Visit the Thrive gardens for a blooming good time this Sunday

Published: 30 September 2016

People can indulge their green fingers and find out more about the disabilities charity Thrive, with a visit to their Battersea Park gardens this Sunday.

Thrive use gardening and horticulture as therapies to help people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable.

The organisation aims to bring about profound transformations in the lives of those it supports by improving their physical and mental health.

The gardens offer safe and secure places where people can socialise, make friends and learn practical skills to help them become more independent, or find work and volunteering opportunities.

With the support of the council’s parks department, it has been working with disabled people at three gardens in Battersea Park; the Herb Garden, Winter Garden and the stunning Old English Garden.

Come along to the open day to learn more about the charity and see the beautiful gardens that are lovingly tended by the organisation and its volunteers.

There will be staff available to answer questions, a plant sale, refreshments including home-made cakes and Art in the Hut, a showcase of local artists. 

Thrive is also soon to begin a free eight-week course to improve the health of Wandsworth residents who are living with or who have previously suffered from cancer.

For more information about Thrive, please visit their website.

Thrive Garden Open Day

Where: Main Garden, East Carriage Drive

When: October 2, 12pm-4pm

Cost: Free to attend