Therapeutic horticulture

Behind the garden walls of Mayfield Park in Southampton, we have an inviting and tranquil green space that provides a wonderful backdrop for our Wellbeing Services. Mayfield Garden Centre and Cafe provides a supportive, therapeutic environment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. We welcome all members of the community and will empower individuals to improve their wellbeing through therapeutic programmes, connecting with horticulture and nature.

A person's hands planting a seedling in soil

What is Wellbeing? 

Wellbeing is about feeling good on the inside and on the outside. It's something we all need to think about, especially during these difficult times, and we can provide you with the tools to help you get back on track. Everyone has their own way of dealing with the day to day pressures that life brings, whether that is baking, reading, being at one with nature or playing sport. Here at Mayfield we understand that each person is different, and that is what makes our wellbeing services so special.

Mayfield Wellbeing Centre at Mayfield Garden Centre and Cafe is friendly and welcoming with an informal atmosphere, making it a great place to meet others. Our programmes are designed to help individuals towards recovery. We also offer private and confidential emotional support, and one-to-one help to raise aspirations, goals and ambitions. Our aim is to develop and reinforce people‚Äôs strengths while they try to achieve their goals in their journey towards recovery.

You don't have to have a diagnosed mental health issue to access our programmes. You could be experiencing mental health issues, wanting to increase physical, social and community activity, develop new skills or want to learn more about overall wellbeing.

To find out more about our 2023/24 programmes please email:

of people said Mayfield has improved their mental health.
of people feel their skills have improved as a result of accessing Mayfield's services.
Of our profits are ploughed back into helping people with mental health issues...

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