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Cambridgeshire Mencap

What we do

Gardening project

Gardening project

Our gardening project gives people with learning disabilities the chance to do an activity they enjoy in the open air and make friends in the process. It is also a great place to try out new activities, learn useful skills and develop confidence and independence.

What our gardening project does

Working under supervision our gardening group is involved in useful conservation work in the gardens of Anglesey Abbey, a National Trust property near Cambridge. They help to clear and prune plants, construct insect and bird boxes and generally assist the Abbey’s gardening staff. The group also maintains gardens for a number of residents in Milton village, tackling a range of garden chores, including planting, pruning and lawn mowing. Members also use the greenhouse at our Milton site to plant and grow a range of fruits and vegetables – giving them the chance to care for their own plants and enjoy the ‘fruits’ of their labours.

I like being outside and really enjoy the different places we go to


How to find out more

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us at gardening@eddies.org.uk or call us on 01223 883136 or 01223 883130. We can arrange a ‘taster’ session to give you an idea of the things we get up to.

I have enjoyed working with the gardening group because of the friends I have made




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