Seeds of Hope

Our project will provide 1:1 support to 10 veterans struggling with their mental health via horticultural therapy and peer support.

We did it!

On 23rd Nov 2017 we successfully raised £9,442 of £5,000 target with 28 supporters in 42 days

Wow. We are totally overwhelmed by your love and support. With your help, Mayfield Nurseries can now give a lifeline to veterans struggling with mental health issues in our community.   

Your support means everything to us.  On behalf of all at Mayfield Nurseries, and especially those who use our service everyday, thank you. 

To remind yourselves of our amazing project and the way that horticultural therapy can change the lives of  veterans, please watch our video below: 


Mayfield Nurseries is a social enterprise gardening project that provides horticultural therapy to those experiencing mental health problems in our community. 

Horticultural therapy has been proven to dramatically improve the wellbeing and confidence of those experiencing a mental health issue. This is especially true for the growing number of ex-service men and women who may experience anxiety, depression or post traumatic stress disorder as a result of their time in the armed forces. 

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Our Seeds of Hope project offers these individuals a supportive, friendly and nurturing environment where they can truly bloom.

From January - December 2018, we want to support 10 veterans with their mental health via 1:1 weekly sessions that include:

  • Focusing on the benefits of mindfulness through floral scent, touch and taste that releases anger, stress and anxiety
  • Learning how to grow plants from scratch, improving observation skills, problem-solving skills and encouraging creativity
  • Understanding the lifecycle of horticulture, the idea of development and how it represents their own recovery journey
  • Reducing isolation and loneliness through regular contact with familiar faces and develop team working skills


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It costs us £1,000 a year to help a veteran rebuild their lives.

Our target of  £5,000  is a special one. If we reach it, we won’t just support five veterans, we actually have the power to support ten.

If we can raise 75% of our £5,000 target, the lovely people at Comic Relief will double your donation so that we can offer our vital support to even more ex-service men and women!


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