Growing Space – Tredegar House

Our project is located in the gardens and park at Tredegar House in Newport, working in partnership with the National Trust. Participants are involved in horticultural therapy and training, and can enjoy working in many areas of the site. There are opportunities to work in areas such as the woodlands and lake, the beautiful historic walled garden, the polytunnel, the private cottage garden, allotments and more.

Situated near the caravan park, we also have a dedicated creative arts and crafts room located in the meadows building.

Other activities include a range of accredited and non-accredited training, which covers a variety of horticulture, vocational and employability skills, and arts and crafts.

Growing Space Shop - Tredegar House

Growing Space Shop – Tredegar House

Our social enterprise shop showcases the creativity and talents of participants from across our GS projects, together with local crafts.

We offer:

  • Garden items
  • Paint supplies and upcycled items
  • Homeware and unique gifts
  • Handcrafted gifts

Participants are involved in all aspects of running the shop, which includes creating product displays and serving customers. This provides valuable customer service and retail experience, alongside accredited qualifications. This is a great opportunity for developing confidence, communication and employability.

The opening hours are:

Mon: 10am -2pm
Tue: 9.30am-4pm
Wed: 9.30am-4pm
Thu: 9.30am-4pm
Fri: 9.30am-4pm
Sat: 9.30am-4pm
Sun: closed*

*excluding events and bank holidays

Growing Space Shop - Blackwood

The Laundry Garden – Tredegar House

This project is delivered in partnership with Woodlands Routes to Wellbeing. Participants accessing this project help to maintain the ornamental shrub garden, wildlife friendly garden, and grow herbs and organic vegetables, some of which are in raised planters for easy access to all.

This project also has access to the community kitchen, where participants can learn to cook and eat healthily. All duties are light work and mainly using hand tools.

Woodwork – St Cadoc’s Hospital

Woodwork – St Cadoc’s Hospital

The “RESTORE@thewoodshed” project, is a partnership between Growing Space and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, and is based at St Cadoc’s hospital, Caerleon. It enables participants on wards to make the transition from hospital back into the community through the recovery and rehabilitation process of work experience, activity and occupation. It also supports participants who need furniture by providing them with recycled furniture on discharge.

Participants gain skills in woodwork, painting and decorating, tiling, upcycling, and health and safety, whilst also increasing their confidence. Taking part in this project enables participants to recognise the importance of structure and social engagement by working in this environment.

A range of products have been made, and are for sale to the general public, including bird boxes, bird tables, shoe horns, garden planters, benches, hedgehog houses, and bespoke upcycled products.

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