Barrow Mead Community Tree Nursery is based just off Rush Hill. It is a beautiful site overlooking a wooded valley and set within a cider orchard.
We are excited to be working with Bath Building Society (BiBs) this year.
Our Dry Arch Community Tree Nursery is set within the volunteer run cooperative and community allotment based in Bathampton.
The tree nursery is based at the Monksdale Road Allotment site and run by Bath Mind’s Greenlinks Wellbeing Group alongside their other onsite gardens.
Our Community Tree Nursery at Haycombe Vale is situated on an 8-acre smallholding, From the Land, founded by Su and Martin Hart in 2012
Lyncombe Hill Fields is situated just above Beechen Cliff and adjacent to Alexandra Park.
The Somerdale Shed and Community Garden is located near the Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham.
Our Walnut Springs Community Tree Nursery is just off the Bradford Road in Combe Down.
Weston Spring Farm is a plot collectively owned by the members of Middle Ground Growers CIC.

Supporting our central Hub, we have a network of community tree nurseries (CTNs) throughout Bath and the surrounding area. The number currently sits at 8 CTNs with 2 more in the pipeline giving us a total of 11 nurseries in a variety of settings involving a wide range of people. This means that people all over Bath and North East Somerset can be part of growing thousands of good quality local trees every year.

Volunteers usually meet up once a week on the weekends to help the baby trees grow and thrive. There are a range of tasks to do over the year which can include:

  • preparing the beds for the saplings to arrive from our Hub.
  • planting out the new saplings.
  • weeding and general maintenance.
  • watering the trees during the warmer months.
  • lifting and ‘healing in’ the trees ready for planting out.
  • developing the nursery for example constructing compost areas and installing rainwater harvesting systems.

So, with lighter tasks and larger projects there really is something for everyone. No experience required; we all just muck in!

The nurseries offer a great chance to connect with your community and surroundings allowing you to meet new people, get some fresh air and exercise whilst also making a real contribution towards helping our natural environment.

If you would like to ‘host a nursery’, please see here for more information.