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.
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.