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Chestnut Nursery and Cherry Tree Nursery  

"Caring for People, Caring for Plants" - A charity based on horticulture providing meaningful occupation in a supportive environment, aiming to restore well-being to people with mental illness.


01202 685999  Garden Centre Shop & Nursery at 75 Kingland Road, Poole BH15 1TN 

Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

OPENING HOURS: Tuesday to Sunday - 9am to 3pm (closed Mondays)

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Chestnut Nursery

The little garden centre with a big heart

“Caring for People, Caring for Plants”

Cherry Tree Logo White Through the use of Therapeutic Horticulture, Chestnut Nursery helps to restore mental well being, and give purpose to people’s lives. We are a Charity providing meaningful occupation in a supportive environment, aiming to restore well-being to people with mental illness. Our home grown plants span a wide range, suitable for all gardening requirements and are grown to the highest standard. Chestnut Nursery is a project of the registered charity the Sheltered Work Opportunities Project (SWOP)

The Charity

The charity provides sheltered work rehabilitation in a supportive but realistic working environment, for people with severe and enduring mental illness as part of Sheltered Work Opportunities Project (SWOP)
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Support us

Although Chestnut Nursery now covers around half of its running costs through plant sales, we are aware that the project will always rely heavily on donations and we need your support so click the button below to find out more.

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The Plants

Every year we grow over 50,000 healthy plants across a range of more than 500 different varieties and species; everything form edible crops, annual bedding, hardy shrubs, wildlife friendly perennials and even unusual exotics particularly suited to local conditions.
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Chestnut News

We’ve got a lot to share! If you want to keep up-to-date with everything that happens at the Nursery – particularly the build and our new shop – and to learn about our Events, then sign up for our Newsletter.

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The Nursery

Our volunteers find the nursery a safe and non-threatening place to work, where they can receive support, gain strength from developing friendships, share problems and experiences, and build social networks through working together.
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The Community

A vital part of Chestnut’s work is to increase public understanding of mental illness, and to counter the widespread stigma and discrimination still suffered by many people with mental health issues. Visit the nursery to experience the supportive atmosphere

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Chestnut Nursery is here to help

We have been helping those in need for a long time

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Come and visit us at our well stocked garden centre

Our Sister Nursery & Registered Office Address:


Cherry Tree Nursery

Off New Road Roundabout
Dorset BH10 7DA

Tel: 01202 593537
                                                                                        Registered Charity No 900325  Sheltered Work Opportunities Project