Gardeners' Question Time Chairman, Sir Roy Strong CH with panellists, Duncan Coombs, Mark Harwood-Browne and Tamsin Westhorpe
Herefordshire Growing Point encourages and assists people who are unable to manage traditional methods of growing plants to enjoy the social and therapeutic benefits of horticultural activities. Individual needs are met through utilising several alternative gardening techniques together with adapted tools and accessories.
PATRON: The Baroness Masham of Ilton
Following the successful Gardeners' Question Time fundraising evening, volunteers have painted the inside of the Garden House to make it fresh and Spring-like when the gardeners returned after the Easter break.
Tomato and pepper seeds, saved from last year have been planted and are coming along well in the polytunnel.
Everyone at Herefordshire Growing Point is particularly grateful to Carr's Organic Products, the Castle House Hotel, the Paunton Court winery and Wyevale Garden Centres for their generous support for the GQT event.
A Leadon Bank resident enjoying the honeysuckle at last year's Garden Outing to Hellens Manor, Much Marcle.
Three tutors with their installation in the Demonstration Garden.
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"Thank you everyone who volunteers at Growing Point. You provide a very valuable and inclusive service which is greatly appreciated".
A family member of a HGP gardener.
"The experiences [our pupils] are gaining at Growing Point are really exceptional - and moving the opportunity to KS4 has been a total success."
Headteacher, Barrs Court Special School
"Clients are always content and relaxed in the garden atmosphere. The variety of horticultural activities on offer results in positive achievement for all – the experience is as important as what is actually achieved by clients."
Tutor for a client group with multiple disabilities
"Growing Point continues to both inspire and entertain our members, and the tutor has been very innovative in his ideas. My assessment of the impact of Growing Point on our members is that it is very positive as it stimulates their knowledge and skills. The quiz certainly helps with their memory”.
"I don't feel disabled any more when I come to Herefordshire Growing Point".
A Growing Point Gardener
Extract from the QAVS Citation read out by Paul Deneen OBE JP DL on Thursday, 4th July 2013.
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