About Us

Meet the team


Alison has over 20 years experience in horticulture, conservation and supporting people to learn new skills. Alison has worked on our current site for 14 years and was a main reason that Newfields opened in 2016. Alison is most probably the most patient person you will meet. If you want to learn how to grow plants and enjoy your day, come and join Alison.


Christine is a hard worker. She supervises our arts and crafts group, works in our greenhouses and sometimes takes the Garden Maintenance Team out to do work in the truck. Christine likes a laugh and has lots of ideas for the Arts and Crafts group. Christine likes small dogs and bright colours.


Matthew supervises the Garden Maintenance Team. He drives our tipper truck and works hard in the community. Along with Alison he set up Newfields in January 2016, having worked at the site for 9 years. Matthew has over 25 years in landscaping and general maintenance. If you want to learn skills like fencing, mowing, painting and lots more, come and join Matthew.


"Great service. They will do whatever you want and try their hardest to meet your needs. I now have a garden I am very proud of and I can't wait to show it off to everyone!" K.S. A Garden Maintenance Customer.

"I enjoy coming here. I have done a painting. I have friends here." C.P. An arts and crafts team member.

"I like it a lot. I love it here. I'm always ready in the morning to come to Newfields" A.S. An arts and crafts team member.

"I like it here, helping with the plants. I like growing vegetables from seeds. I have good friends here. I ask how Newfields is doing and if we are selling lots of plants." T.S. a gardener.