Herefordshire Growing Point encourages and assists people who are unable to manage traditional methods of growing plants to enjoy the social and therapeutic benefits of horticultural activities. Individual needs are met through utilising several alternative gardening techniques together with adapted tools and accessories.
PATRON: The Baroness Masham of Ilton
This Summer we introduced a Garden Club to bring together different groups and individuals so they could continue gardening throughout the summer "holidays". This was a great success with very positive feedback, so we plan to continue this in the future and, weather permitting, possibly in the winter.
HGP Gardener, Gordon Barrington and Marcus Williams outside the Canon Pyon Village Stores
NEW VENTURE FOR HGP
A selection of plants, grown by the Growing Point gardeners, are available for sale at the Canon Pyon Village Stores at £2.00 each. Please look out for the display next time you are visiting the Stores. Everyone at HGP is most grateful to Marcus and Carol Williams for this exciting opportunity.
Many congratulations to Co-ordinator, Julian Reeves for gaining a Distinction with Commendation in Horticulture and Garden Design (Level Four) at Pershore College
Tomato and pepper seeds, saved from last year have been planted and are coming to fruition in the polytunnel.
Gardeners' Question Time Chairman, Sir Roy Strong CH with panellists, Duncan Coombs, Mark Harwood-Browne and Tamsin Westhorpe
Everyone at Herefordshire Growing Point is particularly grateful to Carr's Organic Products, the Castle House Hotel, the Paunton Court winery and Wyevale Garden Centres for their generous support for the GQT event.
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"Thank you everyone who volunteers at Growing Point. You provide a very valuable and inclusive service which is greatly appreciated".
A family member of a HGP gardener.
"The experiences [our pupils] are gaining at Growing Point are really exceptional - and moving the opportunity to KS4 has been a total success."
Headteacher, Barrs Court Special School
"Clients are always content and relaxed in the garden atmosphere. The variety of horticultural activities on offer results in positive achievement for all – the experience is as important as what is actually achieved by clients."
Tutor for a client group with multiple disabilities
"Growing Point continues to both inspire and entertain our members, and the tutor has been very innovative in his ideas. My assessment of the impact of Growing Point on our members is that it is very positive as it stimulates their knowledge and skills. The quiz certainly helps with their memory”.
"I don't feel disabled any more when I come to Herefordshire Growing Point".
A Growing Point Gardener