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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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    There’s a vibrant movement to use wasteland for food production. But let’s not forget we need to help people to learn how to garden, as much as we need to do it…


Arum lillies being planted in our new Chelsea bog garden ow.ly/i/5ip3B

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Putting in bog area next to raised pond at our @RHChelsea garden ow.ly/i/5imac

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Veterans at our projects grow fruit&veg & learn to cook what they've harvested. Here's rhubarb chutney being made ow.ly/i/5hi95

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Thank you to @suttons_seeds for our 2nd box of seeds. Will keep our gardens busy!! ow.ly/i/5hgVs

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RT @TheBeefKitchen Our Trailer Cafe garden is starting to take shape @gardening_leave pic.twitter.com/M7djW62FCF

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