Discover the benefits of gardening and working in horticulture. Learn about nature, growing and gain social skills from teamwork.
You can gain real work experience, learn new skills for work and life, such as teamwork, travel training and independent living skills, or whatever you may need.
Things you can do:
- Sowing seeds
- Pruning, clipping
- Planting vegetables
- Harvesting produce
- Packing vegetables
- Serving customers
- Creating hampers
- Go out on delivery
- Training courses
- Garden maintenance
Take a stroll through Nowton Park in Bury St Edmunds where you will find Nowton Park Nursery within a Victorian walled garden. There you will find a colourful array of plants to buy or order, including seasonal hanging baskets and plants for your pots and container.
We also provide plants for the commercial market, including growing the crazy pink petunias for The Angel Hotel's annual eye-catching window box displays. Look out for our seasonal trailer selling plants outside Nowton Cafe.
Realise Futures is a company operating across Suffolk and Essex combining commercial trade of products and services alongside work placements, employment and training opportunities. The primary aim of the business is to improve and promote the economic and social wellbeing of those who are disadvantaged and/or disabled.
The company is organised in three divisions, Learning and Development, Employment and RF Works (six distinct social businesses). Together they provide professional and tailored opportunities that support people to realise their potential.