Reading Green Wellbeing Network

Locations

The map below shows the locations used for our activities.

Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre RG6 1BW

Our aims with this project are to clean up and restore a space that has become neglected, turning it into an area both of functionality, growing edibles, and of beauty. It is our hope that this will become a garden which can be enjoyed by all members of the local community in the years to come, irrespective of their faiths and beliefs.
Aisha Masjid & Islamic Centre
Find usLondon Road, Reading. Please put RG6 1AH into your SatNav. Aisha Masjid gardens are located through the large gates.
AccessibilityThere is a wheelchair ramps and accessibility to 2 raised disability beds. The site is being developed and aim is to have another ramp developed to allow greater accessibility around all the garden site.
Toilet facilitiesYes, inside the masjid.
Public transportThere is a bus stop right outside entrance.
ParkingAmple, except Fridays/event days.
Used byBritish Islamic Gardens

AutAngel Allotment RG6 1JY

The AutAngel Allotment is on the Bulmershe allotment site. We grow vegetables, fruit and flowers.
AutAngel Allotment
Find usEntrance via the end of Mays Close RG6 1JY
AccessibilityUneven ground and many trip hazards
Toilet facilitiesNo toilets on site
Public transportBuses 19a and 19c run on Church Road which is a 5 minute walk from the entrance to the allotment site
ParkingYes
Used byAutAngel Allotment Group

Erleigh Road Community Garden RG1 5LH

Erleigh Road Community Garden is a green oasis in East Reading where people and children of all ages can come along and learn about growing fruit and vegetables, help look after and maintain the garden as well as taking home fresh produce.
Erleigh Road Community Garden
Find usThe garden is located behind St Luke's Church Hall on Erleigh Road
AccessibilityThere is an area of hard standing that is wheelchair accessible 
Toilet facilitiesToilets available
Public transportThe nearest bus stop is Denmark Road (81, 360). Other local stops are Alexandra Road (19a, 19b, 19c) and RBH Main Entrance (3, 9, 19a, 19b)
ParkingParking is available in front of the parish hall 
Used byFood4families

Five a Day Market Garden RG7 5EL

Five a Day is a community horticultural project. There are 2 acres of garden situated in beautiful and peaceful surroundings which many people find beneficial. We offer a range of gardening or nature based activities for people of all ages. Volunteers maintain the garden and we sell produce to local people to help pay for running the garden.
Five a Day Market Garden
Find usSituated opposite the Englefield Garden centre in The Street, Englefield. The Street is off the A340 road that runs from the A4(by the fire station) to Pangbourne.
AccessibilityGrass areas that are flat so can accommodate people in wheelchairs or with mobility aids
Toilet facilitiesToilet facilities currently are provided using a chemical toilet and we plans to upgrade the facilities to make them suitable for disabled people in the Autumn.
Public transportNearest public transport is Theale Railway station or Theale High Street by no 1 service to Newbury. From Theale a taxi would be required. We have a volunteer car service who cover West Tilehurst, Theale and Pangbourne
ParkingParking is available outside site and for those with low mobility its possible to drive onto the site.
Used byFive a Day Market Garden

Green Health Thames Valley RG2 7SD

Horticultural Therapy
Find usThe Well Centre Next to 29 Dawlish Road Whitley
AccessibilityWheelchair accessible Indoor Space available
Toilet facilitiesAccessible toilet
Public transportEmerald 6 Bus Route
ParkingLimited parking available on site
Used byGreen Health Thames Valley

Holy Brook Nook RG1 6BB

Green space in Coley near Reading town centre.
Holy Brook Nook
Find usGreen space just over the little wooden bridge where Brook Street West meets Garnet Street. To find on google maps, search 'Holy Brook Nook'
AccessibilityPathways and flat grassy areas.
Toilet facilitiesIn petrol station 6 mins walk from site.
Public transportYou can walk to the site from the surrounding area or town centre - It's just 6mins from Reading Police Station - just head to Brook Street West, RG1 6BB or search 'Holy Brook Nook' on Google maps. The nearest bus stop is Castle Street - Numbers 26 and 33.
ParkingLimited parking available. There are some 2 hours lots nearby. Ideally come by public transport, walking or cycling.
Used byFood4families
Nature Nuture

Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden RG6 7BY

We provide horticultural therapy sessions at our beautiful garden on Whiteknights Road. Our sessions help improve mental health and wellbeing for people with physical disabilities, mental health issues and learning difficulties.
Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden
Find us25 Whiteknights Road. We share our entrance with Lakeside Care Home, our garden and parking is on the left hand side of the car park. Please ring the bell to the left of the gate on arrival.
AccessibilityAccessible for people with mobility issues. The garden has a level path around it, raised beds at different levels and we have adapted tools.
Toilet facilitiesaccessible toilets
Public transportOn route 19a/b/c, Mockbeggar bus stop. 10 minutes' walk from route 17 St Peters Road bus stop.
ParkingFree car park at garden. On street parking nearby for up to 2 hours.
Used byRidgeline Trust

