The Therapy Garden is a small charity which aims to help adults and teenagers with special needs through the medium of horticulture. we have a lovely plot of aprox 1.5 acres. We grow a lot of vegetables, have a wild life garden, herbaceous borders, pond area all of which need looking after and weeding.
This opportunity is for someone who has gardening knowledge and is able to do some maintenance work for us. For the more experienced it can incorporate taking cuttings and plant propagation.
Please contact us by clicking on the Sign Up button.
(Ash, Farnham & Guildford)
This activity generally occurs on
- Monday - Morning, Afternoon
- Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
- Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
- Thursday - Morning, Afternoon
- Friday Morning
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.