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Coronavirus

Due to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, some of the organisations listed on here are still in the process of posting service updates. Many phone lines and websites are still available, but some contact details have changed. Try the organisation's own website if you're having difficulty getting through.

If you have any queries, please email us at dos@reading.gov.uk or fis@reading.gov.uk

Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network - Covid 19 response

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

Erleigh Road Community Garden

Autangel Allotment Group

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

The Museum of English and Rural Life - gardening projects for local community groups. The gardening projects coordinator can be contacted at merlevents@reading.ac.uk / 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 info@nature-nurture.co.uk / t: 0118 950 2764

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

Who to contact

E-mail
rgfhwn@gmail.com
Website
https://www.facebook.com/RGfHWN/

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.