Young Gardeners

Our Young Gardeners Programme supports young people with additional needs and their families, providing an inclusive and accessible gardening programme.

We develop and nurture the gardening skills of our beneficiaries as well as providing the opportunity to develop friendships and social groups.

For a number of young people with additional needs, they attend a school that is not close to home which can result in them feeling isolated, this means they can find it difficult to build and maintain friendships and strong bonds with their peers outside of school.

This programme gives our participants the opportunity to meet with like-minded people and learn new skills as well as developing new connections.

Families meet once a month on a weekend, which allows parents to share ideas, socialise and support each other.  This programme is much more than simply teaching young people how to grow vegetables and plants, it helps to grow strong and lasting friendships and relationships too.

To find out more send us an email.

Annual Essential Maintenance Closure

Please note that we will be closed for essential maintenance from the 6th – 31st January 2020.

We will reopen 1st February 2020 : 10am-4pm Daily.

Please note that our shop will be undergoing a refit in January and will be reopening on the 3rd February.

Please also note that Pilates/Yoga isn’t on here at The Alnwick Garden for the month of January – Sam Kelly (tutor) is running classes from a community venue, please contact her on for more info