About with Friends garden maintenance is keeping Norfolk gardens beautiful.

Gardening with Friends is run by a team of adults with learning disabilities and their support staff.

Our head gardener Andy has over 15 years of horticultural experience. We can provide a variety of gardening services from simple weeding and path tidying to regular lawn cutting, bed clearance and planting. We also undertake garden landscaping services such as laying paving stones, fence painting and large shrub removal.

We work with regular and one-off customers in their own home and provide services for local hotels and pubs.

Our teams are made up from a mix of our work-skills members supported by experienced staff and volunteers and are usually a minimum of four people.

When do we do it?

Our gardening teams work Monday to Friday, five days a week all through the year. Times can vary on site dependant on distance and travel time but normal hours are between 9.30am and 4pm.

Special one-off work may be arranged outside these hours by prior agreement and availability of team members.

What does it cost?

We charge an hourly rate dependent on the complexity and equipment required for the job.

Our standard hourly rate is £15.00 for the whole team (up to 6 people made up of 2 staff and 4 members) payable on the day (unless prior payment arrangement has been agreed).

So for all your garden maintenance including

  • Fencing
  • Lawns cut, turfed or seeded
  • Raised beds made to order
  • Low maintenance gardens
  • Fence painting
  • Shed erecting

We can help with any horticultural task – just call us to fine out more.

 

Call About with Friends gardening team on 01263 510105

After 30 years of trying to get P engaged in activities, he is now, under your care, beginning to grow like a great Oak tree.

I always have a smile on my face after a day with the members of the team. They are all individuals and each, in their own way, bring joy to my life. They are all much appreciated and I enjoy the gardening of course!

I haven’t seen D for ages and he looks like a new man . The stress has gone from his face – he looks great Well done !!!!

I’ve got my life back

A big thank you to yourself and the About with Friends staff for another great trip! J had a fantastic time, going on the Harry Potter Studio Tour, which he had wanted to do for ages and ages.

Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and everyone else that supported H on the recent trip – she had an amazing time. I enjoyed look at the Twitter feed to see what you had been up to.

Just a short note to thank you all for your help with our daughter. she has spent many years at school with little improvement in her behaviour and speech, yet in just a few weeks she has been with you guys the improvements in both areas are plain to see.

I am not sure what the different methods used are but please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

We are very aware of her complex needs and how she can change like the wind but we will continue to enjoy the fruits of your labours.

Thank you for taking K to Milton Keynes on holiday, it made her extremely happy. Selfishly, it gave my wife a much sought after period of respite after 16 years of constant care.

We cannot tell you what AWF means to us as a family – a lifeline, a light in the dark. Something that has offered our daughter equality, to have a social life and really support us as a family.

I just cannot thank you enough for taking K my daughter so that she could have fun with her friends on holiday in Milton Keynes, […] it made her extremely happy.

Selfishly for me it gave my wife a much sought after period of respite exhausted after 16 years of constant care. Complete respite is dependent upon the knowledge that your child is in safe professional caring hands. The ‘about with friends’ staff impress me because they display such enthusiastic vocational attitudes towards their care.