Welcome to Thrive, a national charity working to help people living with a disability or mental ill health transform their lives through gardening.

Thrive uses horticultural therapy to bring about profound transformations in the lives of disabled people. We champion the benefits of gardening, carry out research, train professionals and offer practical solutions so that anyone with a disability can enjoy gardening

  • Thrive's tips for disabled gardeners
  • Our garden projects

If you have a disability or just find gardening difficult, we have got some excellent advice for you.

Services for Professionals

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4 April 2014

New centre in Battersea opens

Our new building in Battersea Park is open for business! A fantastic new functional and sustainable space for our gardeners, staff and volunteers.

4 April 2014

From gardening to farming

When funded projects come to an end Thrive helps and encourages gardeners to find other places to volunteer and we've been delighted to make new friends at Vauxhall City Farm in London.

7 March 2014

Spring is in the air...

Hurray – spring is with us. Such an optimistic time of the year! Let’s hope we can all get out into the garden once again, put the storms behind us (hopefully) and embrace nature. We have some top tips about what you can do over the next few months in your garden and share what our gardeners are doing.

25 February 2014

New centre in Battersea nears completion

We are due to have the keys to our new centre in Battersea Park during the first week of March. The rain has caused a few issues but the end is in sight and we couldn't be more delighted.

4 February 2014

Helping design and create a Reflective Garden

We are delighted to be continuing our great relationship with The National Trust and have been advising them on the design of their new Reflective Garden to commemorate the First World War at Sandham Memorial Chapel in Hampshire.

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