A Community Supported


Five A Day Market Garden is situated in the beautiful village of Englefield, West Berkshire.

The aims of Five a Day are to improve the well-being of everyone in the local community by managing a growing space to provide horticultural education, horticultural therapy and to access healthy, naturally grown produce.

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What We Do

Schools Groups

Visits at Five a Day can be tailored to your needs but will enable children to understand where their food comes from and how to grow plants sustainably. Activities are tailored to support the school curriculum.

Outdoor Learning

For year 9 and above considering careers in horticulture or outdoor learning. The 6 week course leads to a qualification.


Over 65s Sessions

The Thyme Together project is a friendly social group for seniors with a focus on activities that enhance health and wellbeing in a natural garden environment. 


Social Prescribing

For clients of social prescribers we offer a range of sessions depending on your clients needs ranging from garden volunteering to specialised sessions.


Uniform Groups

We provide evening sessions for all uniform groups tailored to your unit programme. Sessions include learning about the seasons, how to grow vegetables, and how to light a fire.

Volunteers digging beds in the Five A Day Garden

Recent Updates

Charity of the Year

We were delighted when Nordic Pharma UK contacted us in early January 2023 to tell us that we had been chosen as their charity for the year. Having volunteered to spend a day working in our gardens previously in 2022, it was such an unexpected and welcome surprise.

“Volunteering at the Garden is always a pleasure”

Get Involved

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Love being outdoors, enjoy gardening or want to know more about how to grow vegetables and flowers or just want to be sociable. Join one of our volunteer gardening sessions. Mornings from Tuesday to Friday and twice a month on Saturdays.

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Buy Our Produce

We sell our produce on site or in the Englefield Garden Centre car park. All produce is naturally grown without the use of chemicals. You can buy local food at low prices and at the same time help us run our therapeutic services in the garden.

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Five a Day is small charity and the garden often needs maintenance or the upgrade of facilities. If your family or you have benefited from our services or you just want to help a local charity then donations are always welcome.

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Corporate Volunteering

Corporate volunteers are always welcome whether you want to come as a team or individually. For corporate teams we can offer a half or full day. Corporate groups are typically given a choice of gardening / D.I.Y / or conservation projects. 

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