Binsted, Walberton and Fleurie Nursery are involved in local and national charity work, and in bringing together the local community. Each year, surplus Spring bulbs are donated to community groups and charities locally, which add a bit of colour to the local area. We are often approached to donate plants to raise money at local fayres and fund raisers and are happy to be involved. Binsted have sponsored the Binsted Arts Festival, whose overall theme is rural life in Sussex, and celebrates the Binsted countryside.
Nursery staff help to sell our plants to raise money for local charities at the Binsted Strawberry Fair. The Fair is a well-attended, traditional event, whose proceeds go to causes such as Binsted Church repairs and Sussex Search and Rescue. Together with the Farplants Group, all Tristram Plants nurseries are also proud Platinum Partners of Perennial, the only UK charity dedicated to helping people who work in horticulture when times get tough. Throughout the pandemic of 2020 and 2021, Tristram Plants donated surplus stock to enable Perennial fundraisers to raise around £13,000 at a time when fundraising activities across the nation hit an all time low.
Proprietor Mike Tristram has founded and thanks to the nurseries is able to support two local charities, Maves (Mid Arun Valley Environmental Survey) and Sussex Traditions, and maintains the community website for Binsted Village. We support local schools including the Community Playcentre at Walberton with plants to sell for their fundraising.