Caring for a Variety of Conditions

The Nurture Project provides support for people with common mild to moderate mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, and stress. It also caters for specific disorders including obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post natal depression, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Furthermore it cares for people who have been diagnosed with Autism and Dementia. The Nurture Project can also support the families and carers of those that are experiencing mental ill health.

Unfortunately The Nurture Project is not well served by public transport. However it can help to arrange private or community transport for those visitors that need assistance. Please Contact Us for more information.

How We Can Help

The Nurture Project currently provides a variety of services from individual one to one therapy to a number of group sessions. These include:

One to One

For individual clients there are a variety of options all of which are based around horticultural therapy. Most commonly these are private sessions set in the walled garden and woodland areas at Kettlestone, but they can also take place in the greenhouse and the indoor facility, the Nest, if the weather is poor.


We run varied group programmes including It’s Not Just A Walk In The Park which supports a maximum of six clients at any one time, as well as The Men’s Woodland Project for larger groups of men. These client facing sessions are focused around nature based therapies and usually take place in The Nurture Project’s woodland setting. In addition we are running a Gardening With Dementia programme focusing on horticultural therapies located primarily in the walled garden and the Nest.


The Nurture Project organises and administers outreach programmes for local partners which has included the Wells Community Hospitals Trust.


As more and more people recognise the benefits of horticultural therapy The Nurture Project staff are available to help similar projects establish themselves with a particular focus on the East of England.

Nature for Health and Wellbeing

The following chart provides an excellent summary of the many ways in which the power of nature can be harnessed to help nurture mental wellbeing and improve life in general: