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.

Having spent many years in school with little improvements in I’s behaviour and speech, in just a few weeks with you the improvements in both areas are plain to see. Please continue as you are, as life at the moment for us as a family is greatly improved because of your input.

To all the staff at About with Friday, I had a wonderful time with you guys, and I want to say a big thank you for looking after me. Love from K.

About with Friends and you particularly, have done some great work with excellent outcomes for D. I was particularly pleased to hear that you are working on integration with the Youth Group as I felt he would miss out on peer interaction if he didn’t come to college.

Over the last five years I have had a fortnightly, 2 hour designated gardening slot. I highly value your service and ethos.

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.

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.

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.

I’ve got my life back

This is the best transition I have had for a student in the whole five years I have taught 6th formers!