Inspiring, therapeutic environments in city farms and community gardens.

Registered Charity 1153883 / Company Number 8399741

Growing the community, together

Therapeutic Horticulture – Better Together Project 

Better Together (B2G) which started in January 2019 is a three-year partnership project with two other local charities- Abbey Access and Development Plus. It is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and offers pre-employability opportunities to build skills, confidence and connections for people with mental health conditions.

The project offers continuous support, through skilled mentoring, for the duration of the project and for a period of onward transition at the end. Using a person-centred approach, we work flexibly with beneficiaries to meet their identified needs and goals. This involves recognising and dealing with a wide range of complex issues that can affect people and then using a holistic approach that can enable them to move on and be better able to sustain social, physical and emotional wellbeing.

If you would like to get involved, or know someone who does…

The Green Synergy element of B2G involves therapeutic and community gardening delivered in small to medium-sized groups on the Hillside Garden. The sessions run every Tuesday. Wednesday & Thursday between 1pm & 3pm. With the help of the garden, we create an environment where people feel safe and can grow in a creative and enabled way. From the outset we have taken a co-design approach to B2G so we are building on the skills and creativity of beneficiaries which gives authentic ownership in project delivery, lets peer support naturally grow and allows people to make choices in how they go forwards – a great fertilizer for confidence. For more information contact Trudy on or Lindsay on