Thrive Birmingham

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 four 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

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:

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

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 why 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:

Horticultural Training Centre
Kings Heath Park
B14 7TQ

0121 293 4531