Award Winning Plants at Mires Beck
Our public nursery and open gardens attract many visitors each year and we are working with Welcome To Yorkshire to register as a local attraction and tourism destination.
Our main source of retail income at Mires Beck Nursery is through the wide variety of plants we grow for your garden and also our trade suppliers. We specialise in Hardy Perennials, Herbs, Wildflowers, Shrubs and Phragmites. We do sell trees that we are growing for commercial volume orders but they are not mature trees. You can find out more about the plants we stock on our plants page. and about our trees on our tree nursery page.
We are a large open nursery but not a large garden centre in terms of sundry items available at other garden centres and charity activity restricts what we are able to sell, but we are embarking on expansion of retail to include compost and some sundry items aligned to plant propagation. We also sell all of the craft products made throughout the year by our service users and volunteers alongside our new Mires Beck branded souvniers featuring our Newt mascots Richard & Irene.
Our retail area sits amongst the bed nursery where you are free to roam and select plants for purchase as well as from our retial displays. We have extremely knowledgable staff who will help you with questions as to stock available and location on the nursery beds and can advise as to planting .
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm. We are also open Saturday to Sunday from 10.00am to 4.00pm. ( Please see current COVID-19 resrrictions.)
Our trainees are taught many varied crafts, either for recreation, to make products for retail and various fairs we take part in, or by attending classes when we invite teachers in to demonstrate. These activities increase focus, helps express creativity, improves dexterity and allow trainees to understand how to communicate in a group setting.
Examples available to purchase on-site include:
Public Classes & Courses
We run public courses throughout the year at the nursery including willow weaving with Leilah Vyner, wreath making with Gillian Tomlinson and wood carving with Allen Stichler and will be newly introducing loom weaving and more throughout the autumn months.
Our classes are either held in our central Oasis building or in one of our working greenhouses. The course durations vary from one day classes to two day weekend courses. Please subscribe to the newsletter to see what is available or visit our What's On page to book.
We wish to best utilise our wonderful outdoor, peaceful environment to offer wellness activities and will also use the Oasis which has the benefit of Woolly Sheep sound clouds to help soften the acoustics.
Mires Beck Gift Vouchers can be used in payment for a class, a show and tree sponsorship, as well as plants and herbs from our Nursery. Please get in touch with us about purchasing gift vouchers for friends or family.