A community garden that helps people with brain injuries, mobility problems, learning disabilities and isolated, elderly people, has opened in southeast London. The garden, at Lewisham’s Albany Theatre, is supported by Lewisham Homes and features fruit and veg patches and raised beds, and offers gardening courses for adults with learning disabilities. It also works with groups, such as GoodGym, which combines aerobic exercise with manual tasks like gardening. Jean Clarke, 82, who helps out in the garden, says: “I haven’t felt so happy for ages, working with others and getting fresh air.” For more information, email gardening@ thealbany.org.uk or call 07716 398822.
An Albany gardener relishes her radishes