Blackthorn cafe, garden and workshops will be closed for staff training on Monday 24th February. Apologies for any inconvenience caused, we will be open again from Tuesday 25th February and look forward to seeing you again soon.
Sorry folks, we’ve got a staff training day this Thursday 17th October and will be closed to the general public. We’ll be open again on Friday morning so do pop in to see us if you’re in the area!
On Friday 27th September we will be featuring in an episode of Gardeners’ World which has been dedicated to exploring the role of gardening in well-being. Tune in to BBC 2 at 8pm for an opportunity to learn more about the work we do and to catch a glimpse of the new Healing Garden, which […]
There’s nothing like an imminent visit from the BBC to help put the final touches to a garden. The fantastic team from Green Oaks Services and our finance officer, Denise Thursby, worked late into the night to get ready for the arrival of the Gardener’s World team this morning. We arrived to see beautiful ceramic […]
In 2016 we were fortunate enough to be put in touch with Maidstone-based architect firm, gdm architects to become their charity. During that time, they have run tuck shops, held football tournaments, cycled a hundred miles, worn silly jumpers, and sold raffle tickets for us, all in the name of raising funds for us. If […]
Blackthorn Trust will be closed from Thursday 20th December and will re-open on Wednesday 2nd January. We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. OUT OF HOURS HELP If you are in immediate life-threatening danger call 999 If you need urgent support from your local community mental health team outside […]
If you’ve walked up the path to the Blackthorn Trust recently you may have noticed that the entrance area looks a little wild and overgrown. We’ve been fund-raising since 2017 so that we can build our new garden – a quiet reflective space containing medicinal plants – which will not only improve the access to […]
We are really excited to launch our new and improved website. Take a look around, see what we have to offer, and why not come and pay us a visit in person to enjoy our calm, relaxing atmosphere and our pretty garden?
In July 2018 our fundraiser, Susie Chassagne, took to the French Alps in a kayak to tackle some of its white water rivers in a £10,000 fundraiser for the Blackthorn Trust. When she made the decision to take on the challenge she was a complete beginner, and the next 6 months were spent with an […]