The sessions will take place every Thursday afternoon from 8th March, 2pm to 3.30pm, at Chantry Walled Garden, Chantry Park, Ipswich IP2 0BS.

The site has facilities especially designed to enable older people to carry on gardening, in the lovely surroundings of an historic site. Most of the garden is wheelchair accessible and has raised beds and patio areas to sit and relax.

Gardening, crafts, flower arranging and other activities will be on offer to suit all abilities, led by our staff.

The sessions are part of an ActivLives project, ‘Branching Out – Growing Together’ , funded by a grant over two years from money raised by HealthIntend through the Health Lottery.

It aims to bring older people together to contribute their ideas, volunteer, and learn skills, meet other people and enjoy a chat and cuppa, and relax and enjoy the garden.

Please note – participants must attend with required level of support if necessary.

Please get in touch if you would like to take part – call ActivLives on 01473 345350 or email

Please use public car parks in Chantry Park. For disabled parking – please phone ahead.

We also need volunteers to help with these sessions – please get in touch if you would like to give a little of your time

✿❀✿  Primroses galore for Mother’s Day  ✿❀✿

To mark the launch of “Carry on Gardening” sessions, we are inviting people to come and look around the walled garden with friends or family they care for, to choose a gift for Sunday and find out more about what we offer.

Chantry Walled Garden is open Thursday 8th March from 9.00am to 3.00pm, with the drop-in gardening session starting at 2pm.

Come and admire the mass of colourful primula and other plants, tended by volunteers, which will be in peak condition to plant out in your garden or flower pots.

All proceeds from sales help support our charity.

Access to Chantry Walled Garden is via the path around the outside of the walled garden, turning right outside the visitors’ car park. Please call ActivLives in advance to arrange disabled access 01473 345350. See for details of our location.