Heritage Sales Day

11 September 10:00am to 4:00pm

followed by 

Railway Event 4:30pm to 6:00pm

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Buy One Get One Free on Bedding Plant Sales Day 2021

Saturday 3 July 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Nursery is Peat Free

Over the past year, the Nursery has moved away from growing in peat compost. We now compost our own waste and create our own potting soil using a peat substitute.
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Summer Sales Day 2021

29 May 10:00am to 4:00pm

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Spring Sales Day 2021

24 April 10:00am to 4:00pm

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2021 Membership

Due to the restrictions of Covid-19, the 2020 Membership has been extended to cover the whole of 2021. If anybody would like to give a donation in lieu of membership, the Nursery is open on Mondays and Fridays or they can be posted to the Nursery or put into the Nursery postbox.
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Christmas Sales Day 2020

12 December 10:00am - 1:00pm

An ex member has donated a range of pens, key rings, bowls and clocks to the nursery which he has made over a period of time. He has asked if we would like to sell them for him, with all profit going to the nursery. They have been made on a wood turner using a variety of woods and coloured acrylic. All items are unique and individually priced but range from £3 for the key rings and up to £15 for the larger items. they would make extremely good Christmas presents.

These items will be on sale on Saturday December 12th and are also available to buy on the nursery's normal opening times.

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Autumn Sales Day

Sataurday 3 October 10am to 3pm

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Nursery goes peat free

This year we have reached a milestone. The management committee made the decision to switch over to peat free potting compost. As many will know we have been making out own potting compost since the beginning, but we have always used a small quantity of peat in our mixture. After encouragement from several members and some of our own research we have been able to change over to peat free. We still make our own compost but it is from our own compost heaps with the addition of a small quantity of bought in peat free compost additive. We will see how this works and change the recipe if we need to. We don't think it will make much different to our prices, however they will be reviewed in the new year and changes made if necessary.
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Heritage Open Day 12 September 10am to 4pm

To help celebrate what makes our neighbourhoods and communities special, we’re once again throwing open the gates to welcome everyone to our Heritage Open Day on Saturday 12 September between 10am and 4pm. Held as part of England’s Heritage Open Day programme we invite you to come and 

  • Browse the numerous greenhouses and outdoor spaces to choose from our wide selection of plants and help yourself to a free plant on us! 
  • Admire our impressive cacti collection (a few of which are for sale)
  • Discover our role in the ‘Dig for Victory’ campaign
  • See the narrow gauge railway and model railway
  • Relax in our peaceful garden

    Please follow any Covid guidelines at the Nursery including our marked one way system.
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Nursery supplies plants for planters

Poppleton Community Railway Nursery has provided plants for planters in York made by York's Disabled Workers Co-Op.

The planters will be used to create road closures in The Groves area of York resulting in a low traffic neighbourhood. The planters will be planted up by local residents.

The Disabled Co-Op is a not for profit organisation owned and run by disabled workers providing skills which could lead to further employment. They make wooden products from recycled and reclaimed wood.
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Three students from York make money for Nursery.

The youngsters took part in North Yorkshire Police’s Lifestyle Challenge, designed to get young people involved in community projects over the summer holidays.

Marcus Barker, 13 and Jessica and Katie Milner, 11 and 9, took part in the challenge to raise £300 for the Poppleton Community Railway Nursery, The nursery is operated by a charitable group as a non-profit organisation and the nursery has a partnership with health agencies, which have found that horticultural skills training to be therapeutic for adults recovering from mental health crises. The students held a garden sale selling homemade jams and cakes and selling plants given by Poppleton based nurseries D-Tails and Dobbies.

Marcus said, “It took a bit of organising and we did it all ourselves, ringing companies asking for donations, making the posters, dad just did the driving.”

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Three students from York make money for Nursery.

The youngsters took part in North Yorkshire Police’s Lifestyle Challenge, designed to get young people involved in community projects over the summer holidays.

Marcus Barker, 13 and Jessica and Katie Milner, 11 and 9, took part in the challenge to raise £300 for the Poppleton Community Railway Nursery. The nursery is operated by a charitable group as a non-profit organisation and the nursery has a partnership with health agencies, which have found that horticultural skills training to be therapeutic for adults recovering from mental health crises. The students held a garden sale selling homemade jams and cakes and selling plants given by Poppleton based nurseries D-Tails and Dobbies.

Marcus said, “It took a bit of organising and we did it all ourselves, ringing companies asking for donations, making the posters, dad just did the driving.”
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4 July 2020 Sales Day

4 July 2020, 10 am to 3 pm

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20 June Open Day

The Nursery is opening after lockdown

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All Sales Days Cancelled

Due to the Corona Virus regulations All Sales Days have been cancelled.
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Narrow Gauge North 2020

The railway group will be taking the Nursery's model railway to the Narrow Gauge North model railway show at Pudsey on Saturday 14 March. The show runs from 10:00am to 4:30pm at Pudsey Civic Hall, Dawson's Corner, Pudsey, LS28 5TA.

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Christmas Open Day

7 December 2019, 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Early Christmas Open Day

23 November 2019 10:00am to 3:00pm

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Look North visits Nursery

On Friday 4 October 2019, Amy Garcia and a camerman from BBC TV Leeds Look North programme visited the Nursery to film a short piece for that evenings programme. The feature told a brief history of the site including archive footage from 2006 and then concentrated on the beneifit that mentally ill patients get from visiting the site. It is not possible to view the programme, you can view photographs taken during the visit.

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