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Personal and community wellness go hand in hand. That’s why our Gardengate Horticulture Program was designed with both in mind.

Gardengate is a space of healing and recovery for individuals living with addictions or mental health conditions. Through activities in the garden, we’ll support you to work towards personal goals such as healthy eating, active living, or vocational training.  Build skills and confidence as you grow and harvest food for yourself, and for the Kamloops community.


Want to know if the Gardengate Program is for you? Go through this short list to find out.


You can sign up as a participant if:

  • You have an addiction, or a mental health condition, and
  • You are interested in Gardengate programs


You can sign up as a volunteer if:

  • You are interested in volunteering
  • You are interested in gardening
  • You are interested in supporting other program activities

Client Spotlight.

Gardengate January Update

New Gardengate Facility - Spring 2021 The Gardengate program has been working towards completion of a new facility since its groundbreaking in September 2020. The program has been operating out of a...

Tom’s Story

Tom was a 21-year-old living with bipolar disorder when he arrived at South Hills Tertiary Psychiatric Rehabilitation Centre in June of 2016. His mental illness caused him to feel confused and...

Getting Started.

Contact Us

Contact us to set up a tour of the garden.  You can phone or email us directly, or ask someone to arrange the tour on your behalf.

Tours are about 20 minutes, and take place Monday to Friday afternoons by appointment.



Enjoy the tour and ask questions. If you decide the program is right for you after the tour, we will give you some paperwork to fill out.

You can take the paperwork away with you to complete on your own or with support from another person.



Once you have completed the paperwork, call us to set up your first shift.

We will work with you to find a day that works for you. This day will become your weekly shift.  Program shifts start at 9 am and go until 12 pm, with a break at 10:15 am.


Our Funders & Partners.