Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This process is known as social and therapeutic horticulture (STH).

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  • Our garden projects

If you have a disability or just find gardening difficult, we have got some excellent advice for you on our Carry on Gardening website.

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5 August 2014

Thrive teams up with Boursin® to renovate part of the Herb Garden

Rosie Boycott, chair of London Food, officially launched the partnership between Thrive and Boursin® to renovate part of the Herb Garden in Battersea Park and help more than 50 disabled and /or disadvantaged Londoners.

5 August 2014

Record breaking flower show

There was glorious weather and a record-breaking turnout for our annual summer flower show at Trunkwell Gardens, Beech Hill, near Reading.

22 July 2014

Thrive's glorious gardens on national television

We were delighted to have a visit from the Good Morning Britain weather presenter Laura in July which showcased our lovely gardens in Beech Hill to the whole of the UK. Did you watch on Monday? (July 21)

1 July 2014

David Domoney joins us as an ambassador

Popular TV gardener David Domoney is urging proud gardeners to host a garden party.

2 July 2014

Summer gardening tips

Our gardens are looking glorious at the moment and here are some top tips that our disabled gardeners would like to share with you.

Publications and Information
  • Horticulture as therapy
  • Health well-being and social inclusion
  • Thrive Promotional Video
  • Evidence, messages and learnings
  • Getting on with growing food
  • Harnessing the mood-boosting power of gardening
  • Green Care White Care Video