Welcome to
The Old Moat Garden Centre & Cafe

The Old Moat Garden Centre is part of Richmond Fellowship, a mental health charity.

Every purchase supports our work

As a charity, all of our profits from the garden centre and cafe directly fund the wellbeing services we run.

You’ll find all your garden essentials at The Old Moat; including a great selection of plants with many bedding plants grown on site.

Discover unique gifts and local products greetings cards, books, puzzles and toys, a fantastic range of soaps, candles and toiletries, and of course our fabulous café to enjoy.

What’s even better, is when you shop with us, you’ll feel good knowing your purchases directly support our charitable work, making a real difference!

Our Service

Our wellbeing service supports people in the way that works for them.

This includes training in horticulture or retailing or just the experience of team work in a supportive environment. which can help build confidence and provide a structure to daily life. Helping people to gain skills to better manage their mental ill health, developing the independence to move into mainstream community activities and reach personal goals along the way.

We provide support planning sessions allowing people to set goals personal to their own recovery and identify what support may be needed to help them meet their aspirations.

Whatever their goals, our team of staff and volunteers support their journey towards recovery.

To find out more about our wellbeing services and for referral information please click here.

At The Old Moat, we currently support over 50 people on their recovery journeys.

Support Our Work

You can support our work in a variety of ways.

Your support is vital for us to be able to continue to offer our services.


We would not be able to run our wellbeing service without the support and dedication of our team of over 50 volunteers. Our volunteers take on all sorts of roles, working closely to support people accessing our mental ill health wellbeing service.

Whether you are interested in volunteering in our vegetable patch and walled garden, helping making a difference to customers in our busy shop or café, we’d love to hear from you. Either click the link below and apply to volunteer, or if you have any questions, email us.


As a self funding charitable organisation, we put all our profits back into the wellbeing service we provide.

We rely on generous support from donations as well as fundraising, grants and legacies to top up our finances; to enable us to maintain our service and develop new wellbeing opportunities.


Whether meeting friends for coffee or treating yourself to lunch out, you’re sure to find something to tempt your taste buds in our café.

Serving hot and cold drinks, or our fresh smoothies, you’ll find mouth-watering cakes and pastries, perfect for an afternoon treat.

Our lunch menu includes paninis, and hearty soup as well as seasonal recipes and specials, or why not pop along for a jacket potato or freshly made salad?

Our café is dog friendly, and also caters to a variety of dietary needs; with gluten and dairy-free options available.

Many of the ingredients we use in our cafe are produced in our walled garden, grown by people using our service.

Our Homemade chocolate beetroot cake is a popular example of food made with our own produce and is made with fresh beetroot from our vegetable garden. Come and see what homemade cakes and food we have available today.