Inspiring, therapeutic environments in city farms and community gardens.

Registered Charity 1153883 / Company Number 8399741

Growing the community, together
24 Sep 2020

Trustee Recruitment


Green Synergy is currently recruiting new trustees onto our Board. We will be holding two online introductory events for potential trustees to find out more about our charity and what being a Green Synergy Trustee involves. The first event will be held on Tuesday 6th October at 7-8pm and the second event will be held on Monday 12th October at 1-2pm. The agenda for both is the same:


Welcome and introduction:         Rev Canon Alan Robson- Chair of Trustees
Overview of Green Synergy:       Founder and Chief Executive- Mary Hollis
Overview of Trusteeship:             Trustees- Caty Collier, Sarah Clarke, Annie Brown
Time for Questions:                      All

If you are interested in becoming a trustee, or know someone who is, and would like to attend one of these events please contact Gill at Green Synergy either by email or by phone 07919220583

We look forward to hearing from you.

22 Aug 2020

Job Vacancy


Green Synergy is recruiting for a Project Officer to deliver our horticulture therapy programme as part of the collaborative ‘Better Together Project’.

Funded by the Big Lottery’s Reaching Communities Fund, “Better Together” is a collaborative project between Developmentplus, Abbey Access Training and Green Synergy, three charities based in Lincoln.  The project supports, enables and empowers people who are experiencing mental health conditions to come together to improve their personal health and wellbeing and overcome barriers to move forward in their lives.  It fulfils this aim by offering participants a tailor made, supportive, flexible programme of mentoring, coaching, therapeutic activities, volunteering, training, work experience and support into employment. Please see details  and application form attached.


The deadline for applications is Friday 28th August 2020. Interviews will be held during the week commencing the 7th September.

If you would like an informal chat about the post, please do get in touch with either Trudy Norris, Therapeutic and Community Projects Manager 07881308285 or Mary Hollis, CEO 07769 342251

01 Apr 2020

Garden Update

Due to the Government Guidelines during the Covid 19 outbreak, here at Green Synergy we’re doing things a little differently at the moment. Our garden and office are closed, and the staff team are mainly working at home with the occasional socially distanced trip to the garden to check things are ok and keep up with maintenance.

We want to let you know our projects are still running, we’re still taking referrals and delivering to and engaging with people on our projects via social media and apps. This is giving us a fantastic opportunity for some creative thinking about virtual sessions. If you would like to get involved or make a referral with BBO MOVE or STEPS, or ECO WRAP please contact Lizzie on or Trudy for Better Together and ECO WRAP. For more information on our projects please see our website.

We’re very much looking forward to when we can welcome everyone back onto the garden but until then we hope you can join us for some virtual gardening on our Facebook Page .

27 Jan 2020

Seasalt Cornwall

Thank you Seasalt Cornwall!

Volunteers from Seasalt Cornwall came to our garden on the 27th January. We had a beautiful sunny, crisp winter’s day (weather ordered for the occasion). They worked really hard and were a delight and a pleasure to have on the garden. The work they’ve done has made a big difference to our projects and to anyone visiting the garden and we’re really grateful that they chose to volunteer with us.

If you would like to know more about corporate volunteering with us at Green Synergy please contact


11 Dec 2019

We were featured on Calendar on ITV

We were contacted by the Calendar Team as they wanted to do a news piece about mental health issues and how they can impact upon family life. After giving an overview of Green Synergy projects and speaking to some of the people who come along we invited the Calendar Team to Hillside to speak to families.

Here is a clip from Calendar news:

19 Aug 2019

Gardener’s Question Time

We are proud to announce we will be hosting BBC Radio 4 Gardener’s Question Time!
This will be held on:
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
6pm – 8pm
This will be held at:
Alive Church |  22 Newland  |  Lincoln  |  LN1 1XD
It will be in the auditorium.
Doors open at 5pm & the audience are asked to be seated by 5.30pm.
& by contacting us via social media, phone or on our website.
Tickets will also be available for collection from the office on 21st & 27th August or on the door on the day of the event please contact us on 01522 533077