Award winning charity offering specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs in their continuing recovery.
Our stunning 5 acre garden site in Wendover, offers a wide range of gardening/horticulture activities so that service users can spend time in a managed and calm and safe environment, either singly or in small groups, working towards recovery.
The name Lindengate comes from mixing the Old English name for a Lime tree – ‘Linden’, known for its recuperative and stress-relieving properties and the ‘Gate’, symbolising passing through on the journey to recovery.
What We Do
The specialist services provided by Lindengate are known as Social & Therapeutic Horticulture (STH) and is a successful method to promote health and wellbeing, facilitate social inclusion and offer participants opportunities that can help them gain in self-confidence and self-esteem. By getting people out of their homes and mixing with others in an outdoor, fresh-air environment it is a catalyst to break down their social isolation and encourages the recovery process.
STH is recognized to be beneficial for a wide range of mental health needs including anxiety, depression, loneliness, autism (ASD), dementia and head injury. STH helps to promote: