Thrive Birmingham

Thrive delivers Social and Therapeutic Horticulture Projects in the former TV gardens in Kings Heath Park, Birmingham.

We have places for stroke survivors and people living with a brain injury on a new gardening programme.

The benefits of gardening with us include improved physical/neural health, strength and stamina, mobility, balance, fine and gross motor skills, better sleep, and a reduction in pain and sleep medication.  Please get in touch if you or someone you know might benefit from this.

We host students from two local special needs schools on our Grow and Learn programme.  All of our students are studying a City & Guilds Level 1 in Practical Horticulture Skills.  More here.

We provide general social and therapeutic horticulture sessions to a core group of gardeners with varying needs on who are making positive changes to their lives by taking part in social and therapeutic horticulture with Thrive. If you think this would benefit you or someone you know, please get in touch. We hold them Mondays and Thursdays.

In May 2017 we started a Sow and Grow programme bringing people together to garden with the aim of reducing social isolation.

NEW: Summer gardening clubs for children REGISTER NOW!

Thanks to support from Children In Need we're offering a series of summer garden activities for young people aged 7 to 15. Come and join us for pond dipping, bug hunting, growing seeds and lots of other fun and interesting activities. Read the news story.

Get in touch if you know a youngster who would like to join. Phone 0121 293 4531 during office hours, or email our team

GARDEN TOURS: Visit the former TV gardens in Kings Heath Park where we work every Friday from March 31st (to October 27th) at 11am and 1pm. Each tour lasts about 20 minutes and gives a history of the TV gardens, information about Thrive and the programmes we are running. The tours are free but donations are welcome and you should book onto them by calling the office on 0121 293 4531.

PLANT & VEG BOX SALES: Every Friday (to October 27th) - 11am-noon and 1pm-2pm

Every Monday (from June 5th to August 21st) - 1:30pm-2:30pm

Sales are at the gates to the TV gardens and all hosted by clients supported by volunteers.

We won a silver medal for our 'Life Changing Garden'. Read about it here

BBC GARDENERS WORLD LIVE 2017: Students from our Grow and Learn programme have designed a garden called 'Life and Times of Miss Potter'. Read about it here.

BENCH DONATION: Forest Garden donated a wonderful Cadiz Arbour seat to the gardens in memory of local man Nick McGrath. Full story here. 

: Thrive Birmingham is fortunate to work in the former TV gardens (once used by Gardeners' World) – but we need your help to maintain them! We are looking for volunteers to help between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday only.

Our office is based in the pavilion next to the Horticultural Training Centre in the park but the majority of our work takes place in the TV gardens.

Why not give volunteering a go? We are hold volunteer taster days, the second Monday of each month between 10:30 and 12:30pm.

Give the office a call on 0121 293 4531 for more information.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Days

Why not bring your team to Thrive, Birmingham for a fun and rewarding day? Spend time working with us in the fresh air and see how we use gardening to make positive changes to people's lives.
For more information about what we can offer your company click here.

For more information contact:

Amanda Fields
Horticultural Training Centre
Kings Heath Park
B14 7TQ

0121 293 4531

07585 954031