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Gardening Leave & horticultural companies in joint exercise to ‘green-over’ London’s Union Jack Club
Members of the Armed Forces, past and present, staying at the famous Club will now benefit from the therapeutic power of plants…

ISS and Gardening Leave – East Acton Outreach Garden
Gardening Leave has been Highly Commended in the Sunday Telegraph’s Gardening Against the Odds awards for our East Acton Outreach Garden in London. Here’s the story behind the garden and how we, with help from ISS Facility Services Landscaping, brought the garden to life for veterans.

TV gardener Jim McColl launches renovation project at Ayr horticultural therapy garden for armed forces veterans
Jim McColl helped Gardening Leave officially launch Phase 2 of its project to renovate a large Victorian ‘ Stovehouse’ greenhouse next to its horticultural therapy garden at Auchincruive, near Ayr.

ISS teams up with horticultural therapy charity to create gardens for troubled veterans in London
New outreach project opens in East Acton

Veterans’ charity unveils new contemplation garden at Royal Hospital Chelsea
Unused and overgrown corner of the grounds transformed into new garden.

Green-fingered business support for veteran’s show garden
Veteran and Turffit team up at Gardening Scotland for Gardening Leave

Ayrshire Post Wish Campaign Result
Thank you for helping us raise £484

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch
We got involved in the nationwide bird survey

Veterans’ Minister helps launch new fundraising appeal
Fundraising appeal for a new roof at Erskine project

Gardening Leave Christmas Cards
To see the different designs and place an order

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Big thank you to @smfcuk for ISS cookery demo for veterans/staff at our Erskine project today using GL-grown produce ow.ly/i/5kUNI

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RT @HarrietRycroft Rosemary for remembrance abounds in the Whichford garden. #shakespearesbirthday pic.twitter.com/MpBdsDImQs

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RT @poppypride1 War memorials website gets go-ahead bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-…

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Derek ISS Chef @smfcuk & veteran George preparing for cookery demo at our Erskine site ow.ly/i/5k94k Lots of fresh produce picked

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RT @CombatStress If you or a loved one served in UK ArmedForces & need to talk about mental health, the 24-hour @CombatStress Helpline is 0800 138 1619 plsRT


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