Cumbria Care - horticare

Horticare is a community-based day service for adults with learning disabilities. We use social and therapeutic horticulture to provide service users with therapy, education and personal development.

Through their placements service users can develop competence, respect, dignity, responsibility, independence and become more socially included within the local community.

Horticare is open year-round for plant sales to the public and is currently operating a click and collect service, call us to place an order.

Horticare is based at Wattsfield Road on the outskirts of Kendal. Please call to arrange an appointment. 

54 Wattsfield Road

Telephone: 01539 738097


Our service users are involved in a range of activities including:

Community and amenity landscape maintenance which includes:

  • Lawn care
  • Pruning/weeding/planting up
  • Landscape maintenance and enhancement
  • Garden design

Plant nursery production:

  • Raising plants from seed, cuttings and division
  • Greenhouse skills
  • Recycling/composting
  • Planting hanging baskets and containers
  • We are open on weekdays all year round for plant sales to the general public


  • Special interest courses
  • Educational courses
  • Life skills such as cookery
  • Wildlife support such as making bird and bat boxes and bug hotels
  • External community projects

Information Technology:

  • Basic computer skills

Health and Safety:

  • Manual handling
  • Fire safety
  • First aid
  • Correct use of machine tools / hand tools
  • Infection control

Social and leisure:

  • Social outings
  • Educational outings
  • In partnership with Blackwell Sailing, we also organise a holiday for service users every two years. These vary to suit people's preferences, but include various activities and time for socialising and relaxation.