The Oaks Garden Nursery is run as a social enterprise open to the public at the same time as providing work-based training for students in a real work setting. Trainees will learn about all aspect of a garden nursery, from growing plants from seed to serving customers.
Trainees attend The Oaks from 9am-3pm
The Oaks is the ideal environment for trainees to learn valuable horticultural skills. It has two large poly-tunnels, as well as an outdoor staging area and a herbaceous border to provide inspiration for planting.
A person centred training plan is developed with each trainee
This includes skills such as:
Open to the public and the team are always delighted to meet and welcome new customers.
Visit their social enterprise page here
Vision 21 is a member of the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.
The Oaks Garden Centre
26 Allensbank Road