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Reading Green Wellbeing Network

A group of community gardens and horticultural therapy groups in and around Reading who like to collaborate.

The network shares information, skills and experience to help each other and ultimately all the people who come to their gardening places.

Information about the gardening places of the network can be found on this site - please contact the specific groups for further information.  Please note, some groups are operating a reduced service due to Covid-19.

Autangel Allotment Group - an allotment group in East Reading for autistic people

Five a day market garden - in Englefield. Flowers, vegetables and fruit all grown by volunteers

Food4Families - a community gardening project bringing residents together to grow their own fruits vegetables

Green Health Thames Valley - horticultural therapy to support people with mental challendes to help improve their wellbeing

Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden - horticultural therapy for people with menal health issues, learning difficulties and physical disabilities, to help people rebuild their confidence and reduce levels of stress and anxiety

The Friendly Gardeners Group - for older people to make friends while gardening together

Thrive - offering social and therapeutic horticulture to people living with a disability, ill health, living in isolation or disadvantaged or vulnerable

Integrated Research and Development Centre (IRDC) Berkshire UK CIC - providing basic garden management training and opening gardens in the local community

The Museum of English and Rural Life - gardening projects for local community groups. The gardening projects coordinator can be contacted at / t: 0118 378 8660.

Lavender Place Community Gardens - next to the Hexagon Theatre. Open to all for a picnic, to relax or plant fruits or vegetables

Nature Nurture - to connect people to nature and heritage in their local area. Contact / t: 0118 950 2764

The Conservative Volunteers - community volunteering charity for the conservation and improvement of important greenspaces in the local area. Contact / t: 0118 956 8959

BIG - British Islamic Gardens - garden spaces around mosques that grow in harmony with the environment, encouraging community cohesion without compromising on sustainability.

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