With a wealth of knowledge about gardening for health and well-being in diverse settings, Thrive is the UK's leading body in the field of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH).

We can assist organisations and groups working in any area of health, care or education  - from design advice on creating accessible gardens to improving the value of therapeutic services and demonstrating their impact to others.

"Hallmark Care Homes value the relationship built up with Thrive over the last three years... We utilise Thrive's expertise throughout the year to ensure our care teams have the skills needed to enable our residents to make the most of the homes' outdoor spaces"

Our areas of consultancy generally cover: 

  • Developing Gardens – We can support organisations and groups to create quality gardens and outdoor space. Accessability for all and compatibility to specific groups can be developed using our many years’ experience. We are experts in gardens that are healing, restorative or sensorially appropriate.
  • Developing Programmes – From single afternoon gardening group to year long programmes we can create engaging vocational, social and therapeutic programmes in line with the needs of individuals and groups as well as to support the meeting of desired outcomes.
  • Developing projects – From support for funding bids to business planning and risk assessment our proven track record of sustainable project delivery can be drawn upon to create, redirect and review new and existing green care organisations.

Case Studies:

To find out how we have helped other organisations, please take a look at the following case studies from our consultancy portfolio:



The Willows

To discuss our consultancy services and find out how our consultancy package could support your organisation, call 0118 988 5688 or email us.