Sensible Advice about Gardening for Everyone

Whether you want to

  • improve your health and well-being by getting outdoors and enjoying nature
  • start growing your own vegetables, fruit, flowers and plants
  • learn more about gardening, healthy lifestyles, rural and flower crafts
  • book visits, talks, or demonstrations
  • find out 1001 other things about plants, flowers and gardens and nature…
     Sage can help

Our Aims

Our aim is to enable people to enhance their wellbeing, (both physical and mental) through connection with the natural environment.

We aim to achieve this by

  • direct engagement with individuals and community groups eg clubs, societies, care homes etc using our team of volunteers and by supporting community groups to deliver similar activities
  • developing Friendship Groups focussed around gardening, nature, wellbeing, wildlife, crafts, healthy living and the outdoors.
  • offering a diverse range of learning opportunities in a variety of formats and new experiences such as walk and talk, storytelling, healthy eating and living ideas.

Our objectives are to:

  • facilitate meeting and forming friendships with other people
  • provide opportunities to learn new practical skills, improve personal health and wellbeing and relax
  • facilitate engaging with and learning about the natural environment through gardening, flower and other rural crafts and wildlife activities
  • relive and share memories
  • encourage self help “skills” and development of prevention techniques

Our community facilities currently include

  • vegetable, propagation and fruit growing areas
  • areas of ornamental, sensory and wildlife friendly plants
  • woodland and other natural habitats
  • workshop locations to carry out horticultural, floral, craft and other activities

Activities we currently provide are

  • Volunteering
  • Friendship groups
  • A range of Workshops
  • 1:1 support
  • Befriending

The Friendly Garden

Sharing from our
Garden Diary


Books Talks
and Garden Talks

News & Stories

About Flowercrafts,
Gardening and being Green!

What We Do

We are a friendly and flexible group that can help you learn about how to improve your physical and mental wellbeing by using the natural environment and gardening. You will also meet other people wishing to do the same things.

We operate from a number of sites to the southwest of Lincoln, including village halls, an allotment and a woodland garden.

As well as being as kind as we can be to the environment, we are also interested in doing things in the old ways.

We offer so much, including –

  • friendship days – for older people
  • creative, healthy lifestyles, gardening and well-being workshops
  • group visits and a range of topical learning sessions
  • Local exercise programmes

What We Are

Sage Gardener is a Community Interest Company; providing members of the community and many others with opportunities to improve their health and well-being with resources and facilities to:

  • reduce stress by engaging with the natural, green environment
  • meet others and share experiences
  • enable people to learn about gardening, flowers, rural crafts, and related topics
  • enable people to spend time and socialise in the natural environment with those of like-minds
Created with Fabric.js 1.7.22
Created with Fabric.js 1.7.22
Created with Fabric.js 1.7.22

About the Team

The Directors; Dave Newman, Jane Newman, Robert Smith, and Gary Barber are supported by representatives from the CIC’s volunteers and participants.

Dave and Jane Newman have 2 lifetimes of experience in horticulture, floristry and related industries, and over 25 years each of experience in teaching and training, and are both formally qualified to Level 5 in Horticulture.

Any of the directors can be contacted via the Contact Form.

Dave Newman

Vast experience in developing learning programmes and research in both horticulture and education. He holds a Doctorate in Lifelong Education from Nottingham University.

Jane Newman

She has taught floristry across the world and has extensive experience working with people with mental health and life challenges.

Robert Smith

A wealth of experience in the electrical and building trade fields as well as running successful small businesses.

Gary Barber

Substantial experience in the financial and retail sectors., and operating at a range of levels and building experience over time.

Our Funders and Sponsors

One Line Logo

Office Address

Office address is 45 Helsby Road, Lincoln LN5 8SN

Actual site location will be provided on confirmation of booking

07707 325 016

© Copyright 2020 of Sage Gardener

View our Privacy Policy