Thrive Birmingham

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

There are places on our Life After Stroke for stroke survivors who want to continue their recovery after completing their rehabilitation with NHS Community Rehabilitation Teams.

The benefits of Life After Stroke 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 horticulture sessions to a core group of gardeners with varying needs 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.

VEG BOXES: We sell fresh vegetable boxes and visitors to Kings Heath Park can pick up a box on a Friday. (On hold until Spring 2017). Our friends at Chiltern Seeds provided all the seeds to grow the produce.

GARDEN TOURS: Visit the former TV gardens in Kings Heath Park where we work Fridays from March 31st (to October 27th) at 11am and 1pm. Phone to book or take a chance on the day.

PLANT SALES: Fridays (from March 31st to October 27th) - 11am-noon and 1pm-2pm
Wednesdays (from April 26th to June 21st) - 1pm-2pm
Mondays (from June 5th to August 21st) - 1:30pm - 2:30pm

BBC GARDENERS' WORLD LIVE 2016:
We won a silver medal for our 'Life Changing Garden'. Read about it here and we are back again in 2017...watch this space!

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

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
: Thrive Birmingham is fortunate to work in the former TV gardens (once used by Gardeners' World and Pebble Mill at One) – 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 holding volunteer taster days, the 2nd Monday of each month, starting in February 2017, 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
Birmingham
B14 7TQ

0121 293 4531

07585 954031

birmingham@thrive.org.uk