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
Very many congratulations are due to Dr Heather Barrett-Mold, the HGP President who was awarded an OBE for Services to Horticulture, Sustainable Development and Environmental Conservation in the 2017 New Year's Honours.
GARDENER OF THE YEAR 2016
Nina Coupé with Councillor Marcelle Lloyd-Hayes at the Autumn Show.
Presentation by representatives of the Screwfix Foundation. The donation is funding essential maintenance work in the Demonstration Garden, plus some new plant staging. A big thank you to everyone at Screwfix.
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.
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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