The new Nene Nursery is a safe and nurturing green space which promotes learning and relaxation through a programme of activities which include sensory sessions and horticultural courses. 

The varied events on offer are aimed at:

  • NHS support workers to bring their clients to;
  • Social Prescribers to recommend to the people they work with;
  • Care Homes to bring small groups to;
  • Charities who feel that the people they support would benefit

The nursery activities vary depending on season and visitor interest, but can include:

  • Sensory sessions
  • How to grow and harvest
  • How to use herb and food plants
  • Cookery classes
  • Art, design and crafts

The Nursery team are also running some FREE drop-in sensory sessions for the public so come along!

Free drop-in public sessions:

Wednesday 7th February 2-3pm

Thursday 22nd February 11am - 12pm

Thursday 7th March 11am-12pm

Thursday 14th March 1-2pm

Wednesday 20th March 2-3pm

What to expect from...

Sensory sessions

There will be Information boards placed around the nursery site, encouraging visitors to engage with the herb-growing area, ornamental ash Tree, fruit bed and more. These sessions can be self-led if preferred, or guided by Nene Park Trust staff and volunteers.

Drop-In series

There will be activities on offer which will run for 6 weeks for each series. For example, he Herb Series will include a herb trail; exploring herbal teas; microgreens; crop planting through the year and tablescaping with herbs.

All the sessions are all FREE to attend and do not need to be booked. However, if you would like to let us know that you plan to visit, or have any questions prior to visiting, please contact us on [email protected]

There is no requirement to take part in the activities available; visitors are welcome to enjoy the nursery by taking a seat in various parts of the space with a hot or cold drink, or simply listen to the activities which are taking place.

Bring your own mug – we would like to invite visitors to bring a mug from home, which can then be used to enjoy a drink (offered at all the advertised sessions) whilst visiting. However, there are plenty of mugs available if this isn’t possible.

Parking – nearest parking is at Ferry Meadows Visitor Centre (PE2 5UU) and a 5 minute walk south will take you to the Nursery (head southwards down Ham Farm Lane from the Visitor Centre, pass the Caravan Club’s entrance on the right hand side and continue south, until the path narrows and if you look to the right, you would see the railway track crossing the Lane, and as you then look across the road on the left, there is a wooden fence and gravel entrance which will take you to the nursery entrance). If accessible parking is required, please contact us by email: [email protected]

What Three Words for the exact location of the Nursery: Guides. Pads. Fork

Toilet - There is an accessible compost toilet within the Nursery. For fully accessible options, please use the facilities next to the Visitor Centre.

Please contact us on [email protected] if you would like to discuss bespoke sessions and activities with us.