Thrive Birmingham

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

The benefits of gardening with us include improved physical 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 for more information.

Students from two local special needs schools attend our Grow and Learn programme and study City & Guilds Level 1 in Practical Horticulture Skills. Students from our Grow and Learn programme designed a garden called 'Garden of Celebration' and won a 'Silver Merit Medal' at BBC Gardeners World Live  in 2018.

We also provide general social and therapeutic horticulture sessions to gardeners with varying needs. If you think this would benefit you or someone you know, please get in touch.

Women's-only garden group - Gardening for Good Health is a pilot programme that we have developed to support women who have experienced domestic and/or sexual violence, or rape and we have spaces on this.

It takes place in a secure area of Kings Heath Park and the aim is to use therapeutic gardening sessions to help women who have experienced these crimes, to help them rebuild their lives and regain confidence in a social environment. More details here. Read an article about the project here. 

*** URGENT: Volunteers needed in Birmingham ***

Thrive Birmingham is looking for more volunteers to help out during the week to support our therapists, but we have a particular need for the following:

Gardening for Good Health Programme at Kings Heath Park
Every Tuesday starting on October 10, 2017, 9.30am – 3.30pm 
We need female volunteers to who will be working with women who have suffered domestic violence or sexual abuse. Details here.

Grow & Learn programme
Every Tuesday and Wednesday during school term time.
Working with students aged 14-19 with physical and learning disabilities to support our therapists between 9.30am – 3.30pm.

Admin support at Kings Heath Park
Monday and Wednesday between 9am – 3pm
Knowledge of MS Office and Excel essential and being able to research information on the internet.

TV gardeners needed
Thrive Birmingham is fortunate to work in the former TV gardens (once used by Gardeners' World) – but we need your help to maintain them! 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 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. Read about volunteering is good for your health! 


Garden tours
Visit the former TV gardens in Kings Heath Park. Tours lasts 20 minutes and give a history of the TV gardens,
 information about Thrive and the programmes we run. The tours are free but donations are welcome and you should book onto them by calling the office on 0121 293 4531.

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