Intergenerational Gardening

Growing together: an intergenerational project linking schools with care home residents 2021-2024

Growing together

We are delighted to announce the City Bridge Trust have awarded three years funding which will allow us to develop our intergenerational project to work with 4 schools and 4 care homes in the London Borough of Richmond. The project is run in partnership with the charity Embracing Age

Read the newsletters here:

Newsletter 2 Winter/Spring 2022

Newsletter 1 Summer 2021

In 2018, we were awarded some funding to work on an intergenerational project linking Trafalgar Junior School with the residents of a care home Brinsworth House. The Green Team played regular visits to the residental home for gardening activities with the residents. This joint project is in partnership with Embracing Age, a charity that provides befriending volunteers for care home residents.

The Green Team at Trafalgar Junior school have all written letters to residents and have had an introductory lesson in how to plant spring flowering bulbs. This first session was led by Chris Young the Community Outreach Advisor for the RHS. The Green Team also visited the residential home to plant bulbs with the young people.

The project was funded by Richmond Civic Trust and the Restitution Fund.

Read the project summary here