London Borough of Croydon

Cherry Orchard social businesses

Cherry Orchard garden centre

The garden centre provides work experience for service users with learning disabilities. Trainees help run the business by:

  • sowing seeds
  • pricking out plants
  • potting up
  • pruning
  • taking cuttings
  • top dressing the plants
  • making up hanging baskets and patio pots for sale to the public. 

Work experience in the garden centre is for people who qualify for a day service. The joint community learning disability team decides whether a person qualifies, following a needs assessment.

Day places in the garden centre can also be combined with a place at the Cherry Orchard day centre or one of our resource bases.  

If you are interested in work experience in the garden centre, contact social services for adults for more information (details below).

Contacts

Joint Community Learning Disability Emergency Response Team

Telephone: 
020 8726 6500
Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon

CR0 1EA

Social services for adults

Telephone: 
020 8726 6500
Minicom: 
020 8760 5797
Address Line:

Bernard Weatherill House

8 Mint Walk

Croydon

CR0 1EA