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

Janine is full of smiles despite her disabilities. She has blossomed.

Military veteran Ray now has a brighter future. He gardens with us in Gateshead.

Graham has received his first ever qualification whilst at Thrive.