Hampshire Gardening Initiative is a network of gardening projects, organisations and individuals throughout Hampshire. They offer gardening services, projects and have an interest in related gardening issues that benefit older people.
In the first Older People's Well- Being strategy gardening came 2nd in the list of priorities, due ot the work of HGI and its partners in the refreshed strategy April 2011 - March 2014 gardening now comes 8th as a priority for older people
Identifies ways for older people to maintain their own gardens.
Finds imaginative ways to help older people whose gardens have become difficult for them to manage from a range of services.
Encourage older people in residential or sheltered housing to continue to actively participate in gardening.
If your garden looks like this and you get depressed about it, then see what Hampshire Gardening Initiatives can do for you..
Age Concern Hampshire
Freephone: 0800 328 7154
Maintains a list of gardening schemes and contacts.
Beneficial Foundation Gardening Services
Tel. 023 92733822
Operates in some areas.
Blooming Marvellous Gardening
Tel. Joan Giles or Hazel Chant on 01252 540162
This supported Volunteering Gardening Group provides gardening help to people who live in Rushmoor.
See the flyer for more information
Buy With Confidence – (Hampshire County Council – Trading Standards)
Tel. 01962 833620
Has lists of reliable gardeners.
Shaw Trust Garden Support Service
Over 60 and need help with managing your garden.
Rushmoor Healthy Living
Minding the Garden
Tel. 01252 815652
Garden Share Project 372kb - Frequently asked questions
Can you Dig It? 2mb - adapted hand tools for gardening
Buy with confidence - list of gardening contacts
OPAL 958kb - Older People's Area Link