Nestled in the rural East Yorkshire Wolds village of North Cave, Mires Beck Nursery sits alongside a beautiful beck and is situated not far from the Wetlands nature reserve. We are open all year as a public nursery, special needs day care provider and registered charity. We value this special place, the service it provides our community and how many lives it has touched.
Mires Beck has been a registered charity since 1994. Its aim is providing day service and horticultural work experience to adults living with a range of profound and multiple learning disabilities including: (PMLD), Autism (ASD), Downs Syndrome and physical disabilities. At our nursery and conservation site, they receive the benefits of the natural rural environment on which the nursery sits.
Over the last 30 years we have grown to supporting 100 adults weekly through our special needs day care service and we are still growing.
Someone once said of visiting the nursery that ‘Mires Beck Nursery has an ethos which we might sum up as respect, acceptance, equality, encouragement, enthusiasm.'
'But the ethos is not worn as a badge or paraded as anything special. It is just implicit in the everyday actions of everyone involved at the nursery. This ethos and the way it is applied is what lies behind the success of the service'.
Our Fabulous Flowers
Plant of the Week!
Our 'Plant of the Week' this week are our Nerine Bowdeniis:
Sun - full sun
Soil - sandy/chalk/loamy/clay
Soil pH - acidic/neutral/alkaline
Moisture - moist but well-drained/well-drained
Ultimate Height - 0.1-0.5 metres
Ultimate Spread - 0-0.1 metre
Time to ultimate height - 2-5 years
“Visited for the first time today and found myself in plant heaven! What an amazing place, friendly staff, a fantastic array of plants at great prices and brilliant charity work too! My new favourite place. I’d recommend anyone with a love of gardening to visit!”
We are now open 7 days a week between 10am and 4pm. Please note that there are no customer toilet facilities open and the woodland area is also closed.
To see our full statement on Covid 19, please click the link below.
“What an amazingly professional place Mires Beck is. Wonderful selection of plants, beautifully set out. Will not look anywhere else after my visit today. Well done to all the staff and trainees!”
Please Donate To Mires Beck Nursery
You will be helping us to secure the future of the charity by funding ongoing operations and helping us with expansion and enhancement projects at our site for our service users, staff and volunteers. Here we will maintain the vital work done to improve health and wellness for the vulnerable in society. These vulnerable adults will gain their work experience in our safeguarded environment, with the horticulture and woodland craft therapy we offer, giving them routine and purpose in their lives that is essential to maintain balance for them and their familiies.
Take a look at our video below to find out more
"Lewis is much more settled at home now he's back into his routine at Mires Beck. Lewis is much happier in himself and I am finding things so much easier" ~ Sheena (Lewis' Mum)
"Karli had a couple of meltdowns during the Christmas holidays because her routine had been disrupted. It has made such a difference Karli being back at Mires Beck. She always arrives home with a smile on her face and says she's had a good day! We would be absolutely lost without Mires Beck's service" ~ Elaine (Karli's Mum)
"Craig is so happy to be back at Mires Beck and it has made such a different to his mood/behaviour. I'm finding things so much easier and Craig is always happy when he arrives home! He enjoys being with his friends and doing something different, which is definitely what he needs!" ~ Julie (Craig's Mum)
At Mires Beck Nursery we grow a wide variety of plants for your garden. We specialise in Hardy Perennials, Herbs and Wildflowers. We also sell MB Gift Vouchers and accept HTA vouchers. Our Nursery opens all year to service users and to the public from 1st March – 30th September and for limited Christmas opening.
We do not yet have a weekday cafe or public facility, this is part of our expansion planning, however on the weekend customers can use the Oasis facility where we also provide refreshments for donations.
The approach to the nursery is via Mires Lane not Low Mill Lane.