Thrive runs garden and park projects nationally. We have gardens in Beech Hill near Reading, Berkshire, and also in Battersea Park, London. Additionally we are redeveloping park areas in Kings Heath Park, Birmingham and Saltwell Park, Gateshead, as part of a programme for recovery and rehabilitation of ex-forces personnel. For details of this Royal British Legion supported project, click here
| Trunkwell Gardens, Berkshire
|| Battersea, London
|| Midlands & North East
For more information about Thrive's garden projects, please call the project directly.
Our horticultural therapists use gardening to help people improve their health and well being, increase their confidence and self esteem, improve their psychological health, make friends, learn new skills and connect to nature which promotes recovery from stress and helps restore the ability to focus attention.
Most Thrive gardeners are referred by Social Services or come to us through a professional such as their GP. We also welcome people who come to Thrive independently.
In the the community we visit stroke groups in the South East and we have a Lottery funded project called Sow and Grow where we bring people together to garden inside village halls and libraries in Berkshire, Hampshire and South Oxfordshire. Find out more about this project here.
Thrive also holds the database of around 900 garden projects in the UK and we can put you in touch with a project in your local area.
There are many different types of garden project but they all use a garden setting and activities to benefit people’s lives. Projects are located on allotments, in community gardens or at nurseries, hospitals and even prisons. The services and support offered varies according to the setting and needs of the disabled people attending the project.
Contact our information service for details on garden projects across the UK. Email us here or phone 0118 988 5688.
For more information on our community gardening project Sow and Grow, click here.
If you would like to know more about our work in the community please get in touch with our team in Berkshire, or you live in London, contact our Battersea Garden Project - details above.