Grow provide opportunities to improve wellbeing, social and community connections and skills and resources in a safe supportive group setting which inspires hope and re-ignites passion for life. Working in partnership with the National Trust and linking in with other outdoor spaces and places, they support people to connect with nature, each other and themselves through a variety of activities such as walking, conservation work, shepherding, green woodworking, wild art and much more.

Type of activities:

Animal connection / Conservation / Ecotherapy activities / Creative and arts

Specialist client experience:

Adults with experience of mental health difficulties

“It’s a lifesaver. The connection with nature and like-minded people is invaluable, affirmative and uplifting. Long live Grow.”


– Grow participant –


c/o BHFP, Community Base, 113 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XG
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Project info

Transport provided:


Time-limited course:

Free/ low-cost spaces available based on income

We use a variety of different locations but all will have some form of shelter, toilets and facilities for making tea. We usually like to share food together.

Member projects

Brighton & Hove Food Partnership

Therapeutic gardening groups in Brighton, including activities for older people and those living with dementia.

Centre for Ecotherapy

Therapeutic gardening project in Stanmer Park, Brighton.


Grow offers people the chance to enjoy the beautiful, local countryside in a friendly and supportive group with locations across Sussex.

Plot 22

Plot 22 is a community allotment, a food growing project and therapeutic garden in Hove.

Rock Farm

Rock Farm is a working market garden, community space and horticultural therapy project on a 6-acre site near Steyning.

Sacred Earth 

A community-owned land project near Horam, East Sussex that is dedicated to life, learning and working in harmony with nature.

smiling walkers by seaside view

Ipse Wilderness

Ipse lead multi-day therapeutic journeys across different wilderness spaces in the UK, weekend workshops and day walks across Sussex.

fire circle and chairs

Wild Mind

A seven-week programme in Stanmer Park, Brighton - which takes participants on a journey into a deeper sense of awareness and connection with the natural world.

woman mushroom spotting on the downs

Wild Wellbeing

An ecotherapy organisation that runs walks, nature-connection workshops and one-to-one mentoring in Brighton & East Sussex.

people lying down in the forest

Circle of Life Rediscovery

This project outside Lewes, East Sussex aims to transform education, health and families through nature.

people lying down in the forest

The Plot (Stanmer Park)

A community-led sanctuary space for sharing and nurturing creativity, community spirit and connection.

people lying down in the forest

The Wild Mind Project

Providing emotional and mental wellbeing support to young people through nature activities combined with creative activities.

people lying down in the forest

Living Vital

Living Vital are an organic food growing community garden located at the back of Stanmer Park in Brighton.