Reading Green Wellbeing Network

Members of the Reading Green Wellbeing Network

We are a network of local community gardens, horticultural therapy groups, and nature-based activity providers who offer activities to improve people’s wellbeing in and around Reading. New members welcome. Please check our Criteria for Membership

Read Our Story to find out how and why we started the network.

You can see videos about some of the Members on our YouTube channel.

British Islamic Gardens
British Islamic Gardens

British Islamic Gardens is a volunteer-led community gardening group open to all the public. We run 6 free drop in gardening sessions per week at 2 sites: - London Road, Reading - Northumberland Ave, Whitley Gardening gloves provided.
ContactShaheen
Emailinfo@bigardens.org
Phone07534 404200
Websitehttp://www.bigardens.org/
LocationsAisha Masjid & Islamic Centre
Works withAutistic people
Depression
Older people
Families
Isolated people
Adults
South Reading
East Reading

Five a Day Market Garden
Five a Day Market Garden

Five a Day Market Garden in Englefield is full of flowers, vegetables and fruit, all grown by volunteers. We welcome people seeking an active role in the garden as part of their recovery from depression and other mental health issues.
Emailinfo@fiveaday.org.uk
Phone07555 184 343
Websitehttps://fiveaday.org.uk/
LocationsFive a Day Market Garden
Works withDepression
Mental Health Issues
Older people
Isolated people
Adults

Food4families
Food4families

Food4families is a project of RISC. We run free, inclusive tutor-led gardening sessions from our Network of Community Gardens across Reading for local people to improve their health and wellbeing, open up opportunities to work, break down language barriers and be supported in growing their own fruit and veg locally.
ContactBeth Scott
Emailfood4families@risc.org.uk
Phone0118 958 6692
Websitehttps://www.food4families.org.uk
LocationsLavender Place Community Gardens
Whitley GrowAllot
Southcote GrowAllot
Holy Brook Nook
Erleigh Road Community Garden
Oasis Centre Garden
Works withOlder people
Families
Isolated people
Adults
Weekend
North Reading
South Reading
West Reading
Central Reading
Carers

Green Health Thames Valley
Green Health Thames Valley

Green Health Thames Valley provides horticultural therapy for people struggling with mental health difficulties. We work with small numbers of clients to help them become more involved in the community and achieve a happier and more fulfilled life. The project runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Emailinfo@greenhealththamesvalley.org.uk
Phone07450 334091
Websitehttps://greenhealththamesvalley.org.uk/
LocationsWell Centre, Whitley
Green Health Thames Valley
Works withMental Health Issues
South Reading

Integrated Research and Development Centre (IRDC)
Integrated Research and Development Centre (IRDC)

Integrated Research and Development Centre (IRDC) Berkshire UK CIC is a non-profit local community interest company. IRDC helps mental health and wellbeing of people with supported gardening and training. We lead health walks, stretching and breathing exercises to restore fitness, calm and relaxation as well as conducting participatory research work with local communities.
Emailirdcberks@gmail.com
Phone07939 665 482

Nature Nuture
Nature Nuture

Nature Nurture is on a mission to support wellbeing and wildlife by connecting people with the parks, woodlands and waterways on their doorsteps. We deliver Green Social Prescribing programmes including Walking for Wellbeing, Conservation activities and school programmes in Reading's green spaces.

Path Hill Outdoors

Adventure and Education for young people and adults
ContactNicky Culetto
Websitehttps://pathhill.com/
Works withAdults

Ridgeline Trust
Ridgeline Trust

Ridgeline Trust provides horticultural therapy sessions at our beautiful garden in East Reading. We support people with mental health issues, learning difficulties and physical disabilities. Through our sessions we enable people to rebuild confidence and reduce levels of stress and anxiety.
ContactSiân Hooley
Emailadmin@ridgelinetrust.org.uk
Phone07535 636 018
Websitehttps://ridgelinetrust.org.uk/
LocationsRidgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden
Works withMental Health Issues
Learning Difficulties
Physical Disabilities
East Reading

The Museum of English Rural Life
The Museum of English Rural Life

The Museum of English Rural Life provides growing spaces for local community groups to take part in gardening projects and supported gardening sessions inspired by The MERL collections to support health, wellbeing and creativity. The MERL gardening groups are supported by the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator for Garden Projects and The MERL garden volunteer team.
Emailmerlevents@reading.ac.uk
Phone0118 378 8660
Websitehttps://merl.reading.ac.uk/
LocationsThe MERL
Works withCentral Reading

Thrive
Thrive

We use gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people with a defined health need. Our peaceful, beautiful walled garden in Beech Hill is the perfect setting for sessions of social and therapeutic horticulture. We also provide a range of training for individuals and professionals as well as an information service for anyone needing support to garden with a disability or long-term health condition.
Emailtrunkwell@thrive.org.uk
Phone0118 988 4844
Websitehttps://www.thrive.org.uk/
LocationsThrive
Works withAutistic people
Depression
Mental Health Issues
Learning Difficulties
Physical Disabilities
Older people
Isolated people
Adults

AutAngel Allotment Group
AutAngel Allotment Group (Associate member)

Autangel Allotment Group is a peer-support allotment group in East Reading for autistic people.
ContactCaroline Hearst
Emailinfo@autangel.org.uk
Phone07718 882 792
Websitehttps://www.autangel.org.uk/community/#ourgroups
LocationsAutAngel Allotment
Works withAutistic people

BBOWT
BBOWT (Associate member)

Local wildlife trust
ContactFiona Meere-Bennett
Emailfionabennett-meere@bbowt.org.uk
Websitehttps://www.bbowt.org.uk/

Funsa
Funsa (Associate member)

Funsa offers accredited Forest School and Outdoor Learning training and provision as well as community education events.
Phone0118 926 1906 / 07771 605 825
Websitehttps://www.funsa.co.uk/

Reading Food Growing Network
Reading Food Growing Network (Associate member)

Reading Food Growing Network is for any groups or individuals in the wider Reading area who are interested in the local growing of fruit and vegetables. The network organises events such as seed and plant swaps, garden visits and talks.
Reading Green Wellbeing Network is a Company Limited by Guarantee
Registered in England and Wales with Company Number 14391665
Registered address 82 Kidmore Road, Reading RG4 7NA