Gardening is a popular and relaxing pastime which you can continue or start to enjoy if you are blind or partially sighted.
RNIB has worked with Thrive to make gardening more accessible. Thrive is the leading charity in the UK that uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people who are living with disabilities or ill health, or are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. This is known as therapeutic horticulture.
RNIB, in partnership with Thrive, has developed a range of services which provide information and guidance to gardeners who have sight loss. We also have the following factsheets available which provide advice, information and contact details to help blind and partially sighted people to access gardening:
Thrive can also provide you with useful hints and tips from other gardeners who have sight loss. They offer a range of services including:
The following publications are currently available from Thrive and are available in large print and audio formats:
Although Thrive no longer hold stocks of these books, they can print out colour photocopies and bind them, or send audio CDs. There are also a limited number of braille copies available too. They can also be downloaded from Thrive's website in PDF format for free. For more information about any of the support provided by Thrive telephone 0118 988 5688 or email [email protected].