Do you need some extra help with your gardening? 
Are you “green-fingered” and able to help someone with their garden?

Richmond SPADE is our award-winning gardening service which provides basic gardening maintenance to disabled and older people in the borough. A team of talented volunteer gardeners carry out tasks who are dedicated to conserving the local environment and to enabling disabled people to get the most out of their garden.  Volunteers carry out tasks such as weeding, mowing the lawn, pruning and raking leaves.

What the service provides

Richmond SPADE works with clients who benefit from help in the garden. A volunteer visits the garden to help clear it up of overgrown plants, grass, and weeds. Our capacity to take on new clients is limited at present.

Recently Age UK Richmond were awarded the contract to provide a gardening service to all adults in Richmond upon Thames.

For SPADE clients we have a £25 suggested donation for up to three hours work to help us cover costs. We also welcome any contributions and donations – including of unused tools and gardening equipment – to support our work.

Getting the help you need

SPADE Gardening Service

To find out more about the service please leave a message if a SPADE team member is not available:

Phone: 020 8831 6080


Age UK’s Handyperson Scheme

To learn more about Age UK’s Handyperson Scheme which now offers a garden service:

Phone: 020 8876 0620



How you can help

People interested in the outdoors, in gardening and in conservation work are very highly valued with Richmond SPADE. There is always a lot to do, so contact us now to find out how you can contribute or check our the Volunteering Opportunities section.