Englefield Garden Centre

Works in partnership with Affinity Trust to support people with learning disabilities providing work opportunities and Horticultural workshop sessions, the workshops are on a Monday and Wednesday 10-15 you can do as little as two hours or the whole session.

As part of the workshops they are supported with filling pots with compost, pricking out plugs and planting seeds for the nursery, de-weeding and redressing compost in plant pots, gaining awareness around Horticultural skills. Interacting with other people we support that join the sessions. Depending on the person skills and ability these tasks can be adapted to meet their needs and aspirations giving them the oppertunity to develop further.

We have themed workshops around Easter and Christmas etc and supported to be involved with creating display’s and patio planters, taking part in the nursery and maintaining the garden areas.

Who to contact

0118 930 4898 0118 930 4898
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We have schools attending during the day but would need to have support with them.

With 18 years plus can attend on their own dependant on level of disability and support that they may need. As only a few volunteers at present.

With work placement we do have a mentor to give guidance and support.

Where to go

Englefield Garden Centre
The Street
Englefield, near Theale
Directions to RG7 5EL

Transport not provided

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mondays & Wednesdays
Time of day
Session Information
10.00 - 15.00
minimum number of hours are 2hrs a week


£11.90  Per Hour
The sessions cost £11.90 per hour and we would invoice the person we support every 4 weeks for the workshops that they have attended.


Referral required
Referral Details

Contact: Debbie Rowley Operations Manager

 Affinity Trust, 6 Alexandra Terrace, Alexandra Road, Aldershot, GU11 3HU

 Tel: 01252 311 188

Fax: 01252 311 170

Mobile: 07551 125 288

Email: debbierowley@affinitytrust.org

Other notes

We provide free tea & coffee to those that attend the workshops including their support worker when they are required to stay as this is not always the case.


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