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Garden Projects

Bridewell Organic Gardens  

Deen City Farm Morden, South London  

Lindengate, Buckinghamshire

Spadework Nursery, Kent 

Stallcombe House 

Your Space Sutton

Gardening, horticulture and environmental organisations  

Allotments Regeneration Initiative 
Partnership between the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG), the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (FCFCG) and QED Allotments Group.

Botanic Gardens Education Network
BGEN promotes and advances the delivery of education in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education in Britain and Ireland.

Promotes practical conservation work with volunteers.

Fieldfare Trust
Promotes access to the countryside and environmental education for people with disabilities.

Gardening for Disabled Trust

Gives grants to people all over the UK in order that they may continue to garden, despite disability or advancing illness.

Grow to eat

A horticultural discount scheme consisting of a booklet, website and bimonthly newsletters.

National training organisation for the land based sector.

Learning through Landscapes 
Working to transform the educational landscape. 

Mark Lane Garden Designer
Mark designs gardens with a full understanding of the requirements of disabled people.

Perennial – Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society 
UK charity dedicated to helping horticulturists in need, providing a range of support services for those who are working in, have worked in or retired from the industry.

Royal Horticultural Society

Sensory Gardens by Elizabeth Heard

The Sensory Trust
Communicate between disability groups and environmental organisations.

Social Firms UK 
Businesses set up specifically to create employment for disabled people.

The Tree Council 
Promote the planting and conservation of trees and woods.

Overseas horticultural therapy

Allergy free gardening
Site promoting a book but includes useful links.  Copy of book in Thrive library at Reading.

American Horticultural Therapy Association (USA)    

Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association

Gesellschaft fur gartenbau und therapie (Germany - English version of the website)

Garden Forever

Kevin Heinze Grow

Many links to gardening information for different needs.

Gardening Launchpad (USA)
Gardening links site with a section on horticultural therapy.


Garden tools for all ages and abilities.

Global Garden (Australia) 
Guidance to gardening within your capabilities and degree of mobility.

Greenweb (Australia) 
Horticultural Therapy Association of Victoria are a contributor to Greenweb.

Greenleaf Industries (USA)
Horticultural sheltered workshop including retail nursery.

Horticultural Therapy Institute 
Denver, Colorado.

Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW (Australia)  

I can garden (Canada)

Melwood Training Center (USA)

Provide greater choices for independent living.  See the 'Internships' section for information on horticultural therapy.

People Plant Council (USA)

Plants for People (Netherlands)   

Windowbox (US) 
Provide useful information on growing in containers and give a percentage of their profits to community gardens.  Have horticultural therapy links.


Growing Together
A three year research project promoting social inclusion, health and well-being for vulnerable adults through the use of horticulture and gardening.

Other UK sites of interest


Action for Blind People
Provide free and confidential support for blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of their lives.

Information for disabled people, including shopping online.

Disabled Living Foundation 
Aim to make everyday life easier for disabled people, older people and carers.   
Links to information for people with disabilities.

Disability Rights Commission   
Aim is to eliminate discrimination against disabled people.  Extensive range of links.

Focus on Disability 
Address information of many disability organisations. 

Gardening for the Disabled Resource
Website owned and run by people with disabilities.

Gardens and People
Written by disabled people for disabled people, championed by Christine Walkden.

Gardening Grants: Get Help With Gardening


Charity that provides one-off technical aids for disabled people.



Shaw Trust   
National charity helping disabled and disadvantaged people to find employment and training opportunities.

The National Talking Newspapers and Magazines (TNAUK)
A charity which brings print to life by transcribing a wide variety of popular newspapers and magazines into a range of accessible formats for blind, visually-impaired and print-disabled people. 

Learning Difficulties

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

Department of Health: Learning Disabilities First Step Trust 
Project to provide employment.

Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties

Mental Health

The Alzheimer's Society 
Provides care and research for people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.

Dementia Services Development Centre 
University of Stirling

Dementia Voice 
Blackberry Hill Hospital, Manor Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2EW.

Department of Health: National Directory for Mental Health 

Provides online feedback forms for opinions on mental health treatment.

The London Centre for Dementia Care

The London Centre for Dementia Care focus on the continuing development of good practice in dementia care in London.

Mental Health Foundation


rethink severe mental illness 

Sainsbury Centre 
Researches the impact of policy changes on mental health services and evaluates and develops innovative projects.

Older People

Age UK

Centre for Policy on Ageing

Also runs a service called AgeInfo. 

General Interest

Berkshire Community Foundation 
Website for charities in Berkshire.  BCT has provided funding for Thrive Trunkwell Garden Project.

Community Gardening Projects

Website celebrating community gardening projects in the UK

Direct Gov
Public services all in one place.

Ethical Junction 
Aim to develop and expand the ethical sector through professional support and promotion of member organisations.

Kings Fund
Research and development to bring about better health policies and services.

National Electronic Health Library   
NHS website to give easy access to knowledge which can support healthcare related decisions.

Not the National Information Forum
Encourage the provision of accessible information to anyone disadvantaged in gaining information.

Information for the voluntary sector.