Horticulture

horticulture at the moat

Gardening at the Moat

Our award winning natural and landscaped gardens provide a perfect setting for a creating a supportive environment conductive to effective recreation, learning and personal development.

Horticulture is a recreational and educational activity that truly is within the capabilities of everybody. Our facilities have been designed to ensure everyone, regardless of disability or ability can experience the joy and satisfaction of cultivating and nurturing that only horticulture can bring. Our excellent facilities also have a range of wheelchair accessible raised flower beds and a commercial size greenhouse.

The Benefits of Horticulture

Gardening can help everyone, regardless of age or disability and can provide a wealth of opportunities for recovery, therapy, recreation and education. Particular benefits of an active interest in gardening include:

Better physical health through exercise and learning how to use or strengthen muscles to improve mobility improved mental health through a sense of purpose and achievement. The opportunity to connect with others – reducing feelings of isolation or exclusion acquiring new skills to improve employment opportunities just feeling better for being outside, in touch with nature and the ‘outdoors.’ Children and  adults gain real benefit from their horticultural sessions, which provide them with valuable transferable skills, personal achievement, increased self-confidence and esteem.

How to Access

Our award winning natural and landscaped gardens are the perfect environment for individuals and groups to learn horticultural and gardening skills in a safe and therapeutic environment. Both our outdoor and indoor facilities mean that groups of people can spend the day engaged in positive outdoor activity with the comfort of knowing their personal needs can be taken care of. We can provide either half day or full day horticultural sessions based around your needs and the needs of your group. You may decide you would like to book the whole of the Albrighton Moat and Gardens for your own exclusive use. For more details and to discuss your requirements please contact us.

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Want to get involved?

If you enjoy working outdoors you may like to consider helping us to maintain and develop our award winning gardens. You may be interested in just getting out of the house for a couple of hours or you may be a very keen and qualified gardener who wants to pass on your skills to other people, whatever your level or however much time you have to spare we would love to hear from you. Please visit our ‘Get Involved’ page for more information.