The Elderberries Programme

Helping Northumberland to address loneliness and be a great place to grow older.

Health & Self

Elderberries runs a range of activities for older people, from keeping active sessions of Pilates and a walking group, to tea dances and footcare. It offers monthly clinic café sessions in partnership with NHS that offer a range of informative talks and ad hoc opportunities for arts and culture sessions including music performances, silk painting sessions and memory sessions.

There is also the Elderberries Drop In, offered three times per week for over 55s to come and relax, chat and enjoy tea and cake and make new friends. This provides a valuable local facility for older people. 

Gentlemen's Garden

A group run specifically for men, who enjoy gardening and woodwork. The group meet once a week with the aim of reducing isolation, increasing a sense of identity and belonging and giving them opportunities for purposeful learning and thus improving physical and mental health. The project gives the participants access to an allotment space that they would not otherwise have. 

Blooming Well

The Blooming Well Project is a community based initiative run by The Alnwick Garden with the aim of improving the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers using a mixture of targeted therapeutic horticulture and arts activities.


Contact us

Contact reception on 01665 511350 and ask for Tracy or email TRACY.JONES@ALNWICKGARDEN.COM for more information on these projects.