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Using gardening to change lives


Visit Thrive's website

Thrive is a national charity that promotes gardening for good health and wellbeing which has been going for more than 40 years.

Thrive runs Social and Therapeutic Horticulture programmes for hundreds of people each year who have long-term health conditions and disabilities. Client gardeners work with their horticultural therapy teams at the three gardens in Birmingham, London and near Reading.

To help make gardening easier for people, they offer online, print and audio resources that give tips, guides and practical information. Every year they receive hundreds of inquiries via phone calls, emails and post from across the UK and beyond.

Thrive educates and trains people in how to use Social and Therapeutic Horticulture to help others. They have helped many people create therapeutic gardening programmes around the country and internationally through their training which is delivered online (and face-to-face when Covid allows).

Watch our video (below) with Kathryn Rossiter, Chief Executive at Thrive to learn more.


Gardening Resources

How-To Gardening Guides

From sowing seeds to leaf cuttings. Thrive's how-to guides have everything you need, whether you're completely new to gardening or looking for advice. Take a look at the resources and get started.

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Gardening Club

Thrive's new free resource to help people keep well during periods of isolation. Delivered straight to your inbox, the Gardening Club will offer tips to get the most out of your own garden.

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Thrive rely on the support of the amazing people who give their time to volunteer. Have a look the current opportunities to see where you could help.

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Connect with others this spring

Since spring 2020, when the first lockdown began in the UK, the rate of people identifying as being ‘often’ or ‘always’ lonely has risen from 5% to 7.2% which is an increase of over 1 million people.

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Thrive's raised beds in their Reading garden

Thrive have been able to make a real difference to many lives – help them to do the same for others. Please make a donation today so Thrive can provide the support, advice and equipment needed to deliver their incredible services.

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