YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY PLANT NURSERY
WHAT WE DO
We offer learning and social support for a diverse range of people in a peaceful outdoor community venue and perennial plant nursery in the village of Mells, Somerset
As a social enterprise, we focus on horticultural therapy as a means of increasing wellbeing.
All funds raised from our nursery go towards making the space accessible for different groups, and reaching out to people who may not have regular access to gardens. With our group activities, courses and volunteer days, we seek to tackle social isolation, encourage intergenerational learning, and inspire meaningful connection through gardening.
WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
There are many ways you can get involved with our project
We have a regular gardening drop in session every Wednesday from 10-12 and one off sessions where we tackle special projects.
We do a lot of plant propagation, growing and maintenance but we are also looking for people with all sorts of skills with or without gardening know how. For example assisting with our programmes, fixing things, and working on the admin side of things. To find out fill in the form and Nicki our volunteer coordinator will get in touch
BUY OUR PLANTS
We specialise in slightly different hardy perennials that reflect what we have in growing in our herbaceous beds. We also do herbs and wildflowers. See our opening times to drop in and treat yourself.
BECOME A MICROGROWER FOR US
Love growing plants and would like to volunteer with us but prefer to do it from the comfort of your home? We are looking for local microgrowers who would like to bring on some of our plants for us. Space is at a premium in the nursery and we sell more plants than we have the space to grow.
We would also like to engage more with our community outside of our ancient walls and make you part of this special project. We would supply all the materials and you weave your gardening magic. Email Nicki to find out more
TAKE A WORKSHOP
We will be getting a programme of gardening 'how to' workshops going in August. Watch this space for details
BRING YOUR TEAM FOR A VOLUNTEER DAY
We can tailor a volunteer day to meet you team needs and bribe you with tea and cakes
we are always on the look out for things as we develop the nursery space. Anything from tool, to wood to sleepers to build raised beds to water troughs for irrigation systems. The list is long so please ask
BRING YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP
If you run a community group that would like to work with the Walled Garden to build some outdoor gardening initiatives please get in touch. We are working on accessibility and are still limited in a few ways but talk about how we could accomodate.