Social and Therapeutic Horticulture

We offer a range of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) services to meet specific client support needs. We create a bespoke programme of activities to suit each new client, accompanied by an appropriate assessment method that allows us to track the progress made throughout the programme. This information can then be used to review the programme content and effectively display client progress to any stakeholders.

For an example of one of our bespoke STH programmes, which provides information on the benefits of STH as well as factors that influence programme content, a lists of activities and our chosen assessment methods please click here.

Our STH services can involve horticulture and craft workshops that can be delivered at a convenient location of your choosing, where we support clients in managing their own growing space, provide assistance in site preparation and offer introductory horticultural teaching with ongoing consultation to support progress.

For an initial consultation on the most appropriate pathway for your needs and to arrange a trial session please contact us using the enquiry page or contact number.

'Social and therapeutic horticulture is the process of using plants and gardens to improve physical and mental health, as well as communication and thinking skills. It also uses the garden as a safe and secure place to develop someone's ability to mix socially, make friends and learn practical skills.'
(Thrive, 2017)


Cultivating Quality: Thrive Quality Assurance Scheme

Our Social and Therapeutic Horticulture programmes and workshops follow the guidelines set out by Thrive’s Quality Assurance Scheme, which is an adaptation of PQASSO (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations). This allows us to demonstrate the high standards of our service and establishes a level of accountability to potential funders.

Thrive are the leading UK charity in gardening therapy, for more information visit their website at:



If you would like to know more about Social and Therapeutic Horticulture please get in touch, we are always interested in hearing about new ideas or existing projects and would be very happy to have a free no obligation discussion about how we could support you in a therapeutic horticulture project.