Garden Projects

We run gardening programmes at our four regional centres and in the community. Gardeners can study for a qualification as we are a City & Guilds approved centre.

Our gardens in Beech Hill, near Reading, Berkshire

Tips for Easier Gardening

Improve access in the garden and find low maintenance solutions. Whatever your age or ability, we show you how to carry on gardening.

“Therapy through gardening is a powerful tool. It help me accept the fact I’d had a stroke and come to terms with it,” Ian, stroke survivor

Training, Education & Consultancy

With over 35 years experience, Thrive are the experts in training people to use social and therapeutic horticulture to help others:

“I have come back to our garden with loads of ideas and a real burst of enthusiasm to move our project forward,” Chris, Hort Therapist
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We use gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

Meet our gardeners


The team at Thrive made Stuart realise that the stroke was over, life wasn't. 


People with disabilities can face loneliness and lack opportunities that most of us take for granted.


Isolated through mental health for years read how Thrive helped John.


Phil is living with Alzheimer's and finds that gardening has helped him in so many ways.