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Some lovely veggies grown from seed by the children attending our Birmingham centre, harvested and served up for the end of term party! Served on the side of some cake obviously 🥕🎂🥬

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A birthday simply isn't a birthday without cake and we had a whopper to celebrate our 40th anniversary made by Horticultural Therapist and talented baker Julia, with some help from client gardeners Carl, Emma and Josh. As well as looking amazing, the cake was a treat to taste and not surprisingly was polished off in no time by clients, families, staff, supporters and guests during our Reading flower show last week! 🍰


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We're in sweet pea heaven at Thrive Reading with many of our client gardeners' plots bursting with colour. Don't forget you can see for yourself what our client gardeners are growing at our next open gardens on Wednesday 31 July from 2-4pm. Plus there'll be great value plants to buy.   #summer     #gardens     #sweetpea     #gardening     #visit     #therapeutic     #colour     #gardenvisit     #Reading     #Berkshire     #plants     #lifeofplants     #growing     #horticulture  


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Forget Blue Monday, blue Tuesday is the bees knees.   #summer     #blue     #gardens     #flowering     #plants     #clearskies     #nature     #therapeuticgardening  


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Here’s a quick message from Anneka Rice about our BBC Lifeline appeal: 👀 Enjoy your gardens or someone else’s this weekend 💚   #gardening     #therapy     #makeadifference     #therapeuticgardening     #thrive     #change     #hope     #potential     #transformation     #reading     #batterseapark     #kingsheath     #birmingham     #battersea     #nature     #outdoors     #goals     #summer     #annekarice     #challengeanneka     #BBC     #lifeline  


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  #Repost     @theroyalfamily   • • • • • • Princess Alexandra visits the   #thriveflowershow   🌸🌻🌷   @thrivecharity   uses horticultural therapy and gardening to transform the lives of disabled people. Thrive run garden and park projects across the UK, and the flower show is an opportunity for family and friends of clients to come and enjoy the gardens their loved ones have work on throughout the year.   #theroyalfamily  


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There's a great opportunity for children to connect with nature and gardens coming up during the school summer holidays. Thrive London is staging a Sensational Summer Festival for kids living with disabilities or Special Educational Needs. From 22nd-26th July, our gardens in beautiful Battersea Park will be the backdrop for fun sensory activities exploring nature and plants. Siblings and friends are welcome too although parental supervision is required. Plus it's all FREE!! Email Battersea  @thrive.org.uk   for more information.   #schoolholidays     #Battersea     #nature     #exploring     #senses     #disability     #SEN     #school     #summer     #children     #BatterseaPark     #wandsworth     #gardens     #outdoors     #outdoorclassroom     #holidays     #connect     #Thrive     #therapeutic     #schoolsout  


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If you run a therapeutic gardening project and want to better understand the impact it us having, sign-up for our course happening this Thursday at Thrive Reading. There's a few places left and you can book on via our website: www.thrive.org.uk/training   #learning     #takeacourse     #therapeuticgardening     #Thrive     #gardening     #Reading     #evaluation     #training     #socialandtherapeutichorticulture     #STH  


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The story of how therapeutic gardening has helped Carly is one that we believe is worth shouting about. There's a short film where you can hear Carly explain for herself what Thrive has done for her; just click on the link in our bio to watch it.   #transformation     #betterhealth     #confidence     #powerofgardening     #garden     #gardening     #Thrive     #seeforyourself     #nature     #plants  


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When Nicholas had a major stroke, he lost the use of one side of his body. As he puts it, a large part of his brain was left dead. The impact was not just physical but psychological and social, as Nicholas was left feeling incredibly isolated as a result of the stroke and all the upheaval that it caused. Nicholas attended Thrives's Life After Stroke programme in Battersea Park and over 12 weeks undertook therapeutic gardening to help his rehabilitation through tasks aimed at strengthening limbs and improving fine motor skills. The social side of coming to Thrive proved invaluable too. He found Thrive provided a supportive and encouraging atmosphere and a real sense of community. Today Nicholas is a volunteer at Thrive London. Please click on our bio link to watch a film about Nicholas and his Thrive story and if you can, please support our work.   #volunteering     #gardening     #gardens     #stroke     #disability     #illness     #powerofgardening     #therapeuticgardening     #isolation     #lonelineness     #brain     #psychological     #recovery     #charityfilm     #Battersea     #Batterseapark     #encouragement     #support  

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It's another stunning summer day and this passion flower is enjoying the morning sunshine and bee attention. Don't forget you'll be able to have a look around our Reading regional centre when we have our open gardens afternoon on Weds 31 July from 2-4pm. We'd love to see you! 😊   #sunshine     #summer     #garden     #passionflower     #plants     #openday     #lookaround     #visit     #relax     #Reading     #Berkshire     #gardening     #thrive  

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Our therapeutic gardening programmes help a wide range of people with disabilities and ill-health. Please click on our bio link to see a film, featuring Jan quoted here, that shows how our work makes a difference.   #film     #betterhealth     #inthegarden     #transforminglives     #welcomingall     #inclusion     #disability     #mentalwellbeing     #thrive     #charity     #horticulture     #BatterseaPark     #Reading     #Birmingham  


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