BUCKINGHAM GARDEN CENTRE -
Lindengate is a young, award winning charity, that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery. Our services, known as Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH), use the healing power of nature and the outdoors to improve mental wellbeing, boost self-
The charity operates from a stunning 5-
STH is increasingly recognised as a successful method to promote health and well-
1 in 4 people are known to suffer with mental ill-
And it's not just our Gardeners that benefit from such an environment. Many of our 130+ volunteers also experience a positive impact on their wellbeing as part of the Lindengate community. It also gives them a chance to learn new skills and pass on their expertise to others.
We are also delighted and very encouraged that evidence of our impact and the quality of our work has been recognised through a number of awards in the past few years.
Lindengate has at its heart an ethos that embraces nature. This flows through all our activities with recycling at every opportunity and construction, art and craft and cooking activities alongside all the horticulture enabling the gardens to provide the many accessible and varied numbers of activities needed for all our Gardeners.
Conservation from which our Gardeners benefit hugely has become an equally important activity and it's very clear that nature has given us a seal of approval in what we are doing with the site. We have a growing number of wild flowers, nesting birds, butterflies, bees, small mammals and with the addition of our ponds, amphibians. Since opening, our volunteers and Gardeners have worked together to create and maintain many different habitats to encourage and support the wildlife around the site and it has made a massive difference to everyone's enjoyment of the gardens. Of equal importance are the many and varied activities and the additional learning opportunities that our conservation policy brings to our Gardeners. For everyone involved, the principle of nurturing nature and taking a part in creating something really very special, however small that part might be, is good for the soul.
A natural extension to the nurturing that we do on the Lindengate site was to offer support to other conservation projects within our local community. Our need for as broad a spectrum of activities all year round for our Gardeners caused us to venture into a number of initiatives which in the past 3 years have developed into some very successful and mutually beneficial partnerships. They have the double benefit of offering our volunteers a chance to get involved in the bigger picture as well as learning and using specialist skills that can then be passed on to our Gardeners.
Lindengate is based on a 4-
We are off the Wendover Road (B4009) and have parking;
SATNAV: HP22 6BD.
There are two direct bus connections both operated by Arriva. From Aylesbury there is the number 50 via Weston Turville and the number 55 via Walton and Stoke Mandeville. There is a direct connection from Chesham via Amersham and Great Missenden (number 55).
There is a train station at Wendover; if you walk from the station to the bottom of the hill (5 minutes) you can catch the number 50 or 55 bus (opposite the George & Dragon pub) going in the direction of Aylesbury and get off after 4 stops at World’s End.
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BUCKINGHAM NURSERIES AND GARDEN CENTRE, Tingewick Road, Buckingham, MK18 4AE
Tel: 01280 822133 Fax: 01280 815491 E-
GARDEN CENTRE: Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 6.00pm • Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm
RESTAURANT (OUTDOOR): Monday to Saturday 9.00am to 4.30pm • Sunday 10.00am to 4.00pm