FAQs

Q: What are the opening hours?

We are open between 9.30am and 3.30pm. Members of the public are welcome to visit us during these times

Q: How do I book a table in your café?

For café bookings please call 01622 725 585

Q: Can members of the public visit the garden?

Yes, members of the public are welcome to visit the garden free of charge

Q: What is on sale at the Blackthorn Trust?

We sell freshly baked bread, dried herbs, herbal teas, cooking oils and massage oils, chutneys and conserves, stained glass, jewellery, hanging baskets and plants, greetings cards, and seasonal items such as Christmas cards and Easter decorations. Everything is produced on site as part of our therapeutic workshops, and all proceeds go towards the running of the Blackthorn Trust

Q: I would like to volunteer for the Blackthorn Trust. How do I do that?

For all volunteering opportunities please contact us directly so we can match you to one of our available roles

Q: I would like to access Blackthorn Therapies. Is this possible?

Yes. It is now possible to access Blackthorn’s Colour Metal Light therapy and Eurythmy therapy privately. Have a look at our ‘self-funded therapies’ section for more information

Q: I would like to access one of the Blackthorn programmes. What do I need to do?

For placements for mental health please speak to your GP or your current medical professional / support team and ask them to make a referral. If you are already working with Live Well Kent they will also be able to make a referral for you.

For chronic pain, please have a look at the requirements here to see if you qualify. If you do, please ask your GP to complete the referral form

Our DWELL programme (Diabetes and Wellbeing) is accessible to all people over 18 with type 2 diabetes. There is no need for a referral, please contact us directly

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