The Oaks Garden Nursery

I love it here. The staff are very nice and helpful and teach me a lot. They have helped me learn new skills and gain qualifications.

Would you like to work in a garden nursery?

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

Contact Info

 (029) 20689922
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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:

  • Pruning a shrub or tree
  • Preparing and using mulch
  • Tending plants
  • Basic retail skills
  • Identifying common weeds, pests and insects
  • Sowing seeds and picking out seedlings
  • Safe moving and handling
  • Using and steering a sack trolley
  • Making and using compost
  • Making up hanging baskets and filled containers
  • Customer care skills

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.

Contact Info

(029) 20689922


Essential Links

Make a Referral
Agored Cymru Credit Based Learning
Soft Skills Development
Health & Safety


The Oaks Garden Centre
26 Allensbank Road
Heath, Cardiff
CF14 3RB

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