We are committed to providing a range of worthwhile and interesting activities for people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, physical impairment and sensory loss. We are welcoming, and everyone is treated with equal respect and has their needs sensitively met. We work closely with individuals and families to reach worthwhile goals: Making new friends, gaining confidence and skills, becoming independent, and moving on to build a future.

Everybody will have: –
Opportunity for self expression, fulfilment and self image enhancement.
A quality Garden and/or learning experience which emphasises self development and growth.
Access to art, craft, environmental studies, horticulture and basic skills.

The Garden is open from 8.30am to 4.00pm, Monday to Friday. It is also open occasionally at the weekends. There are 2 separate sessions each day and lunch is between 12 noon and 12.30 pm. We are closed on Bank Holidays and between Christmas and New Year.

Our Charges

In order to continue delivering our service, we unfortunately have to charge. There are 5 bands:

  1. Beneficiary with total 1:1 support – £
  2. Beneficiary with total 1:1 Erlas support – £   Please note that our fees are 
  3. Beneficiary with total 2:1 Erlas  support – £  currently under review.
  4. Beneficiary with total 4:1 Erlas support – £  Please contact us for more information.
  5. Volunteer needing Erlas support – £            

Transport to and from the Garden is not provided.

Meals are not provided, although there is a kitchen and common room.

Further details on access criteria, costs and referral routes are available from info@erlas.org or call us on +44 (0)1978 265058.

More information is available in our introductory pamphlet. Click Here to Download our Pamphlet (Please note that the current charges are currently under review)

Everybody is invited just to come and see the Garden. It is a lovely place to visit. We offer taster sessions.