The Gates is a Brentwood based charitable horticultural project. We offer a unique oasis in the heart of the community.
Our aim is to value the most vulnerable people in society including those with a learning difficulty. Our dedicated team offer creative, social, educative and therapeutic activities in a safe and supportive environment.

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Our History
Since 2009 we have revamped, recycled and reinvigorated the old derelict Brentwood Borough plant nursery at the rear of the London Road Cemetery. Volunteers and participants can choose from a range of activities - including: horticulture, art and craft, woodwork, site maintenance and DIY, cooking, bee keeping and social/fundraising events.

We have grown considerably over the last ten years and made huge improvements to our site and activities offered - including the floral displays in Shenfield and Brentwood High Streets.

We host several fundraising events and activities throughout the year. Click HERE for our 2024 events calendar

Spring Plant Sale & BBQ
This is an opportunity to purchase a wide selection of plants, hanging baskets and homemade produce.

Summer BBQ and produce sale
An opportunity to buy a wide range of home- grown organic fruit and veg.

New for 2021!
We opened for The National Garden Scheme in May and August. The public were invited to walk around the site and visit various areas of interest: The Dell, The Sensory Walk, The Mosaic Garden, The Allotments, The Apiary, The Nursery and art themed gardens.

Christmas Gifts
Visitors were invited to purchase our creative Christmas decorations.

New Construction
Since the beginning of 'lockdown' we managed to secure planning permission for the redevelopment of our old outbuildings into a shiny new classroom/tearoom/social space. The redevelopment will allow us to continue to provide meaningful activities throughout the colder months.

We started with a revamp of the outside tea hut and BBQ area.

Work on the classroom was next. We started with the knock through of the old reception and storage.

The New Classroom

We are open
Tuesday 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wednesday 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Thursday 9:30AM - 2:30PM

Contact us
Mary Yiannoullou
Project Leader, The Gates

07887 742622
01277 226144

or via the Frontline office

Find us
London Road Cemetery
Brentwood, Essex CM14 4QW

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