Horticulture Arts and Work Skills
Our Centre for Horticulture, Arts and Work Skills, often referred to by those who attend simply as the “Horti”, is located in Orchard Lane, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 0BN.
Activities are available every Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm in ground floor buildings on site and within the 7 acre grounds. Whole day sessions are for up to 15 individuals a day, with a standard charge of £55 per day (reviewed annually).
The activities available include:
- Horticulture in the heated greenhouse, the polytunnel or outdoors
- Selling plants, fruit and vegetables to the public
- Arts and Crafts, indoors or outside
- Woodworking, in a workshop or outdoors
- Site Maintenance
- Seasonal Festivals
- A year round programme of outings
The Centre employs a team of Manager, Assistant Manager and four full time (equivalent) staff with qualifications and work experience in one or more of horticulture, therapeutic horticulture, arts and crafts or care and support work. Members of the team use their wide variety of work experience and skills to help those attending activities to prepare for the workplace environment.
Activities are tailored to the needs of each individual, including communication and mobility needs. Those attending meet regularly and are involved in planning the activities programme.
There are opportunities for outings and holidays. The Centre organises an annual outdoor activity holiday with activities such as canoeing, abseiling, archery etc .The holidays are part-subsidised, but a charge is necessary to meet the full cost of travel, food and accommodation for those attending each holiday.
The Centre operates a 'no smoking' policy within its buildings.
Whole day sessions are available