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Horticulture at Orchard Therapeutic Farm: Cultivating Skills and Nourishing Growth


At Orchard Therapeutic Farm, we embrace the therapeutic and educational benefits of horticulture, offering a comprehensive programme led by our dedicated expert, Alex. Through hands-on experiences in our thriving polytunnel and expansive outdoor spaces, participants delve into the world of gardening, sustainable practices, and culinary arts, fostering creativity, responsibility, and a deeper connection with nature.


What We Offer:


  1. Expert-Led Horticulture Programme: Under the guidance of our experienced horticulturist, Alex, participants embark on a journey of discovery, learning essential gardening techniques, sustainable practices, and the art of cultivating seasonal produce.

  2. Thriving Polytunnel: Our polytunnel stands as a beacon of sustainability and growth, housing a vast array of seasonal vegetables. This vibrant space not only serves as a testament to our commitment to sustainable practices but also provides fresh produce for our cookery school, ensuring a farm-to-table experience for all.

  3. Seasonal Produce and Culinary Integration: The bountiful harvest from our polytunnel and gardens enriches our cookery school, allowing participants to explore culinary arts, nutrition, and the joy of preparing meals with fresh, homegrown ingredients. This integration fosters appreciation for sustainability, healthy living, and the interconnectedness of gardening and gastronomy.

  4. Accreditations and Skill Development: Our horticulture programme offers participants the opportunity to gain accredited qualifications, recognising their achievements, skills, and knowledge in gardening, sustainability, and environmental stewardship. Through practical experiences, workshops, and assessments, participants develop essential life skills, confidence, and a passion for horticulture.


Why Choose Horticulture at Orchard Therapeutic Farm?


  • Holistic Development: Our horticulture programme aligns with our holistic approach, addressing physical, emotional, cognitive, and social dimensions of development. Participants engage in meaningful activities that foster creativity, responsibility, teamwork, and a deeper connection with nature.

  • Safe and Supportive Environment: Safety and well-being remain our top priorities. Under Alex's expert guidance and supervision, participants navigate horticultural activities in a secure, supportive, and educational setting, ensuring positive experiences, skill development, and enjoyment.

  • Therapeutic Benefits: Horticulture offers therapeutic benefits, including relaxation, mindfulness, stress relief, and a sense of accomplishment. Engaging in gardening activities allows participants to connect with nature, cultivate growth, and contribute to a sustainable environment.

  • Connection with Nature: Our horticulture programme provides a unique opportunity to connect with nature, appreciate its beauty, and develop essential gardening skills, knowledge, and passion. Participants create lasting memories, cultivate relationships, and foster a deeper appreciation for the wonders of the natural world.


For more information about our horticulture programme or any other queries, please do not hesitate to contact us. Join us at Orchard Therapeutic Farm for an enriching, educational, and rewarding experience in the vibrant world of horticulture.