Whether recovering from a stroke, cancer or surgery, or living with a long term condition like diabetes or multiple sclerosis, people experiencing a life-changing health condition can experience the joy of gardening and increase the motivation and confidence to regain or maintain an active, healthy and independent life.
Trained horticultural therapists create seasonally appropriate gardening tasks with typical activities including seed sowing, propagation and potting on and planting out, planting salad/herb containers to encourage healthy eating, or craft activities eg Christmas wreaths.
Recruitment to the programme is on a rolling basis with beneficiaries attending for 6 months before being signposted to further opportunities.
People on the programme benefit from:
Sessions run on Mondays from the Thrive Main Garden in Battersea Park.