A group of our client gardeners from Thrive in Berkshire had a brilliant time at Notcutts Garden Centre near Oxford recently.
Notcutts have supported Thrive for more than a year, funding a bursary to train people to become horticultural therapists and more recently donating the proceeds from their evening talks on flower arranging.
But as well as hosting the talks, Notcutts, Oxford really wanted to get to know some of our client gardeners and invited us along to spend the day at the centre.
Sam Mallett, outdoor manager at Notcutts, arranged for the team from Thrive to create their very own wildlife garden area which can be admired by everyone who visits the popular garden centre in Nuneham Courtenay.
Vicki, one of the hort therapists at Thrive who went along with the gardeners said: "We couldn't have been made more welcome, it was just lovely.
"Sam had created some tasks for us to do, potting on plants in order to create a little wildlife garden. She encouraged everyone to think about what would be good to include to encourage wildlife and we were invited to look around the garden centre to see what we could find ourselves.
"There was a table all set up for us, a welcome sign when we arrived and refreshments. It couldn't have been a better day and wonderfully inclusive for all the gardeners."