Thrive’s partnership with leading garden timber structures manufacturer
Forest Garden Ltd continues to flourish and in its first three years
resulted in donations of £35,000 generated by sales from its Accessible
The Worcestershire-based company, which supplies garden buildings,
accessories and furniture to more than 1,000 UK-based outlets, also
donated a variety of products which Thrive was able to use as fantastic
raffle prizes at a high profile event.
Thrive helped develop the Accessible Garden range and road tested it
with client gardeners, staff and volunteers. It offers a selection of
practical timber products designed to make gardening easier and more
enjoyable for anyone who needs to sit, kneel or stand to garden,
enabling gardeners living with a variety of health challenges to carry
on gardening with a level of independence. The range has since struck a
chord with retailers and customers alike with buoyant sales.
Click below for the Forest Garden website and view the Accessible Garden range. Alternatively, visit approved official stockist of Forest Garden - Wonkee Donkee.
Since the launch back in 2012, Thrive has received a donation from the
sale of each product which has gone a long way in helping us to continue
our work helping people with disabilities or ill health make positive
improvement to their lives.
Forest’s current Accessible Gardening range includes high level table
planters and the Bamburgh planter ranges which have wide horizontal
edges allowing the gardener to sit while working. Best-sellers include
the attractive Compact Cascade Planter and Kitchen Garden Trough.
Forest Garden will continue to grow their relationship with Thrive in
2016 through donations, joint activities and product gifts.
Forest Garden Marketing Manager Stephen Gregory, said: "By developing
this range along with bespoke point of sale display information that is
both concise and clear we believe we’ve made it even easier for
consumers to select the products that will best suit their needs on a
number of levels, including physical limitations, space availability,
budgets and even gardening experience and skill.
"The relationship we have with Thrive has been pivotal to the
development and success of the range. Their ongoing feedback and advice
from members and through testing days has helped us to create products
that genuinely meet the needs of those gardeners with physical
"We are also incredibly pleased to know that our financial contribution
will go a long way in helping Thrive to continue their vital work."
Kathryn Rossiter, Thrive’s Chief Executive Officer, said: "We are
delighted at how our partnership with Forest Garden continues to develop
and look forward to working together in 2016.
"And we are pleased that the expertise we provided when Forest developed
some of the products has resulted in such good sales and believe that
the new point of sale information will help to increase levels of
customer interest and understanding of the importance of making
gardening as accessible as possible.
"Corporate relationships such as ours with Forest Garden can prove
invaluable to charities like Thrive as we continue to look for
imaginative ways to raise funds in a challenging financial climate. "We
are grateful to Forest Garden for all their support and look forward to
working with them in 2016 and beyond."