Battersea Park open day 2016:charity Thrive showcases four gardens in south London

Head to Battersea Park on October 2 to see a collection of gardens by Thrive, a charity that champions gardening as a therapeutic way of helping the disabled, disadvantaged and vulnerable.

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Take a peek behind the garden gates at Thrive, the local charity based in Battersea Park which uses gardening as a therapeutic way of helping people who are disabled, disadvantaged, vulnerable or living with mental health issues. 

The open day is at the main garden on East Carriage Drive on Sunday 2 October between noon and 4pm. 

Visitors will be able to find out about the work Thrive carries out in the four gardens in Battersea Park, that includes the Herb Garden, Winter Garden and the exceptional Old English Garden, supported by Jo Malone London, as well as in the wider community. 

There will be staff available to answer questions, a plant sale, refreshments including home-made cakes and Art in the Hut, a showcase of local artists. 

Thrive is also starting up a free eight-week course to improve the health of Wandsworth residents who are living with or who have previously suffered from cancer. 

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