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Become a Grow for Life Gardener

Come and garden with us! Join our friendly team of gardeners and learn new gardening and social skills as you help look after beautiful gardens in Bath.

It’s fun, it’s safe and it’s also free! No previous experience is required.

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You will join a small group of new gardeners and Grow for Life team members for fun and informal weekly sessions. You’ll work alongside our experienced and friendly horticulturalist and mentor volunteers who will supervise and encourage you.

 

A typical session lasts 3 hours with a break in the middle for refreshments. This is an important part of the session when we chat and share, offering a listening ear and encouragement.

There is also an option to join a work-focused group that operates across Bath working in various host gardens.

We welcome men and women aged 18 and over. We currently have gardeners aged between 18 and 60.

Our gardeners are normally referred to us by their GP, a mental health practitioner or another professional.

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Social &Therapeutic Gardening Sessions

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Wednesday Gardening

Get gardening work experience with our team, learning maintenance skills, in our Walled Garden and other beautiful gardens around Bath.

Newton Saint Loe

12 sessions over 13 weeks

 

Date
14th February  – 1st May

 

Time

1:00pm – 4:00pm

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Thursday Gardening

Discover the joy of gardening as we restore our walled garden and orchard. Learn about vegetable, flower and fruit growing, and also share in the harvest.

Newton Saint Loe

12 sessions over 13 weeks

 

Date

15th February – 2nd May

Time

10:00pm – 1:00pm

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Saturday Gardening

Join us at the weekend in St Martin’s School, Odd Down where we have a number of raised beds that we maintain and use to grow produce for a Community Food Bank.

Newton Saint Loe

12 sessions over 13 weeks

 

Date

17th February – 4th May

 

Time

10:00pm – 1:00pm

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Gardening & Nature Course

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Herbs & Nature

Herbs and Nature is a gentle 8 week course, with an introductory first session. It will help you learn more about growing herbs, and creating a community herb garden in Victoria Park.

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8 sessions over 9 weeks

 

Date

12th September 23 – 1st May

 

Time

11:00am – 2:00pm

“I have particularly enjoyed meeting new people which has given me confidence in every area of my life.

 

I was completely isolated and now I am feeling I want to go out.”

 

Emily*, Grow for Life gardener

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Want to find out more? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch and we’ll arrange a time to meet you for a chat over coffee.

 

Call: 07729906223

Email: info@growforlife.org.uk

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Thinking of joining us?

“Come along and try it!

 

You can come just once, or come often.

 

It’s just a space where you can be yourself. It’s really easy going and laid back. You don’t have to talk unless you want to. You can just watch to start with."

Eleanor, Grow for Life staff member

"I would say just give it a go! Just turn up.

 

Don’t worry if you want to hang back at first and see what happens. It’s very relaxed.

 

Just have a go. Then come back again and again. You’ll fit right in!

The team couldn’t be better! They’re brilliant. They’re very approachable people who are very kind and understanding and patient.”

Joseph* Grow for Life gardener

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"Grow for Life sessions are a perfect way to build skills you need in work, like team work, confidence and being on time. So you don’t have to come along thinking you want to be a horticulturalist.

 

Grow for Life is a stepping stone."

Nic, Grow for Life staff member

Want to find out more? We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch and we’ll arrange a time to meet you for a chat over coffee.

 

Call: 07729906223

Email: info@growforlife.org.uk

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