It's Not Just Gardening

Welcome to Thrive’s It’s Not Just Gardening campaign, we’re glad you’re here to find out more about what gardening can do for you.

Decades of experience promoting and providing gardening-for-health services means Thrive is well-placed to help you get the most out of your green space, whether you’ve got 10 acres or just got a windowsill to look after. 

Our Ambassador and ITV gardener David Domoney introduces the campaign in the video below.

5 big benefits of gardening

With support from TV gardeners David Domoney and Mark Lane, Thrive client gardeners, ambassadors and volunteers, we're on a mission to help you experience how gardening can improve your health and wellbeing.

Below we outline 5 key benefits and also give you step-by-step tips for easier gardening and other helpful information.


Find out about why gardening is good 
for your body
  Social Benefits

Read our next page on the benefits of social contact through gardening 
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Mental Health Benefits

Read our next page on the benefits on gardening on reducing stress
Learning new skills

Read our next page on the benefits of developing new skills

Being in nature

Discover why being in a garden or nature can make you feel good 

Gardening with a disability?

Our Carry on Gardening website has lots of practical tips to help you continue gardening.

Other ways to get involved

If you're already sold on the benefits of gardening and you want to help us raise awareness of how good it can be for others - you can take part in the following activities:

  Host your own Great Garden Party!

Enjoy your garden with others and raise money for Thrive at the same time
  Grow our 40th anniversary flower

Support Thrive while growing at home
  Sign up to our email updates

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