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
Lavender Place Community Gardens - next to the Hexagon Theatre. Open to all for a picnic, to relax or plant fruits or vegetables
BIG - British Islamic Gardens - garden spaces around mosques that grow in harmony with the environment, encouraging community cohesion without compromising on sustainability.
Who to contact
- contact individual organisations for details, some are free
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