Gardening project

The gardening project offers centre members the opportunity to gain and develop horticultural skills in a creative, fun and safe environment.

The project supports members in identifying achievable goals specific to their individual recovery.

Aim

The aims of the group are:

  • to support project members to maintain and develop their confidence and self-esteem through horticulture
  • to provide members the opportunity to be involved in horticultural projects at Pritchard’s’ Road and other community settings
  • support individuals to access further training, paid or voluntary work in horticulture
  • to develop confidence and learning how to achieve results through team work
  • to create and maintain seasonal flower and vegetable gardens from soil preparation to sowing the seeds to harvesting the flowers or vegetables.

What we do 

  • The project meets weekly and works as a team to develop and maintain the garden area and grounds at Pritchard’s Road.
  • The project meets regularly to plan sessions and identity job roles.
  • The project periodically visits garden centres, parks and gardens to gather ideas and information. 

Opportunities

  • You may wish to use your newly acquired knowledge and skills to support other members of the project in a mentoring role.
  • You will also learn how to maintain the  communal grounds of the centre which will give you experience of a variety of gardening techniques.
  • What can I progress on to? You may want to learn skills to use in your own garden.
  • You may wish to use your newly learnt skills to benefit the local community for example working in a local park or a nature reserve.
  • The gardening project will give you the confidence to support members of the local community to maintain their gardens
  • You may wish to undertake a formal horticultural qualification. Staff will support you to apply for a place on your chosen course and support you within the course programme.

What we expect

  • Commitment to attend regularly.
  • To work as part of a team
  • To work in line with health and safety rules and to follow instructions given by the team leader.
  • Commit to working all year round. 

If you need the information offline, download a copy of the gardening leaflet.

Contact us

If you’d like to develop and learn skills in horticulture, come and join our gardening group.

Email: William.Everett@towerhamlets.gov.uk
Tel: 020 7364 1034