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Garden Buddies

Garden Buddies is a lottery funded project where volunteers provide practical help to elderly and disabled people, who have no other means of support, enabling them to maintain and enjoy their gardens.

This community project aims to offer support to the most needy while also providing a positive focus for volunteers of all abilities.

The idea came about as a result of a large number of gardening-related enquiries we received at the volunteer centre, highlighting the need for a service like this in South Northamptonshire. Following a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund, Garden Buddies burst into bloom in May 2012.

In order to benefit from the Garden Buddies service householders need to join the scheme as a member.

Garden Buddies membership

Garden Buddies carries out basic garden maintenance work, including: lawn mowing, hedge cutting, pruning, digging, strimming, garden clearance.

Garden Buddies is a membership scheme which provides low-cost gardening services to the people who really need it.

To qualify as a member, garden owners must live in South Northamptonshire and be unable to carry out the work themselves, due to age or disability

To join, just download and print the Membership Application Form and return together with your cheque for the annual membership fee of £15 made payable to SNVB to..

Garden Buddies, Volunteer Centre, Whittons Lane, Towcester, Northants, NN12 6YZ.

If you prefer, please call us.

NB – we currently have a waiting list for Garden Buddies membership.  If you would like to join, please call us to discuss being put on the waiting list.  Please do not send in a form at this stage.  Thank you.

Documents

Please feel free to complete and send us an application form (DO NOT PAY AT THIS STAGE),  we will review the application for eligibility and contact you.

Download our Garden Buddies leaflet

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Could you be a Garden Buddy?

Would you like to join a friendly team of volunteers helping elderly or disabled people in your community?

The Garden Buddies project offers gardening services to people who have no other source of help. As a Garden Buddy, you will be providing a valuable service to people in your area and in return could benefit from:

  • meeting new people
  • learning new skills
  • gaining experience/skills
  • to add to your CV or just being part of a team.

Our Garden Buddies project worker will be on hand to supervise every session.

The time you give can be flexible and volunteers can opt for lighter duties, if preferred. All tools, equipment and training will be provided.

Register your interest here…

or contact us…

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