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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2 December 2014

Give the gift of gardening this Christmas

Two years ago when Melanie came to Thrive, she was, in her own words, a different person; but since gardening with us her life has improved. Read her story.

7 November 2014

Winter in the garden

We’re just a few days into November and have already experienced a few frosts and the long-term forecast is of a harsh winter. So apart from gardening indoors during the winter (we’ll show you how) what can you do to take care of your plants in Arctic conditions?

5 November 2014

Gardening changes veteran's life

Thrive has been helping veterans like Andy Gollop in Birmingham gain new skills, knowledge and confidence to get his life back on track thanks to a project funded by The Royal British Legion.

17 October 2014

Royal seal of approval for Battersea

Thrive's Royal Patron HRH Princess Alexandra, has officially opened our new centre in Battersea Park.

10 October 2014

See the difference we are making

Read about the way our work is helping people and making a positive difference to their lives in our latest report.

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  • 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