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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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.

3 October 2014

Got greenfingers and want to help?

Thrive is looking for new volunteers to help at its gardens in Beech Hill just a few miles south of Reading, Berkshire.

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.

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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