Queens Park Horticultural Service supports people living with mental ill health to build confidence and develop skills to become more independent.
Queens Park is Tandridge District Council’s flagship park and open space. The flowerbeds, gardens and borders in and around the park’s inner circle are maintained by our team of dedicated volunteers from Richmond Fellowship in conjunction with Tandridge District Council.
We provide people with the opportunity to gain horticultural experience working alongside volunteers to maintain the flowerbeds within Queens park Circle which forms part of a public park.
Being involved at Queens Park means we can offer a range of physical activities and teamwork which provides a greater choice of recovery pathways for people who access our services.
How we help
We tailor our services to meet the needs of the individual. We positively encourage individuals to access a wide variety of roles which include formal and informal training, as a means to develop confidence and skills. Our gardeners meetings encourage service users to be actively involved in how we deliver our services, empowering people to make decisions and to be valued as part of the team.
Who we can help
If you are interested in accessing our services you should be over 18, live in Surrey, and have a recognised mental health problem.
Self referrals are welcome, as are referrals from GPs, and organisations providing services to people with mental health problems.
At the heart of everything we do lies:
- Hope: the belief that recovery is possible for every individual
- Respect: valuing differences and all contributions
- Enabling: giving people encouragement and support to achieve their goals
- Inclusion: the belief that everyone has a right to participate fully in society.