Poppleton Community Railway Nursery
The Nursery is open 10 am to 3 pm Monday, and Friday subject to social distancing.We very much appreciate all the messages of support and offers of help which we have received from our members and supporters.
Keep well everyone.
Poppleton Community Railway Nursery is Britain's last surviving Railway Nursery situated in Poppleton near York. It is operated by a charitable group as a non-profit organisation.
Poppleton Community Railway Nursery has a partnership with health agencies in the York area, which has long found horticultural skills training to be therapeutic for adults recovering from mental health crises. For these volunteers the benefits of working at the nursery include improvements in confidence and self-esteem, social development through working alongside a range of different people and the opportunity to make new friends and build new relationships. It also helps them to learn about aspects of growing plants, simple DIY skills and could help to enhance their future career prospects.
Other partnerships and community projects will be added from time to time as the complex again becomes fully operational and volunteers and funding permit.
Help the Nursery
The Management Committee have now agreed plans to renovate our original wooden greenhouse (G7, 8 and 9) to make it into a multi-purpose community space. This will be very expensive to restore/rebuild and is becoming urgent to prevent further deterioration. As a first step, it had been cleared of unwanted items and any good quality wood will be reused. The asbestos has been removed by a specialist contractor and a new roof has been put on G7.
Many thanks in advance for your help.