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The Therapy Garden

Guildford

The Therapy Garden is a horticulture and education charity that uses gardening to generate positive change for those living with mental health challenges. This will be our 3rd year of opening and the garden is developing fast. Come and see our new 'Living Shelter' and refreshed sensory garden, together with the ongoing regeneration of our new land.
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    The Therapy Garden is a 2 acre working garden which offers a supportive learning environment within a calm and protective space where visitors are able to reconnect with nature and the outdoors. The garden changes throughout the seasons in its planting to ensure an on-going array of colour and produce. We have a sensory area dedicated to providing a beautiful space where colour and fragrance are paramount, which includes a central water feature, a wildlife pond and the newly planted Waitrose Partnership Garden featuring spiral parterre style planting. Our vegetable gardens are planted with a range of produce every year, including brassicas, legumes, root vegetables, soft fruit and a small, fledgling orchard. The garden is wheelchair friendly with hand-built raised flower and vegetable beds and a series of heated poly tunnels and dedicated propagation equipment. Our on-site shop supplies a wide variety of bedding plants, seedlings, hanging baskets and more, all grown on-site and we are also able to stock the shop with a wide variety of our home-grown fruit and vegetables, as well as cards and gifts produced on-site. Late last year we acquired a half acre extension to our plot which we are in the process of incorporating into the garden. This new land was originally scrubland, thick with brambles, weed and roots, and we are working through the process of restoring it to cultivatable condition. The team of volunteers who assist at the Therapy Garden were very proud to have been awarded the Queens Award for Volunteering in 2017.

Features and Attractions

The Therapy Garden is a registered charity that provides social and therapeutic horticulture to different groups in the local community. We are a working garden full of innovation. Light lunches, barbecue, salads and sandwiches, teas, coffees and cakes all available.

The Therapy Garden- Canceled

Refreshments:

On this day, this garden is open by arrangement, which means that you will have to contact the owner to arrange visits for groups.

Pre-booking essential, please go to our events page to book your tickets.

Admission by donation

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  • Regular opening
  • Open by arrangement only
  • Cancelled opening
Owner Information

The Centre Manager
01483 813846
info@thetherapygarden.org
http://www.thetherapygarden.org

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How to find us

The Therapy Garden
Manor Fruit Farm, Glaziers Lane
Normandy
Guildford
Surrey
GU3 2DT

SW of Guildford.
  • More detailed directions
    Take A323 travelling from Guildford towards Aldershot, turn L into Glaziers Ln in centre of Normandy village opp War Memorial. The Therapy Garden is 200yds on L.
Accessibility information

Paved pathways throughout the garden, many with substantial handrails.

More about The Therapy Garden

The Therapy Garden is a 2 acre working garden which offers a supportive learning environment within a calm and protective space where visitors are able to reconnect with nature and the outdoors. The garden changes throughout the seasons in its planting to ensure an on-going array of colour and produce. We have a sensory area dedicated to providing a beautiful space where colour and fragrance are paramount, which includes a central water feature, a wildlife pond and the newly planted Waitrose Partnership Garden featuring spiral parterre style planting. Our vegetable gardens are planted with a range of produce every year, including brassicas, legumes, root vegetables, soft fruit and a small, fledgling orchard. The garden is wheelchair friendly with hand-built raised flower and vegetable beds and a series of heated poly tunnels and dedicated propagation equipment. Our on-site shop supplies a wide variety of bedding plants, seedlings, hanging baskets and more, all grown on-site and we are also able to stock the shop with a wide variety of our home-grown fruit and vegetables, as well as cards and gifts produced on-site. Late last year we acquired a half acre extension to our plot which we are in the process of incorporating into the garden. This new land was originally scrubland, thick with brambles, weed and roots, and we are working through the process of restoring it to cultivatable condition. The team of volunteers who assist at the Therapy Garden were very proud to have been awarded the Queens Award for Volunteering in 2017.

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