Community Garden Tool Hire

Welcome to Wythenshawe’s one stop shop for gardening tools to help keep your garden looking great.

With a wide variety of tools available, we are based at Benchill Community Centre.

Access Hours

We currently operating on our summer timetable. This means we are open on:

  • Monday 10.00 - 12.00
  • Wednesday 13.00 - 15.00
  • Friday 12.00 - 14.00

What to Expect

When you arrive to collect the items, you have requested, we will give you a quick explanation of how to use each tool in case you haven’t used it before.

During the winter months, you can use the item for up to a week before returning it.

All equipment hireable for £5 is electric or battery operated. We would advise selecting the battery-operated options if you have a large garden otherwise most can be plugged in easily and will reach around your garden.

Please bring some form of ID when collecting tools. This can be any ID that can prove your home address.


If you are unsure what you need then give us a call or send an email. We can then advise what you might need.

During access hours, CGTH can be contacted on:


As well as WCHG tenants, the Community Gardening Tool Hire is also available to local VCSE groups and Real Neighbours volunteers.


Please be advised payment of this service is via cash only at the moment and we hope to be taking card payments in the future.

Further Information

Please be considerate when selecting equipment. If you are unsure what you may need, feel free to get in contact and one of our volunteers will be happy to advise.

Please be aware we are operating a Click and Collect service to minimise the amount of time spent at the tool hire site and to keep things running efficiently.

If you don’t turn up within your 20-minute slot then you may lose the opportunity and the tools will then be offered to those who might be on the waiting list

Please return equipment as clean as it was given to you and be aware. If the tools are returned late, there may be an additional charge to be paid.


CGTH is always looking for new volunteers to assist with the running of the service. If you are interested in learning more, please click here or call 07410943055.

Community Garden Tool Hire

    All above £5
    All above £1
    Please choose the most convenient day and a member of the team will contact you to confirm your time slot.