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Specialist suppliers and organisations

Garden materials, specialist tools and implements:

Harrod Horticultural – Offer a good range of raised bed kits at different heights and raised planting tables.  www.harrodhorticultural.com

Instaplanta: Horticultural products for people with disabilities.Tel: 01482 384946 www.instaplanta.co.uk 

Peta (UK) Limited: Ergonomic tools, aids and assistance devices for disabled people including garden tools. Tel:- 01376 573476 www.peta-uk.com

Remap:  Custom made aids for people with disabilities. Aids are given free of charge to the user and made by volunteer engineers.Tel:- 0845 1300456. www.remap.org.uk

Sneeboer.  Manufacturers of high quality hand forged stainless steel garden tools since 1913.  www.sneeboer.com

Vegepods. Award winning raised bed kits. www.vegepod.co.uk 

Useful Books:

Gardening for the Physically Disabled and Elderly by M Chalplin. (Publisher: Bamford)

Gardening In Retirement by Alex Bristol. (Publisher  RHS Wisley)

Landscape Design for Elderly & Disabled People by Jane Stoneham and Peter Thoday (Publisher: Garden Art Press)

Grow it Yourself – Gardening with a Physical Disability by Roddy Llewellyn (Publisher: Cedar)

RHS Simple Steps to Success – Easy Care Gardening by Jane Hendy (Publisher: Dorling Kindersley)

Window Boxes by Stephanie Donaldson (Publisher: Apple Press)

The Container Expert  by Dr D G Hessayon (Published by Apple Press)

Getting On with Gardening Vol 1 & Vol 2 by RNIB & Thrive (also published by RNIB & Thrive)

The Age-Proof Garden by Patty Cassidy (Publisher: South)

Other:

Trusted Tree Surgeons: Producer of useful gardening guides including ‘Creating Accessible Gardens for Disabled Gardeners’ and free quotes for all gardening work. www.trusted-treesurgeons.com

Root & Branch Oxford:– Therapeutic gardening in Oxfordshire for people who are experiencing mental health difficulties. www.rootandbranch.info

Disability Living Foundation:  Charity seeking to support people with disabilities to achieve greater mobility & independence. Fact sheets on home equipment. Telephone:- 0300 999 0004  www.dlf.org.uk

NOTE:

Gardening for Disabled Trust does not endorse or recommend any of these sites or services or have any control over their content.