay green

Be a responsible visitor by staying in accommodation with green accreditation.

By choosing to stay in a hotel, serviced apartment, B&B or self-catering property accredited with either the Green Tourism Business Scheme or Environmental Business Pledge, you can be assured that the business is committed to sustainable tourism and minimising its impact on the environment.

The Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) is the national sustainable tourism certification in the UK and the Environmental Business Pledge (EBP) is an award and advice service for businesses in Manchester.


Arora International Manchester (Bronze GTBS & Silver EBP)

Atrium Serviced Apartments (Bronze EBP)

Best Western Cresta Court Hotel (Bronze GTBS)

Best Western Willow Bank Hotel (Gold GTBS)

Best Western Plus Pinewood on Wilmslow (Silver GTBS)

Blue Rainbow Apartment (Grading Pending GTBS)

Double Tree Manchester Piccadilly (Silver GTBS)

Hatters Hostel (Bronze EBP)

Jurys Inn Manchester (Gold GTBS)

Holiday Inn Manchester Media City (Gold GTBS)

Holiday Inn Express Manchester East (Bronze GTBS)

Malmaison Manchester (Bronze GTBS & Bronze EBP)

Manchester YHA (Gold EBP)

Marriott Renaissance Hotel (Bronze EBP)

Marriott V&A (Silver EBP)

Old Trafford Lodge (Silver GTBS)

Park Inn by Radisson Manchester (Gold GTBS & Gold EBP)

Premier Apartments Manchester (Silver GTBS)

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester (Silver GTBS & Gold EBP)

Ramada Manchester Piccadilly (Bronze EBP)

The Lowry Hotel (Bronze GTBS)

The Midland Hotel - Qhotels (Gold GTBS & Gold EBP)

The Palace Hotel (Gold GTBS & Gold EBP)

The Place Apartment Hotel (Bronze EBP)

The Portland by Thistle (Silver EBP)

Airport Hotels

Hilton Manchester Airport (Silver GTBS)

Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport (Silver GTBS & Gold EBP)


Holiday Inn Bolton Centre (Bronze GTBS)


Best Western Bolholt Country Park Hotel (Silver GTBS)

Best Western Old Mill Hotel & Leisure Club (Silver GTBS)

Salford Quays

Ramada Manchester, Salford Quays (Bronze GTBS)

The Lowry Hotel (Bronze GTBS)


Best Western Cresta Court (Bronze GTBS)


The Rake (Awaiting Grading GTBS)


View full list of Environmental Business Pledge award winners

View full list of Green Tourism Business Scheme award winners

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