Key Facts

  • Project that ran in Bristol until 2018
  • Supported those no longer able to tend to their gardens, allowing them to have their own green space; improving mobility, feeling of security and happiness

The Assisted Gardening Scheme ran for over 10 years by Volunteering Matters and Bristol City Council, and offered affordable help to tenants struggling to manage.

Many older and disabled tenants can find it difficult to manage their gardens and without relatives or friends to help, making gardens a source of anxiety rather than pleasure. 84% of beneficiaries describe themselves as having a long term illness or disability that prevents them managing their gardens.

The scheme is no longer running, but if you would like to get in touch with a member of staff please contact us at:

communications@volunteeringmatters.org.uk