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Garden Projects

Bridewell Organic Gardens  

Deen City Farm Morden, South London  

Lindengate, Buckinghamshire

Spadework Nursery, Kent 

Stallcombe House 

Gardening, horticulture and environmental organisations 

Botanic Gardens Education Network
BGEN promotes and advances the delivery of education in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education in Britain and Ireland.

Promotes practical conservation work with volunteers.

Gardening for Disabled Trust

Gives grants to people all over the UK in order that they may continue to garden, despite disability or advancing illness.


National training organisation for the land based sector.

Learning through Landscapes 
Working to transform the educational landscape. 

Mark Lane Garden Designer
Mark designs gardens with a full understanding of the requirements of disabled people.

Perennial – Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society 
UK charity dedicated to helping horticulturists in need, providing a range of support services for those who are working in, have worked in or retired from the industry.

Royal Horticultural Society

The Sensory Trust
Authority on inclusive and sensory design.

Social Firms England  
Businesses set up specifically to create employment for disabled people.

The Tree Council 
Promote the planting and conservation of trees and woods.

Overseas horticultural therapy

American Horticultural Therapy Association (USA)    

Canadian Horticultural Therapy Association

Gesellschaft fur gartenbau und therapie (Germany - English version of the website)

Kevin Heinze Grow

Many links to gardening information for different needs.

Greenleaf Industries (USA)
Horticultural sheltered workshop including retail nursery.

Horticultural Therapy Institute 
Denver, Colorado.

Horticultural Therapy Society of NSW (Australia)  

Melwood Training Center (USA)
Provide greater choices for independent living.  See the 'Internships' section for information on horticultural therapy.

People Plant Council (USA)

Plants for People (Netherlands)    


Growing Together
A three year research project promoting social inclusion, health and well-being for vulnerable adults through the use of horticulture and gardening. The report can be bought here.

Other UK sites of interest


Technology information for disabled people, including shopping online. 

Disabled Living Foundation 
Aim to make everyday life easier for disabled people, older people and carers.   
Links to information for people with disabilities.

Equality and Human Rights Commission   
Aim is to eliminate discrimination against disabled people.  Extensive range of links.

Focus on Disability 
Address information of many disability organisations. 

Gardening for the Disabled Resource
Website owned and run by people with disabilities.

People and Gardens
Written by disabled people for disabled people, championed by Christine Walkden.


Charity that provides one-off technical aids for disabled people.


Shaw Trust   
National charity helping disabled and disadvantaged people to find employment and training opportunities.

Learning Difficulties

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

Department of Health: Learning Disabilities First Step Trust 
Project to provide employment.

Foundation for People with Learning Difficulties

Mental Health

The Alzheimer's Society 
Provides care and research for people with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.

Dementia Services Development Centre 
University of Stirling

Dementia Voice 
Dementia services development centre for the south-west.

Department of Health: National Framework for Mental Health 

Provides online feedback forms for opinions on mental health treatment.

UK Dementia Research Institute 

Focus on research efforts to diagnose, treat, care for and prevent dementia.

Mental Health Foundation


Rethink Mental Illness 

Centre for Mental Health  
Researches the impact of policy changes on mental health services and evaluates and develops innovative projects.

Older People

Age UK

Centre for Policy on Ageing

Also runs a service called AgeInfo. 

General Interest

Berkshire Community Foundation 
Website for charities in Berkshire.  BCT has provided funding for Thrive Trunkwell Garden Project.

Kings Fund
Research and development to bring about better health policies and services.

NICE Evidence Search   
Website giving access to knowledge which can support healthcare related decisions.

Information for the voluntary sector.