Do you enjoy being outdoors or want to learn gardening skills?

Our 5 acre community garden could be for you.

Tucked away behind our community hub you'd be forgiven if you failed to realise that there is an oasis of calm and tranquillity in such an urban setting. Nestled between the metro line and the rear of our centre is 5 acres of land which has all sorts of interesting areas to enjoy including a large pond, many poly tunnels, sensory garden, climbing frames, bird hide, orchard and lots of raised beds.

The garden is managed by a small staff team and a number of fabulous volunteers, but we always need more people, if you are interested in volunteering please contact Leah.

We also use the garden as a engagement opportunity for our Thrive adult day care clients and alternative education students, alongside support for those with mental health challenges. We base our support around the uniqueness of each individual in an environment where staff, volunteers, students and clients work shoulder to shoulder on various projects.

But don't just take our word for it, here's what Stephen has to say:

Before I came here I didn't really speak to anyone, I was feeling lonely and suffering from physical and mental ill-health. That's all changed, I come here and feel useful and get a chance to speak to other people. It's made a huge difference to me.