Sheltered Work Opportunities Project
Chestnut Nursery is situated on the former Poole Council nursery site, adjacent to Poole Park. We are open to the public seven days a week selling a wide variety of perennials, exotics, shrubs, trees, fruit bushes, bedding, compost, pots and garden tools.
Our lovely shop has an extensive range of houseplants, indoor pots and planers, fertilisers and weed/bug control products, gardening accessories and gifts, and the popular honey.
Our aims are to give our Volunteers the opportunity to learn – or relearn – basic work skills in a supportive environment. Working across the Nursery, weeding, potting plants, growing seeds, taking cuttings and labelling working in our shop and, or course, watering, particularly in the summer, gives many opportunities to gain knowledge and skills
See what some of our customers have said:
‘I adore this place. The charity and health of the plants is amazing but more than that it’s the people. I feel like you’ve called in on good friends for a chat and just happen to leave with ( in my case a car full of) plants. The charity helps people to grow as our gardens do and that gives me a warm fuzzy feeling that you just don’t get in other nurseries. Love it.‘
‘A lovely time browsing the beautiful, healthy plants! Lovely staff, very helpful! We bought an Azalea, Camelia, a couple of Euoymus and others! Just a fantastic array of shrubs so neatly presented. Do visit, you’ll love it!
‘Really lovely nursery with a great selection of very healthy plants plus plenty of plants I have not seen anywhere else. Cute indoor plants and gifts as well. Staff are very knowledge and helpful plus a nice atmosphere. Cannot recommend it enough!‘
‘Well looked after plants / flowers and trees. All the plants I buy from here do well and are very healthy. Great personal service too! Highly recommend.‘
‘Good range, good quality, good information, easy to park, very friendly, excellent knowledge, interested and enthusiastic. A pleasure.‘
Opening Times: Monday – Closed, Tuesday to Saturday – 9am to 4pm, Sunday 10am to 4pm