Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole


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Flourish is a wellbeing discovery programme where people learn new skills, build confidence, make friends and have fun.

At Flourish, participants get involved in horticulture, conservation, maintenance and rural craft, in the tranquil setting of our gardens and unspoiled nature reserve.

This is a medium term volunteering project for approximately 6 months where participants will join a team for one day a week and gain practical hands on experience, skills and knowledge in conservation and horticulture. In addition there will be a programme of activities aimed at improving individual’s wellbeing.

Who is Flourish for?

Our Flourish community supports a wide range of individuals.

One of the key aspects of Flourish is the diversity of people who participate which creates a brilliant mutually- supportive community. We welcome disabled people, those living with mental health issues and people wanting to improve their well-being. Participants learn new skills, work with others in a team and connect with nature.

Who can join in?

Just get in touch here and we will arrange for you, or someone you think would benefit from Flourish, to visit for an informal chat and look round. When we have assessed how best we can support you, we can arrange for a trial session before you decide if joining regularly is right for you.

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Venue/Contact Details
Holton Lee
Livability Holton Lee
East Holton
Holton Heath
BH16 6JN
Area coverage
Pan Dorset
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  • Refreshment / Snacks
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Pushchair and Pram Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
  • Equipment Hire
  • Disabled Car Parking
  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Please contact us for more information.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Weekly
  • All Year Round
Contact provider directly for costs
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
Eligibility criteria:
Holton Lee holds a broad definition of disability as someone living with a disabling physical or mental factor that has an adverse impact on their ability to carry out normal day to day activities. Ideal candidates for the Flourish project are individuals that are not currently in education, employment or training.
Booking Information:
Contact by telephone, e-mail or website
Referral process:
  • By e-mail or phone; speak to Emma.
Religious and Additional Needs Provision
Additional needs supported:
  • Emotional needs
  • Visual impairment
  • Motor Impairment
  • Speech, Language & Communication Needs
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Behaviour, Emotional & Social Difficulty
  • Multi-Sensory Impairment
  • Medical Condition, including Allergies
  • Physical Disability
SEND Local Offer SEND

We support individuals with disability and/or mental health illness.

Staff provide 1:4 support. If service users need 1:1 support, they will need to bring a buddy/PA with them.

Good access for wheelchairs, changing table, mobile hoist etc.


Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have a First Aid Policy?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?