Mayfield Garden Centre and Sunflower Café
We are a not for profit garden centre in Southampton, based in the old walled kitchen garden at Mayfield Park.
Every penny we make from our plant sales is invested back into helping people with mental health issues.
Our Garden Centre & Café are open to everyone
We stock a wide range of plants for your home and garden. If you’re looking for something specific, we may be able to order it for you, simply ask one of our friendly team!
We also have a small, independent fresh fruit and vegetable shop, along with a florist and dog grooming salon on site.
You can also unwind in our café after a stroll through Mayfield Park with coffee and cake - and be sure to bring your fluffy friends along, as dogs are welcome in our garden centre and café on leads.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Mayfield Garden Centre and every penny you spend goes to support our services that help people with mental health issues live the best possible lives and work towards recovery.
We help people to grow
We are part of Solent Mind and our mission is to bring about positive change for people struggling with their mental health through gardening.
Through our schedule of wellbeing groups and training programmes we provide a place for people with mental health problems and learning disabilities to develop new skills and be part of a supportive, friendly community. We empower them to dramatically improve their mental health, confidence and self esteem.
We believe that gardening and spending time in nature have the power to transform lives:
Mayfield Garden Centre has helped by giving me a sense of purpose and routine during the week. I have something to look forward to! The people who work at Mayfield are so welcoming and I’ve made some great friends along the way. It really cheers me up being able to share a joke or two!
I love working with plants and feel I have learnt so much from Mayfield Garden Centre. Spending time around nature and greenery can really help you to feel better.
Everyone is so friendly and helpful. You’ll be based within Mayfield Park and it’s so peaceful and relaxing. You’ll learn about so many different plants in a friendly and welcoming environment.
The team at Mayfield have helped me to believe in myself, the experience has given my confidence a boost, and when I reflect on it, its given me hope.