6 acre site offering volunteer opportunities for the local community. The project aims to bring a diverse mix of the community together, welcoming those with disabilities or from a disadvantaged background to work alongside others. There are communal growing areas, an orchard comprising of over 400 apple trees, half acre sensory garden, vineyard and wildlife pond.This project gives local resident groups a unique opportunity to work and support each other on horticultural activities as well as individuals. The concept of sharing skills and produce is at the heart of the scheme, with local groups and individuals working together to grow fruit, vegetables and other plants. Knowledge of horticulture, therapeutic benefits from growing produce and tending to the site, being active, social and mental benefits are just a few positive aspects seen from participants with physical or learning disabilities, living with dementia, feeling low mood, unemployed, retired and young to older ages.
Facilities: Volunteering, Community space for hire, Picnic area, Holiday activities, Wildlife area
Open to the public?Yes
Open to the public - details: Variable opening hours/pre-arranged visits/events or open days only
Pre-arranged visits to tour the site with Project Manager for individuals or groups, general public access not permitted through open hours.
Public open days held several times a year, and private group tours and presentations available upon request.
From Bracknell: Follow A3095 Maidenhead Rd past Moss End, past New Leathern Bottle Pub and past Syngenta main entrance. Up to Hawthorn Hill junction, turn right onto A330/Ascot Road. Wellers Lane is next turning on right. JHCL's gate is 400yds on right.
From Windsor/Ascot: Use A330/Ascot Rd, Wellers Lane is on left. JHCL's gate is 400yds on right.
From Maidenhead: Use A330/Ascot Rd to Hawthorn Hill junction. Carry straight on past Fernygrove Farm/Quintessential Meats and Wellers Lane is next on right. JHCL's gate is 400yds on right.
**Please use location name or road names on sat navs, as some divert nearby using postcode.**
Public transport: By arrangement only - No.53 bus to Jealott's Hill/Syngenta, and then a 15min escorted walk to the site. From bus stop, no pavements on roads using public routes.
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