Gardening therapy is coming to Cutteslowe Park

Published: Friday, 10th June 2016

Newly renovated greenhouses in Cutteslowe Park are opening tomorrow after renovations by the charity People In Action.

The glasshouses are council facilities that have been disused and will now provide a nursery for horticultural therapy, employment and volunteer opportunities. The space will be initially open to the public for plant sales and will work as a hub for gardening initiatives in the community.
The grand opening is tomorrow morning from 10am with a bouncy castle, pizzas from an outdoor pizza oven and plant sales and ribbon cutting at 11am.

Councillor Linda Smith, Oxford City Council Board Member for Leisure, Parks and Sports who will officially open the plant nursery said: "I'd like to congratulate People in Action on the marvellous restoration of the glass houses in Cutteslowe Park, they look stunning. It's fantastic to see the greenhouses being brought back into use in such a way to provide horticultural therapy, employment, training and volunteer opportunities for local people. Green fingered Oxford residents will once again be able to buy plants for their garden direct from the glass houses, providing yet another reason to visit beautiful Cutteslowe Park this Summer".

People in Action are a charity based in the Midlands, providing person centred care services for people in the community. They have been leading providers of Horticultural therapy for the past 15 years.

For more information visit the People in Action website.