Alive welcome visits to our purpose-built, award-winning dementia-friendly allotment from care homes.

Located in Brentry, North Bristol, our allotment is a fully-accessible haven away from the hurly-burly. It gives visitors a chance to connect with nature, engage in gentle gardening activities and enjoy a change of scenery.

Alive has been running gardening sessions for older people and people living with dementia for almost ten years, so we have first-hand experience of the positive impact gardening can have on a person’s health, both mentally and physically. 

Couple the gardening activities with being outside surrounded by nature (and possibly chickens!), our allotment is an extremely therapeutic trip; bring your residents along and see for yourself.

While at the allotment, participants can have a tour and reminisce about their past and current gardening exploits, then enjoy some of the gardening activities that our therapeutic horticulture facilitators have lined up on the day. Trained volunteers will be on hand to assist if required.

There is a social shed for shelter when the elements are against us, a fully accessible compost loo and the allotment is paved throughout. 

At the end of every session, there will be a chance to reflect on the time spent at the allotment and, most importantly, enjoy a cup of tea!

How do we book?

To book your care home for a session or to find out more info, contact Alive on 0117 377 4756 or

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Alive is always looking for volunteers to support our therapeutic gardening sessions and community gardening work as well as many other aspects of their work. If you would like to support us through volunteering find out more here.