Come explore our Garden & Land Management Alternative Learning Activities

Stress & Anxiety relief

Gardens can be a relaxing place; it creates a safe space for young people to feel calm and help reduce stress & anxiety. Seeing plants, vegetables and fruit grow over time can create a sense of achievement.

Communication & Interaction

Gaining new or developing skills in a quiet calm space, creates a platform for young people to interact and communicate easier with their fellow young people and staff.

Self Esteem & Independence

Plants, fruit & veg all needed to be cared for to help them grow. Seeing plants grow or fruit & vegetables ready to harvest gives young people a sense of achievement that helps with their self-esteem. As the young person gets more confident doing the activity, they can lead the gardening activities which will help with independent skills.


All activities are designed to be fun and social, whether you want to gain experience about the everyday care of the garden or make new friends, our goal is to make everyday a fun day.

Daily Routine

Each sessions students will get chance to take part of all the gardening & landcare activities. Young people are also given the opportunity to take part in classroom time during one of the sessions in the day.

Garden Fun

AQA certification's

The AQA Unit Award Scheme (UAS) empowers young individuals to gain valuable work experience and receive certification for their efforts. Through this scheme, they can compile a portfolio of certificates, each bearing testament to their skills, insights, and experiences. Participating in this program not only boosts their self-confidence but also heightens their engagement and amplifies their motivation, guiding them forward on their lifelong journey.

plants growing in wellies

Celebration Stories

If you would like to know more information about our alternative service, what we do or how we could help. Please feel free to give us a call or send over an email. We would be more than happy to help or answer your questions.