Supported dementia-friendly gardening and socialising on our community allotment. Enjoy visiting an allotment without the stress of maintenance.

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

Through running a number of Bristol-based community gardens, Alive has seen the positive impact the outdoors and being around nature can have for everybody. Based in Brentry but open to all, the Alive allotment is staffed with volunteers throughout the week and overseen by a horticultural therapy expert.

While at the allotment there will be the opportunity to get involved with activities set out by our expert or to work on any personal projects you may want to start. Throughout the year the group will share the fruits of their labour.

How does it work?

A subscription will allow you to access the allotment Tuesday-Saturday 10am – 5pm where you can be supported by volunteers to help you tend to the allotment at your own pace.

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

Cost

At just £45 per month, you are able to visit the allotment as much as you choose during its opening hours. The minimum sign up is for six months.

This will also include access to one professionally supported two-hour gardening session per week for you and a carer.

If you and your carer or loved one would prefer to only attend the weekly gardening session, this is possible at a cost of £20.

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.