Beanstalk Gardens is an Autism Plus social enterprise based in Fence, Sheffield. The business provides work experience and opportunities in horticulture for adults and young people with disabilities and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The projects at the sites range from supported sessions (a chargeable service) to work placements. The fruit and vegetables planted and harvested at the site are sold at local markets, festivals and to local restaurants. You can get involved in any part of this process. All of the profits from the project are reinvested to provide paid employment positions on the site.
We are proud to be an RHS approved centre and a charity partner. We have been working with the RHS to deliver non-accredited courses to young people, deliver CPD course to local schools and organisation and are now delivering the RHS courses from entry level to level 2.
Progression at Beanstalk Gardens:
These sessions are on site group work placements, working with staff with less support and in a working environment. This group is tailored towards individuals aspiring to seek employment.
This is a volunteer basis, offering support to others on placements at Beanstalk Gardens. You will work with the supervisor to pass on your knowledge and support others in completing tasks. There is the possiblity to gain qualifications and / or paid employment places.
What can Beanstalk Gardens do for you?
The chance to work outdoors in a real working environment
Build your life skills and confidence
Experience in a horticultural environment
Meet new people and make new friends
Other exciting projects
Our grounds maintenance team tends to large commercial grounds and people’s gardens. Profits we make from these contracts are reinvested to provide paid work placements at Beanstalk Gardens. Once you have progressed into the Runner beans group we can provide further opportunities to help steer you towards future employment such as:
- Work placements alongside our grounds maintenance team
- Gaining real-world experience outside of Beanstalk Gardens
- Skills development
- Qualifications in horticulture
- Participants must be appropriately dressed for outdoor weather
- Wellies or walking boots are required
- You need to bring a packed lunch and drink, as these are not provided on site.
- Beanstalk Gardens provide personal protection equipment needed for activities including gloves, steel toe capped boots, overalls and waterproof clothing.
Want to know more? If you would like to join a Beanstalk Gardens programme or would just like to know more about whats involved contact us on 0114 384 0265 or
Read more about Beanstalk Gardens, the edible school Garden course