Gardening, Activities and Work Development

Gardening, Activities & Work Development


My name is Renee, and I lead the gardening, work development and activities here at Autism at Kingwood.

If you are interested in learning about gardening and growing produce, outdoor DIY, or doing other activities in the great outdoors at our large allotment space in Henley-on-Thames, I’d love to hear from you.

Gardening is just one activity of many that I deliver for people at Autism at Kingwood.  I listen to to people to find out what they’re interested in doing – and I try to make it happen!  I organise numerous days out, and we have a National Trust group pass and try and make as much use of this as possible.  We have some budding metal detectorists and so we fundraised to get some metal detectors. We also have binoculars for our bird watchers, and litter-pickers for those who want to keep their community litter-free.

We also have our get-togethers, a summer Annual Celebration, a summer BBQ and a Christmas party – firm favourite events for the whole Kingwood family – the people we support, their families and our staff.

We are the proud owners of a fabulous holiday home, for people we support, families and staff in the peaceful west Oxfordshire countryside.

I organise workshops –  over the last few months, we’ve enjoyed crown-making for the Jubilee celebrations, candle making and clay work at both our Reading and Didcot offices. It’s great to bring people together – especially after lockdown.

Finally, I am Autism at Kingwood’s Work Coordinator. We received funding from the European Social Fund and Education & Skills for care to deliver this important project, that will help 15 autistic people with their personal goal towards the world of work. This could be volunteering, work experience, training, apprenticeships or a paid job. This is really exciting stuff and is having a really positive impact on those participating.

If you are someone we support, a family member of one of our staff, I’d love to hear from you about your ideas about an an activity and how I can help to facilitate aspirations and ideas.  Please email me at:


If you are currently supported by Autism at Kingwood and would like to talk to Renee about activities or work opportunities, email Renee at

If you are a group supporting autistic adults, children or toddlers and would like to attend a horticultural session at our Henley allotment please contact Renee.

Activities from other organisations

Below, we have gathered together a list of local activities by area. If you have any activities you would like to add, please contact Renee

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