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Beanstalk Gardens          


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Beanstalk Gardens provide work experience and opportunities in horticulture for adults and young people with disabilities and/or from disadvantaged backgrounds.

The projects at the sites in Sheffield and Ampleforth 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 sites.

RHS Approved Centre

We are proud to be an 
RHS approved centre and charity partner.

Non Accredited Courses

For young people, CPD courses to local schools and organisations.

Accredited Courses

From our Sheffield site we offer RHS Practical Horticulture Entry Level to Level 2.

Progression at Beanstalk Gardens:


Small group sessions planned by our horticultural expert, sessions are tailored to your needs. 
This is a chargeable service.


Runner Beans 

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.


                                                  Broad Beans 

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.



Beanstalk Gardens, Fence SheffieldWhat 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

Be creative

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

Important information

  • 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.

The Edible School Garden Course at Beanstalk Gardens

Reconnecting with food - with its provenance, its cultural significance, its variety - helps children to develop healthier habits. This has never been more important than today, when nearly a third of children aged 2-15 are overweight or obese. Course suitable for key stages 1 and 2 - £95 per person. To book your place on this course visit 

Want to know more? If you would like to join a Beanstalk Gardens programme or would like to find out more visit Smallage Ln, Sheffield S13 9ZH or contact us on 0114 384 0265 or email

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