Horticulture & DIY

Horticulture & DIY with Autism at Kingwood

Autism at Kingwood offers horticultural and DIY sessions to the people we support and autistic people in the local community. Adam is our Gardening Co-ordinator and runs the sessions from our large allotment in Henley-on-Thames. Due to current Covid-19 restrictions we can only invite people individually to the allotment at the moment, but Adam looks forward to opening these groups up to more people in the future.

“Hello, I’m Adam, the Gardening Coordinator for Autism at Kingwood. I manage our site in Henley where we offer a variety activities including woodworking and horticulture.

I have always had a passion for the outdoors and love to be around people, so my current role is literally my dream job! I am originally from the North of England and that was where my life long passion for gardening began as a 5 year old working along side my grandparents in their garden. I feel incredibly fortunate to work in such an amazing environment with wonderful colleagues and people we support, it very much has a family feel to the place.

I try to keep all the activities person centred as much as possible and this often means I have to think outside the box as to how I can incorporate an individual’s interests in to what we can offer; combining Star Wars and gardening, or architecture and woodworking for example. I love having new challenges and of course the greatest reward is seeing people develop and learn skills, and just having a great time in a really special green space.

It’s always a joy to welcome new people to the site, so if you’d like to arrange a visit to see for yourself what we do here please get in touch.”

Adam Lee Gardening coordinator

Contact Adam: adam.lee@kingwood.org.ukĀ 

We also have weekly sessions at Path Hill Outdoors, which are run by the team at Path Hill in Oxfordshire. Whilst these sessions have had to pause due to Covid restrictions, the group will resume as soon as possible, and this page will be updated with details.

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