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All the knowledge, ideas and inspiration from our Carry on Gardening website can now be found on the Get Gardening section of this website.

At Thrive, we want to help people make the most of the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening.

You may have visited our Carry on Gardening website in the past. It was launched in 2003 as a place to share our decades of expertise in gardening with a disability or barrier. Through Carry on Gardening, we have been able to help many people start or continue gardening for wellbeing. More than 1.2 million people visited the website since its launch.

Over the last few years, we have been making plans to revamp Carry on Gardening. We wanted to create a new home for our information that:

  • Meets modern website accessibility standards
  • Has a clean, appealing design
  • Is personalised, so people can find advice to suit them
  • Uses clear, simple, encouraging language
  • Remains full of great advice on adapting gardening for different health conditions

In 2020, we secured funding for the project from the Peter Sowerby Foundation. This was so important and allowed us to move forward with our plans.

Following many months of development, the new Get Gardening section of our Thrive website launched in July 2022. We repeatedly tested it along the way – which some of you helped with – and were pleased to hear feedback like this:

“This is something I can understand … this information is for people like me, it’s easy to understand and doesn’t overwhelm me.”

Sandra, website testing respondent

Following the launch of Get Gardening, our Carry on Gardening website has now been retired. Thank you to everyone who contributed to it or benefitted from it over the years. We hope you continue to make the most of the opportunities of gardening and nature through our information.

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