The Therapy Garden is a horticulture and education charity that uses gardening to generate positive change.
Based at Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane, there are always opportunities for new volunteers to work in the garden and with its clients.
Or you can also support The Therapy Garden and enjoy fundraising events, join as a member or visit the onsite shop to buy seasonal plants and fresh produce grown in the garden.
The Therapy Garden works with adults and teenagers with learning difficulties and physical disabilities on a range of horticulture projects. Green School gives teenagers aged 14 to 18 the chance to gain a City & Guilds vocational qualification-Skills for Working Life: Horticulture.
Its Grow to Work project supports 19- to 25-year-olds with their transition from school or college to the workplace by offering further training and work experience maintaining local gardens or in its shop selling the garden’s home grown produce.
Stroke survivors and clients living with Alzheimer’s or dementia are offered social and therapeutic horticulture and adult clients with anxiety, stress and depression or other mental health challenges are referred to by Adult Social Services.
It aims to help its service users improve psychologically, physically and socially and provide the opportunity to enter into further education, training and employment.
For more details call 01483 813846.