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Ideas & Inspiration

Useful magazine:

Enable Magazine – lifestyle magazine for those with disabilities. Click below for latest issue:

January/February issue of the magazine

Specialist suppliers and organisations

Garden materials, specialist tools and implements:

Harrod Horticultural – Offer a good range of raised bed kits at different heights and raised planting tables.  www.harrodhorticultural.com

Instaplanta: Horticultural products for people with disabilities.Tel: 01482 384946 www.instaplanta.co.uk 

i-tip Handles. Incredibly useful handles which can be attached to wheelbarrows, wheelchairs and trolleys. Tel:0333 800 5000 or itiphandles.com

Peta (UK) Limited: Ergonomic tools, aids and assistance devices for disabled people including garden tools. Tel:- 01376 573476 www.peta-uk.com

Remap:  A charity that helps disabled people of all ages to live more independent lives. Our network of skilled volunteers design and custom make equipment free of charge. 01732 760209 www.remap.org.uk

Sneeboer.  Manufacturers of high quality hand forged stainless steel garden tools since 1913.  www.sneeboer.com

Award winning raised garden bed kits to grow your vegetables.  www.vegepod.co.uk  Tel 0800 978 8656 or info@vegepod.co.uk

VegTrug: Great selection of raised planters and raised beds. https://www.vegtrug.com

Useful Books:

Gardening for the Physically Disabled and Elderly by M Chalplin. (Publisher: Bamford)

Gardening In Retirement by Alex Bristol. (Publisher  RHS Wisley)

Landscape Design for Elderly & Disabled People by Jane Stoneham and Peter Thoday (Publisher: Garden Art Press)

Grow it Yourself – Gardening with a Physical Disability by Roddy Llewellyn (Publisher: Cedar)

RHS Simple Steps to Success – Easy Care Gardening by Jane Hendy (Publisher: Dorling Kindersley)

Window Boxes by Stephanie Donaldson (Publisher: Apple Press)

The Container Expert  by Dr D G Hessayon (Published by Apple Press)

Getting On with Gardening Vol 1 & Vol 2 by RNIB & Thrive (also published by RNIB & Thrive)

The Age-Proof Garden by Patty Cassidy (Publisher: South)

Other Help:

Lend & Tend: Match gardens needing help with people wanting help to garden. www.lendandtend.com

Trusted Tree Surgeons: Producer of useful gardening guides including ‘Creating Accessible Gardens for Disabled Gardeners’ and free quotes for all gardening work. www.trusted-treesurgeons.com

Root & Branch Oxford:– Therapeutic gardening in Oxfordshire for people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. www.rootandbranch.info

Disability Living Foundation:  Charity seeking to support people with disabilities to achieve greater mobility & independence. Fact sheets on home equipment. Telephone:- 0300 999 0004  www.dlf.org.uk


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