Covid 19 response:
Some gardens have reopened their doors with safe measures in place:
Three of our groups are holding open sessions at the weekend. Booking is essential of course, so contact the group direct.
Lavender Place Community Gardens
- Saturday 5th September, 10am - noon
- email@example.com / https://www.food4families.org.uk/OpenDays.cfm
Erleigh Road Community Garden
- Saturday 5th September, 3pm - 5pm
Autangel Allotment Group
- Sunday 6th September, 10am - noon
- firstname.lastname@example.org / https://www.autangel.org.uk/community/#ourreadinggroups
Last updated: 07/09/2020
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:
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
Lavender Place Community Gardens - next to the Hexagon Theatre. Open to all for a picnic, to relax or plant fruits or vegetables