Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and in line with government advice please note that the GHTV community garden is CLOSED to Clients at present.
We look forward to supporting Clients old and new once the situation has improved.
Please continue to check in with our social media channels for updates. General advice from the NHS can be found here https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
In the meantime – keep safe.
Gardening group member Robin Smith has written this very powerful poem about social isolation and its impact. Please take a moment to read his words…
Coming at you
Recognition of value of gardening and mental health
We are seeing increasing amounts of media coverage highlighting the value of gardening and horticultural activities on health and well being. Here is a recent one below.
Plants being prescribed for anxiety and depression in new ‘feelgood’ scheme
In September 2019 Green Health Thames Valley was at the launch of:
The Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network, hosted by The Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Gardens.
Reading Gardening for Health and Wellbeing Network is a collaboration of horticultural therapy and community gardening groups in the Greater Reading area. The network promotes the value of gardening for health and wellbeing for lots of different people. We share information, skills and experience to help each other and ultimately all the people who come to our gardens.
We are delighted to be part of this network of 10 community gardens and horticultural therapy organisations in the Greater Reading area.
We are so pleased to win GOLD in the Small Community Garden category at Reading in Bloom! Thanks to all the team for their hard work. Here is our horticultural therapist Sara with the trophy.
We are delighted to receive a donation of 500 pelargoniums from Ascot Racecourse Ltd. Look at the colour that they are bringing to our gardens (and they will be back next year too)!