Where: ActivLives Chantry Walled Garden, Chantry Park, Ipswich IP2 0BS
When: Thursday 9th May 2024 from 10am to 2pm
Access: Nearest parking is in Chantry Park car park, which is near the mansion off Hadleigh Road – location details at the bottom of this webpage: https://activlives.org.uk/activgardens/chantry-walled-garden/

Join us for the launch of our new range of plants at ActivLives’ charity plant nursery in the beautiful walled garden in Chantry Park.

Volunteers will be on hand to show you round and help you pick out perennials for your garden and bedding for your planters – or why not put in an order for a hanging basket?

ActivSheds will be on hand to sell bird boxes, garden trugs and other wooden items. You can commission a bespoke planter or arrange to have your garden furniture renovated for the summer.

Tea, coffee and cakes will be available at Nursery Cottage – so join us for a cuppa and a chat to find out more about what we do.
If you can’t make it, don’t worry – we are open EVERY Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 2pm, and SATURDAYS in May, June and July.

Every penny you spend with us goes to supporting our charity to reach out to people in Ipswich and Suffolk, bringing them together to learn skills, improve their health and well-being, and connect into their community. Huge thanks to all who supported us at the last event – which raised more than £700 for our charity.

We offer volunteering opportunities for people of all ages and abilities, and run courses to support positive wellbeing, and build skills and confidence. To find out more, please visit www.activlives.org.uk/activgardens or contact Development Manager Susannah Robirosa 07530 407302 or email susannah@activlives.org.uk. Or call ActivLives on 01473 345350.

We do our bit for the environment too – growing varieties which are bee and butterfly-friendly to attract pollinators to your garden, and using environmentally friendly methods and peat-free compost. Customers can return pots, trays and labels to us to use again to cut down plastic wastage – please note, we only accept our pots, as other returns can become a waste issue for us.

Please spread the word about us to your friends, family and colleagues.

ActivLives delivers innovative and impactful health and well-being programmes to communities in Suffolk. We work in collaboration with the NHS, Public Health Suffolk, local authorities, voluntary services, schools and other agencies, feeding into local, regional and national strategies, ensuring our services address the needs of the community and partner groups. ActivLives encourages everyone, of any age or capability, to lead an active, healthy lifestyle, through volunteering, work experience, learning and training at our community gardens and outreach projects, ActivSheds woodworking project, health walks, seated/standing exercise, lunch clubs and community events.