Green Canteen

Established in 2012, The Green Canteen Community Garden Centre is a garden centre with a difference. Developed with the support of Watford Community Housing Trust, it is a social enterprise run by the charity Hertfordshire Mind Network.

Often described as a hidden oasis in the Meriden, the Green Canteen is a welcoming community hub, an outdoor space where you can shop for plants and gifts, meet your friends or just pop in and see what they are up to. 

The purpose of the Green Canteen is to promote positive mental and physical health to everyone involved. It provides volunteering opportunities and support to individuals who are experiencing mental health problems, as well as to the wider community.

The Centre sells a great range of plants, hanging baskets, and shrubs all year round and, in the summer months, you can buy seasonal vegetables, salads and herbs all grown on site by the Green Canteen volunteers. 

The shop has a great range of unique hand crafted, reclaimed and recycled products including bird boxes and small furniture. It sells a range of gifts, cards, books and gardening items all at bargain prices.


In the warmer weather, arrange to meet your friends somewhere different and enjoy the pretty

surroundings. Refreshments and cakes are available in the outdoor seating area.

All profits that are made at the Green Canteen are reinvested into the project.

The Green Canteen is always keen to develop relationships and partnerships with organisations and local groups. 


Gardening courses, workshops and bespoke courses are available throughout the year. 

The Green Canteen holds and attends regular events and fairs to raise awareness for the project and showcase the work they do.  

The Green Canteen is situated at 24 – 26 Garsmouth Way, Meriden, Watford, WD25 9DR

It is open Monday – Friday from 9am to 4pm

If you would like further information please do not hesitate to contact:

Caron Brennan on 02037 273605 or email


Check out their Facebook page  / Let’s Talk Green Canteen Community Garden Centre

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