HOPE is a charitable project providing training and work experience for people with learning disabilities. We grow organic fruit, vegetables and herbs to sell back to the local community. We offer social, educational and recreational activities for our trainees, who come from Angus and the surrounding areas.
HOPE was set up in 1997 on the grounds of Hospitalfield House, Westway, Arbroath with the kind support of The Patrick Allan-Fraser of Hospitalfield Trust.
The garden is run by our team, including our garden manager Richard, garden development worker Henry, and our apprentice gardener Colin, through Community Jobs Scotland.
The Shop in the Garden sells seasonal organic salads, fruit and vegetables, a comprehensive range of bedding and garden plants, bulbs and shrubs. At Christmas, we have handmade holly wreaths and bowls of hyacinths.
Daniel manages the Shop in the Garden and our growing team of volunteers give up their valuable time to help us in the garden and the shop.