Southcote GrowAllot RG30 3QG

Local families have transformed a piece of derelict land at Florian Gardens, Southcote into a thriving allotment growing fresh, healthy fruit and vegetables. We grow an amazing range of crops - from your usual carrots, onions and potatoes to the more exotic melons and Patty Pan squash - there is something for everyone to enjoy. In our polytunnel we grow lovely tasty tomatoes, cucumbers, chillis and aubergines as well as raising all our own plants from seed in the spring.
Southcote GrowAllot
Find usFlorian Gardens, Off Coronation Square, Southcote
AccessibilityThe gardens are fairly flat and there is a wheelchair accessible path through the main part
Toilet facilitiesThere is a compost loo (not fully accessible) on site
Public transportNearest bus stops are Coronation Square (26, 86, 87, 90) and Circuit Lane Bath Road (1, 2, 2a)
ParkingThere is no parking at the site. Parking may be possible in Gainsborough Road, but we encourage people to come on foot, bicycle or by public transport where possible.
Used byFood4families

The MERL RG1 5EX

The MERL (Museum of English Rural Life) is located on Redlands Road opposite the Royal Berkshire Hospital. The garden is located at the back of the museum, and can be accessed during museum opening hours. The garden is host to gardening volunteering opportunities, community green health programmes, creative projects, physical health opportunities and outdoor learning.
The MERL
Find usMuseum of English Rural Life, Redlands Road.
AccessibilityENTERING THE MUSEUM The MERL is located on Redlands Road, Reading, RG1 5EX. You can find the garden through the museum. Our museum Reception Desk is located through the main, step free entrance and staff will be here to welcome you. PARKING There are two bays reserved for disabled parking in front of the Museum, and three available in the adjoining Acacia Road. WHEELCHAIR USERS We have a step free entrance with automatic door to the museum. Entrance to our Archive and Library Reading Room is also step free. The museum is fully wheelchair-accessible with lifts for all stairs. An adult-sized wheelchair is available for free loan during your visit. USING OUR GARDEN We have some gravel paths though most of our garden is laid to lawn with some woodland areas. In bad weather the garden can get muddy and may not be suitable for wheelchair users or anybody unstable on their feet.
Toilet facilitiesWe have two fully accessible toilets. Our toilets are cleaned regularly throughout the day.
Public transportVIA BUS FROM THE STATION AND READING TOWN CENTRE: From stop SA at Reading Station you can catch the Leopard 3, Leopard 10, Silver 9 or Claret 22. Get off the bus outside the Reading Berkshire Hospital on Craven Road or as soon as the bus turns right onto Addington Road (except the Claret 22, which turns left onto Addington Road). From there it is a 3 minute walk to The MERL: Go to the end of Addington Road and turn right on to Redlands Road Walk down and cross at the zebra crossing Walk 200m down the road and you will find The MERL on your left. Claret 21 or 21A from stop EJ. Get off the bus at Crown Place passage stop on Kendrick Road. From there it is a 3 minute walk to The MERL: Continue a few metres up the road and turn left into Crown Place passage, just before the Abbey School The passage becomes Acacia Road car park Continue down the side of the Museum building to the end of the road and the entrance is on the right.
ParkingSat nav users, please use the postcode RG1 5EX There is a small car park for Museum visitors at the front of our building. Spaces are limited. Visitors are also welcome to use the University Acacia Road car park adjacent to the Museum. Visitors without a University parking permit must collect a permit from the Museum reception, to be displayed in your car. During University term time this car park can be very busy. Some street paid parking is available on Redlands Road. There is a maximum stay of 2 hours. Due to the proximity of the Hospital, this parking is in high demand.
Used byThe Museum of English Rural Life

Thrive RG7 2AT

The Trunkwell garden at Beech Hill near Reading is situated within 3 acres of beautiful grounds and is part of Thrive’s National Office; The Geoffrey Udall Centre. The social and therapeutic programmes we run here support people to overcome challenges and barriers they face providing hope, purpose and meaningful activities.
Thrive
Find usFollow signs to Beech Hill and Trunkwell house. When turning into the driveway, take the right hand fork at the wishing well.
AccessibilityFully accessible
Toilet facilitiesFully accessible
Public transportLimited public transport available
ParkingPlenty of free parking on site
Used byThrive

Well Centre, Whitley RG2 7SD

Led by an experienced Horticultural Therapist and a team of volunteers, we work with members of the community who have experience of mental health challenges, or who are recovering from or at risk of mental health difficulties, social isolation and socio-economic exclusion. We help people to manage their condition, gain new transferable skills, improve social inclusion and to gain confidence.
Well Centre, Whitley
Find usThe Well Centre is next to 29 Dawlish Road, Whitley
Public transportThe nearest bus stops are South Reading Community Hub on Northumberland Avenue (5 and 9) and Buckland Junction on Basingstoke Road (6 and 6a).
ParkingCar parking is available on site
Used byGreen Health Thames Valley

Whitley GrowAllot RG2 7RD

Since the summer of 2012 local residents have got together to transform a piece of abandoned land in the centre of Whitley. Now there is a community allotment, supported by Food4families, where local people grow their own fruit and vegetables and share their produce.
Whitley GrowAllot
Find usMeavy Gardens is a cul-de-sac off Brixham Road. The entrance to the garden is down a passageway between the houses on the right hand side. There is a sign pointing the way.
AccessibilityThere is level access around the garden, although the ground is uneven in places.
Toilet facilitiesThere is a compost toilet, which is not fully accessible as it is quite small and up a small step.
Public transportThe nearest bus route is the No. 6 to Whitley Wood, which goes down Basingstoke Road. Get off at the stop once the bus has gone past Morrisons. The bus stop is opposite the new pub called the Victoria Cross, next to Aldi.
ParkingThere is no parking on site, but on-street parking on Brixham Road is possible.
Used byFood4families
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