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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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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9 February 2015

Join our cycle team

Join our Pru RideLondon cycle team and help us to give more people who come to Thrive a brighter future.

5 February 2015

Garden project sows seeds of success

New spaces are available on our successful Sow and Grow gardening courses for the over 50s after a successful funding bid to the National Lottery.

3 February 2015

Ray's thriving after depression

A year ago when Ray came to Thrive, he was at a complete loss and couldn’t see a future for himself. Now Ray, from Gateshead, is the first veteran to arrive at our North East project.

9 January 2015

New Year, time to volunteer?

What could you do in 2015? Ever thought about volunteering? We are looking foir new volunteers to join our friendly team in Battersea Park, London.

29 December 2014

Brian Hughes - Thrive volunteer

Brian has been helping at Thrive for just over four years. Read what it means to him and us.

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