Opening Hours

Mon- Fri: 8 - 4

Saturdays: 10 - 4pm March to November
10 - 3pm November to Christmas

Sundays: 10-3pm March to September

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Welcome to Chestnut Nursery

Caring for People, Caring for Plants


Winter Opening Hours:

Monday- Friday 8.00 a.m – 4.00 p.m

Closed Saturday & Sunday until March

Next Plant Sale

Saturday 18th March!

Our Volunteers potting up !

Our Volunteers potting up !

Chestnut Nursery is open to the public six days a week selling a wide variety of perennials, shrubs, trees, ornamental grasses and seasonal crops.

Chestnut Nursery is a registered charity is a project of SWOP (Sheltered Work Opportunities Project reg. charity 900325) which provides meaningful work in a supportive and pressure-free environment, for adults with  enduring mental illness. 

SWOP aims to use the therapeutic nature of horticulture to restore mental well-being.


Income Generator

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced fund raiser to work with us. The charity consists of 2 working horticultural nurseries, Chestnut and Cherry Tree Nursery whose aim is to help adults with mental illness to regain confidence and self-esteem in a sheltered working environment.

we require a dynamic person with a proven and demonstrable track record of successful trust and grant making applications to work with the Trustees and nursery managers on an annual fund raising strategy. Identify and secure funding from a variety of sources, including Lottery, Legacies, Individuals & Community, Companies, Trusts & Foundations. To build on existing corporate and individual donors and manage all aspects of developing and maintaining reports and application systems.

Application deadline: 5pm Tuesday 31st January

Application Form

Income Generator Job Description

Income Generator Person Specification

email [email protected]  or for more information, call 01202 685999.

Garfield Weston