Growing Roots works with children, families and young people on therapeutic horticultural projects in the community and in schools in the Mendip area of Somerset. We are a not-for-profit organisation.

Gardening activities are tailored to meet individual needs whether social, emotional, physical or cognitive.

  • We work with residents of social housing and young people to create gardens.
  • We facilitate intergenerational horticultural projects
  • We work with children and young people in schools and the community to help raise self-esteem through horticulture.

Visit our project page for photos and details of past projects.


Growing Roots have been successful in being awarded Big Lottery funding for a 12 month contract with Wilder Woods at Catsham near Baltonsborough. This project is targeted at young people aged 18-24 who may not be in education or employment to develop skills in growing food and in team working. 

Also Growing Roots have been awarded a trial summer term contract at the Mendip School to introduce pupils to gardening.