01 February 2012 By Billy Hawkins
After an invigorating frosty hike through Battersea Park this week we eventually found the home of Thrive, a small national charity, that uses gardening to change the lives of disabled people. It is amazing how big Battersea Park is when you can't find what or who you are looking for!
Essentially Thrive are championing the benefits of gardening to individuals and organisations, as well as teaching techniques and practical applications so that anyone with a disability can take part and enjoy gardening. This year at Chelsea Flower Show the Alitex stand on MA09 will have a lot of the plants and herbs grown and nurtured by Thrive inside the greenhouse.
The ideas are really taking shape and we are really pleased to be working with such a dynamic charity and feel real synergy in our aims for a beautiful, well balanced, thoughtful show stand. From little acorns, oak trees grow and from the seedling of a creative idea, Alitex and Thrive are hoping the stand will look wonderful.
The Alitex greenhouse based in Battersea Park will increasingly become the home to all the plants to be looked after by Thrive. We’re really looking forward to following progress, and watching things take shape; it’s so difficult in February to imagine colourful plantings, and yet it is only 16 weeks away!!
Good Luck everyone!
For more information on Thrive.