Thorngrove Garden Centre is this year celebrating 50 years since Scope came to Gillingham. Today, the garden centre and nursery are going from strength to strength, with disabled people learning horticultural skills by producing a wide range of top quality plants.
The vast majority of the plants sold in Thorngrove’s shop and to local customers are produced in their nurseries. The growing areas are always open for customers to browse and on their Open Day this Saturday 12th April, they are encouraging people to come and see what they do.
There will be games for the children and young at heart; a range of stalls; competitions for children including ‘a garden in a seed tray’ and Easter egg hunt; and teas and other refreshments including beefburgers from the barbecue. During the day, they will hold the official opening of their new carpentry project which will be offering training for disabled people in a different set of skills. Potential volunteers are welcome.