Losing someone special is always a sad time - leaving a gift in their memory can be a wonderful way of remembering and celebrating their life.

Help us remember your loved one this Christmas

We would like to remember and pay a special tribute to your loved one this Christmas by placing a personalised bauble on our memory tree.

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Asking friends and family to make a donation to Thrive in lieu of flowers is a beautiful way to remember a loved one and to celebrate their life as a garden lover. It can be comforting to know that each donation made in their memory helps to ensure that we carry on changing lives through gardening.

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You can tell us who you are donating in memory of on our form


Thrive has been using social and therapeutic horticulture and gardening since 1979, we are dedicated and passionate about the health benefits that gardening and spending time in nature can bring. By choosing Thrive, you are supporting many of our client gardeners, gardeners like Camilla.

“At a time when fear is all around us, my garden has been such a haven. A daily joy, a weekly hope, a lifelong pleasure….a shelter from the storms. Then one day, the storm came to my haven, and I lost my godfather to COVID-19.

He was an amazing man – a glorious lifeforce, eccentric, strong-willed, yet truly kind: a gentleman, in the real sense of the world

An in memory supporter

We are so grateful for every donation we receive, but donations in memory of a loved one are even more special.

David Rowell

David had always had a passion for horticulture and agriculture, so when he passed away his family chose to remember him by donating in his memory to Thrive.

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David Rowell

Our in memory trees are a special and enduring way to commemorate a loved one. Placed in the courtyard of our Reading gardens, each tree is planted especially for you and your family. You will receive a photo of the tree being planted and will be able to visit on our Open Days.

When Jean passed away last year, Lesley and her brothers chose Thrive to honour Jean’s memory by having a dessert apple tree planted in the Thrive garden.

Jean in memory

My brothers and I immediately felt pleased to have found Thrive to donate to in memory of our mother, a charity that makes a positive difference to peoples’ lives through gardening.


“We’re sure that our mother would have agreed with us and been staggered at the generosity of her family and friends”.

Contact us today if you'd like to find out more about reserving an in memory tree.

Please note that we ask for a minimum donation of £500 for in memory trees.

A Tribute Fund is a dedicated online place where you, your family, and friends can remember someone special, share their life stories, celebrate their birthdays, and recap over special memories, whilst also supporting Thrive.

Thrive has partnered up with ‘Much Loved’ an online platform that helps you build your free and personalised memorial.

Get in touch

If you would like to learn more about setting up a tribute fund, request funeral collection envelopes, or to simply just have a chat about our in memory donation options, please call us on 0118 988 5688 or use our form

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