Promoting mental wellbeing in teenagers

The Green Hub Project for Teens is a local community project aimed at promoting the wellbeing of teenagers’ mental health through social and therapeutic horticulture. At the heart of the project is our beautiful, walled garden in Milford where we host groups of teens each weekend, 12 months of the year.

Parents and teens – ask for support here>>

In partnership with parents, GPs, Schools and youth agencies locally, we enable teens struggling with low to moderate mental health issues to enjoy nature, while gardening alongside and interacting with our skilled volunteers and other teenagers.

Our goal is to achieve positive, measurable outcomes for teens’ mental wellbeing, self-love, active lifestyles, social interaction and inclusion, as well as the development and application of a range of useful life skills.

Celebrating one year of the Green Hub with our Open Garden Sunday – 15th May, 2022

Just one year from when we transformed the Green Hub garden with our amazing volunteer weekends, we are celebrating our first full year. We do hope you’ll join us on the 15th May – you can book your FREE tickets here>>

We were delighted to announce Open Garden Sunday live on air with BBC Surrey and breakfast show host James Cannon. Listen to him chatting to our  and our Co-Chair, Vanessa Lanham-Day below … 

What people say about the Green Hub…

“Working in the garden is one o the best parts of the week. It’s such a calming and friendly place to just spend a few hours being in nature and forgetting about worries and stresses. The adult volunteers couldn’t be kinder and the garden is the perfect place to just take a moment and relax.”

Teen, Volunteer

Laurie Harvey - Green Hub Founding Volunteer

“The Green Hub Teen Garden is a calm, peaceful space and working in the garden is a lovely way to spend time”.

Laurie Harvey, Volunteer

“Struggling with mental health isn’t as bad as it could be when you have someone to talk to and are doing something constructive. Doing something like gardening really helps, especially because there are people who know how to help you.You’ll be surprised as to what you can achieve.”

Tom, Teen Volunteer

“I love coming to the garden as it is an amazing place to go and clear your head and have fun. Plus you get to meet new people which is always a bonus.”

Teen, Volunteer

“It’s a step away from everything outside of here. The quiet of the garden, the trees … it’s a peaceful haven.”

Angie Hemmings, Volunteer

“It’s very rewarding to be working in the Green Hub Teen Garden where you can enjoy nature and fresh air.”

Holly, Volunteer

Mireille Wildeman - Green Hub Founding Volunteer“The garden is such a great pace to come for fun, laughter and simply spending time together talking. Our Teen volunteers can really make their mark here too, working with a group of friends.”

Mireille Wildeman, Volunteer

Online help

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Celebrating our first year!

June 11th, 2022|

On 15 May the Green Hub celebrated its first anniversary with an Open Garden Sunday.  A bit of drizzle did not stop the merriment, with over 100 volunteers, their friends, family, and supporters attending. Godalming [...]

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June 8th, 2022|

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