The Old Tree Nursery in Wolverhampton recently had a makeover during one of our charity days.

A superb effort from our Estates teammates has helped to give The Old Tree Nursery a ‘total transformation’ according to its Director Joanne Antcliff.

The Old Tree Nursery is a five-acre garden that produces home grown plants, flowers, trees and fresh produce, as well as offering a range of onsite services and facilities in a socially-responsible manner. It’s particularly special because it’s run by young people with learning difficulties and mental health issues, providing them with valuable training and employment opportunities.

The transformation project was put into action by Andy Townsend and Rebecca Southall, who enlisted the help of designers, contractors and no fewer than 62 Marston’s volunteers. Together, they helped refurbish the onsite shop, created a Fairy Garden & Nature Trail and improved the general amenity levels. According to Joanne, the whole site was buzzing with laughter, even though everyone was working exceptionally hard.

Writing to thank Marston’s, Joanne said: “Words cannot describe how they have made the students, staff and parents feel. With everything going on in the world, these students are often forgotten. Having a place to go, feel valued and to socially interact makes a real difference to their lives. You are kind, generous, talented and hard-working people who have gone to great lengths to deliver more than we could ever have imagined.”

Huge congratulations to everyone involved!

You can see more of the transformation project on our website here.


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