Following the Government's latest instructions on dealing with Coronavirus, there will be no access to the Garden, other than by two designated members of staff, as the only essential work required in the garden is looking after the animals.
To protect the health of our staff, for the foreseeable future nobody, including volunteers, will be permitted to enter the Garden.
Green Routes is a registered Charity with the aim of providing education and training for people with learning difficulties and others disadvantaged in the labour market.
We work to develop employment opportunities for such people, who would otherwise be shut out of employment, and to advance sustainable development.
We do this by providing high quality training and work experience in horticulture to young adults with additional support needs. This includes horticultural training, developing gardening, landscaping and social skills.
We are very dependent on volunteers, who assist people with additional support needs to become involved in the community and also to develop other practical skills including time management, communication and self discipline skills in a friendly and supportive environment.
"I have done good work today." Student
"Without the input of Green Routes we would have been looking at a very different scenario for this young man." Headteacher
"it's like a little bit of heaven despite the rain" Visitor
"He was an angry, frustrated young man until coming to Green Routes and now he's settled and happy with a purpose to his life." Parent
"Every day that I work at Green Routes I leave having learned something new." Volunteer