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Stud Nursery – in Partnership with Historic Royal Palaces

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Stud Nursery – Kingston

Stud Nursery is situated in the grounds of Hampton Court, and is run with the support of Royal Historic Palaces. Our service users enjoy gardening activities such as growing vegetables and herbs, potting plants, planting bulbs and developing gardens for the seasons. There is a woodwork room where the service users can make different projects, such as bird boxes, hedgehog houses and insect hotels. Service users take part in all aspects of the woodwork process and get involved in the cutting, sanding and painting of projects. We also run an arts and crafts session daily, and have recently introduced outdoor cooking as an activity.

Homegrown and Handmade - produce from Stud Nursery

Homegrown and handmade – produce from Stud Nursery

Around 40 adults with learning disabilities currently access Stud Nursery weekly, each attending between 1 – 3 days per week.

Stud Nursery holds open days throughout the year which enables the public, family and friends be able to purchase plants, shrubs and woodwork items, and provides an opportunity for people who work so hard at Stud Nursery all year round to show off their skills.


We also keep chickens at Stud Nursery, and welcomed them into their new home in March 2017.  They are well settled now and part of the team at Stud Nursery. Our service users have enjoyed being involved with the daily care of the chickens.

 Banham hens

For any queries relating to Stud Nursery, please contact the Senior Coordinator, John Doran on