Horticultural, educational, social and therapeutic services
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Information about the Big Garden
Welcome to the Big Garden
The Big Garden at High Woods County Park is run by Together We Grow, a not-for-profit Community Interest Company set up in October 2017.
The aim of the two-acre garden, which is like one very large allotment, is to provide the local community with a space that they can use as their own throughout the year to grow delicious veggies, be in friendly company and take part in well-being programmes, all in the beautiful location of the award-winning High Woods Country Park.
About Together We Grow
Together We Grow was set up by a former community gardener/ horticulture trainer and two former community volunteers who work in the public health sector.
The project is supported by 40 volunteers who help with the running of the garden, education sessions and well-being programmes, as well as an outreach work in the community and local schools.
They work with a range of partners improving lives through access to therapeutic and educational horticulture. With the assistance of funding partners they joint fund this work.
The organisations focus is:
Physical and mental well-being
Education and community - Creating edible education gardens and delivering curriculum focused sessions, clubs and wellbeing activities. Working with schools and community groups to increase awareness of the benefits of food growing and accessing nature to both physical and mental wellbeing.
Improving lives through increased physical activity in a natural environment. Working with groups and individuals from a variety of settings, reducing social isolation and improving mental health at the same time.
Contact Together We Grow
Please get in contact if you would like to use our services either onsite or on your own sites.