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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15 January 2015

Robin Hood helps us Thrive!

There are two wonderful events being held in February that support Thrive. A pantomime in the village of Swallowfield (oh yes there is!) and a folk, blue and jazz night in Beech Hill. Get your tickets now!

9 January 2015

New Year, time to volunteer?

What could you do in 2015? Ever thought about volunteering? We are looking foir new volunteers to join our friendly team in Battersea Park, London.

29 December 2014

Brian Hughes - Thrive volunteer

Brian has been helping at Thrive for just over four years. Read what it means to him and us.

18 December 2014

Meet Kathryn

Thrive chief executive Kathryn Rossiter featured in The English Garden Magazine towards the end of 2014 - if you missed the feature, have a read here.

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.

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