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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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Getting Involved With Chestnut Nursery

It is very important for us to establish links and gain support within the local community.  We hope that by forging new relationships within the community and creating more awareness regarding mental health issues we will help to dispel the stigma attached to mental illness. We also hope to encourage new customers and supporters and to raise the profile of the nursery.

How You Can Get Involved

Helping Out In The Shop

Helpers/Friends are required to help serve customers in our shop for a morning or afternoon on a regular basis
(9.30am – 12.30pm or 1pm to 3.30pm) and when no customers are on site to help with tidying and displaying plants.

We also need people for bank holidays and weekends.

An outgoing personality would be well suited to this role and any plant knowledge would be a bonus (but this is definitely not essential because experts are on hand if required).

Helping Out Behind the Scenes

We also need people willing to come in less frequently to help out with plant sales and organising events. Or from home home fundraising and raising awareness through marketing.

Helping Out With Leaflet And Display Stand Distribution. Giving Talks

Finally, we are also looking for confident Helpers/Friends who are able to call into public buildings (e.g. community centres, doctors surgeries, dental surgeries etc) and ask permission to place our small perspex display stands.

Or giving talks to local groups about what we do at the charity and raising mental health awareness.

Skills required for this are simply to wish to help us out and be comfortable talking to people about the charity and the support we provide to local people.


We are looking for someone with sign language skills to support a deaf volunteer on a Friday.

Also, someone with building skills to help us with projects around the nursery.

Some ways in which you can help:

Visit the nursery
Buy your plants from us
Come to our special plant sales
Advertise our plant sales
Tell your friends and neighbors
Tell your local group about us
Arrange a group visit to the nursery
Give a gift of a Chestnut Nursery voucher
Make a donation
Complete a Gift Aid form
Make cakes or soup for us
Give out our leaflets
Remember us in your will
Donate a raffle prize
Hold a collection for us
Sponsor us


How To Contact Us

If you can help or are interested in volunteering your time and becoming a friend of Chestnut Nursery or would like to offer financial support please contact us on:

Telephone:01202 685999



Gift Aid Form

Standing Order & Gift Aid Form