Thrive – using gardening to change lives
At Thrive, we are passionate about the health benefits that gardening, horticulture and spending time in nature can bring.
We are a leading UK charity with over 40 years’ experience of an approach called social and therapeutic horticulture (STH). We want to help people with varying needs to access therapeutic gardening programmes and use gardening as part of personal health and wellbeing management.
We do this by:
- Supporting our client gardeners through programmes at our 3 regional centres in Reading, Birmingham and London
- Delivering training courses so people can go on to practice Social and Therapeutic Horticulture and other forms of Green Care
- Sharing our knowledge freely to reach as many people as possible through the ‘Get Gardening’ section of our website, our Gardening Club newsletters and our various publications
Who to contact
- Contact Name
- Thrive info
- Contact Position
- Information Officer
- 0118 988 5688 0118 988 5688
- Thrive website
- Scan to visit this website
Where to go
- Thrive Reading - the Trunkwell garden
The Geoffrey Udall Centre
Beech Hill Road
- RG7 2AT
Directions to RG7 2AT
Time / Date Details
- When is it on
- Telephone enquiries welcome Mon-Fri 9am - 5pm
- Time of day
- Session Information
Visits by appointment only. Garden project open to users 10am-3pm
- Contact us and we will be happy to tell you more about our garden at Trunkwell and discuss costs and sources of funding.
- Age Ranges
- Referral required
- Referral Details
Self referral or by Professional. Taster sessions available. Details of charges available on request.
Please contact us and we will be happy to talk about how we can support you.
- Get Gardening
- Local Offer Age Bands
- Secondary (11-16 years)
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