Our mission

Our mission is to develop Growing People as a centre of excellence, providing distinctive & empowering social and therapeutic horticulture therapies for people in Hertfordshire and the surrounding areas.


Our vision is that everyone who joins us may benefit from our services, to enable happier and more beneficial lives.


Our main aims are:

  • to improve the health and well-being of local people
  • to improve social inclusion for local people


Our additional aims and objectives are:

  • to promote the benefits of social and therapeutic horticulture to all those involved in improving people's lives
  • to improve understanding of the benefits of social and therapeutic horticulture through research
  • to promote an interest in the local environment


The values by which we seek to operate are:

  • everyone is valued equally as an individual
  • a focus on ability not disability
  • honesty and openness in conduct & behaviour
  • a focus on continuous service improvement
  • continuity of services throughout the year
  • emphasis on collaborative & team based working practices
  • low impact on the local landscape & environment in our work