Welcome to Growing Forward

We support people in Nottingham to improve their mental and physical wellbeing through gardening activities in small groups and one-to-one counselling.


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Do you…

  • experience anxiety, depression and loneliness?
  • feel overwhelmed by big groups?
  • find it hard to get out and meet new people?

Would you like to…

  • have one-to-one and small group gardening sessions?
  • grow flowers and food (no experience needed)?
  • get assistance with travel plans?

The aim of Growing Forward is to help you feel less lonely and more able to cope, make friends and discover other groups you can join in your area. You can also increase volunteering and employment potential, build confidence and develop skills.

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Upcoming Spring Open Days

We are emerging out of winter – and as the new shoots of spring say hello – we do too!  Our next programme cycle is about to begin – and we couldn't be more excited.  We would like to invite you to visit our beautiful space.  If you or someone you are...

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Would like to be kept up to date on what's happening here at Growing Forward? If so, sign up to our newsletter. If you are looking to join in yourself or are supporting someone else who might be interested, then our newsletter is for you. We'll share details of...

Open days coming up!

Open days coming up!

Come to our open days to find out about this free project, see our beautiful space, and sign up if you want to join in. Wednesday 30th August, 10:30 - 3:30 Wednesday 11th October 1:30 - 5:30 Wednesday 18th October 1:30 - 5:30 Windmill Community Gardens, Ascot Road,...