In just two years, Jason 'The Cloud Gardener' has gone from moving into an 18th-floor apartment, struggling with his mental health and having little to no gardening experience, to having his own balcony exhibition at Chelsea Flower Show. If you were in any doubt of what this might mean to Jason, watch this video of his live reaction. His tears say it all.
After Jason's first visit to Thrive's Reading centre, no one could say enough nice things about him. Staff, volunteers and client gardeners all approached Jason to get to know him more. Having spent time with him, we all know Jason is a special person who is going to make waves in the world of gardening, and we are going to support him as best we can on his journey.
We will support Jason at Chelsea Flower Show by sending enthusiastic Thrive staff and volunteers to help him at his balcony exhibition called 'The Cirrus Garden'. Everyone involved has been added to Jason's rota, and we will be there to help him through the 12+ hour days for over a week including preparation of the exhibition.
Jason will in turn be talking about his partnership with Thrive during the week and spreading the word about how we use gardening to change people's lives. We'll also have some leaflets available for people to read at the balcony exhibition.
Want to read more about Jason's journey? Use the link below.