Tucked away up Blendworth Lane is a very hard working charity called The New Blendworth Centre who support day provision for 19 adults with varying degrees of learning difficulties and disabilities. They also have a public sales area which is even less well known, and a great opportunity to compete with Keydell for plants and hanging baskets while supporting a great local charity.
Each year I get my hanging baskets re-filled at New Blendworth Centre, and they are incredible.
The text below is provided by the centre who I would urge you to support by purchasing excellent value bedding plants etc from. Opening times are below.
The Centre offers it’s Users a work orientated placement in a semi-sheltered environment situated within the South East Hants area. The Centre aims to develop and support individual goals, encourage friendships, raise self-esteem and promote confidence and independence.
Within the Centre grounds there is a small nursery outlet with many poly tunnels and potting sheds which facilitates the user’s activities. From seed sowing, plant cuttings, potting on, cleaning stock and generally keeping the nursery and its display areas clean and tidy, makes for a busy day. The end product of these on-site activities can be purchased by the general public in our nursery shop.
Out-reach contractual work ranging from small gardens to larger grounds maintenance is carried out by a small team under the supervision of a member of staff.
The Centre offers the opportunity for its Users to join together in recreational activities during the week. Basic adult education is delivered at the Centre in a small classroom setting for Users who wish to continue to develop their numeracy and literary skills.
Centre Users feel passionately about their Centre and this is demonstrated by the enthusiasm each individual exhibits through-out any one Centre day.
Our Nursery shop is open:
Monday to Friday 9.30 am – 3.15 pm
During the Months of April, May & June
the shop will also be open every:
Saturday from 10 am – 3 pm