The Therapy Garden (Normandy)




Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you like working as part of a group? Have you considered working with adults and/or teenagers with a wide range of special needs? The Therapy Garden could be for you!

Open 4 days a week (Monday- Thursday)we assist vulnerable adults and teenagers through the medium of horticulture. The volunteers role is to work alongside our service users, guide them in their tasks, chat, praise and encourage positive communication. No horticultural experience is necessary but a love of being out doors helps.

We have a happy, relaxed environment with much laughter. 

Please contact us by clicking on the Sign Up button.

(Ash, Farnham & Guildford)

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon

Mission Statement

The Therapy Garden is a registered charity based in Normandy Village, consisting of one acre of community garden which is managed by a team of horticulturalists, staff and volunteers to provide gardening and horticulture therapy to the more vulnerable members of society. We provide practical horticulture therapy to adults and young people with learning disabilities, mental health issues and physical disabilities.

Our ‘Green School’, enables young people aged 14-19 with learning difficulties such as autism, Down’s Syndrome and Asperger’s to achieve a City & Guilds qualification “Skills for Working Life: Horticulture” in a safe and structured environment. Students are referred to us and funded by mainstream and specialist schools in Surrey and Hampshire and many have gone on to achieve a college place or ongoing employment.

The Therapy Garden is currently organising ‘taster days’ for other groups in the local community such as brain injury and stroke victims and Dementia sufferers and we are able to plan bespoke activities that are tailored to individual client needs.