We are dedicated and passionate about the health benefits that gardening, horticulture and spending time in nature can bring and our aim is to ensure that people with varying needs have the opportunity to access therapeutic gardening and horticulture programmes, wherever they live, and are actively encouraged to use gardening as part of their personal health and wellbeing management.
We have over 40 years’ experience of an approach called social and therapeutic horticulture (STH), where trained horticultural therapists work with plants and people to improve an individual’s physical and psychological health, communication and social skills.
Gardening can bring profound positive change, from improvements in physical and mental well-being to gaining skills, knowledge and abilities.
We work in a variety of ways:
We support and work with a wide range of people... people who have a physical or learning disability; people with mental health support needs; people who may have sensory loss or autism; people with age-related conditions such as dementia, heart problems, diabetes or stroke survivors and also young people who have social, emotional or behavioural difficulties.
Find out more about who we help and meet some of our client gardeners.
I find Thrive a very inspiring place to spend time. I believe that it’s not just the plants that thrive here, but the people who come here tooImogen - client gardener, London
Thrive can help if you:
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