Parkside Provides

Parkside provides supported volunteering opportunities in gardening and food growing for mental health service users and survivors. Volunteers with Parkside do a range of horticultural activities at 3 sites in Newham..

Parkside volunteers are at Stratford Park E15 every Wednesday, at St. Luke's Community Centre, E16 every other Thursday and Leyes Road Allotment, E16. Sessions run from 10am to 3pm.

For Parkside Gardening Project supported volunteering means providing outdoor opportunities in a safe environment where people are supported to achieve. Care professionals usually referr volunteers to Parkside but we may also accept self referrals, which are reviewed on an individual basis. If you are interested in volunteering with Parkside or would like to make a referral, please contact us.

Parkside also works with schools to provide non-accredited horticulture training & workshops for children aged 7-14. This takes place at Stratford Park in both classroom and garden. Students engage with the outdoor environment through gardening and food growing activities ranging from planting and maintenance to tree identification.

Our three work sites (click here for a picture gallery of our sites)

Registrations and Referrals

If you are interested in volunteering with Parkside Gardening Project or would like to make a referral, please complete this form and send it to

Once we have received the form we will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

Contact us

If you would like to find out more about Parkside Gardening Project, including how to get involved, please contact Jane Scott or Jamie Smith at:



Parkside Gardening Project provides horticulture based opportunities for adults and young people living in and around the London Borough of Newham. The aim of the project is to provide a holistic approach to physical and mental well-being through gardening and food growing.

:- 07552 959 467