Charity of the Year

Stewarts Garden Centres fundraise for a nominated charity every year as we aim to support our community. Our generous customers have raised a phenomenal amount for many different charities over the years and nominated many wonderful causes for 2020.

Dorset Mind – Charity of the Year at Stewarts Christchurch & Broomhill Garden Centres

Dorset Mind are a pioneering local charity that has been supporting local people with mental health challenges since 1946. They educate, challenge mental health stigma and inequality, and promote recovery by empowering individuals to develop resilience.

Dorset Mind’s support groups, counselling and accredited befriending service help people regain social skills. They also deliver educational wellbeing programmes for schools and workplaces and provide volunteer opportunities across all areas of their organisation.

Abby’s Heroes – Charity of the Year at Stewarts Abbey Garden Centre

Abby’s Heroes help and support children and their families, including bereaved families, who come under the care of the Piam Brown and the Teenagers and Young Adults (TYA) wards at Southampton General Hospital. The catchment for these wards covers the south of England as it is a centre of excellence for children’s oncology.

As a family that has passed through this ward, we are acutely aware of what a traumatic and frightening journey it can be for both the child and their families. The child’s life is completely taken over by the diagnosis of childhood cancer and their family’s worlds are thrown into utter chaos and panic as they watch their child go through the rigours of treatment.

Abby’s Heores offer financial and practical help as well as the opportunity to make lasting memories for the children and their families. Bereaved families may be given grants to help give parents time to grieve. Days out and fun memory-making grants will also be given, which will allow the families a chance to do something together.

Visit one of our centres at
Christchurch, Broomhill, and Abbey

Treat yourself to a coffee with
one of our flavoured shots

To our valued customers,

Due to the ongoing effects of COVID-19, our Garden Centres, web shop and Landscaping departments are now closed.

All orders placed already will be fulfilled in the coming days, but in order to keep our staff and customers safe, we will not continue this service.

We’re sure you can appreciate this wasn’t an easy decision to make, as gardeners ourselves we appreciate that the gardening season is now,
but we hope you’ll appreciate that safety must come first.

Thank you for your continued support during this difficult period, your enthusiasm has blown us away, and we hope to see you on the other side.

Best wishes,