Supporting The Community

Supporting local charities and the community is at the heart of our business


This year, we will be supporting and working with three charities which are very closely aligned with our vision to inspire people of all ages to get more plants in their lives and to enjoy gardens and gardening. These charities help vulnerable groups, including refugees, the unemployed, adults with mental health issues and children.


ActivGardens is a local charity which helps young people and adults learn practical skills, gain confidence, develop friendships and improve health & well being through local gardening projects. They also work with schools, colleges and other organisations to encourage young people to garden and to take responsibility for the environment.

Their location is in Bell Vue Park, Sudbury as well as other sites around the town and in Ipswich.

Perrywood will be supporting this charity with seeds, plants and compost for their projects in Sudbury as well as funding for staff costs and training.

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Abberton Rural Training

Abberton Rural Training

Abberton Rural Training is an educational charity providing practical and skills training alongside therapeutic support and mentoring to the residents of Suffolk, Essex and surrounding areas.

The courses have a particular focus on rural skills, including countryside & environment, horticulture, woodlands & land management. The courses provide life skills and employability skills alongside accredited learning, to help participants to access jobs, help them become self-employed, move into further education and training, or become involved in the local community by volunteering.

Perrywood will be supporting this charity with a wellbeing planting scheme at their training locations (Halstead, Worminford and Abberton), funding for new garden tools and money for laptops or tablets to assist with online learning.

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Greenfingers Charity

Greenfingers Charity

Greenfingers Charity is a small national charity dedicated to supporting the children who use hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and enjoy.

Perrywood will be raising money for Garden Re-Leaf day in March. The charity also need help to build a new garden at Haven House in Woodford, Essex.

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As well as supporting our three chosen charities through numerous fundraising initiatives, we also like to support our local communities, schools and regional charities in any way we can.


We receive hundreds of requests each year. If you would like to request a raffle prize for your charity event, please complete this form. Request Form


If you need help to develop your outdoor space, please get in touch. We can offer seeds, plants, tools and compost as well as advice on gardening activities and projects. Please contact us by email.


Our team enjoy giving behind the scenes tours of our nursery production area at Perrywood Tiptree to local clubs. We also visit local associations to deliver talks on the history of Perrywood. Please contact us by email.


We like to attend these to help encourage young people into horticulture, catering and retail, and raise awareness of career opportunities at Perrywood.

Visiting us at Sudbury

Newton Rd, Sudbury
Suffolk CO10 0PZ

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Visiting us at Tiptree

Kelvedon Road, Inworth
Tiptree, Essex CO5 9SX
Tel 01376 570777

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