Mayfield Nurseries

We’re a garden centre in Mayfield Park in Southampton, and we aim to bring about positive change for people struggling with their mental health. Every penny we make from plant sales is ploughed back into helping people with mental health issues. We're a social enterprise and a subsiduary of Solent Mind.

We help people to grow

We provide a place for people with mental health issues and learning disabilities to develop new skills and be part of a supportive, friendly community. Through our schedule of wellbeing groups and training programmes we empower people to make dramatic improvements in their mental health, confidence and self esteem. All our services are now taking place virtually.

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Our garden centre and nursery is open to everyone

We stock a full range of plants for your home and garden. 

According to season, we have luscious bedding plants, hardy perennials, roses, climbers, herbs, seeds and bulbs, beautiful house plants to aid your wellbeing and many associated plants and products for sale. If you’re looking for something in particular, we may be able to order it for you.

There is a small, independent fruit and veg shop on site as well as craft and gift shops. 

Our Sunflower Café is a perfect spot to unwind with coffee and cake after a stroll through the beautiful grounds of Mayfield Park – and dogs are welcome on leads! **Please note the Sunflower Café is currently closed**  

Whatever you get out of your visit to Mayfield Nurseries, every penny you spend goes towards our vital services supporting people who live with mental health issues to live the best lives they can and to work towards recovery.

Please donate to help us keep delivering our Wellbeing Programmes

2020 has been filled with uncertainty. Will you donate and help us be there for those who need us in 2021?

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"Mayfield has helped me in so many ways, it’s enabled me to manage my illness better."

Dan initially started volunteering here at Mayfield after his Bipolar diagnosis, here’s his story….


We believe that gardening and spending time in nature has the power to transform lives.

of people said Mayfield has improved their mental health.
of people feel their skills have improved as a result of accessing Mayfield's services.
Of our profits are ploughed back into helping people with mental health issues...

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Wellbeing programmes

Mayfield Nurseries Wellbeing Centre is a friendly and safe place with an informal atmosphere. We offer people the opportunity to make friends and learn practical skills. Our aim is to help individuals work towards recovery.


With your support, we can be there for anyone who needs us. Whether you take on a 10k run, organise a cake sale or choose Mayfield Nurseries as your charity partner, you’re doing more than just raising vital funds. You're helping to transform lives by connecting to nature.

Plants for People

The Plants for People project is a joint initiative between Mayfield Nurseries and Southampton City Council, which combines community development work with gardening to make a lasting difference to people living on social housing estates in Southampton.


Please make a donation today so we can continue to provide the support, advice and equipment needed to deliver our life-changing services.

Legacy giving

A gift in your will could play a vital part in us being able to deliver our services to those that need it most.

Corporate partnerships

There are lots of ways to get your company involved with Mayfield Nurseries, through donations, volunteering, or long term partnerships - tell us how you'd like to help!