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.

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WAYS TO GET INVOLVED

There are many ways you can get involved with our project

 

 

VOLUNTEER 

 

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

Come Volunteer With Us
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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

 

Volunteer
Wed, Sep 30
The Walled Garden at Mells
Sep 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells BA11 3PN, United Kingdom
Join our regular volunteer sessions in the community nursery on a Wednesday morning
Volunteer
Wed, Sep 23
The Walled Garden at Mells
Sep 23, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells BA11 3PN, United Kingdom
Join our regular volunteer sessions in the community nursery on a Wednesday morning
Gardening Basics
Tue, Sep 22
The Walled Garden at Mells
Sep 22, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells BA11 3PN, United Kingdom
This workshop will guide you through the basics of looking after your garden
Posy workshop - September 19th 2020
Sat, Sep 19
The Walled Garden at Mells
Sep 19, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells, Frome BA11 3PN, UK
Come and spend a relaxing day learning how to make a beautiful hand tied posy, using fresh flowers.
Creative Writing and Self-Therapy
Thu, Sep 17
The Walled Garden at Mells
Sep 17, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells BA11 3PN, United Kingdom
A half-day creative and therapeutic writing workshop incorporating nature and mindfulness-based activities for inspiration and wellbeing
Volunteer
Wed, Sep 16
The Walled Garden at Mells
Sep 16, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells BA11 3PN, United Kingdom
Join our regular volunteer sessions in the community nursery on a Wednesday morning
Volunteer
Wed, Sep 09
The Walled Garden at Mells
Sep 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells BA11 3PN, United Kingdom
Join our regular volunteer sessions in the community nursery on a Wednesday morning
Volunteer
Wed, Sep 02
The Walled Garden at Mells
Sep 02, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells BA11 3PN, United Kingdom
Join our regular volunteer sessions in the community nursery on a Wednesday morning
Volunteer
Wed, Aug 26
The Walled Garden at Mells
Aug 26, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
The Walled Garden at Mells, Mells BA11 3PN, United Kingdom
Join our regular volunteer sessions in the community nursery on a Wednesday morning

GET INVOLVED IN UPCOMING EVENTS AND WORKSHOPS 

 

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

 

 

DONATE 

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 accommodate

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