We support "Friends of TWIGS"

Tuesday 18 February 2020

We are proud to support Friends of TWIGS.  Friends of Twigs is an independent charity which gives financial and practical support to TWIGS and the Olive Tree Café, two mental health projects in Swindon. TWIGS (Therapeutic Work In Gardening in Swindon) provides horticultural and related craft therapy and the Olive Tree Café provides positive work-related opportunities for people recovering from mental illness.

TWIGS Community Gardens are a colourful and vibrant set of gardens in the heart of Swindon. They are managed by TWIGS as a resource to give people who experience mental health problems the chance to regain confidence, self-esteem and to learn new skills. The gardens provide plenty of different ideas to take home to your own garden, along with plants and craft goods to enhance it.  Friends of Twigs has helped to cover additional staffing and training costs, and to pay for garden structures, tools and seeds, livestock, kitchen equipment, IT and much more.

Friend of Twig’s also helped launch The Olive Tree Café in Manor Garden Centre in 2011. The café has made a significant difference to the lives of many people by providing positive work-related opportunities.

Visit Friends of Twigs at Manor Garden Centre, Cheney Manor, Swindon SN2 2QJ

Twigs Community Gardens are open to the public Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10:00am-3:30pm

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