Happy Gardeners

Digswell offers a supportive working environment to people from the local community, a number of whom require additional support, which is provided by the charity’s leisure, education and occupational service.

These volunteers, our happy gardeners, are at the centre of Digswell Community & Gardening Project, contributing not only to the growing of the plants, maintenance and landscaping of the site, but also to its development and management.

When the charity took over Digswell Nurseries in 1994 its aim was to provide meaningful day services to people with learning disabilities. These people continue to be the most important and influential part of the community project.

“Digswell is a vibrant, happy place, which combines the benefits of therapeutic horticulture with the fulfilment that can be gained from real work experience.”