New Leaf flowersNew Leaf incorporates the following services:

New Leaf Plant Nursery
Sowing the seeds of recovery
Established in 1990, Hillcrest Growers is a commercial wholesale/retail plant nursery, producing a wide range of plants for the public and private sector. You will become part of the team within a comfortable, caring environment, and will be able to learn and develop horticultural skills including plant production and dispatch. We also offer opportunities to learn grounds maintenance skills using a wide variety of machinery in a positive nurturing nursery.

New Leaf Catering
The café offers a varied, interesting and enjoyable environment not only to learn new culinary skills but to also gain many transferable trade and life skills. We use fresh food and cook all dishes with the view that everything should be as healthy and nutritious as possible. New Leaf has meeting rooms and a conference facility so there are ample opportunities to learn all aspects of catering and hospitality.

Fields with yellow flowers at New LeafWood Works
Bringing wood to life
Wood works offer opportunities to learn basic woodworking skills at entry and intermediate levels. This practically based training will include Health and Safety, instruction in the use of a wide range of hand tools, making various wood joints used in the woodwork trades and applying these skills to produce a finished item. Our workshop produces products for the commercial market, and bespoke commissions for sale to the public. People will be involved throughout the process, and be part of the team manufacturing, delivering and installing items.


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The positive feedback that the instructors give, has helped build my confidence, and given me belief that I can do something well. I have become more confident in communicating with people, and can be more open and at ease.


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