The gardening for health charity

We use gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

National Lottery Heritage Fund

Find out how we are using funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund to give our gardens in Birmingham a new lease of life, expand our programmes and open up to the public.

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How we help

We have over 40 years’ experience of an approach called social and therapeutic horticulture (STH), where trained horticultural therapists work with plants and people to improve an individual’s physical and psychological health, communication and thinking skills.

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Courses and training

We offer a variety of training and education opportunities - ranging from introductory workshops to extended learning. Our programme is delivered from a number of venues across England - Reading, London, Bristol and Birmingham, as well as online.

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Supporting World Menopause Month

October is World Menopause Month. Discover how gardening can help as part of a holistic approach to wellbeing.

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Monty Don
Mental or physical illness can strike any of us at any time, as I know only too well, but Thrive is working miracles, it is transforming people’s lives.
— Monty Don

Join the Gardening Club

We've created a new free resource to help people keep well at home - delivered straight to your inbox, the Gardening Club will offer tips to get the most out of your own garden.

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Double your donation today!

The Big Give is back! Any donations from now until 5th December will be matched. Visit our Big Give page today.

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