Alive has a community allotment in North Bristol where we offer supported gardening and socialising sessions for people living with dementia and their carers.

Alive allotments give you and your loved ones access to the therapeutic and social benefits of having an allotment, without the pressure of having to visit it every day to keep it maintained.

Alive has been running Bristol-based community gardens for some years now. Through them we have seen the positive impact fresh air and being surrounded by nature can have on people, especially when done in a group of like-minded people.

Based in Brentry, the Alive allotment is staffed by volunteers throughout the week and is overseen by a horticultural therapy expert. While at the allotment, there will be an opportunity for participants to get involved with activities set out by our facilitator, or to work on any personal projects they may want to start. Throughout the year, the group will share the fruits of their labour.

If you are visiting with your loved one, you will have the opportunity to meet fellow gardeners and their carers. The garden is fully accessible and has a disabled toilet and a social shed for shelter, chats and, of course, tea!

How does it work?

In the light of the current Covid-19 pandemic, Alive is assessing how best to welcome groups to the allotment and run sessions there. Please get in touch using the info at the foot of this page to register interest in the project and/or sign up to our newsletter.

We welcome approaches from individuals living in the community and/or their carers, activity coordinators at care homes and people involved with any other group who may be interested in coming along.

Cost

Please contact us using the info below to discuss this further.

See our other community gardens

Alive is always looking for volunteers to support their 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.

Please call Alive on 0117 377 4756 or email info@aliveactivities.org to find out more or to sign up.