The Therapy Garden is a horticulture and education charity that works to have a positive and significant impact on the lives of people facing challenges in life: whether by giving a sense of purpose to children with special needs; or by reducing the isolation of a young person living with autism; or by helping to equip young people who have additional learning needs for a possible future in the workplace. The Therapy Garden changes lives for the better by creating a safe place to enjoy the power of gardening and an opportunity to connect with nature.

The team recognised that young people often have complex and extensive needs that have to be overcome, in order to break through obstacles that so many of them experience and which put up barriers to confidence and ultimately a satisfying career. They identified the need for specialist training for their horticulture staff to ensure that they are in the best position to deliver the optimum outcome for the students they teach.

The High Sheriff was pleased to present their award and noted that “the Trustees, staff and dedicated volunteers are grounded in providing opportunities for young and old to thrive and blossom in the wonderful garden surroundings at Normandy”.

The Normandy Therapy Garden

Awarded 2019-2020































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Past Awards 2019-2020

Viewpoint – TheHorseCourse

Cardinals in the Community

The Normandy Therapy Garden

Matrix Trust - Elevate

Safe Drive Stay Alive

Mock Trial Competition

The Trinity Trust

Guildford Shakespeare Company

Staying Safe Workshop

Surrey Clubs for Young People


Amber – Smart Recovery


FISH Playscheme

Stopgap Dance