We are dedicated and passionate about the health benefits that gardening, horticulture and spending time in nature can bring. Our aim is to ensure that people with varying needs have the opportunity to access therapeutic gardening and horticulture programmes, wherever they live.
We actively encourage the use of gardening as part of personal health and wellbeing management.
We have over 40 years’ experience of an approach called social and therapeutic horticulture (STH). Through STH, 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. This can include improvements in physical and mental well-being plus gaining skills, knowledge and abilities.
We work in a variety of ways:
We support and work with a wide range of people. This includes people with physical or learning disabilities, mental health support needs, sensory loss, life-changing conditions such as stroke survivors and young people with 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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