Greenhouse Centre

The Greenhouse Centre located in Stapenhill Cemetery and is a specialist horticultural and environmental education centre offering gardening education and vocational work experience to schools, community groups and the general public. Vocational training includes the delivery of  a non accredited basic foundation gardening course which acts as a first step on the path towards a career in horticulture.

Greenhouse centre

The Greenhouse is the centre of East Staffordshire Borough Council’s campaign for the regional Britain In Bloom competition and supports a number of local entries into Heart of England In Bloom by supplying plant material and expert horticultural support both at the centre and out on community gardening projects.

If you would like further information on any of the facilities offered by the Greenhouse Centre or would like to become involved with any of our groups please telephone 01283 508385 or email paul.steed@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk

Go Garden Uttoxeter

Go Garden is a new project to the rear to Uttoxeter Leisure Centre offering local residents the chance to get involved in gardening. Two polytunnels and several raised beds were installed in 2016 and provide a great environment for growing and teaching. Locals are invited to come along and do gardening, whilst workshops also take place for those wanting to learn develop their skills. Produce from Go Garden is used in the local area towards the yearly In Bloom competition, as well as in Uttoxeter Leisure Centre's cafe.

If you're interested in volunteering at Go Garden, or would like some tips about gardening at home, contact Paul Steed on 01283 508385 or at paul.steed@eaststaffsbc.gov.uk.

The Potting Shed

The Potting Shed is an exciting project developed in partnership with Fountains High School in Burton. Students from the school's Sixth Form run The Potting Shed as a retail unit, selling top quality plants to the public. Students learn gardening skills, develop their customer service manner and take part in activities which will help to prepare them for the world of work. The Potting Shed is a non-profit project and aims to help develop the students' skills in retail and horticulture. Now in its second year, the project has gone from strength to strength, with more and more local residents visting The Potting Shed to learn about the project and purchase plants. The Potting Shed is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am-2pm.

Student feedback about The Potting Shed project from 2016/17:

"We work well together and laugh all the time"

"The things I have enjoyed most at the Potting Shed are learning new skills and helping others"

"I supported with the opening day and it helped me with my confidence"

"I learnt about shrubs and herbs"

"My plans for the future are returning to Stapenhill Greenhouse as a garden volunteer. I would like to take a course in gardening and train as a proper gardener"