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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10 September 2014

Take on a challenge for Thrive

From running a race dressed as Bill and Ben or cycling from one end of the UK to the other, to holding a party in your garden for Thrive, the ways you can raise funds for us can be challenging, fun and diverse and we are here to help you all the way. And there’s not a cold bucket of ice in sight!

11 September 2014

Thrive helps with garden of reflection

Thrive has helped create a new garden of reflection at the National Trust’s Sandham memorial chapel in Hampshire to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.

9 September 2014

New trustee opportunities

Thrive is looking to recruit up to three new Trustees and a Chairman to work with the Chief Executive and Senior Managers to deliver our exciting new 5-year Strategy aimed at widening the reach of our services and building our financial health.

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.

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