Courses and Workshops

Thrive offer a variety of training and education opportunities ranging from introductory workshops to accredited, higher education qualifications. Our programme is delivered from a number of venues across England - in Reading, London and Birmingham.

Thrive's courses are designed to invite participants to progress along a path of learning. You do not necessarily need to begin training at one particular point. Some will study more than one course at each point along the path. And others will move more quickly along the pathway.

To make the most of our training and ensure you get the best possible value from our programme please call 0118 988 5688 or email and speak to a friendly member of our team today!


Below is a list of our current and upcoming training opportunities.

You can also view our courses in one simple document by downloading a copy of our latest Training Prospectus

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Step into Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

Specialist Knowledge Courses

Our one-day courses focus on the management, design and delivery of therapeutic gardens and programmes.

Our two-day courses focus on programmes for specific disability groups.

One-Day Courses:


Understanding Disability in Garden Design


Outcome Measurements - demonstrate your impact


Setting up a social and therapeutic horticulture project


New courses for 2018

 Connecting people with Dementia to
nature and gardens
   Building resilience using nature

Two-Day Courses:


Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with mental health support needs


Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to benefit people with learning disabilities


Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture with older people with specific support needs


Using Social and Therapeutic Horticulture with children and young people


A therapeutic approach to gardening in schools with children and young people with SEND


  CPD and Networking Events NEW Online Courses                 STH courses in Ireland


Thriving Together CPD and Networking Event

Online Courses (opens in a new window)  Hosted STH courses in Ireland

Further Information

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For further information, please read our Training FAQs

Speak to one of us by contacting the Training and Education team on 0118 988 5688 or by emailing


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