The Greenhouse Blog

Every Thursday we post a blog to encourage and bless you.  From musings on spiritual truths to sharing what we have learned from others, team members write from the heart to help you see God's truth for yourself in a new way. Read this weeks here. Read more


Book a stay with us here at the Greenhouse Christian Centre in Dorset. You can book online, over the phone or send us an email enquiry, Read more

The House

Built in the 1850s this classic Victorian home between Poole and Bournemouth is now your family home. Easily accessible and close to both award winning beaches and the New Forest, this is your perfect South Coast getaway. Read more


We have a range of options for you if you want to visit on your own. From just some time away from the everyday, led retreats, quiet days and worship events - there's something for everyone. Read more


The house, grounds and location are perfect for a variety of day or residential events - church weekends away, leadership training courses, prayer and teaching events, school groups, business conferences and even family reunions. Take a look at what we have on offer and come and join us soon! Read more


Our heart is to see leaders be as effective as possible so you can lead God's people well. Therefore if you are in Full-Time Christian Senior Leadership then you can come and stay at The Greenhouse for free*. It's that simple! Read more

Single Rooms

Simple, well appointed single rooms starting at £27pppn Read more

Twin Rooms

Bright and airy Twin rooms starting at £22pppn Read more

Double Rooms

Warm and welcoming Doubles starting at £32pppn Read more


Breakfast is served buffet style with options for a continental breakfast, full-english and home-made porridge. You have the choice of fresh fruit juices, filter coffee and a selection of teas. View a more detailed breakfast online. Read more


Our lunches include a choice of light bites such as goat's cheese and red onion salad or smoked salmon salad with lemon mayonnaise. If you are feeling a little more hungry why not go for something more substantial, such as the chorizo sausage roll with chips and peas or a jacket potato with choice of topping. View a full sample lunch menu online. Read more


Dinner is served by our on-site chefs, who cook up delicious meals each day of the week. You might want to try the beef bourguignon with chive mashed potatoes or maybe the honeyed crispy duck with sauté potatoes. Our sample menu can be found online. Read more

Swimming Pool

Nothing beats going for an early morning swim or enjoying sunset on the poolside. Open from May until September, this heated pool is a treasure to enjoy. So get your swimwear on and feel refreshed by a few lengths. Please Note: All swimmers must be accompanied. Read more


The Greenhouse is an oasis of prayer, worship and encounter. Our aim is that people will come here and meet with God. ​At the heart of this ministry is our chapel and its routine of daily services. ​The Chapel is open 24 hours a day and you are welcome to use it any time. Read more


The garden is lovingly tended and has its own prayer walk. A great space for quiet reflection, admiring God's creation and having fun. We have a summerhouse, a pond and of course a greenhouse! Read more


We have a number of different lounges, from places to enjoy quiet reflection and prayer to rooms able to seat much larger numbers of up to 50. There are rooms with art materials, TV and tea and coffee making facilities as well as rooms ideal for relaxing or hosting larger meetings. Read more

Local Area

A Wealth of Dorset Tradition, Geography and History, Just 2 Hours From London. Stay at The Greenhouse Christian Centre in Poole, Dorset, and you’ll find yourself 5 minutes' drive from beautiful beaches, all amidst the countryside of Thomas Hardy and Enid Blyton. Read more

Meet the team

Our team at The Greenhouse Christian Centre is made up of over 20 staff who are all here to help serve you and serve the Lord through their work. We are a Christian team who meet together to pray and worship on a regular basis and we warmly welcome you to come and spend time with us. Read more

Friends of The Greenhouse

If you have loved your time at The Greenhouse then why not join our network of Friends right across the UK and beyond? Our Vision is to Grow a Community of 2000 Friends by 2020 and you can help it happen! Read more

Jobs and Volunteering

Our community is made up of both residential and off-site team members and we are often looking for vibrant new people to join us. Find out our latest job opportunities here. Read more

Statement of Faith

We believe that Christians are not just called to be saved but to grow in maturity, ready to do good works that God has planned for us to do. We try to help all our guests grow so when they leave us they will be encouraged and activated to serve Jesus. Our programme is built around three key words:  Restore, Equip, Connect. Read more


We are enormously grateful to all of our supporters; you enable real lives to be nurtured and grown. At The Greenhouse we support those most in need, providing them with rest, love, encouragement, training or simply a place to stay. There are three main ways to give to our work below:​​ Bursary Fund, General Fund or Legacy Giving. Read more

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