Do you need some extra help with your gardening? 

Are you “green-fingered” and able to help someone with their garden?

Spade is our award-winning gardening service which provides basic gardening maintenance to disabled and older people in the borough. A team of talented volunteer gardeners carry out tasks who are dedicated to conserving the local environment and to enabling disabled people to get the most out of their garden.  Volunteers carry out tasks such as weeding, mowing the lawn, pruning and raking leaves. We welcome both experienced volunteers and beginners.

What the service provides

Our Spade gardening service support people to enjoy their gardens again. A volunteer visits the garden to help clear it up of overgrown plants, grass, and weeds. Our capacity to take on new clients is limited at present.

We have a £30 suggested donation for up to two and a half hours work to help us cover costs. We also welcome any contributions and donations, including of unused tools and gardening equipment, to support our work.

Getting the help you need

To find out more about the service please contact Sarah Noble on

Phone: 07784 362927

Email: [email protected] 

Age UK’s Handyperson Scheme

To learn more about Age UK’s Handyperson Scheme which now offers a garden service:

Phone: 020 33269432

Email: [email protected]

How you can help

People interested in the outdoors, in gardening and in conservation work are very highly valued with Richmond Spade. There is always a lot to do, so contact us now to find out how you can contribute or check our the Volunteering section.